Re: Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation41
Jan 28, 2019 11:44 am
Thanks for that. Just to clarify, the architect hired isn’t intended to fix the site foundation issue. It’s more to maximise our site. So it’s more design. But I take your point regarding the engineer. That’s my aim currently. Thanks again
Re: Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation42
Jan 28, 2019 11:52 am
You r Welcome, You might want to also consider having the Builder/Trades re-tender on your final engineering
This process has become popular in unit, high rise and commercial projects, Clients & Developers love it, builders and trades loath it, as prices get screwed down, either way make sure the build is properly inspected by your engineer. hth
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Re: Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation43
Jan 30, 2019 12:31 pm
I went to a display home, I show my current home floor plan to them and asked them for a price range. My house is a double story, 4 bedrooms, plus one study & 3 living rooms, the guy told me it would cost around 450,000. Their base price is 320,000. Upgrade cost 70,000. Site cost is 30,000. Demolition cost is 15,000. The builder is smart home, and they can custom build anything. If I go ahead, they charge 6000 dollars first for artichect drawing, site check, etc. The 6000 will be offset once I start to build with them. They are not volume builders.
Have u asked for more quotes? Your build sound expensive.
Re: Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation44
Jan 30, 2019 12:35 pm
I went to Porter Davis display home in Greenvale, the display home has 5 bedrooms, every room has it own bathroom, the total building cost is around 800,000. Is your house fall into this style?
Re: Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation48
Feb 01, 2019 12:14 am
A builder told me nowadays most builders apply foam to the concrete slab in order to save cost, do u know how your builder do the slab? If they charge that much to build your house, make sure they do everything top of the range.
Re: Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation49
Feb 06, 2019 6:56 pm
Thank you for the heads up. I'll keep an eye out for that and will certainly report it. I'm almost at the point where I'll be sending a design (from Builder 1) for estimation. This will be interesting.
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