New Addition


Old 03-14-04, 01:50 PM
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New Addition

Im thinking of having an addition built (northern NJ area), but I only want to have the foundation, the framing , roof and windows completed. I will finish the rest myself. What can I expect in terms of contractor $ per foot if thats how it's done. Also, is it wise to have different contractors for each thing or 1 is better..

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Old 03-14-04, 04:43 PM
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What you're talking about is called a "dried-in shell" and you taking it from there as your own "general contractor" dealing with all of the subcontractors.
A dried-in shell, with roughed-in wiring, plumbing, etc., usually costs about 40% of the finished construction, and that varies greatly from area to area.
You need to start with a written, drawn out plan for review by your local Building Inspection Department to determine local codes, permit and inspection requirments.
We will be glad to try to help you through the process.
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Mike, Thanks for the input...Yes that is going to be my first step getting the plans drawn.... I will check back with questions and updates as I go. thanks Again

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