May 24, 2012 5:25 pm
The wife and I are thinking about building our own home for the first time and would like any recommendations for builders around the Sunshine (VIC) area.
We're wanting to buy a block of land in Sunshine North which is of irregular shape.
We've looked at most of the builders ie; Porter Davis, Claredon, Mainvue etc and were just wondering if it's better to go with a local small builder or go with one of the main ones?
Also looked at Urbayne homes and loved their designs however they are out of our price range.
We're hoping to budget around $250,000 for the build.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Which small/local builder?6
May 29, 2012 1:45 pm
Do you mean 25 square metres or 25 squares? If you mean 25 squares, you would be unlikely to find a small local builder to build a house that size for $250,000. A volume builder is more likely to offer you a build on that budget.
Re: Which small/local builder?7
May 29, 2012 2:16 pm
we are looking at building 25sq and were told build will be over 400K for a custom builder. We will be doing this as we want to make our own design and the quality of craftsmenship is usually far better.
Building a passiv haus!
Re: Which small/local builder?8
May 29, 2012 2:30 pm
If you mean 25 squares, as Liliana said, you are unlikely to find small local builders that will fit your budget. For volume builders, it'll depends on how irregular the shape is and the slope of the block as well. Also, please keep in mind that the advertised price for volume builder is for basic inclusion usually. So be prepared to budget for upgrades as well and that would come to 50k~100k+
Re: Which small/local builder?9
May 29, 2012 5:20 pm
I would recommend GJ Gardner Homes. They are a franchise group who is made up of local small builders. I have heard good things from those guys. However they are in custom design market so you would have to check prices compared to a really large builder.
Re: Which small/local builder?11
Jul 12, 2012 3:14 am
It really depends on how "slightly slope" and soil type etc.. on your block. Also it'll depends on the style and the kind of house your are after.
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