Nov 05, 2018 2:27 pm
I am looking for suggestions to save some money, I am building a Investment home and looking for suggestions what is bare minimum should i take from builder and then do the rest after handover
Here are the Details
1: Single Story house
2: Steel frame
Attaching floor plan
Here what I am thinking ,
1:-Get the all possible double power points from builder as i think its easier to get this done during build.
2: All bedrooms with single bayonet light fitting so that it can be replaced with oyster type light after handover.
3: 2 or 3 Bayonet light fitting in Kitchen Living Area and One each in all other areas where we need future downlights.
Need suggestion on bathroom ducted exhaust fans is it easy possible to get it done from outside as Builder is charging 435$ each for ducted Exhaust fan which i feel is bit high
Re: Bare Minimum Electrical during Build3
Nov 05, 2018 7:45 pm
Batten Fittings (not bayonet) works well as lights for most rooms. I used oyster fittings afterwards which are fairly cheap.
Most builders standard power outlets are fairly basic so not much to cut there.
Exhaust fans can be a pain to fit later and electricians to install them charge like a wounded bull so not much saving there.
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Re: Bare Minimum Electrical during Build4
Nov 06, 2018 8:43 am
Is this place being sold as soon as it's done, or will there be tenants?
Only asking because there are possible tax implications … eg. if you need to get electrical repairs done after tenants have moved in (which I think may even include some capital works - but check that, it's been literally years since I had to worry about that stuff) then it can be claimed as a tax offset against rent, whereas the cost of stuff during building can only be claimed when you sell the joint.
Just a thought, anyhoo.
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