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12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

Thanks Chris. It is a good reminder - upgrade the mesh

12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

Really appreciated you guys giving me so many valuable advice. Thanks all.
I got a question whether the zero lot wall there ( store boundary) need any retaining wall or…

Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.
12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

Here is my cost (preliminary- about 5000 including planning, survey, energy efficiency,etc; electrical included;

Nothing mention about concrete pump!
I will take out the whole boundary walls and fencing section as…

Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.
12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

Yes, I got quote from other builder. they are different and list the item in different way

12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

Thanks for your advice. I was told (by other builder) soil class A will be 85mm slab. Is this the AS2870 recommendation? Or I need to upgrade from A85? (…

Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.
12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

Builder has separate cost for stormwater disposal which is $4250

12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

The builder quoted provisional sum $4334 for my left and right side retaining wall (panel and post). To my neighbour at left side, the level difference is about 320mm (due…

12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

I upload the contour survey, floor plan, elevation, and footprint in my first post. 365 square meters
I also received the site classification report (it shows site classification A, footing…

Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.
12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

Thanks Chris. It is single story, bedroom 31c, all the rest 34c ceiling. Non coastal. Sewer line close to my rear fence (should be about 2.5meter - 3meter from the…

12 months12 monthsJW001JW001 posted:
Seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc.

Guys, could I seek advice on fixed cost contract, payment term, etc?

I paid 1.5% (over 6000) signed preliminary contract (PPA) with a builder at the end of last…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Comment on floor plans

Another point, I think the plan 2(the black and white copy) building cost will be cheaper than the plan 1

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Advice on floor plans

thanks for reply.
Good point. In this case, the WIP should be WIL ( which should be used by Laundry).
The idea for kitchen - light cook: use outside cooktop; for…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Advice on floor plans

Thanks. Actually I want to resale after few years. So it is good to check which is a better plan and a popular plan

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Advice on floor plans

Thank you for the reply.
I think I can remove the courtyard for the guest bed and relocate the TV wall from current position (north) to the opposite side of guest…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Advice on floor plans

Thank you for the comment.
for the floor plan 2, few things I can see:
1), the toilet in the master ensuite should have a separate door? at least I…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

Thanks a lot for the website info. Airtasker is a great website.

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Advice on floor plans

Hi guys,
I got two floor plans. I am comparing. would like to listen to some opinion. From design perspective, which one is better?
Floor plan 1 ( with color): I…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

30 dollars/ square covers design, DA, working drawings, specification and tender out, choose one builder. Usually the designer will recommend maybe 2,3 builders (you can also recommend another 2 maybe;…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

The designer want to charge 25-30 per square metre. But this doesn't not include structure engineer fee and other consultant Fee and council fee.

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

Cheers. Sydney is very expensive.

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

500k all inclusive is achievable but cannot do a lot of upgrades

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

I am in Perth. Looks like the custom home in Sydney is very expensive

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

Thanks for sharing. I will let them include all but with break down cost. But usually, I heard will be cheaper when you got contractor to do driving way as…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

Thanks for sharing. I can add up some budget when I need to

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

500k /365m2 = $1369. Including landscaping that’s going to limit who you will be building
I build single storey only. Usually single storey will be cheaper than double. Same size, 100k…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

Thanks for reply. Regarding on difficulty, my build is single storey and I just want above to average specification and finishing. As my budget is not that high, so I…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

Hi guys, recently asked few questions here and all got good advice. Thank you.
Can anyone share some experience with tender and build with small builders.
I would like to get…

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design

Agree. Will be safe if get it in writing with builder.

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design

Thanks for sharing.

2 years2 yearsJW001JW001 posted:
Custom design

Guys, want to get some opinions about custom design.

For those who do custom design how do you deal with the following situation:
Nowadays builders usually start with designing…

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