Lift Up An Old House

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Hi All,

When I was walking on a street I found a bit surprised construction that the existing single storey house had been brought upstairs and build a new structure underneath to build a new two storey home.

(日本語訳下にあります)

(下面有中文的翻译)

Lift Up The Old House

the existing building foundation was removed and temporary supports had been set up to keep the old building at the upper level.

Now the new concrete foundation was built and new timber framing was being built at the lower level.

I heard of that a new staircase was going to be built around the old house entrance to connect the new and old parts.

I think this is a good way to save a material and demolition cost for the old house to build a new double storey home.

However, if you were in a similar situation, we would rather recommend that you demolish your old house and build a new home from scratch.

Considering the cost for renovation of the whole existing building, the durability of its old materials, easiness of build work and the new property value, the cost performance would be better for the complete new home than making the old house a new home.

However, it really depends of your situation so if you encounter a similar situation please let us know.

 

Thank you for reading.

 


先日私が通りを歩いていてある建築現場に通り掛かったのですが、ちょっと驚きました。

既存の平屋の家が二階に持ち上げられ、下に一階を新しく建築し、二階建ての家にしようとしていたのです。

既存建物を持ち上げる

既存の建物の土台を取り除き、古い建物を二階に持ち上げ維持するために、一時的な井桁に組まれたサポートがありました。

現在は新しいコンクリート基礎が建設され、一階の新しい壁フレームの施行が行われています。

新旧の建物をつなぐために、既存の家の入り口の周りに新しい階段が設置されると聞きました。

古い平屋を二階建ての家に建て替えたい時は、この方法は建材と既存家屋の解体費用を節約する良い方法ですね。

しかし、もしあなたが同じような状況にある場合は、古い家を壊して最初から新しい家を建てた方が良いかもしれません。

既存の建物全体の改修費用、古い材料の耐久性、建設作業の容易さ、新しい物件価値を考えれば、古い家を残しながら新しい家にするよりも、完全な新築にした方がコストパフォーマンスは良いでしょう。

もちろん、費用などはケースバイケースで大きく変わりますので、もし同様の状況にある場合はぜひ私どもにご相談ください。

 

お読みいただきありがとうございました。

 


各位好,

某天走在路上看到一個特別的建築,把現有的舊等層架高然後在下面蓋新房子而變成一棟兩層房。

Lift Up The Old House

把原本的地基拆卸,架上臨時支撐把原有的房子頂在二樓。

現在新的水泥地基已經好了,新的木框也陸陸續續地安裝在底層。

我還聽說會安裝新的樓梯在原來房子的正門可以跟底層相通

我覺得這是一個不錯的建築方法,可以省下原有房子的建材,從而省了一部份的拆卸成本去蓋一個雙層房。

但是,如果你遇到同一個情況,我們會建議您把原來的房子全打掉重新蓋,原因是因為原來的房子裡面的電線水管和其他的東西已經有所耗損,原來的房子也會有需要裝修一下包括油漆或地板。還有就是建築時間不會比較短或者建築複雜性。最后當然是新房與舊房的價值差異。

話雖如此,我們會對每一個情況作出對您最有利的方案,有需要請和我們聯絡。

感謝閱讀

 

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Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
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