After getting plenty of advice on here I have started this thread of our build.
Our land settles in early April and our prelim drafting plans are ready. We will see them this weekend and add a few changes to the kitchen among other things.
We are building in far north QLD and have a small block of 620m2. Soil test came back P (uncontrolled fill found) and we managed to get a little bit off the land price before agreeing to the contract. In the end another $4000 in site works quoted.
Quote for the house came in close to what we expected including the changes we made.
Increased 600mm width of living space and upgraded kitchen. (See previous post).
Added glass louvres x 4 to living room.
See pics below for land and changes to layout of house.
We have a quote for a pool (leisure pools) and hoping this falls into budget via a favorable valuation.
Does anyone know if a pool will decrease the likely hood the house/land not valuing up?
Anyway this will be the first of many posts. Thanks for your advice on my other topics and Ill update as we go.
Yeah. We were thinking the same, hopefully will be in by December.
How'd your valuation go?
There were a some major flaws done on our final build valuation - mostly because the valuation was done on the next door neighbors house and not ours!!! It obvious a mistake had been made when I saw the valuation report and there is a random picture of a house currently under construction! Its taken about 4 weeks to resolve it but we've sorted it out and now its all systems go.
A couple tips with ordering the louvres. Make sure you specify what handles you want and if you want them colour matched to the frames. Also, if lockable, what sides you want the locking blocks. If you're having security screens fixed to the outside of the louvres you may be able to do away with the locking blocks all together.
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