Jun 12, 2020 2:17 pm
Soon-to-be first time home builders in Perth and we are leaning towards a smaller custom builder. I've spoken to the builder and he is happy to provide access to tradespeople of our choice for things like flooring and painting. We also intend to do concrete and landscaping ourselves. What other things should we consider doing ourselves to save the "builder's margin"? Where did you save and did you save a lot?
Thanks in advance
Re: Things you arranged outside of the builder3
Jun 13, 2020 2:33 pm
wardrobes, solar, air con (if you wish), landscaping, render,
Things like alarms are easier done while building as the wiring is quicker
Flooring is double edge sword
Thanks for the reply. Can you elaborate on your flooring comment please? We chatted again with the builder yesterday - he prefers to do the wet room tiling but suggests it would be easy enough for us to do carpets and the main flooring. He also suggests they do the painting so there is never any dispute down the road if cracks appear etc
Re: Things you arranged outside of the builder4
Jun 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Personally I would get the builder to do the flooring. It’s is a hassle as a some trades may have to return to fix skirting joinery kickers etc.
I did everything turnkey including driveway And front gate through them. Simply due to lack of time on my part
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