Mar 15, 2020 7:17 am
The internet is full of people saying how much a house should or could cost, but very few will actually provide sufficient details to be any real benefit to newcomers. If you would like to assist simply cut and past the below info, and fill in the gaps. This allows people to see what people really got for their money, allow for inflation and if people participate will be very beneficial. If you have any suggestions for more relevant info let me know and I can update.
Date of build: (Year)
Floor Area: (size in m2) - multiply by 9.29 to convert from builders squares
Quality: (custom/volume) (your own opinion of quality)
Location: (Metro/Regional/Rural) (State)
Land: (Cost) (Features EG 'sloped')
Extra Info: (Complications, Soil Conditions, Extra Inclusions beyond house, Anything else relevant)
Re: How much did my build cost?2
Mar 17, 2020 3:10 pm
Sad to see no responses on this thread yet, would be nice to start getting a feel for what builders are charging. Is adding a "bar" to my theatre room going to cost $3,000 or $13,000 etc.
So many questions that could be answered by others. Variables permitting.
Re: How much did my build cost?8
Mar 21, 2020 9:37 pm
If you aren't comfortable, or consider this info (or some of it) too private to post on a public forum, then don't post it. From experience many are happy to provide that info to assist others, but obviously no one should include their name and address.
Any other threads regarding house prices are quite literally "how long is a piece of string". A price and a number of bedrooms (which people have posted elsewhere) is no indication of market rates or benefit to others, nor is a build you did 10 years ago, unless the date is indicated.
If there is a similar thread please link to it, but I could not find anything similar in the (much longer than 15 seconds) I spent searching prior to deciding that this thread might be worth creating if people are happy to assist others.
First timers, Note that there are resources in existence such as Rawlinsons Construction Handbook which can provide people with current costs, however raw individual owners info isn't, which is a great knowledge base for a first timer to compare to what others have achieved.
Thanks, on behalf of many others, to those who choose to help. I will post here myself to assist, once everything is finalised with us.
Re: How much did my build cost?9
Jul 02, 2021 6:55 pm
Firstly I want to say how thankful I am to all the people that post things to forums similar to this, it really helped me throughout the initial building process.
If you're reading this and you have built recently or are currently building, I encourage you to add to this post with your own breakdown to help others through the process.
Cost: $416,976 (excluding land)
Date of build: 2021 (signed contract at December 2020 prices)
Total Floor Area: (312.40m2) - 33.63sq (single story, brick, colour bond roof)
Living: 3 (theatre, retreat, family/dining)
Garage: 2 car (5.8x6m)
Quality: Small local builder (Wodonga) off the plan. Mid teir build
Location: Wodonga, Regional Victoria
Land: $184,000 (863m2) (2.5-3m of fall across block requiring 25-30k retaining wall)
Extra Info: Included in the 416k cost but in addition to the base price of home was:
Gas + Evap heating cooling (included)
9.5k of slab upgrades (M-D soil) consisting of approx 30 piers and a deepened edge rebate.
Additional req to meet 6 star energy rating approx 6k
To comply with BAL 12.5 approx 2.5k
Additional site costs 3.2k
Deepened brick rebate 2.7k
450mm eaves around house 2k
Stacking door 2442 - 3.3k
Ceiling height to 2.7m - 3.2k
Ceiling height in hallway/entry to 3.3m - 1k
Square set cornice to majority of house - 1-2k
Doors to be 2340 high - $600
3 phase power 1.3k
Floor to ceiling tiles in ensuite 1.1k
Upgrade to kitchen (stone bench top, draws, pull out bin, microwave tower, all black tapwear/ sinks) 13k
approx 100m2 of exposed egg concrete (driveway, crossover, alfresco) scatter through price.
Pivot front door 1200x2340 2k
In addition to this there is a lot of money in electrical, tap-wear and misc upgrades that all add up.
Cost summary 416k for home build, 184k land, 25k retaining wall
Total cost approximate 626k
I would consider this price to be great considering our builders are local and the service so far has been unreal. Yes Metricon could throw up a house for cheeper but quality is the key. I’m sure the price would be a lot higher if we were to sign tomorrow given all the price rises however our builder is absorbing these costs.
Any questions feel free to ask.
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