Very happy with the communication between myself and the company. We had problems with getting our finance and the builders didn't charge us extra or charge penalties because it took so long to get approved.
Quick build time, Fantastic range of items to choose from e.g tiles, carpets, paint, bricks. [name censored] very welcoming and helpful with all my inquiries and very knowledgeable of all products and helped us save money by not buying things we didn't need. Good quality fixtures and fittings, most things that are classed as extras with other builders come as standards with Dechellis
handover was july, 2009. we are so happy with every aspect from initial enquiry to handover. tradesman care about quality of work, work with owners extremely well. building supervisor the absolute best Tony. no complaints only accolades for Dechellis A+++
what they say is what you get, quality all the way
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Questions & Answers
Hi we are planning to build a house soon in SA
Can anyone explain what is the difference between dechellis builders standards items and grande specifications?
We are looking at building with this company, just wondering how long it takes from signing contract to moving in?
Brand Manager B.Dechellis Homes
Thanks for your question.
Dechellis Homes are a builder that allows our clients to either modify a existing plan or create a custom design to meet their needs. We also provide our clients with a wide range of choices for selections.
Typically we allow approx.. 3-4 months for preliminary/contract works and then approx. 6 months for construction however please note these time frames depend on a number of factors such as location, single/double storey, size, council approvals, finance, site works, Christmas break etc..
If you would like more information on this or if you have a design in mind please contact our head office on 8362 7427 and we can certainly assist you further.
Judging by all the bad feedback I am very reluctant to build with these guys, their display homes are great but I don't have the time or patience dealing with the aftermath once we move in. it is also disappointing that they have the reputation of being shonky and have very bad workmanship. Disappointed really.
It took us 18 months to get to contract stage, they were slow at just about everthing and always seems to put the delays on someone else other than themselves. So we eventually signed a contract but when it came for the bosses to sign it off they then slugged us an extra $19K on our contract price. So they said pay the extra charge or lose the contract. Basically they held us to ransom to either pay or they wont continue with the build. We decided not to continue with this unethical mob. Decided to go with a much more professional builder, and this so far has been absolutely brilliant dealing with a much more professional builder. Just watch for those discounts and free air conditioners offers, remenber nothing is free, they get there money back from you some how. Be carefull choosing this builder. Good luck
Can anyone give me a rough estimate of how much extra they paid to 'upgrade' from the grande specifications and make their selections more 'fancy'? Just after a rough guide of what extra $$ we might be expected to pay if we choose to upgrade a lot of items
Brand Manager B.Dechellis Homes
Hi Danii. Thanks for your question. It is a question that would have a different answer for everyone. What you choose to upgrade comes down to your personal taste and the main factor is your budget. It also depends what has already been included in your contract pricing. For example a lot of people will upgrade to stone bench tops from the beginning (unless this was part of a promotion) so it is already included which means you don't have to upgrade at selections. If you are upgrading items like sanitary ware (again depending on what you pick) the upgrade cost may not be large but if you are upgrading to full height tiling to bathrooms, then this would be more due to not only supply costs but labour costs too. To try to give you an indicative guide, you would be looking at $10K+ but how much extra depends on what you select. I hope this is somewhat helpful. Regards, Dechellis Homes
Our upgrades cost around $25k. The problem being that the suppliers charge at full retail rates for anything you upgrade. For example - I upgraded from a 1 and half sink to a double and that cost me an additional $400. I could have bought the whole double sink for that price on my own - but i had to pay that for an upgrade - ridiculous . Many other examples of this in our place. I doubt that Dechellis are the only ones doing this price gouging across the board.
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