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Builder needed in Adelaide

Discussion in 'Development' started by Posnow, 14th Oct, 2016.

  1. Posnow

    Posnow Member

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    Wondering if perhaps members who are SA based can help me with some recommendations of builders in Adelaide who are reputable?
    Want to build a couple of townhouses there (have land) but I'm from VIC so don't know which builders there are the right size and have a good reputation and some good examples of their work.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ellejay

    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    I don't know the area but @DT is a local and a developer who is very well regarded on the forum.
     
  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    What area is it in? The target audience will determine what spec is required, then find a builder to suit.

    Or if you read Bradys recent development thread, he used a building broker to get builders to bid on it.
     
  4. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Depending on the target area and demographic, a number of volume builders down here have duplex and townhouse/row house options now, which can make building vs a bespoke builder much cheaper. Just do internal finishes after handover
     
  5. Posnow

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    Thanks DT. It's in Port Adelaide. I found Brady's thread, but how do I find a "building broker"?

    DaveM, thank you. Do you know which volume builders these are that do townhouses? Other than me just googling "Adelaide builders" and making a heap of phone calls i'm not sure where to start to find someone.
     
  6. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Brady Well-Known Member

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    I didn't end up proceeding with the building broker - I was able to achieve better results on my own.
    Rossdale were in the upper end of my costings.

    I used Metro Development - happy to pass on details if you need. Sales guy dealt with was great, he's a developer himself - backend staff wasn't that good. Project Manager I orginally had was terrible during - literally zero communication with me. During the build he left and new project manager came on board, he was excellent.

    Have collegues who have used Eastern Building Group - they were also pretty reasonable on price. Another is dealing with them now.


    What stage are you @Posnow and what are you looking for the builder to assist with. Best result I see are if you have everything done sorted and you're literally just getting builders to quote on apples v apples - if you haven't selected everything, you're expecting the builder to assist with different things like drawings, timber/steele calculation, engineering etc then no point trying to tender might as well just pick one builder.
     
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