A comprehensive approach to fixed site costs
According to Carlisle Homes Group House and Land Manager Nicole Dowling, it’s common for people to be confused by what the phrase “fixed site costs” means. “Often it’s only once we break down site costs in detail with a customer that they actually realise they’re not comparing apples with apples, and that their seemingly low quote for fixed site costs from another builder has a long list of costs that aren’t covered and could potentially be added to their build contract later on,” she says. “By contrast, when Carlisle Homes says we offer fixed site costs, we really mean it. And they’re fixed from the moment you pay your deposit.”
The list of costs that Carlisle Homes covers as part of our Fixed Site Costs option is comprehensive. There are the costs that relate to preparation of the building site, such as earthwork, rock removal and drainage, as well as additional engineering requirements like slab upgrades, bored piers and deepened beams. There are also council requirements for managing construction, like temporary fencing and timber footpath crossovers. And developer requirements, such as specific facade treatments and roof pitches, and fibre optics. All of these are included in our pricing. In fact, we are very transparent in advising that there is just one cost that isn’t included in Carlisle’s Fixed Site Costs option – corner facade treatments, for blocks situated on a corner. Apart from that single factor, if there are any surprises with your block of land that lead to increased site costs, Carlisle Homes wears that additional cost and you don’t pay a cent extra, so you can embark on your home-building journey with confidence and surety.