It’s been a while in the making. Welcome to our new Website !! Feels like a new day!!
With our new look Blog we aim to provide regular informative reviews, comment, progress photos of new builds and also some previews of new designs we are working on………but it’s not all about us.
Feel free to comment and ask questions. Our team of designers, CAD technicians and Architects will surely have the answers to all your design and construction questions.
2015 has proved to be a very busy year so far with interest rates tipped to fall to record lows building a new home is as affordable as it can get.
Speaking of affordability…….What is most important when it comes to the value of a new home?
We often see large project builders advertising a 255m2 new home for $200, 175.65 …(roughly). A quick calculation tells us that this home costs $785.00 per sq/m to build. Is this a safe way to determine whether your builder is giving you good value or not? Should you compare the value of a project based on how much it costs per square meter..We say NOT!! This price is usually whats called a “base price” and now allowance has been made for floor coverings, electrical,or driveways and landscaping.
Rule of thumb..You get what you pay for.
The final cost of a home depends on so many factors. These can include:
- Site conditions
- Choice of materials
- Complexity of the design
- Number of levels
- Number of bathrooms and wet areas
FACT – A small home will ALWAYS be more expensive per sq/m compared to a large home. Simply because it still has 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, plumbing, etc.
FACT – Good design by a skilled professional will ALWAYS be more cost effective and provide the best value and resale.
Some of the big cost killers are: Retaining Walls, Scaffolding, Excavation, and our favourite Wasted Space.
Call us today for an obligation free assessment of your block of land or we can even assist with selecting an appropriate site.