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Nerine Feb 16th 2007 12:52 pm

House building costs
 
Here in NZ the rule of thumb is around $1000 per square metre, how does that compare to building costs in Queensland please?

ray2gill Feb 16th 2007 2:15 pm

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by Nerine (Post 4411759)
Here in NZ the rule of thumb is around $1000 per square metre, how does that compare to building costs in Queensland please?

We are just looking at designs & costs for Hervey Bay and it is probably just a little bit less than $1,000 sqm. It does depend on whether you include A/C's, driveways, fencing etc. in the build costs which will push the cost up.

We have found it very difficult to compare as some inclusions are extras with other builders.

Has anyone had any experience of Perry homes?

Gillian

jayjd12 Feb 16th 2007 4:15 pm

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by ray2gill (Post 4412117)
We are just looking at designs & costs for Hervey Bay and it is probably just a little bit less than $1,000 sqm. It does depend on whether you include A/C's, driveways, fencing etc. in the build costs which will push the cost up.

We have found it very difficult to compare as some inclusions are extras with other builders.

Has anyone had any experience of Perry homes?

Gillian

Hiya Gill, Perry homes build all over widebay area, I have heard good things but not seen any as their website is always down. Have you been down to the estates in Hervey to take a look.

Remember that AU$1000 equates to NZ$1130 or visa versa NZ$1000 equates to AU$880 when doing the comparisons.

Cheers

Jay

sassie Feb 16th 2007 10:31 pm

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by Nerine (Post 4411759)
Here in NZ the rule of thumb is around $1000 per square metre, how does that compare to building costs in Queensland please?

Hi, we've just built a home in Queensland (30 squares, which is 300sm) and contract price came to just over $200,000, so thats well under $1,000 per square metre. Bearing in mind though that there were a lot of extras on top which we chose to include, and of course doesn't include fencing, landscaping, etc.

youngy73 Feb 16th 2007 10:48 pm

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by sassie (Post 4413679)
Hi, we've just built a home in Queensland (30 squares, which is 300sm) and contract price came to just over $200,000, so thats well under $1,000 per square metre. Bearing in mind though that there were a lot of extras on top which we chose to include, and of course doesn't include fencing, landscaping, etc.

in cairns youd be looking atleast $1000 a metre for a decent home. thats worked on the slab area as opposed to the area under roof.

thebears Feb 17th 2007 12:03 am

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by Nerine (Post 4411759)
Here in NZ the rule of thumb is around $1000 per square metre, how does that compare to building costs in Queensland please?

We are at the early stages of our house costing - we are doing a detail build cost rather than rough estimate.

Currently the cost is $750K for 1110 square metres
Basement 390
Ground Floor 300
First Floor 210
2nd Floor 210

We are working through by talking with each area ie
Excavation
Foundation (concrete supplier)
Bricklayer (materials & labour)
Electrician (rough & fitting)
Plumber (rough & fitting)
Roofer
Builder (floors, internal walls, frame etc)

youngy73 Feb 17th 2007 12:33 am

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by thebears (Post 4414164)
We are at the early stages of our house costing - we are doing a detail build cost rather than rough estimate.

Currently the cost is $750K for 1110 square metres
Basement 390
Ground Floor 300
First Floor 210
2nd Floor 210

We are working through by talking with each area ie
Excavation
Foundation (concrete supplier)
Bricklayer (materials & labour)
Electrician (rough & fitting)
Plumber (rough & fitting)
Roofer
Builder (floors, internal walls, frame etc)

thats a pretty big house.

cresta57 Feb 17th 2007 12:39 am

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by sassie (Post 4413679)
Hi, we've just built a home in Queensland (30 squares, which is 300sm) and contract price came to just over $200,000, so thats well under $1,000 per square metre. Bearing in mind though that there were a lot of extras on top which we chose to include, and of course doesn't include fencing, landscaping, etc.

30 Squares isn't 300m² it's only 276m² [a square is 100sq ft or 9.2m²] Sorry to be pedantic but it's a common mistake that often costs us tradies money.;)

Nerine Feb 17th 2007 1:14 am

Re: House building costs
 
AH!!! thanks for that....wondered what "squares" meant....100 Sq feet hey!

TheBears that's a pretty good price for that size of house. What are you going to do with all the space? we've 305 sqM and rattle around in it some days :D

cresta57 Feb 17th 2007 2:05 am

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by Nerine (Post 4414339)
AH!!! thanks for that....wondered what "squares" meant....100 Sq feet hey!

TheBears that's a pretty good price for that size of house. What are you going to do with all the space? we've 305 sqM and rattle around in it some days :D

Squares are a strange figure to quote here in Australia since they are an old imperial measurement. Australia embraced the Metric system way back in the early 70's and in 1988 imperial units of measure were withdrawn from general legal use.
Squares are just an anomaly left from a bygone era;)

thebears Feb 17th 2007 2:36 am

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by Nerine (Post 4414339)
AH!!! thanks for that....wondered what "squares" meant....100 Sq feet hey!

TheBears that's a pretty good price for that size of house. What are you going to do with all the space? we've 305 sqM and rattle around in it some days :D

Indoor soccer:sneaky: plenty of room for the kids to run around and for wife and I to have our own space.

Seriously I need the space for:

Work
Seperate living for wifes parents (although they are welcome to live with us - don't want them on top of us - if you know what I mean)
The house will split into 2 later on so we can live in one and rent the other out.

youngy73 Feb 17th 2007 4:00 am

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by thebears (Post 4414556)
Indoor soccer:sneaky: plenty of room for the kids to run around and for wife and I to have our own space.

Seriously I need the space for:

Work
Seperate living for wifes parents (although they are welcome to live with us - don't want them on top of us - if you know what I mean)
The house will split into 2 later on so we can live in one and rent the other out.

nobody NEEDS that amount of space. thats about 4 times bigger than the average family home.

thebears Feb 17th 2007 4:11 am

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by youngy73 (Post 4414834)
nobody NEEDS that amount of space. thats about 4 times bigger than the average family home.

We are not a normal family:p

thebears Feb 17th 2007 8:53 am

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by youngy73 (Post 4414260)
thats a pretty big house.

Guest Suite
Master Suite
4 additional bedrooms
2 family bathrooms
Snooker Room
Entertainment Room
Formal Lounge
Informal family room
Kitchen
Basement/Garage
Gunroom
Office (not a single bedroom study)
Laundry (including downstairs bathroom with immediate access to outside pool - ie changing room for guests)
Pantry

It doesn't seem that big:unsure: - our friends have an 8 bed 9 bath 10 car garage with internal lift and intercom to save the lazy sods walking from one end to the other - thats big (especially when its just them and a teenager who is never home).

youngy73 Feb 17th 2007 9:20 am

Re: House building costs
 

Originally Posted by thebears (Post 4415227)
Guest Suite
Master Suite
4 additional bedrooms
2 family bathrooms
Snooker Room
Entertainment Room
Formal Lounge
Informal family room
Kitchen
Basement/Garage
Gunroom
Office (not a single bedroom study)
Laundry (including downstairs bathroom with immediate access to outside pool - ie changing room for guests)
Pantry

It doesn't seem that big:unsure: - our friends have an 8 bed 9 bath 10 car garage with internal lift and intercom to save the lazy sods walking from one end to the other - thats big (especially when its just them and a teenager who is never home).

believe me thats pretty big. we just live in different worlds. sounds like a nice house though.have you not got an outdoor kitchen/bbq area and wheres the heli pad.


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