Raise & Build Under

Keep your home, raise your outlook & lifestyle.


Queenslander Raise and Build Under

If you’re thinking about a raise and build under for your family home in Brisbane, we can transform your house into your dream home.

We understand the significance and importance of your family home.

No doubt you’ll have more than one reason to raise and build under.

With the hassle and costs of moving house like agent’s fees, legal fees & stamp duty, reasons to stay put and improve your existing home with a raise and build under soon add up especially if you like your area and have kids settled in local schools.

Whatever the reason, you want your project to be as smooth and carefree as possible.

Raising a house can practically double your space with an extra floor, adding living spaces and value to your property.

Starting the Project

There are several things to consider before starting your home raise and build under:

Consider the Practicalities

Consider the economics of the project, where you are going to live during work and how much value the raise and build under may add to your home.


No matter how big or small, every raise and build under project requires a custom design solution. Create clarity about what want to achieve.


Costs can vary widely between builds. Cost control is achieved through having a thorough knowledge of the industry and its processes.

Type of Raise and Build

The first thing you need to do is consider your requirements and the architecture of your existing property.

From a 500mm raise to a 6000mm raise, they all need attention to detail.

We know the building process inside out and take every job on its merits and treat them all very seriously.

Costs will vary widely between builds

One of the realities of a raise and build under project is that there are likely to be a couple of surprises along the way, and these typically aren’t good surprises, usually relating to excavation, retention and possible structural issues that can not be determined prior to commencement of construction

There are potentially dozens of unknown factors for any builder, which means they have no way to accurately allow for them when quoting a project. This is where the selection of your Brisbane builder comes into play, an experience Builder can use their expertise to foresee some of these potentially costly variations at the start of the design process and alert you to them and quote for contingencies.

Ideally, most of them shouldn’t pose any significant problem or add anything more than a small cost to the build.

We pride ourselves at IMC Constructions in being excellent communicators and keeping you abreast of all changes and issues as they arrive.

Council fees can add more to the final cost

Sometimes local council can make a house raise and build under process a burden that depends on specific local rules for building permits and regulations requirements that must be met.

Heritage homes

Many Brisbane suburbs are made up of homes with heritage or historical significance.

Outside of the Brisbane CBD, a heritage overlay exists for of many parts of the city.


More light and natural warmth are usual considerations when adding larger windows, but we must also be very aware of how exposed the windows are to summer sunlight, especially the west-facing afternoon sun.

Understanding where north and south is will give you an idea of where the sun will be at different times of the day.

With a little bit of planning, the right advice we can ensure your extension improves your lifestyle for many years to come.

Time Frame

House raise and build under time frames can can take anywhere up to 12 months from beginning to end.

Depending on your local council body, additional town planning can add time to a project.

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Get Started On Your Renovation Today!

We service all manner of works big or small and work with real estate agents, landlords and insurance companies.

If you’re thinking about extending your home, or a home renovation, why not call us today, our team are waiting for your call!

Need a quote for house raise and build under, extension or renovations?

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