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    Default Building a house

    So my husband & I have been house hunting for months for our "perfect" house, & nothing comes close.

    So now we're contemplating the idea of buying a crappy house in the area we want, demolishing & building on the block.

    But we need to do our sums to make sure it's a viable option.

    Has anyone built a house? Does anyone know what I'd be looking at roughly, for a 4 bedroom, two bathroom house? (Including the build, as well as the inside fit out, of course I understand that there's a big difference in cost of different carpets, cupboards, etc)....

    Where would I start, do I need to contact an architect?

    Does anyone know of a house building forum? (Not sure if I'm allowed to ask that, mods, delete this lat comment if it's against the rules).

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    Perth, Western Australia
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    We were going to demolish and build our perfect 4x2, estimated costs $600k including fit out and some basic landscaping!

    We ended up buying an established house we liked and doing minor renos, with more renos on the cards in a few years time.

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