What are the hidden costs when building a new home in Brisbane – True Turnkey?

FINISHING TOUCHES. Is your home truly turnkey? Window coverings, colour and finishing choices, security screens on doors and windows, ceiling fans, driveway and paths, turf, landscaping, and fencing are features that should be included in the price of constructing a new home. If these features are not included then you will be looking at additional costs. Here at OJ Pippin … [Read more...]

Structural Warranty, Certificates, and Guarantees

Make certain you are aware of the structural warranty, certificates, and guarantees up front. Even a new home can have issues - but what’s most important is a builder’s ability (and willingness) to fix any issues that may arise. Your future peace of mind comes with knowing that major repairs are covered by a structural warranty of at least 7 years and that any building defects … [Read more...]

What are The Hidden Costs When Building a New Home in Brisbane?

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BUILDING CONTRACT CHANGES One of the quickest ways to blow your home building budget is to make changes once the building has started! Not only will this add to your original quote, but it may mean that work needs to be redone, changed or even demolished to achieve your wishes. For this reason, if your budget is important, it’s VITALLY important to precisely define your … [Read more...]

How our Industry Contacts Can Help You Avoid Unforeseen Problems

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When you buy land do you really know what you can build on it and if there is anything that could cost you significant amounts of money? Many people who buy land expect they can build whatever they want on it but unfortunately for many their dreams are ruined when they find out there are restrictions they were never aware of. "How do you lessen your risk of this costly … [Read more...]

Hidden Costs – Budget for Extra Cost to Build on a Sloping Block

Stone house on the slope of mount in Montenegro

Time and time we find clients who have purchased a great block of land with views on top of a hill and have put together their building budget based on the build component only but forget budgeting for the preparation of the block, especially if the block is not flat, that can add unforeseen costs to the build. Block - retaining/fill/cutting You can assume you will need to … [Read more...]