Whether you choose to Owner build or elect to engage a registered builder you can choose to do some of the work yourself, most of our clients for example do the painting themselves. An increasing number arrange their own flat pack kitchen with stone look bench tops. These two decisions alone could save you $35,000.
As an Owner builder you can choose to do any of the work that doesn’t require trade registration or specialised training, you can engage tradespeople friends or family members that might give a special deal. You could also negotiate with your registered builder to require him to use some trades nominated by you and to leave out of the contract things like the landscaping, painting etc. or selected fit out items that you want to obtain yourself, Savings can reduce your mortgage or go back into the project , you could add extra size to rooms or a fire place and superior quality to your fit out for example. With the help of the internet (and China) it’s never been easier to hunt out bargains yourself for so many of the fit-out items.
This is the beauty of a Storybook Custom design; you can choose to take complete charge of the look and feel of the interior of your home and save thousands of dollars in the process.