FAQ

HOW MUCH DOES A HILLSIDE HOUSE COST TO BUILD?

Current price per square metre is approximately $1,500 to $2,000 for an average-sized home. Difficult sites will incur additional costs.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THAT SQUARE METRE RATE?

A completed home with mid-range provisional cost (P.C.) items, as well as internal and external painting, plumbing, electrical, tiling, internal and external stairs.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Council development applications and construction certificates, land clearing (large trees), retaining walls, driveways or off street parking, garages or carports (unless otherwise stated), floor and window coverings, timber floors or timber ceilings and additional reports which may be required by council.

WHAT EXTRAS CAN I EXPECT ON TOP OF the CONTRACT PRICE?

If all information is correct, including the geo technical report, contour survey and engineering plans, if council requirements have been met, and a full detailed quotation and building contract have been provided, there should be no extra costs.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A POLE HOME?

Time depends on size, complexity of design, availability of materials and weather conditions. 16-20 weeks is the average building time for a home around 250/300sqm in size.

HOW DIFFICULT CAN THE SITE BE?

A geo technical report will state whether the land is suitable for hillside construction. In some cases, you may be restricted by a number of factors such as slip area, watercourses, easements etc.

HOW DO BUSHFIRES aFFECT DEVELOPMENT

Most blocks in Australia are now classed as "bushfire prone". These will require an independant report to determine the level of construction for that site. We are able to accommodate our designs to suit BAL (Bushfire Attack Local) 12.5-40.