Sep 20, 2018 1:23 pm
Hope no one else will end up like me?? Read your?? Tender line by line and never ever trust a sales guy. Spend some money to get another Tender from another builder to compare.
Things to look?? #
1. Fencing - did they include meter ?? Watch out additional cost may come.
2. piercing -??did they include meter ?? Watch out additional cost may come.
3. Utility Connection -?? did they include meter ?? Watch out additional cost may come.
My Advise go with the Big builder, small-medium builder will bite you additional costs which end up the same as the big builder and make your building journey so bitter that you will be terrified to build again.??
Re: Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice3
Sep 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Eg in my Tender mentioned
We have included a total nominated amount of 50.0 metres of piercing.
Provide 35.0m of temporary site security fencing, to building area perimeter, and maintain through the course of construction as required for WH&S.
So if they include a number such as 50, 35 anything additional required will be charged.
Re: Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice4
Sep 20, 2018 2:45 pm
For piering - this is an estimated allowance built into your tender and based upon the footprint of your proposed house. This estimate can be more accurate if soil report and engineering drawing is available. The builder will call you when carrying out the piering and you can actually verify the piering done (in lineal meters)
For security fencing - very unlikely that the estimate will turn out to be incorrect. It is in builders interest to ensure adequate fencing. The fencing estimation is possible in advance as the lot measurements and neighbor situation is known.
But yes, these are estimates / allowances and anything additional could be charged to you.
Re: Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice8
Sep 21, 2018 6:16 pm
Variation should be in writing and signed by both parties.
Adjustments against PS items is part of contract reconciliation.
Titos97 should get someone to look into builders claims
Foremost Building Expert in Australia,assisting with building problems/disputes, building stage inspections,pre-contract review advice for peace of mind 200 blogs http://www.buildingexpert.net.au/blog
Re: Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice9
Sep 22, 2018 1:49 am
Size of builder will be irrelevant if you just sign a contract without getting it checked, your situation will apply big and small, you should of got a pre contract inspection, included with your chosen inspector, this is just as important as all stage inspections, look at building experts website to get a good idea of what you should be looking for from a inspection service, almost no salesman is or wants to inform you of all parts of a building contract, their wanting your business almost anyway they can, buyer beware.
Sign in or Join to reply to this Topic
MlestariAdditional cost for steep fall contourAdditional cost for steep fall contour
Hi experts out there, I would like to ask for advice. I bought a home and land package from a builder on May 2017. The land & building contract is separated and the land…
TysonandkaylieFinal build cost per m2???Final build cost per m2???
Building in sa with simonds homes and our 280sqr works out to be $1100ish we have upgraded most things. would say medium level finish. Nothing over the top but could deff…
RenmanBuilding with Metricon in VIC - provisional costs invoiceBuilding with Metricon in VIC - provisional costs invoice
Any pics of your home?
StructuralBIMGuyChampion home builder sending variation invoice without lettChampion home builder sending variation invoice without lett
I suggest you get a copy of the engineers reports and take your compliant to fair trading/Building commission