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Old Yesterday, 09:24 PM
 
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Hello, I am trying to figure out cost for a 2nd floor addition to my house in Flushing, Queens. My ranch house is about 1100 sqft but per code the 2nd floor can only have about 600 sqft of living space (3 bedrooms, 1 bath), the rest will need to be open up to the 2nd floor roof. Nothing fancy, front all brick and rest sidings. Can anyone help me with a cost estimate?
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Old Yesterday, 11:21 PM
 
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This is just so the wrong forum for this question. Start here...

http://www.city-data.com/forum/house/

Maybe try Homeadvisor, or one of the other contractor referral sites.
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Old Today, 06:28 AM
 
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Can't find the per square foot cost of building a house addition in Queens, but the average construction cost in the city is $362 per square foot. Figure at least $200 per square foot.
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Old Today, 09:47 AM
 
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Thank you BBMW, I will post in on house forum ...

Thanks Wells5 for the info, appreciated.
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Old Today, 09:58 AM
 
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Hello, I am trying to figure out cost for a 2nd floor addition to my house in Flushing, Queens. My ranch house is about 1100 sqft but per code the 2nd floor can only have about 600 sqft of living space (3 bedrooms, 1 bath), the rest will need to be open up to the 2nd floor roof. Nothing fancy, front all brick and rest sidings. Can anyone help me with a cost estimate?
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I cannot stress this enough but the most important first step is finding a competent, high skill architect. Everything flows from that. If the architect is an idiot the contractor will take advantage and rob you blind of all your time and money. The architect must know what they're doing and know the NYC building code inside out. Then you need to find quality contractors who are VERY hard to find in NYC.One thing you can use to your advantage is that the general contractor has to be State licensed, not city licensed, so you can find a good contractor outside NYC willing to come to NYC to do the job. It will be a relatively high paying job for them and you will have their full attention - they will value your project unlike all the other NYC based hustlers who have more work than they could ever get done
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Old Today, 10:12 AM
 
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BE VERY CAREFUL!!!!

I cannot stress this enough but the most important first step is finding a competent, high skill architect. Everything flows from that. If the architect is an idiot the contractor will take advantage and rob you blind of all your time and money. The architect must know what they're doing and know the NYC building code inside out. Then you need to find quality contractors who are VERY hard to find in NYC.One thing you can use to your advantage is that the general contractor has to be State licensed, not city licensed, so you can find a good contractor outside NYC willing to come to NYC to do the job. It will be a relatively high paying job for them and you will have their full attention - they will value your project unlike all the other NYC based hustlers who have more work than they could ever get done
The GC still needs a tracking number appointed by the NYC Dept of Buildings in order to have permits issued to them. The bolded part is false.
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