Every building contract has clauses or additional site costs, rock excavation, additional piers, engineering requirements, bushfire regulations, BASIX, Retaining walls and so on and so forth.
In short, this meant that home buyers couldn’t get a firm price and didn’t really know what the final bill was going to be at the start of the project.
Now for the first time in Australian building history Bellriver Homes is offering a “No Excuses Fixed Price Home Building Contract.”
This is unprecedented in our industry. No other builder ever thought it could be done. We felt it could. So we did it.
Now as a new home buyer, you will have the peace of mind knowing that the amount quoted is the amount you will pay – no ifs or buts’. Fixed means fixed, with the exception of unregistered or contaminated sites e.g. Asbestos, new or unknown statutory requirements and sites in which we are unable to do our due diligence.
This has been no easy task, which is why no one has attempted it before. It means we make a greater investment when we are quoting your home.
Because the more we understand about your home the better prepared we will be to build it. After-all if the engineering requires more piers we will be paying for it – not you. If we hit rock, we pay – not you. So by investing in you we also invest in ourselves.
THERE ISN’T ONE.
To deliver a better home – we have worked hard to build a contract so our customers feel secure even before they walk across the threshold of their new home.
This offer applies to all homes purchased on registered uncontaminated land where we can do full soil tests and site due diligence. If a home is purchased on unregistered land, before construction we can then provide a FIXED price.
The Fixed Price contract excludes:
- Unregistered or contaminated sites e.g. Asbestos
- New or unknown statutory requirements (if they change the rules)
- Sites at our discretion where we cannot do our due diligence
With other builders’ ‘so called’ fixed price contracts, you may be liable for;
- Site contamination. e.g. Asbestos
- Extra piering
- Re-engineering of the slab due to different soil and sub-soil conditions
- Uncontrolled fill on the site
- Additional deep edge beams
- Importing or exporting extra fill due to changed finished floor levels
- Additional site battering
- Tree piers
- Rock excavation. If Rock is encountered during excavation or pier hole boring, this is always charged as an extra
- Changes to slab class design
- Additional compaction requirements
- Snow loading
- Bushfire Attack Level (BAL)
- BASIX energy & water requirements
- Stockpiling of fill on site
- Removal of fill from the site
- Importing fill
- Flood requirements
- Mine subsidence
- Wind loadings
- Easements and covenants
- Retaining walls
- Building Site Guidelines (BSG) requirements. These are often special conditions set by the land developer
- Septic requirements
- Drainage and storm water pits