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    want to get the ball rolling ASAP but looking for an budget builder to build 2 townhouses in the western suburbs of melbourne. 

    we'd like x2 3 bedroom double story townhouses 

     i contacted metricon and we are looking at $600K for everything, start to finish (rough estimate) 

    1 would be 20 squares, the other 25. 

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    Hi bnd, which suburb in Melbourne?

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    You'd be better off finding a local builder, one that builds in the western or northern suburbs. Price is generally cheaper. A good mate of mine building his own home in the eastern suburbs did this and he saved quite a bit of money on the build as he got "western suburb prices"  wink

    Oscar

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    bnd wrote:
    want to get the ball rolling ASAP but looking for an budget builder to build 2 townhouses in the western suburbs of melbourne. 

    we'd like x2 3 bedroom double story townhouses 

     i contacted metricon and we are looking at $600K for everything, start to finish (rough estimate) 

    1 would be 20 squares, the other 25. 

     

    Hi there, 

    Reservoir area, VIC 

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    Hi, 

    I built 2 townhouses in the Western Suburbs and used a builder called Bright Homes. 

    I was very happy with their price and quality of work.

    If you want call Mark Santilli on 8361 9322 and he will be able to give you a quote.

    Good Luck.

    Michelle

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    Bnd, have you considered owner builder?

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    I have thought about owner builder but we don't have any experience  – would it pay to do so? 

    I'd hate to have major issues when there's more than 1 dwelling involved too  

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    For more than 1 dwelling, are local builders generally cheaper than major buildings, vice versa or not necessarily? 

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    $600,000, at the sizes you have suggested is less than $1,500/m2.

    $1,500/m2 is a useful benchmark for townhouse construction of a "modest" level of finish.

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    christianb wrote:
    $600,000, at the sizes you have suggested is less than $1,500/m2.

    $1,500/m2 is a useful benchmark for townhouse construction of a "modest" level of finish.

     

    is that to say we won't find anything cheaper at that level of finish? 

    I just don't know how much I should bother shopping around. 

    mattnz
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    Look into Dixon Homes if you want  a bargain basement  build cost

    Here is an example http://202.131.91.250//newsearch/designs/details.aspx?LID=3150PHC9&DID=DC6001

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