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2 townhouses in Canberra

Discussion in 'Development' started by Cimbom, 11th Feb, 2016.

  1. Cimbom

    Cimbom Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone has done this recently and what the building costs were? It's more of a long-term thing at this stage but I'd be interested in getting an idea of costs. It'd be a good finish but not top of the range and in the inner suburbs.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Rugrat

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    Someone will correct me if I am wrong. But generally about $2000-4000 per m2. That is what we were told to budget.
     
  3. MTR

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    Sounds expensive to me but I am not in Canberra.

    I am from Perth and we look at around $1200 per sqm for single storey, around $1800 per sqm double storey this is reasonable specification and turnkey. They demolish costs, infrastructure fees would not be included in this.
     
  4. Rugrat

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  5. Starlite

    Starlite Well-Known Member

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    I would be interested to know the answer to the above post :rolleyes:
    Any recommended builders in canberra that would build for $1000 to $ 1300 per sqm for a house?
     
  6. Nemo30

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    No idea about Canberra builders, but @D.T. Recently posted some numbers on building two single level houses in Adelaide. Developing in Adelaide. Numbers are half way down the page and plans are at the bottom. I know Canberra builders will be different, but might give you an idea of extras not included in contract as well.
     
  7. mcarthur

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    Having vetted 6 builders for my structural reno, I'd say you've got no chance for this figure. Generalising terribly, builders in Canberra have a small closed market and aren't at all hungry - except for holiday money. The new suburbs and upcoming fluffies sell-backs mean there's lots of work so the quote's I've had reflect the attitude of "if I have to do the work, I'm going to get my annual holiday and spending money out of you" :(.
    Those sort of figures are at the low-end of project home builders. There aren't many low-end ones in Canberra!
     
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  8. Starlite

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    Thanks for the info, mcarthur! Have you had any good experience with any builder so far? which one would you recommend?
     
  9. mcarthur

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    No :(. I can tell you the names of six (6!) not to use.
    All have been personally recommended.
    Lest you think it's me, I have a signed certificate saying I'm not b@stard and will definitely pay on time, but it hasn't helped :cool:.

    But I've been looking for structural renovation rather than KDR or new build. I know someone who can give you the name of someone not to use for new build either :eek:.

    Hence why I'm (slightly) jaded...
     
  10. Starlite

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    Oh wow looks like we are doomed in Canberra! Yes, I do want to know name of six builders to avoid and also the new build builder as well..
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    Not on a public forum :rolleyes:. I doubt the forum owners would like it either. PM me
     
  12. Samosa

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    PM sent.
     
  13. Starlite

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    Pm sent :D