From the painting to planning ahead, there is always something that you can do that will help you save money not only on the current job, but in the future as well.
By picking exactly what you want before you start the construction process, you will receive a personalised list of inclusions detailing what you will be getting for your money. Changing your mind during the building process can end up being a costly exercise, resulting in wasted money, and not to mention the time delays in the construction.
Once you have set a budget and have an idea of what you would like to build, get in contact with your certified builder and organise a meeting to discuss your options. Experienced builders have a great plethora of knowledge, and can sometimes suggest materials or finishes that may save costs or acheive the look you are hoping for.
Once you have settled on a house to build and picked your materials, colours etc......Don’t change it if possible! Changing your plans once it has been drafted can end up costly. This can be because of multiple trips to the draftsman, engineer or even resubmitting variations to the council. Changing plans and ideas once the build starts can raise the cost significantly as you may end up out of pocket for the cost of materials that you no longer want.
Most variations, (unless agreed upon by both the builder and customer) will also result in a processing or admin fee due to the time it takes to change the information in the system and inform all sub-contractors on-site.
Purchasing a block for your dream home is all about location, location, location. But finding the right location at the right cost can sometimes lead to disappointment. Thankfully there are ways to make the most of your sloping block and get your dream home planning back on track. While there are positives and negative towards a sloping block, with the right experienced builder and the right plan, we think the positives out way the negatives.
Working with the slope that already exists by designing your home to fit will reduce the need for excavation and retaining wall costs.
Sloping blocks may require retaining walls and/or excavation if a plan that does not suit is used.
Sloping Blocks have a better view – GENERALLY giving the block a higher value when it comes time to sell.
Generally building on a sloping block will cost more than building on a flat block.
Elevated homes with timber flooring means a cool breeze will flow through house keeping IT cool – ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY COOLING!
Excavation of a block can cause problems with the drainage, exacerbate erosion, and instability - Builder will therefore have to use sediment control measures to protect the block's integrity.
Garage can be underneath the house – saving you space.
Masonry homes are generally too heavy for sloping sites.
Better drainage than level blocks.
Think about the orientation of your house on your chosen block of land. By orientating your home on its site, you can take advantage of the sun and the cooling breeze. Good orientation will reduce the need for support heating and cooling and improves the use of panels for solar heating and hot water.
The first half of June has already been a busy one for TJS Building Group. With so many jobs on the go at the one time (across Queensland, the Northern territory and two down in New South Wales), our computers are nearly full of progress photos of jobs we are still working on, and jobs that we have just finished. After recently receiving progress photos from an excited client, we have decided that the best thing to do with all these photos is to share them.
We do a Bathroom and combined Laundry Renovation...Because the owners didn't want to extend the original dwelling, our design team had to find a creative solution when renovating the laundry and bathroom areas to create combined laundry and main bathroom plus a separate ensuite area. Using antique elements, we've helped create a sophisticated modern interpretation that would work well for similar renovation projects or new home designs. Complete with a beautiful claw foot bath and antique wash stand plus stunning Detroit Graphite tiles on both the floor and walls, this bathroom is just gorgeous.
Ever wondered how we transport a fully built house on a truck to its destination? Split it right down the middle of course!
Two transportable homes are being constructed ready to be shipped out to Roma. Drive past the office on the corner of Alderley and Greenwattle Street in Toowoomba to see the progress. --> The Transportable Homes are now fully constructed and are waiting to be transported to Roma in the next week... Watch this space to see photos of the move.