PPOR Major Extension In Norman Park

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  1. NeedMoreTime

    NeedMoreTime Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm looking for some advice/guidance on a major extension we are doing to our PPOR in Norman Park Brisbane. The house is character overlay so cannot demolish and have plans, engineering, and council approval etc so all ready to go but the one quote we have got so far was over $850k and thats not completed as we were going to do a lot of the internal finishing ourselves as owner builder (kitchen, galley, bathroom, ensuite, flooring, painting etc).

    The quote was detailed but did not provide individual line item prices so not sure what each component cost but the bulk of work was basically:

    - Lift and shift the house
    - Earthworks (slight slope on block)
    - Retaining walls
    - Build in under
    - Extend out the rear
    - Build the third level
    - Plumbing, electrical, plaster etc

    Is $850K in the ball park or is he having a lend of us?

    Any recommendations on builders who are reasonably priced and flexible to work with in terms of scope would be greatly appreciated.

    My 3D render of the finished house:

     
  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds about right to me. Get another couple of quotes and see what they come in at. Four years ago our sons similar scenario cost them over $1m.
     
  3. vbplease

    vbplease Well-Known Member

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    $850k looks in the ballpark to me.. as you say in the title, it's a major extension.. 3 levels on a sloping site..
    If you're going down the owner builder route, it may be worth getting a quantity surveyor to do a detailed estimate. That would be useful for an accurate total budget, but also to validate quotes when they come in.
    Good luck, looks like an exciting project to project manage.. and you may save up to 20% in builder's margin?
     
  4. NeedMoreTime

    NeedMoreTime Well-Known Member

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    Thanks wylie and vbplease for the feedback. We are going to get a few more quotes and then work with one of them to see where we can make some cost savings. At this stage it's outside our budget so need to look at options :)
     
  5. Coxy89

    Coxy89 Well-Known Member

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    850k without finishes sounds expensive but it looks like a big house from those images. Have you got floor areas before and after?

    Is there a decent spec/drawings for builders to quote? If they haven't given a decent break up ask them to detail the quote more so you can understand what your getting for the money