I got an email from N yesterday about my 5 star rating, due to the orientation of the house on the block it has failed it's 5 star rating and requires an upgrade of the ceiling insulation to R3.5 batts at a cost of $911.
I asked N to confirm that I wasn't required to pay for this as I am doing a fixed price house and land package on a block of land which PD selected and had a list of applicable houses itemised with respective prices for a FIXED PRICE. N came back with something about allowing a certain amount for 5 star rating and anything above the minimum they allow for needs to be paid for by the client - umm how is that fixed price??
I'm going to call the government body today that deals with all this kind of stuff and ask them what they think as I really don't think that I should be paying for this required uppgrade.