We met with a tender presenter today and she went through each costing with us. Our presenter, like our colour selection helper, was great. Was not pushy into getting us to upgrade/add things and gave us good suggestions. We paid $2000 at this meeting to go ahead with finalising plans.

Site costs: our land is very flat but we have been given a price of $30 – $40,000 for site costs. They added a provisional sum of $10,000 for inundation if we are in a flood risk area. But looking up council maps we are well away from flooding risk so hopefully our site cost will be $30,000.

Other prices:

upgrading to a category 8 engineered timber flooring $11,700

installing rain water tank $4,600

3 side frameless shower to master ensuite $3500

concrete driveway $14000 – we took this off our list and will do it ourselves at a later stage

Next step:

The next stage will be the contract meeting in 5 weeks where we will also pay 5%. In the meantime we need to find a demolition company as Arden do not do this process for clients anymore.

Also not sure about the smeg appliances in the kitchen. reviews online arent that good especially for the microwave smeg SBIM30X.