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Build a brand new home in Melbourne
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:00 PM
Just wanting to hear experiences from people in Melbourne who have built a brand new home on their own land.
wanting to know the companies used - good and bad
Are prices as stated on the websites or when you have a consultation (ie - hidden fees)
Are some companies area specific?
Don't know a lot about it but some land has come up nearby so am investigating......
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:34 AM
I do know of an excellent builder but he's Peninsular Melbourne and curently booked out 2 years in advance.
I would recomend you have the plans drawn up independent of any builder/building company and then have a range of builders you have researched or had recommendation on quote from the plans. This may be more expensive initially but will save you costs and troubles down the track.
The problem with having plans drawn up via an actual builder or building company is that they own the copyright to the plans and if you've already invested initial costs in having them drawn up and then things go sour you may be unable to take the plans with you. I know of a few people who have had this issue and in one case the couple (building a substantial home) have already spent in plans stage $40,000K and are having trouble with the builder/building company and the company (large one too) will not release the plans.
All the best
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