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Hi all, advice please.

I'm looking at lifting the roof of the carport and adding a floor to give me an extra room, similar to the drawing. Does anyone have an idea of the cost? I don't need walls on the upper level only a railing. Thanks.

 

 

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Need pix of how the roof is connected, so to see what additional structure is required..  

 

Concert plank flooring cheapest, measure the sq.M size and you can work out much that is. 

 

Dismantling existing roof and adding additional structure required, lay floor and erect railings, replace existing roof you need labour costs, from your chosen builder.

 

Go with an external staircase.. 

 

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Thanks  Kwasaki for your reply

the length is about 24 feet and the width is about 19 feet. So that would be the size of the concrete floor. And yes a spiral staircase would be nice too!

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5 hours ago, Yellowtail said:

Looks to me like you'd be better off tearing it down and starting over.

Why? The posts look substantial enough to do the job. It’s not going to be a living space on top, no walls, so not a huge extra weight.


i would think the job could cost under 50k if it’s only above the existing space

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5 hours ago, Yellowtail said:

Looks to me like you'd be better off tearing it down and starting over.

I like that idea, thank you for your comment

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1 minute ago, sometimewoodworker said:

Why? The posts look substantial enough to do the job. It’s not going to be a living space on top, no walls, so not a huge extra weight.

WOW! Thank you for your Knowledge sir. I can save money doing it as you suggested.

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How old is the iron? And what iron quality? 

 

How is the iron anchored to the posts? 

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10 minutes ago, Tagged said:

How old is the iron? And what iron quality? 

 

How is the iron anchored to the posts? 

Thank you for your reply. The villa is 12 years old and the quality? If you go by the way the villa was built, I would have to say; quality is good. As for (Anchored) See photo. Thanks again

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29 minutes ago, sometimewoodworker said:

Why? The posts look substantial enough to do the job. It’s not going to be a living space on top, no walls, so not a huge extra weight.


i would think the job could cost under 50k if it’s only above the existing space

Yes, I was quoted 80 Baht A square metre for labour by a local builder. Thank you so much for your advice. It really is helping me.

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17 minutes ago, scott1999 said:

Thank you for your reply. The villa is 12 years old and the quality? If you go by the way the villa was built, I would have to say; quality is good. As for (Anchored) See photo. Thanks again

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You could lift the original roof, and made new base and iron below, but then you need to know if its possible, both the structure is strong enough, and you have people who know how to do it. The iron quality is not stainless steel I would say by looking at it but could be wrong. 

 

The steel is not welded in to the steel of the posts? Just grounded by weight? 

 

It might just be better off to build a new one, and it would not cost more than 50k, 

 

here we pay 2000 bath for one posts for the work only, and good insulated roof less than 250,- a m2. Steel Same dimentions you have there in the base, is 800 baht for 6 meter stainless steel. So my best guess is build new. 

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5 minutes ago, Tagged said:

You could lift the original roof, and made new base and iron below, but then you need to know if its possible, both the structure is strong enough, and you have people who know how to do it. The iron quality is not stainless steel I would say by looking at it but could be wrong. 

 

The steel is not welded in to the steel of the posts? Just grounded by weight? 

 

It might just be better off to build a new one, and it would not cost more than 50k, 

 

here we pay 2000 bath for one posts for the work only, and good insulated roof less than 250,- a m2. Steel Same dimentions you have there in the base, is 800 baht for 6 meter stainless steel. So my best guess is build new. 

Thanks for you fantastic info. It is really helping me. So far I'm way under budget. Ha ha ha. Thanks to you!

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3 hours ago, sometimewoodworker said:

Why? The posts look substantial enough to do the job. It’s not going to be a living space on top, no walls, so not a huge extra weight.


i would think the job could cost under 50k if it’s only above the existing space

 

If it's not going to be a living space, what is it going to be? It looks like a living space in the OP.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Yellowtail said:

 

If it's not going to be a living space, what is it going to be? It looks like a living space in the OP.

 

 

It is a Sala 😉

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10 minutes ago, Yellowtail said:

 

If it's not going to be a living space, what is it going to be? It looks like a living space in the OP.

 

 

I would like to make it a open plan (No walls) Breakfast and chill area (Evening). The views are spectacular from that height. That was the closest drawing I could find for what I want to achieve, but without the walls of course. The step down area on the left of the drawing I am considering a plunge pool area. The Plunge pool being made from concrete, with wood decking. There is already a concrete base there to build on. 

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