Are You Aware That Home Maintenance Costs On Average Are As Much As 3% Of The Cost Of Your Home Per Year?

Are you spending large amounts of time and money maintaining your home over the weekends, trolling through the aisles at Bunnings looking for those screws, nails or paint to repair your home?

Let me share with you the benefits of using better grade material selections in lieu of selecting minimum grade selections.

Maintenance Costs Are Going Up

Home repair and maintenance costs are only going to get more expensive with tradespersons in short supply and material costs also rising more than the current Consumer Price Index. Not to mention the harsh Australian climate that’s escalating the maintenance process.

You’re going to spend all this money on a custom built renovation and within some years post completion, you’ll be spending your precious money and time on maintenance which could have been avoided. The lifestyle you thought you were going to enjoy is being spent on maintenance.

“My Mum said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance.” ~ Tim Allen (of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor fame)
Select The RIGHT Materials When Renovating To Reduce Maintenance Costs
You can easily renovate cost-effectively and select the right materials, heavily reducing maintenance costs.

So you can enjoy soaking up the lifestyle you planned for and time which could be better spent entertaining your friends around your new Alfresco area.

You can heavily reduce maintenance costs by selecting the right materials.

Are you aware that home maintenance costs on average as much as 3% of the cost of your home per year?

Other builders build to minimum standards and don’t really care about how long your home will survive before you start spending huge amounts of money on maintenance costs; whereas we renovate homes to a higher standard, which avoids the extra burden of maintenance costs.

Building Cost Myth Busting

Building Cost Myth 1: Too Expensive to Use Quality Materials

They say using the best quality or grade of materials are so expensive, too expensive for the average renovation.

Who told you that myth? These are probably builders that haven’t built to a quality standard using industry best practices as their minimum and aren’t aware of how inexpensive the cost is.

To give you an example lets look at the average steel column supporting your house, the extra cost of supplying Hot Dipped Galvanised steel over other steel types would be on average around $60 and divide that by 6 years, the eventual cost is minimal.

Here’s a few more myth’s I’ve heard over the years…

Building Cost Myth 2: Using Premium Materials Has No Advantage

Building technologies have advanced over the years and now builders have so many more choices to avoid failure by using materials resistant to certain climatic environments.

Building Cost Myth 3: Covered by Builders Warranty

Famous last words: “Our builder’s warranty will cover us if lesser grade materials fail.”

Wrong! Builders Warranty works on a sliding scale; in Queensland after twelve months, minor maintenance is the responsibility of the owner and as the years transpire, more emphasis is placed on the homeowner and less can be claimed through the policy – apart from major failures of course.

Select The RIGHT Materials When Renovating To Reduce Maintenance Costs

You can easily renovate cost-effectively and select the right materials heavily reducing maintenance costs and time which could be better spent entertaining your friends around your new Alfresco area.

Everything you need to know is included in our free guide for people looking to begin renovations, so you can be assured that your maintenance costs are kept to a minimum and avoid spending your weekends at Bunnings.

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