I posted this in the Help Needed section but I think this section might be more suitable.
I’m investigating in a title near Newcastle, NSW with a view to future development.
I know in WA there is a rough rule of thumb that building costs are about $1,000/m2. Can anyone give me a similar rule of thumb for NSW (Newcastle if pos.)?
Also, would anyone care to share their experiences (good or otherwise) with builders in the Newcastle area?
‘Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.’ – Albert Einstein1HotValuerParticipant@1hotvaluerJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 73
Rule of thumb for NSW is $1200/m2 for brick veneer dwellings. Project homes are around $800/m2.
We use these rates to determine costs of new constructions. Some builders do vary so just use this as a rule of thumb.
Full brick rates are about $1500/m2.
‘Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.’ – Albert Einsteintonyy21692Member@tonyy21692Join Date: 2003Post Count: 128
Live in Newcastle and doing 2 residential and a commercial developments in the suburbs of Merewether and Wallsend.
Residential is around $1000 per sq m. includes fees, the NCC BASIX and the new 2005 DCP stormwater requirements but excludes the usual floor coverings, window coverings, light fittings, driveway and landscaping..
I’m using a smaller company called Excellence. For a little more they will do a full turn key. However, like all builders you really have to watch their admin.
Project builders prices are pitched to be lower but leave out the site costs, fees BASIX which bring them up to the same as a custom (albeit basic). Not only that but from my experience (specifically Masterton) they will screw you on every item given the chance…..
For what this is worth, while living in Perth 6 yrs ago we built 2 houses in Newcastle using Mcdonald Jones. The tyranny of distance was problematic and just ment things took longer than they should have. It would have to be easier and faster to do something closer to home.
Cheers for that Tony.
I’ve PMd you re future questions.
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Thanks this is good info for me aswellBuilderBobParticipant@builderbobJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 131Bricks and MorterParticipant@bricks-and-morterJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 10BuilderBobParticipant@builderbobJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 131