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  1. property novice

    property novice Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am looking to build a 4x2 house for rental/IP.

    So i am looking good quality/value builder, not high end house.

    It a rear block block, no common property and this will be my first time building the house.

    Can i get some recommendation which builders I should get into contact to.

    Thank you very much, appreciate every comment or feedback:)
     

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  2. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    are you going to get your own plans or thinking of using a spec builder
     
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    Spec builder as I assume it will be cheaper compared to my own plan
     
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    Spec build as i assume it would be cheaper
     
  5. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    not necessarily.

    however it's free to get a quote, I have used Ventura ID and they were good but this was some time ago. Start shopping around.

    Make sure you have reasonable specifications the norm is now stone bench tops, high ceilings in living areas, skirting, overhead kitchen cupboards

    Read posts by @Westminster

    MTR
     
  6. property novice

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    Thank you, will get them to quote
     
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    Is there a sewer line in the block? It wouldn't surprise me if there is one along the back fence. With an awkward shape like that it's going to be hard for a spec builder to have a ready plan so they will have to come up with something for you - hopefully one will without charging you so you can work out the feasibility of the rear block.
    I don't think you'll get much change from $180k turnkey for building in the rear.

    Check out VenturaID, Aveling Developments, Gemmill Group Homes
     
  8. Big Daddy

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    [Generally] from what i have heard, these builders are pretty good entry level or mid spec builders. i.e Quick to create a contract, quick to build, good quality, good communication and fairly honest (wont rip you with bs fees or variations).
    Aveling
    Red Ink
    Homegroup WA
    Ventura ID

    A little bit better:
    Plunkett
    APG

    Its good to hear that @MTR and @Westminster both said Ventura ID was good. I have dealt with them before and they were great and my other contacts recommended VenturaID so its looks like one to check out.
     
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    Big Daddy Well-Known Member

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    I also built with Metrostrata and they were suprisiingly good. Wouldn't never ever touch Gemmill (maybe i had a one off bad experience)
     
  10. property novice

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    Yes there is sewer line along the back fence. I have got into contact with aveling, ill try ventura next. Thank you guys!!!

    Also 180k seems pretty good, i was expecting 220-230k
     
  11. Big Daddy

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    The price might not include costs for subdivision, siteworks and common driveway. get some quotes to be sure.
     
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    thx big daddy, i wont contact them!!!
     
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    Yeah, i hope 50k is enough for sub division fencing water and electricity. How much approx i should budget for sub division works.
    Thx BD
     
  14. Big Daddy

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    20k for titles incl headworks and pillar + $X to ensure the front existing house complies (carport, 4m2 storage etc)
    15-30k for siteworks including paving and soakwells.

    Maybe others can chime in with their estimates.
     
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    Hey @property novice , which area are you looking to build in?
     
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    Parkwood in perth
     
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    Really, I thought Metrostrata would be bad, just an impression, cheaper builder.
    I heard Gemmill were good builder ? dependent on experience, perhaps hit and miss
     
  18. Colin Rice

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    I grew up around there and worked at Whaleback Golfcourse for years as well. Great spot.

    Have you considered using a building broker. Works similar to mortgage broker but replace lenders with builders. Happy to PM deets of a company I use.

    They can do a custom design and then put it out to tender minus all the smoke and mirror tricks builders use.
     
  19. property novice

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    Hi MTR,

    I read some old post and one of them you mentioned not to invest in perth due to oversupply and drop in rental.

    Is this still the case? I wonder if perth property will recover.
     
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    How much does building broker charge? Most likely I will go straight to builder tho as i think it would be cheaper