Thanks for your reply.
Is it better to pour the slab and tiles for future alfresco while M pours the slab for the house or do the slabs later with someone later.
I hear people say it is better to do the slab with M as it is cost effective. Any thoughts?
We have a villina elite and there were no tiles under the stairs. The guys who did our alfresco after handover did it for us and was much cheaper. M might slug you with spoil removal during the build for that extra rock
PS looking good martinsharmony!
Hello the slab yes do it at the time of the build but the tiles no. We save about $1k doing the tiles and screed after handover and they actually did a better job than the Masterton tilers and used a better quality coloured grout. Our coloured grout inside has discolouration in it that had to be painted after handover but the ones outside still look brand new and mind you this is with two dogs walking mud and dirt on it. Hubby cleans it once a week and it looks brand new afterwards.
Sorry to shoot more questions.
I am adding the cost of Blinds, driveway, landscaping, flooring in to the tender cost with M but as PAs. This is just to make it a total cost for Bank approval. While these costs are all PA, when will M return the money to me to carry out work blinds, driveway etc. I want to do these with others and not M. Should I talk to the bank to split this money upfront?
I am worried that all the PA will be settled upon final handover which means I will have to wait for this money. Any advice?