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How much will it cost to build a house on my block?

This is the most commonly asked question and difficult to answer precisely. To be able to give you an accurate reply we require certain information about your block. Your block address: Street number, Street Name and Lot Number if possible. Your Block size: Width and Depth in metres and Total Area in square metres. From this we can view the block details at the relevant council web site, determine the zoning and any other information about your block that may affect what you can actually build. We also need to know the type of house you want, Single Storey or Two Storey. Personal factors that will affect the build cost ie : what your Building Specification expectations are. The Specification we use can vary the build cost to meet your budget. SmallBlock Solutions have standard Specifications we can use to make it easy for you. By far the easiest way to answer this question is for you to call Adrian and discuss this question in person, obligation free, on M: 0412 002 993 always available 7 days a week from 8am to 9pm.

How long will it take to build my house?

Depends on whether it is a Single Storey or Two Storey House. Two Storey construction times are usually stated as 14 months. This includes the Christmas period when the Building Industry closes for 3 weeks ! Single Storey homes take less time…sometimes much less. HOWEVER, you should allow time for Planning Approvals and Building Licence applications prior to the Construction time. Where both are required, allow up to 6 months depending on your project and your local Council requirements. A total project time, once the design work is completed can be estimated epending on your individual project . Building Contracts state a building time required. Getting approvals to start is the variable factor. Less time is required if no Planning Approvals are required by the Local Authority.

I have seen houses built right on the boundaries, can I do this?

There are factors that determine this. Generally the Building Codes (R-CODES) state a formula for building on boundaries and there are strict rules governing this, especially for Two Storey homes. The relevant Local Council usually has it’s own rules regarding this too. In most, but not all cases, neighbour approvals may be required. If your block is one of a number of small blocks there may be ‘caveats’ put in place by the land Developers to allow boundary construction with automatic approvals. East perth and Subi-Centro are examples of this. If a neighbour has already built to a boundary then you may be able to do the same.Each block has it’s own considerations. Our advice is essential when planning your home and we check with the Local Council Planning departments throughout the design process.

How can I tell if a block is going to be suitable for the house I want?

Our services provide for block appraisals. We can visit the block and get a general idea of what can be achieved and the approximate costs involved in preparing your block…. before you buy. If you want a more accurate appraisal we do charge a fee that will cover accurate Site Works costings and provide a written quotation. It is essential to fully assess a Small or Narrow Block before you purchase so you understand any limitations that may be present especially where the block is not flat and level.

Can you help demolish our old house and Re-Build ?

SmallBlock Solutions has many years experience with ‘Knock Down, Re-Build’ projects. It’s not difficult to remove your old house and build a new home but does need a little more planning. There are a few extra things that need to be done and from a cost point of view, traps for the unwary. Our connection with the RossNorthGroup and access to their ‘Knock Down, Re-Build’ Display home is an excellent starting point. Call Adrian and arrange an obligation free appointment so we can discuss your project in more detail. Please use the Contact Page or phone Adrian on M: 0412 002 993

Can I afford to have my new home designed by you? I thought it was more expensive this way?

Designing your New Home through SmallBlock Solutions involves no extra cost. Once we have a completed a Design, a Specification and given you a Build Cost and you decide to go ahead with our nominated Builder, there is no additional cost for all work we do for you. If however we design a home for you and you decide NOT to build through SmallBlock Solutions and our nominated Builder and want to take the design elsewhere, there will be a Copyright issue and a charge for our services. But this rarely happens when clients realise the level of service, support and quality of construction we provide.

My budget is low – Can you still help me ?

YES YOU CAN. Our Clients come to us with budgets ranging from $150,000 to around $600,000. We cater for  house designs from compact Single Storey homes to quite large Two Storey homes. We are very flexible and no is too low or project too small for us. We also have access to a Finance Consultant who can help you. So get in touch and let’s help you today……Call Adrian on M: 0412 002 993.

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