Building a Shed

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5 years 2 months ago #546517 by Ronney
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After many years of talking and not a lot of doing, a decision has been made on the purchase of a shed. We settled for a 4-bay, 1 enclosed, 9 metre deep pole shed by Mitek and sold by Carters. All good. Now to get somebody to put it up. Builders are as scarce as hens teeth and one we found quoted us $12,000 cash! and was going to take 10 working days to erect. Another has quoted $12,500 including GST which is a bit more acceptable and would take 4-5 days to erect. So what I'm wondering is how much those of you who might have erected a similar size shed in the last year or so, paid to have it done. I realise there could be variables such as concrete for the poles, metal for the floor and digger hire to place poles so just a rough idea would be appreciated. Ta.

Cheers,
Ronnie

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5 years 2 months ago #546522 by Blueberry
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Back when, we bought our shed through the local ITM, and had them build it, too. Package deal. Have you checked with Carters if they have a crew to put it up?

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5 years 2 months ago #546531 by Ronney
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Thanks Blueberry but no, Carters pretty much only act as an agent for Mitek. Having said that, I can't complain about their service either - they did what they said they were going to do when they said they were going to do it.

In the meantime we've gone with the quote of $12,500 Inc. and they will do a site inspection tomorrow and all being well, will start next Monday. I'm almost at a point where I don't much care - I've waited for a shed that doesn't flood for so long that almost anything would be acceptable :)

Cheers,
Ronnie

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5 years 1 month ago #546552 by Stikkibeek
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Just make sure that their contract does not require you to pay up everything at the start. You need a good amount of your costs held back until the build is finished.....satisfactorily

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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5 years 1 month ago #546561 by Hawkspur
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Note that since 2017, if you use a contract that allows retention of a set percentage until the job is completed, this retained money needs to be held in a liquid asset form such as cash, and on trust. It doesn't have to be in a completely separate trust account, but must be properly accounted for and records showing this need to be available.

www.lawsociety.org.nz/practice-resources...on-retentions-regime

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5 years 1 month ago #546565 by tonybaker
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so they've given you a quote and are only just doing a site inspection?
Normally, progress payments are the way to go. If you pay up front and they go bust, you lose. They won't have to pay for the materials for a month or more so no harm done.....

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5 years 1 month ago #546618 by Dorkus
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Just as a point of reference, I built a 13.2x10m pole shed. Build cost was $20k cash for labour only... The digging/setting of the poles and concrete slab was another $11k.

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