Feb 04, 2014 3:16 pm
My husband and I are looking at building for the first time (In the Lake Macquarie region of NSW), and, as you can imagine, we have a million questions!
We are looking at building with Coral at this stage (the Noosa or Daydream), as we like the layouts and their inclusions, or perhaps Beechwood-I do love the Beechwood Sovereign and Bedarra, but apparently they don't do fixed price contracts which is a requirement from our bank.
Our bank also requires that the house has is fully finished and includes window coverings, landscaping, driveway and fencing so I need to ensure these are included.
Our maximum budget is 300k (But most likely around 280k) for total build, site costs, basix, landscaping etc. Will this get us a home of decent quality? I have VERY high end taste on a small budget....argh!
I was just wondering, approximately how much we should budget for, for the following items? Thanks SO much in advance for your help!
I have done a little bit of research and was wondering if the prices I have put down would be about right?
Site costs (will 30k be enough for site costs on a fairly flat block, including basix?)
Turfing approx 500sqm (approx as we don't have land yet) $3000
Window coverings-probably curtains and romans at this stage-definitely can't afford those beautiful shutter style blinds $3000
Upgrade from standard window in bedroom to sliding door $2000
Bathroom upgrades of tiles (no idea)
Upgrade sliding doors to timber stackers/bifolds $7000 for two
Light fittings and downlights $2000
Driveway of standard double size, coloured cement $4500
Ducted air (going through 3rd party supplier) $6000
All in all, what should I budget for, for all the 'extras?' Would 60k be enough for everything?
Re: Costs to Consider when building2
Feb 04, 2014 10:14 pm
Hi, I think your guessitmates are pretty close for what your after. Coral has some great packages and if you find a fairly flat block your budget would definitly cover it. Were just over 200000 not including landscaping/retaining which may be neccesary but are extreamlly happy with what we can get for a small loan. If you search on here there are many great posts of costs and what to look out for. Good luck and I hope you find something that fits what your looking for.
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