A custom home builder in Toowoomba and surrounds for over 20 years, Carl uses his expert knowledge to answer some Frequently Asked Questions about building….
How much does a house cost per square metre?
This question depends on many factors.
The old, out-dated rule of average $1000/square metre is usually an answer given to win someone over on an initial quote. Unfortunately, if a builder is giving you this figure, it often means there’s an up-sell on the horizon – our advice? BEWARE!
While there are some houses that may be about this cost, most homes (and rightly so) are custom built according to
The block and the house footings
The family size and lifestyle,
Design values (for eg – if you prefer a more eco-friendly design, or a low maintenance, easy-to-clean design, something more architecturally creative…. the list is long!)
Internal or external garage
Extras like a pool or outdoor area
How many open plan areas
How many bathrooms/walk-in robes
How many areas need to have plumbing
So while you might think you can easily get a general “ball park figure” from your builder, please proceed with caution! There is a chance you’ve been given a figure which is much smaller than the end result. Give your builder as much detail as possible, then see how close to $1000/square metre the quote is….