If you will be meeting with a builder in the near future to start your project planning, then you've come to the right place, because today we are going to be giving you the Top 5 things you need to have prepared to make your time most effective. So the first thing you want to have on hand is a copy of your site plan. The plan should contain measurements of the site boundary dimensions. This plan is known as a Survey Plan and you should have received this plan when you purcha
In Australia today, how much can you expect to spend when building a house? Without sounding trite, the answer to this could be summed up with that frustrating yet often accurate phrase: how long is a piece of string? There are a number of different factors that can impact the cost of building a house, including but not limited to: the size of the dwelling the location and availability of resources the slope of the land the quality of the fixtures and fittings With this in mi
What goes into providing a fixed price quote for a new home in Bowen? Have you ever thought about the amount of hours it takes to provide a fixed price quote for a new home or renovation? Creating a detailed quote is a time consuming process for a builder, and often takes more than 50 hours to put together. Preparing a quote involves estimating the quantities for all the hundreds of different materials that go into a new home and the amount of labour required to put it all to
Breaking news: See the Bowen Independent article on our award winning new homes here We are thrilled to have been announced as winners at the 2019 QLD Master Builders Awards, recognising our passion for creating custom new homes for families in the Bowen and Whitsunday region. These independently judged awards, open to all building and construction companies in Mackay & The Whitsundays, help prospective clients know they will be in great hands if they choose to build their ne
After spending hours and hours choosing the inclusions for their home, some people are disappointed to find the builder has made substitutions along the way. In others words, the bath they fell in love with in the showroom is not the actual bath that has now been installed in their new home.
There is a simple way you can ensure this doesn’t happen to you. It’s called…
The problem is, many builders only produce short contracts with very little detail.
While inclusions like premium floor coverings, bench-tops, tap-ware and lighting can add thousands to the price of your new home, there is something more fundamental that may affect the price.
In fact, just being aware of this little-known design feature could save you tens of thousands of dollars without compromising the style and sophistication of your home. And it simply has to do with…
The Shape of Your House
Think of it this way: the simpler the external shape, t
The first thing you must understand is the difference between a quote and an estimate. Even among builders themselves, this term gets used pretty loosely. Step one is always to start with the estimate. You have probably been thinking and planning out your dream home for some time. You know you want 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a 2 car garage and a swimming pool for the kids would be nice too. Maybe you even have a budget in mind which is extremely helpful for a builder to know, s
What a night! The entire Latitude 20 team was proud and excited to be taking home 2 Awards from this years QLD Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards, held in Mackay in August 2018. The team walked away with awards for Best Residential Kitchen for the custom new home built for Rick & Natasha Revolon, and the Ken & Nola Clark Perpetual Award for Quality Workmanship. More than 400 businesses attended the event at the Mackay Entertainment Centre. Consisting of about 40 ca