Building A New House
Apr 14, 2018 11:34 pm
We have narrowed down to these 3 builders for our single storey house (~350sqm). We understand that Atrium may not be in the same category but we got a quote from them because my parents built with them a few years ago.
Total costs are yet to come - but my wife and I would love everyone's experiences (both good and bad) with those builders.
If you can tell us the things you liked, the things you didn't like and things to be aware of or things you would have done differently if you had your time again.
Hopefully this thread will be useful to others in the future too!
Thanks in advance
Re: Ross North, Dale Alcock and Atrium Homes - experiences o2
Apr 15, 2018 2:14 pm
We tried working with DA in 2016 however anytime we asked to modify the sketch it would take 3 weeks and they would change things that we didn't ask for so it went back and forth. They also kept trying to down ground our requests claiming that what we wanted to do was expensive. A few examples that I can recall were reducing the size of the proposed build and building the garage on the boundary, they also kept wanting to keep the cost down for valuation however it was not what we wanted, they also appeared not to care about the house orientation which is fairly common, in the end we gave up with them and spent more time doing our own research. If you have set ideas of what products that you want to use in your build then ask for a copy of their standard addenda from so that you can see what is included as each builder has prefered suppliers and ask if you can speak to past clients etc.
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