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ADD:1. Ayala west Grove- High End
2. Georgia Club - Mid to High End
3. Sta Rosa Estate - Mid to High Rnd
4. Nuvali - Mid to Hig End
5.Pramana - Mid to High end
6 Augusta - Mid to High End
7. Salt Lake Eton - High End
8Laguna Bel-air - Mid -High End
9.San Jose Village- Mid to Low
10. Sta Rosa Heights - Mid to Low
11. South Forbes - mid to high end
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Tapos na bayaran sa lupa. Now what? If I am planning to build a house few years from now, what is the next step I.e do I contact an architect muna? Geologist?
Sino dito meron lot sa The Sonoma? around Nuvali siya walking distance lang sa Solenad. bumabaha ba dito? thanks
For consolation, hubby and I went there during the recent habagat... well, we were stranded because Southwoods SLEX was impassable and thought we can pass through national highway instead, but NO, lagpas beywang ang baha sa Sta. Rosa, Bayan. We decided to check out the location (and just in case binabaha, ipatigil ang construction hehe).
We have a private contractor and an architect on tow. Well, downside is you need to settle the construction bond. So far, so good...
Good job on passing through your site on a bad weather! That's an advice we give fresh homeowners. Observing the location is very important. Also the construction bond is not actually a downside, it is designed to protect both parties. Depending of course how this is structured for you. But generally, it's for mutual protection.
Naguguluhan lang ako kasi sa unang 2 buwan ng construction, parang 90% na *** ilalabas na fund tapos pag nasa finishing stage na, ang liliit na lang ng amount. Ganun ba talaga yun? I was not hands on kasi during the search for contractors, si hubby lang at medyo lagi akong nasa byahe due to work. Then initially, ang exclusion lang sa contract ay cabinets (kitchen and closet) and light fixtures. Nung humingi na ako ng reprint, pati water at electric bill kami na ang sagot. Oh well, si hubby ang na-i-stress sa akin... Kaso andyan na yan. Stressful na ang mag-ayos ng bahay.
Nakakahilo na din ang pagsusukat ng plan sa actual... may plano nga, hindi pa din tugma *** sukat. Our architect was sooooooooo mabait at talagang tinatyaga niya ayusin base sa actual. He also helps out pag may mga binabago si contractor sa design dahil puro "hindi pwede" at "hihina ang structure". Of course, kami ni architect, we standby what "I", as the customer, want hehe. Pero how I wish, nakita ko itong site na ito bago pa kami mag start mag construct para nagka-idea ako.
Based on our 'stressful' experience (hehehe!), Yung budget construction amount parang lumalabas na mostly talaga eh structure lang sya yung finishing stage with appliances mag-add ka pa ng mga 1M+ . Lalo na sa finishing stage maraming nababago na sa materials.. Depende na lang kung gusto mo eh yung okay na o magandang quality.
30% - Initial
tapos 10% sa pinaka-huli halos patapos na
As far as the payment scheme to your contractor, iba iba kasi yan. Other would require 50% downpayment to mobilize. You're wondering why it seems more expensive in the beginning, it is because buying of the materials, hauling, and mobilization happens on this stage. No monkey business on that. Finishing stage is the easiest in construction. As far as items not included on the scope of work, it sounds like you don't have a copy of the original contract that's why you're asking for a reprint. Remember to always keep an original of any agreement with your contractor. Even so much as instructions, don't ever rely on verbal. Always put everything to writing. That way when issues arise you have a piece of paper to back you up. It can be very powerful at times of dispute. It doesn't even have to be formally written. If you think it's too much work, just put it down even handwritten and have all parties signed. Anyway, lesson learned for you. And to all who's reading this, take that as a very helpful tip.
As far as the discrepancy on the dimensions, as a matter of fact ganyan talaga. It hardly ever happens that the floor plan is followed 100%. It really depends on how strict your architect and how well he supervises. Ask for an as-built from your contractor and keep it with you. At the time you need to renovate or change something that will now be your reference not the original plan.
The contractor SHOULD NOT change anything without the consent of your architect. Remember that all instruction should only come from that guy.
As per your last statement, yes another lesson learned. That's the first thing anyone should do before constructing, designing, even buying.
Any one interested to buy a 308 sqm lot in Sta Rosa Heights, Silang, Cavite? Just PM me. The property is at the highest location in the subdivision and walking distance to the clubhouse. It's a very good investment as property development in Silang continues to appreciate in value. As one forumer here said, it is better to buy a lot first and later on build a quality house (the way you want it) at a lesser price than the ready-made ones.
Thanks Nekie for sharing. I am currently gathering options and ideas.
alam ko binabaha yung sa harap ng avid settings pag malakas ang ulan, may post pa na pic yung kakilala ko na nakatira doon, facing the road yung bahay nila
I was at the site last weekend and drove through Augusta so I might have seen your house as there are only a handful built in Augusta.
I found an architect/contractor who I'll be meeting this weekend so hopefully he gives me all the reasons to have a go at my residential project
Thanks in advance
*how much is the construction bond?
Fixed price naman po. Construction bond paid to Brittany was Php150K + 20k (for Meralco application yata) + 5k processing fee
You might want to set a meeting with Brittany first to discuss the restrictions and construction guidelines (ideally with your architect). Medyo mahigpit sila with setbacks, exterior appearance, roof material, etc. In fact, Brittany requires submission of swatches ng exterior paint, shingles and wall claddings for approval pa.
I hope you find the right architect and contractor soon
Parang inabot ako ng 2 weeks sa paghahanap ng "perfect" water closet para sa mga T&B and powder room. Medyo nag splurge ako ng kaunti at ang reason ko naman e pangmatagalan na ang mga bathroom fixtures.
I would go to Soler next week to look around. Maghahanap na ako ng ilaw, shower fixtures, accent tiles, laminated wood for attic, cabinet handles and cabinet trays.
By the way, for people na nakakadaan sa Solenad, do pass by HAFELE store. I bought our utility sink from them. The utility sink, single lang and nasa Php 1,500 lang. We also bought the door locks and handles from the same store... Natuwa ako sa T&B lock nila at Php 500+ lang (original price Php 1,900+), highly recommended lalo na pag may chikiting na makukulit. Bumili din ako ng chimney type na hood sa HAFELE at 30% off.