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在澳大利亚 Hi Guys, Ive found a property that has mentioned two payments coming up of $1400 to apparently top up the admin fund and 2 have just been paid. Im looking at a financial statement (basically a balance sheet) for the strata and its all a bit Hi all, I currently have a PPOR and 10K cash in the bank which I plan to use as a deposit for a IP early next year. Is it possible for me to place this into my PPOR loan and then redraw the 10K when Im ready for the IP and then claim the int


I put in an offer on a house today 1km back from the water. It is around 70k cheaper than the really high capital growth areas, but still a really good part of town.

It currently has really good view, with a water glimpse, but if it was lifted another level or a room added to the roof line, it would have panaromaic views.

Can this be done and how much would I roughly be looking at?

Its highset brick veneer, but downstairs is not legal height for built in so I am assuming I can build up (like a couple others have done in the street). It is a late 60's brick n tile with tiled roofing.  

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Folks if I may bump this as I need a quick response (sorry to be pushy but it may be going under contract today)

What I am looking for is a roof top extension, whatever is the best value (whole floor or just the extension).

It is 2 story now, but as I said downstairs is not built in due to not being the righ height. So I am presuming I can go another level above due to it not technically being 2 living levels now.

Thanks very much in advance.  

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have you checked with the local council, most councils have a maximum height code, but they vary in height and application from council to council.

Perhaps a local engineer or surveyor could help as well.  

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cheers macca, well its going ahead, so I have to get a local inspector out there who knoes the bi laws.

Im just worried about buying at the peak of the market and over capitilisaing. So I want a rough idea of how much a roof room extension will cost.  

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dont rely on info on the forum when what you really need is "advice" go see a town planner / building inspector - see if its possible

then go get some quotes ....

the forum is always good for a indicaton - just remember nothing of what you read on here is advice... nor should it be used on its own w/out your own due diligence  

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Thanks ben, I should have phrased it better, I dont want advice, I was a ball park figure ie (100k-150k).

If its gonna cost 250k then I know not to even bother getting an engineer.

As it turns out I am anyway, at least a qualified inspector.

Does anyone know if I can tie this in with my building and pest inspection, ie are any of the inspectors qualified at this kind of work also? (obviouslly extra money for time is required).  

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ahhh i see what you mean

just search for places that do free quotes

the best source of info as they can actually get out to your site

the only thing it costs you is a bit of time  

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Good idea Ben.

Going to see the council, a local inspector told me if its a certain zone, that the council will have no probs. So will check with them first.

Not sure if thats all good if I go ahead with it if I should go to an extension company (holistic) or an architect and engineer. I wonder which option is most cost effective?  

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Just spoke to the council, its in the wrong zone for eligibility.

However, if I work around the definition of story, residential zoning, and table of development for that zoning it is still possible. I need to get an acrhitect to draw it up.

He did say because downstairs is not built in lviing due to not being legal height that if I clasify it as just car park or just storage or just laundry then I am able to go up another level. No probs here by me, just put the laundry upstairs somewhere.

Now, who should I get to do this, a local architect?, I have 2.5 weeks before settlement. HELP !!!!  

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Your best idea is to find a local architect who is a developer or renovator. They know the tricks and the council bylaws and how far you can expand on the current definitions. I use one as a consultant during my due dillegence to iron out the opportunities. They also are time efficient. However remember you are the driver and need to expand your own mind and forsee the opportunity, good experts allow you to meet your requirements.  

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Thanks Rambada

Thats what I did, unfortunately the design will cost between $6-$10k

Which I dont have at this point in time (tied up in equity and have to many things going on as it is with it)

The architect did say some draftsman maybe able to help, but to make sure they are aslo good designers. Evidentally this is can be a more affordable option.  

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We cut corners and used a draftsman once. Big expensive mistake. Only anecdotal and I'm sure there are some rippers out there, I am just not willing to chase or risk them again.
Check your architect pricing. Most charge a % based on how much they do. It can be from drawings only through to full onsite management, the more you use them the more you pay. Ours only cost just under 3k and is and was worth every single sent.  

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thanks rambada

what did you have done if you dont mind me asking.

I dont mind paying 3k, thats reasonable.

I have been looking at some of the extension companies out there, they do a holistic job, but not sure about how much more the cost would be.

How about the services offered at archicentre? http://www.greenweb.com.au/archicentre/  

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3 k covered the design of a duplex pair, the kitchen and wet area cabinet design, up to council approval standards, color scheme and lots of support - great service.
Hope I didn't confuse you, this os for design only, not build price - thats a whole different ball game.  

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Nope no confusion.

I think I might approach the archicentre people.

They will advise if my reno is worth it or not, thats the main thing, I want this renovation to be a lifestyle one, but I also want to at least come out even or better.  

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