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Discussion in 'Development' started by fumid, 8th Mar, 2016.

  1. fumid

    fumid Well-Known Member

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    What's the procedure to build a new house (Manly area, Brisbane council)?
    1. Need professional advise on if I can build and how bid I can build, should I go for LAND SURVEY SERVICES? How much they will charge to give roughly idea?
    2. Find a builder? They will design the house to get plan approved, then building approval?
    3.For plan price
    Plans & Prices - Dixon Homes Brisbane
    A 6 bedrooms house only $256K? Is there any hidden cost?
    Please recommend surveyor and builder.
     
  2. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    First point is a quick call to a town planner. They should be able to tell you over the phone if you need a planning application or if you can go straight to a private certifier. If you don't need planning permission then you can go straight to a builder for their plans and they will have a relationship with a certifier.
     
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    Very helpful, thanks!
     
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    Look at their website, its quite comprehensive. Can also give them a call. make sure you do your DD before making any decisions though.
     
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    True, they have different packages, thanks.
     
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    6 bedroom house? Is this for an investment or as a PPOR?

    Only reason I ask is that if it is for investment, it is better to have a house size that suits the majority of the rental market. Otherwise you could find yourself in a situation where it is difficult to find a tenant.

    If land size is big enough for a 6 bedroom house, and it is for investment you should consider dual-occupancy to maximise rental yield. This will depend on local planning codes.
     
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    Yes, it's for dual occupancy.
     
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    1. Talk to local real estate agents about best investment options;
    2. Check out the Local Council's info and talk to a Council town planner about relevant planning laws;
    3. Hire a draftsperson or architect to do the design;
    4. DIY or hire a town planner to lodge the plans for approval;
    5. Hire a builder - perhaps also use a building lawyer to ensure the building contract is drafted correctly for your needs.
     
  13. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Take any advertised building cost with a grain of salt. There will always be variations in the cost.

    The advertised price will allow very few choices, the finish will be quite basic and anything other that a dead flat, ideal soil type block with perfect access will incur extra charges.
    Marg
     
  14. beachgurl

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    Dixon's base price doesn't include much. Last time I walked into their offices a few years back, it cost extra to have top cupboards in the kitchen. So you can imagine what other basic items are optional extras.