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Update on costs

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Finalise the account with the plumber – $7394.40
Excavation and rockbreaking for the septic – $605
Sundry bits and pieces – $68.75

Total project spend is now at $283 082.58
House only is now $69 130.08
Cost per square metre is now $240.03

Update on costs

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

RCI Engineering for site inspections before the slab pour – $430.98
United Fasteners for the threaded tie down rods – $684.90
Termimesh for slab penetration meshing – $522.50
Senturion Steel for materials to make an earth sift – $87.50

Total project spend is now at $275 014.43
House only is now $61 061.43
Cost per square metre is now $212.02

Metrics, measuring other indicators and blah blah blah

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

I like numbers. I like being able to define something in a meaningful dollar value to compare my efforts to commercial/professional results. I’m going to start adding a component to the project costs which measures the cost of our house per square metre right up until it is finished.

Internally “finished” will include the basic livablility items such as bathrooms, laundry and a functional kitchen but exclude items where personal taste can blow the budget – kitchen cabinetry and appliances, floor tiles, carpets, curtains, taps and light fittings for example.

Externally I will include the earthworks, verandahs, pergola, water tanks, hot water system, power system and pre-slab plumbing in the cost per square metre as these are all integral to the livability of the house. I will not include the physical footprint of the pergolas or verandahs in that calculation since they are almost equal to the size of the house itself.

As of right now, the cost of our house per square metre (at 288 square metres) is $205.04  If I include the verandahs and pergola (total of 506 square metres) that would skew the figure to $116.67 which is not representative of the cost of the house.

Update on costs

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

12 sheets of 1800×1200 formply seconds for the mould system set me back $360

Total house spend is now at $273 288.55

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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The slab set us back $35 761

This bring the house only spend to $272 928.55

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Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Part payment of plumber’s account – $5000

Driveway rubble and labour – $2100

House only spend is now $237 217.55

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Thursday, October 28th, 2010

5000 litre rainwater tank from Bushmans – $665

Nuts and bolts for mould system from United Fasteners – $87.65

House only spend now stands at $230 117.55

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Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Earthworks – $2750

Owner Builder liability and site works insurance – $740

Steel for the mould system – $720

House only spend now stands at $229 364.90

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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Wise Drafting for the building consent drawings and required revisions for certification $860
Footersville for truss and frame engineering $160
Officeworks for photocopying and printing of plans $112
Pocius and Associates for the certification of the application $720
Council fee for lodgement of documents $52

House only spend now stands at $225 154.90

Update on costs

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Bunnings sold me the Talon earth auger for a mere $393

Bunnings also provided us with a new 30 metre hose, hose fittings and some hardware for the trailer mods for $64.15

House only spending still stands at $223 250.90