Building A New House
Re: New Home Prices across Australia21
Feb 13, 2007 10:18 pm
29.21sq, single storey, brick veneer, tiled roof
4 bedrooms, study, 2.5 bathrooms, formal living, family room, rumpus room, dining room, kitchen with butlers pantry, double garage, alfresco
Alfresco, separate study, spa in ensuite, walk-in pantry, island bench in kitchen, north-facing aspect
(4th bedroom and rumpus room was bonus)
179,000 (6,158 per SQ / 663 per m2)
I checked on the price of the house a few weeks ago and it's gone up by 3,000. Not sure if this is across their entire range, though. But I would assume so.
Re: New Home Prices across Australia23
Feb 14, 2007 7:42 am
A square in terms of house's is 9.something m2 - so you can basically say that a room that is 3x3m is one "square". There will be a formula somewhere on the net if you want to search.
So our design is 178.78m2 or about 20 squares (plus garage, alfresco and portico).
Second Time 'Round
Re: New Home Prices across Australia24
Feb 14, 2007 8:14 am
Spot on Ray
M2 divided by 9.29 = 'house squares'
Peter Clarkson - AusDesign Australia
This information is intended to provide general information only.
It does not purport to be a comprehensive advice.
Re: New Home Prices across Australia25
Feb 14, 2007 10:08 am
Am new to this site. We're in the process of knockdown and rebuilding and have been quoted over $30,000 for site costs! Nearly fell off our chairs! Apparently because it's a big block, the house will be set back 9m, it's in an established area with neighbouring houses etc. It's put a big dent in the upgrades we had planned for the house.
Re: New Home Prices across Australia27
Feb 14, 2007 3:13 pm
250sqm living + alfresco (30 sqm) + double garage, single storey, brick, colorbond roof
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, family room, meals area, theatre room, activity room, kitchen
This is the 3rd time we have built, but the first with a messy child in tow and another planned, so we really designed the house with children in mind! We decided this time to have less rooms (no formal lounge etc) that we never use in our current house and put more space into the rooms we use all the time - like the family aka toy room!
Haven't been to pre-start yet but I am budgeting around $290K....I would say this a middle of the range home...it has raked celings in living area, kitchen is stone bench, Blanco appliances, it is nicely finished but defintely not top of the range. This price doesn't include any extra's like floor coverings, air-con etc - we will do all of that ourselves after handover and I'm budgeting another $60K for all of that
Re: New Home Prices across Australia28
Feb 14, 2007 7:34 pm
What: 30sq double story, double garage, 4 bed, study, rumpas 2.5 bathroom, alfresco, portico
With: Colorbond roof (anticon blanket) concrete drive with pavers over the top, additiona 7m x 3.5m concrete & paved caravan parking area, blanco appliances, low voltage lighting, all floor coverings, fully ducted air con, smooth render & paint finished brickwork, 84m of fencing + side returns with gates, 6m W aluminium bi-fold door to alfresco.
How much: $312k, including all site costs (guaranteed start date & 20 weeks build time)
Who is the builder?29
Feb 23, 2007 2:38 pm
The house plan we are building is a 25sq home (including double garage and outdoor room - all under the roofline) in Melbourne that is brick veneer on M class slab with timber frame. 3 bedroom, kitchen dining family + sitting, bathroom and ensuite, laundry, etc. It has quite good inclusions - 90cm freestanding cooker which is built into the kitchen cupboards, at the moment we also get 2550mm ceilings, glass splashback and ceasarstone benchtop in kitchen as well as a few other bits and pieces and the base price is $162,000.
Who is the Project builder you are going through?
Re: New Home Prices across Australia30
Feb 23, 2007 4:19 pm
Oops yes meant square. Building with Metricon one of their Metricon First homes.
So Original price with my Facade is 171,000 end price was $220,000 no land with all inclusions and amendments.
What were the $50,000 extra amendents?
Feb 23, 2007 5:17 pm
We had our tender with Porter Davis today. Total house price $175000 approx we didn't upgrade much structurally nor asthetically. Just a couple of small things like a door from the gararge into the house and double sliding doors instead of a door and window in the family room etc. The 'advertised price' was about $1540000 I think. Just very glad we picked the 'house and land' package option for the land we already owned because they hit rock in our soil test. We are going to do lots of things ourselves, like outdoor entertaining areas and downlights.
Re: New Home Prices across Australia32
Feb 26, 2007 9:03 am
What were the $50,000 extra amendents?
I was just thinking the other day how quickly they added up. I guess that is a downfall of having a larger choice, you always see better and think "yeah we can afford that".
It is made up of: Evap Cooling $5,000, Flooring $11,000 (Timber Floorboards), site costs $8,000, extension to outdoor room $8,000, change to ensuite $2,000, change to pantry $1,000, feature doors (like Metricon Display) $2,000, upgrade heating $2,000, upgrade stove to 900mm and changed some cubboards to drawers $1500, made baths deeper ones, added drainage in laundry floor, took wall out of 4th bedroom to make as children's retreat, put extra phone and data points around the place, double shower in, windows to wind out ones, and a $5,000 rock provision allowance which the did not hit any.
Probably went a bit crazy, but this is our house for a long time.
Hope that helped.
Re: New Home Prices across Australia34
Mar 06, 2007 3:58 pm
Buliding in outer east melbourne, 4 Bed/2 Bath/2 Big Living Areas, Alfresco Etc. About 30 squares including garage.
Approx $7200 per square - Brick Veneer, Tiled Roof, All flooring, all appliances, quartz benchtops, and site costs etc. Nothing outside - so will need to do our own driveway, decking etc.
Price of Metricon House35
Mar 20, 2007 11:47 am
We are just about to start construction and the total costs were around $700/m2. This is for the 33sq Bel-air with Metricon, in Melbourne and includes around $50k for extras (site costs, timber windows/doors, extra cupboards, feature walls, upgrades to 5-star ducted heating (which you must do), double-glazed windows, mirrored sliding doors, large feature timber entry door, remote timber garage door and upgrades to standard hot water system, bricks and roof tiles, as well as floor coverings).
While I'm talking about it, has anyone else built the Bel-air andhave any pics to show?
This is the second time we have built and whilst the presentation of M houses is fantastic, their sense of urgency and customer service leaves a bit to be desired.
Re: Price of ***** House36
Mar 22, 2007 8:30 pm
We moved in to our house in November last year (Brisbane Western suburbs). House 368m2, double story, brick, roof tiles costed us $270k. The construction started in June and the handover was middle of November.
site costs - $22k. due to highly reactive soil we had to have a floating slab. After leaving on a hill with permanently house moves we are glad we won't have the problems we experienced before.
As much as we could we have done on our own and we saved app. $20k by just not paying margin to a builder. Our builder also encouraged us to do the floors and ducted aircon on our own and they were pretty relaxed about letting any contractor on site. We also arranged solar hot water system, driveway etc,.
Good point is to always think what you really need. You can save on painting the house in one colour. The builder said they would take $200 per room. Some of the things we can do on our own like a wooden deck behind instead of tiles. We also attach our floor tiles to a builder order so we paid less. For extra electric work we have also paid directly to an electrician. I know that plantation home are charging much more for the electric work.
we had only few variation throughout the construction work and only 2 were increasing the price. Our supervisor was amazing and very helpful all the time. I cought another builder on stealing our power and was amazed how the supervisor washed their heads. We were never checking the site, bying drinks for contractor or anything like that. I had more problems with the tradesman on small things that with builder through the 9 months.
Tell one more thing
the more you prepare yourself and do all the homework iwth the homedisplay the better choice you do.
Is this cost too high?37
Apr 29, 2007 12:56 am
We haven't signed a contract yet, but have asked a lot about extras an what they cost. It is coming in at:
$7109 per square (total including garage, patio and alfresco under main roof)
or $954 per m2 (just the house)
This does include floor coverings and other details that we want, but nothing fancy, and EXCLUDES SITE COSTS, which are the big unknown for us at the moment (sloping block in existing neighbourhood etc - the gave us a ball park of $30K for these - which just might be enough to make it not worth doing).
Without the site costs, are the above costs reasonable?
Seems like they are higher than other peoples
Oh this is building in Melbourne, with a small project builder.
Re: New Home Prices across Australia38
Apr 30, 2007 9:11 am
Am building in the south of Adelaide,
$170K for a 29.54 sq home which includes 4 bedrooms, 2 studies (1 study plus kids activity area), 2 bathrooms, formal living and dining plus family room and dining and games room. Also includes double garage, flooring, airconditioning, more kitchen cupboards and a few upgrades. This also includes $12K for footings, the land is not yet developed, so this isnt a fixed price yet... It will be a brick veneer with tiled roof. This does not include driveway or landscaping.
Re: New Home Prices across Australia39
May 19, 2007 8:34 pm
from my experience, the site costs are the big unknown with any job (excluding house and land packages).
Reading threads on this site, you can see the variations from $5k to $35k+.
The big builders are usually around $7k - $7.5k per square, our ended up at about $8k cause we built with a local.
The sooner you know the total package the better.
Re: New Home Prices across Australia40
Nov 12, 2007 6:38 am
This is a great thread. Just wanted to bump it up.
We haven't locked in a builder yet, but ours is a knock down rebuild custom plan 225sqm, 185sqm of living with 18sqm deck in Canberra.
4 beds, 2 baths - cathedral ceiling in living area, 2700 rest of the house.
Brick veneer with small amounts of highlight cladding.
Hoping to achieve $1200-1300 per sqm.
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