Mar 19, 2012 10:28 pm
Initially the sale person told me there would be $1000 credit on reducing the width of house from 7820mm to 7600mm. (to fit the land)
However during tender presentation, the person told me it was not a credit but a surcharge $1100 due to the modification.
Is it normal or ? Thank you !
Re: Surcharge on reducing the width?2
Mar 20, 2012 10:10 am
I would be surprised if there was any discount from reducing the width by such a small amount. Especially if it's a volume builder, who would be wanting to use a standard design.
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Re: Surcharge on reducing the width?3
Mar 20, 2012 10:14 am
Maybe that's include everything else like :
-additonal structural beam
- provide wide aluminum sliding door??
Looks like $1187 is to provide modification those items??
Re: Surcharge on reducing the width?4
Mar 22, 2012 4:59 am
The house we're building at the moment required land with a frontage of 17m, however, our land is 15m . We liked the house design, so asked the sales person if the house can be modified to fit our land. His response was yes it can, & we were given a credit because we would be using "less" building materials . Also, the staircase was also modified as it was also too wide for the entry, so that had to be changed as well. We also combined a study & a dining ( ie, took a wall out to make it one room ) so again we were credited for that. If they're going to charge you for reducing the house, that maybe a tell tale sign that these people may not be flexible to a certain degree . I'd get other quotes for similar design & that may give you a better indication.
Re: Surcharge on reducing the width?5
Mar 22, 2012 8:38 am
Having said that it sounds like the change to the house in the OP's message has required a slew of other structural changes that might be offsetting the "credit" for the slightly reduced size (ie. the total cost for the changes could actually be $2,287 but then the savings from "using less materials are deducted from that).
The OP may have also added other items to the design (ie. the sliding door as opposed to the stacker door, etc which have been bundled in), so to assume that this cost is entirely for reducing the width of the house may not be a wise assumption to make.
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Re: Surcharge on reducing the width?6
Mar 29, 2012 5:08 pm
Agree with what other people have said. There may have been a credit due to the narrowing of the house itself, but the additional charges from the other changes bundled in on that item may have outweighed that credit by $1187. eg. Colorbond roofing.
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