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We get this all the time from designers, I don't agree, particularly when it is a custom job that will most likely never be replicated, but...
01/06/2020 - 21:52
Commercial stuff can be expensive. I know brands like Esteele will cost alot but will last you a lifetime of cooking.
31/05/2020 - 13:50
>Good points. I didn't even consider the insurance - thanks! You will pay more and find it more difficult for somebody to do you job...
30/05/2020 - 06:39
Hope not, sometimes you can't plug a sinking ship. Also you can't grow from a peak, better to let prices drop so another growth cycle can...
29/05/2020 - 20:20
Wow... Are they selling and exchanging contracts? is this in NSW? Alot of areas I keep my eye on are doing poorly - namely existing houses...
29/05/2020 - 20:18
Builder, because structural works over $20k in value need warranty insurance. Naturally you will pay for this via a higher price but your...
29/05/2020 - 20:14
If it's a variation you can choose to go ahead with it or not. However I don't think there is any recourse for you if he misquoted...
29/05/2020 - 20:09
>Yes all the request send are in email and documented but he simply calls and say it's not major.  An email constitutes a notice in a...
29/05/2020 - 18:22
Yes but in most contracts the due process is to make a notice in writing to the individual outlined on the contract as the builders...
29/05/2020 - 12:15
>Billy is responding as the 'builder' covering himself and not responding with the clients best interest. My clients in the last few weeks...
29/05/2020 - 12:02
Twice as long as half its length lol
28/05/2020 - 22:47
Good question but I can't tell you exactly why or break this down. There has not been double or triple increase in the cost of materials...
28/05/2020 - 22:44
Sorry I can't answer accurately or be of more help, I'm not familiar with pricing in Victoria or regional Victoria. While rural will have a...
28/05/2020 - 22:36
>And at what point is the slope of a block going to be an impact on the design and build cost? Anything under 2m can just be cut and fill...
28/05/2020 - 22:24
To be a builder in Australia you have to be an Australian citizen or PR - yes there are a lot of builders with middle eastern heritage but...
28/05/2020 - 22:08
Everyone has room for improvement, to say I'm perfect without a weakness is just arrogant. I am learning everyday and I make mistakes, I...
28/05/2020 - 21:58
>But may be you just see newer houses so dont see it every day. Very possible !
27/05/2020 - 18:19
Good advice !
27/05/2020 - 17:08
The issue with over allowance is your price becomes higher, when volume building this has a huge impact on competitiveness. If you can...
27/05/2020 - 16:54
What you are saying is normal and correct.
27/05/2020 - 16:40
I disagree, people in residential or commercial construction that rely heavily on the contract to resolve outcomes are inexperienced or...
27/05/2020 - 16:39
You would mediate with the people before you get legal. There is a method to deal with everything and this may very well be a stupid...
27/05/2020 - 16:34
I include design fees in the price if I am design and building, however Im not sure about others. Best to confirm this before contracting...
27/05/2020 - 16:28
I have not been to Bali, but I'm assuming like most asian countries it is high walls, double brick, suspended slab and concrete columns...
27/05/2020 - 12:56
Go above his head and report up the line. Your inspector is advising you correctly. >1) bath recess has been altered , now showing an...
27/05/2020 - 11:57
You can earn $150k working for somebody else in construction - mainly commercial and high rise residential (mind you after years of...
27/05/2020 - 11:44
That is fair enough, I'm not surprised there is this impression out there, but it is just the reality of the industry and it is unlikely to...
27/05/2020 - 11:39
Slippery slope how far back do you take it, in my opinion, just do the work you priced and move on with good relations.
27/05/2020 - 11:37
>An owner builder and engaging tradies myself. Though without a network I'm sure it would be a disaster. Never say never, worthwhile if...
27/05/2020 - 11:35