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Question DetailsAsked on 7/10/2017

how much would it cost to remove old bricks from a 1700 sq foot and replace with new bricks

I want all to old bricks removed from my home and replaced with new bricks

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Wow - for an entire house ? Why would you want to do that - unless the bricks or mortar job was defective or peeling away from the house, most people would get a new house before doing that - ESPECIALLY if the brick is structural (brick home) rather than just brick veneer or facade.

VERY rough costs - you would obviously need to talk to local Masonry contractors about the type of new brick you want, condition of existing, etc - the SF would be the actual surface area being coverred with the brick, not the 1700 "real estate" square feet - so likely (for full coverage brick) around 1000-1500SF of brick for normal rectangular house with normal amount of windows and doors.

1) fake brick panel facade (fiberglass/resin panels made to look like brick) - $5-10/SF over existing, or more like $8-15/SF to replace existing brick depending on value of your existing brick as recycled brick.

2) brick veneer - thin face veneer or low-profile edge veneer, commonly around $10-20/SF - plus probably about $3-5/SF to remove the existing brick if a facade

3) facade brick - or "brick siding" to some people - full depth brick as a siding or facade on framed house - commonly around $20-40/SF including removal of existing facade, so could be on the rough order of $20,000-60,000.

4) structural brick - a "brick house" where the brick forms the walls or all but the interior finish - so removing the brick means having to shore up floors and roof and such during the work - commonly around $50-100/SF with readily available "normal" brick, so could be on the very rough order of $50,000-150,000 - which is why doing this to an entire house would be almost unheard of - normally one would buy a new house instead, or demolish the house and rebuild from scratch. Rarely a house will be double-walled by adding a second layer of bricks over the existing if the existing are structurally acceptable but really ugly for some reason - requires special care for ventilation and humidity removal, and makes for really deep-set windows and doors on one or both faces, but still probably $40-80/SF even for that.

And of course, rebuilding a structural brick house, replacing all bricks, generally would mean a month to three (ideally, without delays) out-of-home- unlivable during much of the work period.

You don't say WHY you want to do this - if you want, you can respond back using the yellow Answer This Question link right under your question to give more details, but it may be painting or sandblasting to cover or remove existing unacceptable coating may work for you, if appearance rather than structural issues are the reason for doing it.

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