“The Builder is ripping me off!” and ‘The Builder is overcharging for upgrades!” are two comments I hear regularly. Some of these cries may be justified, but a lot are because the customer doesn’t understand the Builder.
Why A Builder Is The Same As Other Businesses Profit
The aim of all businesses is to make [read more...]
When you look at some of the prices that builders charge for things it makes you wonder if you can get things cheaper by employing your own tradies during the build.
Examples are things like:
Refrigerated air conditioning. Extra lighting. High end bathroom fixtures.
Unfortunately its not always that simple. Some builder will allow you [read more...]
Under the terms of your Building Contract you will be required to grant the builder ‘Exclusive Possession’ of the site once the builder is ready to start.
This means that the builder is responsible for, and is able to control, all people coming onto the site during the construction period.
The reasons for this [read more...]
One area of anger for home buyers is when they want to vary something and the variation price is much more than the difference between retail prices.
An example is the builders standard oven may be $700 at your local discount store while the oven you want is $1100. When you ask for a [read more...]
If you are building your new house with a big builder once the contract is signed the most important person is going to be the Site Supervisor(SS).
The site supervisor is responsible for programming the works, ordering materials, selecting who will carry out the various tasks (from the tradies contracted to the builder), and supervising [read more...]