We have been reading reviews for a few days now and love some of the feedback and suggestions.
We have just got our Tender docs for the Manhattan 44 Ens after signing up in Oct 2017. Our land has just been registered and are keen to get moving. We wanted to know how much is the average spend on upgrades etc. We really have no idea how much to allow ourselves for Kitchen, electrical and whatever else. So before we accept tender wanted to see if we should cut anything to allow more on upgrades at selections.
Also wondering if anyone has used Wisdom for pools?
The question about upgrades are "how deep are your pockets". What i've noticed is Wisdom are expensive ! so upgrades will cost you a fair bit and depends what you want to do yourself. Just to give you an example of my situation, we're about 230k above the base price of our house (not including any site costs) and i'm doing driveway and flooring after handover.
I'm also going through Wisdom for a concrete pool. Roughly will cost us about 65-70k extra.
You can spend as much or as little as you need.
I would have to kindly disagree with Doosra. Having built a few houses with custom builders who essentially uses the same suppliers I would have to say you do definitely get value for your money.
Other volume builders may compare cheaper in some ways however I think it all works out fairly similar in the wash.
We are also doing our pool with Wisdom and Landscaping.
I do think the landscaping pricing is on the high side but certainly not crazy. I have a current landscaper that does work for me and they certainly wouldn’t charge me any less than what has been quoted by Wisdom
I would probably try and leave some for your appointments if you can, each amount is up to you but start with a minimum of $5k each of your looking at keeping costs down
Misc ( just in case)