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DIY, New Homes, Renovations save a 1/3rd of the $Cost

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DIY, New Homes, Renovations save a 1/3rd of the $Cost

Interesting article here    Owner-builders cut costs by a third but it’s not for everyone

More of a negative "put off article in my opinion " rather than advising the Battlers & Punters "How to... and please consider having a go " 

Here are my Tips to save more than a third of the costs

  • Have your projects properly Design, Engineered & Costed..with data and costs all over the internet it's easy to do.
  • With 3D Details, data and costs,  and on site apps,  supervising yourself is easy
  • Take photos, ask for expert advise, run simulations and keep track of your project
  • Break your project down into manageable stages
  • Banks love the fact that you have control of Costs
  • Always ask for data and proofs

Even if you choose to do only part of your project and have others do the remaining parts, be in control "Forearmed is forewarned"...

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Re: DIY, New Homes, Renovations save a 1/3rd of the $Cost

Thanks for your tips @BIM_Engineer. I trust members will find them useful.


@ProjectPete also shared some of his tips to minimise costs and ensure a smooth project here -



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