澳洲Australia property Brisbane Tiles or ColourBond roof | Sydne


在澳大利亚 I am in Melbourne. Would like to buy properties interstate. How difficult is that to manage these properties. Any advise. 评论 Do you mean manage to find them or manage as in property manager? 评论 Manage to find a good property manager 评 Hi everyone, After months of searching for my first IP I believe finally have the corage to put in my first offer. I would love some feedback Property: Duplex Asking price: $239,000 I believe it is worth $225,000 to $230,000 My Offer: $218,0


For an IP in Brisbane is there any significant difference between a colourbond roof and a concrete tile roof. At the moment I am not concerned with aesthetics. I have been quoted an extra $3500 for a colorbond roof.

My own preference is for a colourbond roof.My limited knowledge /impression is that it will stay in shape better than tile and be less of a hassle maintenance wise.
. Having said that my grandparents Melbourne terracotta tiled roof only had a couple of problems in at least 50 years.

I also looked at this thread which was very useful but would like some other /additional comments please.
http://www.somersoft.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32175

Would your response be any different if the place was to be a PPR rather than an Investment Property?  

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redsquash

Colourbond is very noisy when it rains (not that Brissie has had much of that lately!) - some people like the sound, some don't. And it's positively deafening during hailstorms. So if it's an IP, would suggest you also have it insulated to deaden the noise. If it is to be a PPOR, it's a matter of personal choice.

We have 2 properties in Brisbane. PPOR has a tiled roof and we don't have a problem with noise during rain/hailstorms. IP has a corrugated iron roof, and the tenant has said it is very noisy during rain/hailstorms.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
LynnH  

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I will have to dissagree with Lynne on this one.

Last time we had heavy rain we had to go outside to make sure it was actually raining.

The noise of car's tires on the wet road tipped us off.

We have a tin roof with R3.0 batt's.

Before the insulation went in it was bloody noisy, but now, whisper quiet.

Dave  

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The house will have insulation.
I wonder if the reponses would be any different if the house was not located in Brisabne  

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redsquash said: ↑
The house will have insulation.
I wonder if the reponses would be any different if the house was not located in BrisabneClick to expand...
I'll say the same for all our IP's in Rocky.

They don't have much rain either, but like Bris. we have been in them doing work when it has hosed down.

So much so that the gutter's could not cope.

Dave  

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we have colourbond on our ppor in nth west bris.

no problem when it rains or hails...colourbond is only really a drama if its not insulated properly.

the other benefit in summer is that it doesn't hold the heat as well as tiles do so we find that the roof cavity cools a lot quicker that our last tile place did...reduces the workload of the aircon.

cheers
UC:D  

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I'm surprised that colourbond is cheaper than tiles - thought it was the other way around. Our son's townhouse in Canberra has a tiled roof and it has taken several attempts to seal it properly to avoid rain damaging the ceiling. He would never have a tiled roof again.
Shirley  

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yes, colourbond is actually the same price as tiles but typically builders will charge on any type of change!

No, I don't think it's worth it to pay extra for colourbond, especially for an IP. However, if you sacrifice the rendering/bagging, front porch/portico, gables etc then the house will look quite plain then put in the colourbond.

For adding value, I think gables, rendering, porch is better.

However, if you go with tamawood homes, their colourbond option is either cheaper, same price or a few hundred more expensive than tiles.

When we built an IP with Tamawood, we opted for colourbond roof (no charge!) and rendering to the front only and it looked really nice.  

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In Brisbane when we looked at a build, colourbond was about $4k dearer than tiles.

In Rockhampton Tiles were about $4K dearer than colourbond

Dave  

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"When we built an IP with Tamawood, we opted for colourbond roof (no charge!) and rendering to the front only and it looked really nice."

Sue78

Sue - were you happy with Tamawood? We're looking to build a duplex and Tamawood have some excellent designs on their website. Would you recommend building through them?

Thanks
Shirley  

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tamawood are ok if you keep changes to a minimal. they're a bit annoying like that and have turned us away for projects before inc duplexes. if they don't like to build duplxes then i don't know why they bother to advertise them.

otherwise, they're pretty good, fast, quality is good and it's very cheap.

the base price of our house was only $97k in the comfort range, approx 22sq. We has to truncate the roof/eaves to fit the block and wwas charged $1k admin fee. I know there are a lot of fees and upgrades can get pricey but if you stick to the basics then it should be cheap and the quality of the basics is good anyway. For the base price, we still got s/s appliances, wall oven, s/s dishwasher, panelled grg doors, flick taps throughout and colourbond. These things are usually upgrades with th emore expensive builders.  

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Harder to break into a house with colour bond.....

Cheers,

The Y-man  

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The Y-man said: ↑
Harder to break into a house with colour bond.....Click to expand...
unless you steal a torque wrench and socket set first :p

When I was a kid.... the cattle property house had a tin roof and 9-12ft ceilings... damn noisy when it rained.... but being a kid I was too busy running around outside and playing in the puddles to care :)

When I moved to town (Rocky) with the parents... house there had concrete tiles.... but with a large attached aluminium awning around the deck/pool, roof was quiet but the awning made a racket.

Now that I am in Canberra, all my properties have tiled roofs and insulation.... nice and quiet during those infrequent times it rains. The few times there has been problems was due to workmen (sat dish installers, etc) walking around and cracking tiles or dislodging pointing.

As for aesthetics, I like the look of a good condition tiled roof... colourbond looks too "cheap" and painted tin roof like for me. Though, tiles retain the heat which means working in/on the roof in summer is best done only in the morning.... I find tin roofs cool quicker and make afternoon/evening jobs bearable.  

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HeXa said: ↑
unless you steal a torque wrench and socket set first :p

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Surely a torque wrench is only useful for putting it back together again and even then is overkill?  

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FUNCTIONALLY Speaking.....

Tiles need constant maintenance...and they look "old school" in my book....

Colourbond is easier to maintain and looks much newer...

Tiles vs colourbond for insulation...well, it depends, I guess most issue is in Summer and not Winter in Brisbane, so you would need something that allows the heat to escape from the sub-roof space, so I would install a few whirlies in a colourbond, rather than the insulating tiles....my 2 cents...

In terms of rain...I wish we had more!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:  

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urban cowboy said: ↑
we have colourbond on our ppor in nth west bris.

no problem when it rains or hails...colourbond is only really a drama if its not insulated properly.

the other benefit in summer is that it doesn't hold the heat as well as tiles do so we find that the roof cavity cools a lot quicker that our last tile place did...reduces the workload of the aircon.

cheers
UC:DClick to expand...
Wohoo! This is good! My new house / PPOR which is still 2 months away from settlement day, it has colourbond roof.
I had no idea what's the difference between tile and colourbond roof before :p

As if it rains, I dont' know yet, but I can testify it's very noisy when it rains because I live in a unit on the top floor, and most units here have flat roof! :D  

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Simon said: ↑
Surely a torque wrench is only useful for putting it back together again and even then is overkill?Click to expand...
I find it quicker to undo, not just fasten, with a torque wrench... though yes.... a ring spanner would suffice and be quieter.

this is why I'm not a petty thief.... I would be too fussy about my tools of the trade  

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HeXa said: ↑
I find it quicker to undo, not just fasten, with a torque wrench... though yes.... a ring spanner would suffice and be quieter.

this is why I'm not a petty thief.... I would be too fussy about my tools of the tradeClick to expand...
But not fussy enough to get the names correct:)

A torque wrench is no faster than a ring spanner

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque_wrench

I think you may be thinking about a battery drill with a hex head socket and a torque setting so as not to strip the thread.

Dave  

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For flat surfaces... I suck at C-spanners where i need to round and round... ring spanners don't do much better... always skin my knuckles. Perhaps this is more a reflection of my abilities than the tools :D

By torque wrench i meant one of those wrenches where it can ratchet both fasten and unfasten, so that I can quickly undo with only a 90 degree swing arc.... guess the other name for the simple version would be a socket wrench. When I was a young tike, Dad used the term "pass the big torque wrench" when taking apart the tractor/header/truck/etc.

But yes... a battery drill with a hex socket would be sweet. :p  

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I will always go with colorbond roof if the price is not too much greater. It looks better, less maintenance and is hard for burglars to break into.

I loathe concrete tiles as they often look awful after just a few years.  

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