Building A New House
Jun 09, 2018 4:36 pm
We purchased a block of land a few months ago and had been dealing with a local builder. Last week all of a sudden our price has gone up over $170K with the reason the block has a 2.2m fall and they can't build on a slab and have to use ball and joist. This is obviously putting us way way over any budget we can afford. The builder has advised us if we go to Beechwood homes they should be able to build within our price range but, to be honest, I am very put off that this has happened so suddenly and hesitant to go with someone they recommend as well.
The builder we had been dealing with are building the house next door and had advised when quoting they were aware of the fall of the land, the countour report came back and they advised it was 'as expected' so I am a little dumbfounded as to why such a massive increase all of a sudden.
Looking for any reviews of builders in the Mid North Coast. We are heading upto the display home at Port Macquarie tomorrow to have a chat to a few other builders. Geotech report has come back with an "M" class slab. Block is 688m2 and 20m x 35m. It is a corner block. Considering several such as Pycon, McDonald Jones, Adenbrook, Coral and Perry Homes so far but happy for any other recommendations.
Would love to hear both good and bad reports of anyone to contact or not to contact. Also thoughts on the actual possibility on still building on a slab, is this feasible? We have never built before so very new to all of this.
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