Jan 11, 2021 6:36 pm
Can we push back on this? It seems every second week we are sent an email indicating that something was missed in the initial coatings. When we asked them to extend the alfresco, the manager gave us a quote which was reasonable so we asked them to go ahead. At planning phase, the manager indicated they’d miscalculated (forgot to add the squared cornices) and the quote was higher than originally expected. We accepted so we could move forward.
Now they claim they didn’t calculate the cost of a larger air con.
I understand there are unexpected costs but we have a budget to stick to.
Any advice would be appreciated please.
Re: Additional costs after contract3
Jan 11, 2021 8:18 pm
If you want that bigger aircon you need to pay for it, however aircon is usually extremely easy to do post handover (double story not so easy though) are you able to do this? I generally found aircon quotes to be at least 3k (ducted) cheaper when I sourced them myself vs the builder and this was for the same / better units.
Re: Additional costs after contract4
Jan 12, 2021 6:00 am
This one I would pay,as if you don't you'll end up with an undersized air con. I would have pushed back on the cornice variation though as they had already agreed to a price to extend the alfresco.
Re: Additional costs after contract5
Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am
The tender contract is just that a budget price
When you pay a deposit to finalise costs...they always go up... More so now with the builders grant
as there are price rises every week.
BTW, that will stop come march, when everything falls in a hole again.
Anything post handover by owners will suffer the same price increases, A/C is something you can't DIY
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