Aug 06, 2012 10:52 pm
Hi guys, about to sign up with a builder and wasn't sure what's included in the site works. There is an item called 'Earthworks: assumed flat and level' for $2,200. I don't know what flat and level means and how clean the site needs to be before the builder starts charging me ridiculous amounts for extra work.
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I've just got someone to cut the grass on the site and there's a bit of rubbish that I'll get rid off. The front of the block doesn't seem to be as flat at the rest of the block. What I need advice on is: should I do anything else to the site (e.g., get a bobcat to level the front, or I've seen some of those green soil treatments - don't know what they are, that are on new sites). Any advice appreciated.
Re: Site preparation2
Aug 08, 2012 12:24 am
Its a bit hard to tell as different builders quote differently on their charges. Having said that we have been told that our site work will cost between $2500 and $3000. And we have about 10 times more to be done than what your block would need. We have a 3.5m fall diagonally across the block so there will be a lot of cut and fill. Your block looks about as flat as they come!!
Building in Blackwood Park 2012/13
Land settled 8/8/12
Contract signed 6/11/12
Encumbrance approval 24/12/12
Development Approval 24/4/13
Slab Poured 8/7/13
Re: Site preparation3
Aug 08, 2012 10:36 am
I would highly suggest you contact the builder who provided the quote and ask them what their definition of 'flat' is for these purposes. For me, it was a fall of no more than 600mm across any points on the block.
Building a Delta 21 at Craigieburn - http://homeofzero.blogspot.com.au/
Deposit: 26/02. Contract: 22/05. Settlement: 29/05. Site start: 18/10.
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