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Jantzen Constructions offers more than a house... it's a home! (from Gladstone News Weekly 13.04.2013)

Jodie Thomson is excited. The office manager and partner behind the Jantzen Constructions brand new spec home at Calliope is thrilled with their creation. “Blake and I have been in Gladstone for the past six years and this is the first spec home we’ve built,” she said. Preferring to use local suppliers and local tradies where possible, they have created a delightful home at Calliope. Boasting almost 240m² of floor space, the openplan layout includes large living spaces, air-conditioning, four bedrooms/two bathrooms, and a massive kitchen. “We chose vinyl plank flooring throughout, which is quite unique,” said Jodie. “And we have used quality fixtures and fittings throughout; this is a home you can truly be proud of.” The 770m² block affords plenty of room for the double car garage plus an outdoor entertainment area. “The yard is fully landscaped. There’s nothing left to do; just move in,” said Jodie. Looking forward to meeting prospective home builders during this weekend’s open day, Jodie said she and Blake wanted to establish a visible presence in the community. “Building can be stressful, but we believe by developing a rapport with our clients beforehand, we can help streamline the process.” Jantzen Constructions continue to be the builder to contact for a range of work that includes new builds, home extensions, renovations, and more. (Click here to see the full article)

Prepare to be 'wowed' (from Gladstone News Weekly 13.04.2013)

Jantzen Constructions new spec home at Calliope is sure to delight even the most discerning buyer. With features too numerous to list, why not come and see for yourself during their grand opening? The home, located in North Ridge Drive, will be open for inspection this Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Be sure to enter the draw to win a fabulous night away at Agnes Water.
A $100 voucher for paddle-board or kite surfing lessons with In the Loop at Tannum Sands is a great runner-up prize. The home will be open for inspection on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 from 10am to 2pm and is currently listed for sale with Alicia Williams from RE/MAX Gladstone with an asking price of $519,000. (Click here to see the full article)

Remember to count the costs ... (from The Observer, Gladstone Home Builders Guide - June 2013)

ONE of the major concepts to keep in mind when it comes to building is – the costs. Jantzen Constructions builder Blake Jantzen said when it comes to weighing the costs involved with building, the cheapest price may not necessarily be the most accurate. “Homeowners should read their contract from the builder carefully so they know upfront how much their home will be costing them,” he said. “The builder will also allow for inclusions – plumbing fixtures and fittings, light fittings, tiles and appliances.” When it comes to building, Mr Jantzen strongly recommends using a builder that is on the job site each day and managing the building project. “By being on the job on a daily basis, the builder can ensure that trades and suppliers are completing their work within time frames. There is limited wastage of materials and quality control on the job is maintained at all times.” Mr Jantzen said homeowners should make sure a realistic price has been allowed for by the builder. “You don’t want to receive a surprise bill at the end of the building project because you didn’t understand the contract.” Before considering building a new home, people should consider the precosts. “These include all local government plumbing and building certification fees, relevant insurances, plans and engineering reports,” Mr Jantzen said. “These alone can cost in excess of $10,000 even before any site works have started.” With this is mind, Mr Jantzen said it’s important that the foundations of any home are not kept on a tight budget. “It’s the most critical component when building,” he said. “If short cuts are made, the building process and structure can be compromised.” The experienced builder recommends using a traditional slab on ground method, to effectively achieve a solid foundation. “This consists of a concrete slab poured over the top of a concrete footing. “All foundations are engineered to be site specific and accommodate different soil classifications and characteristics.” “Outside the direct costs involved with building a new home, homeowners also need to take into consideration costs involved with finishing off their home once it has been handed over by the builder,” Mr Jantzen said. So when it comes time to prepare for that dream, picturesque home – be wise and consider your costs. In turn, you will be thankful you took the time to do your homework .