September 23 2019 0Comment

The truth behind Free Fees, are they really free at all?


Have you ever seen this headline? Maybe you’ve heard it on the radio before or seen it on television. It’s bold, it’s alluring and often it catches people who have been ‘umming and ahhing’ about building a patio or a carport. But you might ask yourself, what’s the deal? How can they offer this and who is paying the council fees? SEQ Patio Group is here to set the record straight. To put it bluntly, they’re not free and you’re still paying, and here are the reasons why.

But isn’t this illegal?

This is probably something that you’ve said to yourself if you’ve seen these ads before and they seemed like a great deal at the time – so why are we saying otherwise? Well, no one wants to lose money, which is fair enough, but those council fees have to come from somewhere and the builder isn’t going to fork out for them. Cue ‘price adjustment’.

Builders are inevitably going to need to make up the money elsewhere, whether that’s on materials or labour, and you can be sure that they will do that. This might come as a shock because these companies are lying to you via omitting the truth, but you’d be surprised at how often it happens.

As you’re reading this right now, you’ve probably realised you’ve been taken for a ride by another company in the past, or maybe you were just about to pull the trigger on one of these deals. We get it. We understand your pain, and frankly, this is why we are sharing this information with you – to make sure you get the facts you need to help you make better patio purchase decisions.


Honesty goes a long way

We’ve been in the business of building premier patios and carports for a number of years now, and we know how easy it is for builders to ‘fix’ their quotes to make up the difference of cheaper or free sections within the quote. We like to think of ourselves as honest and fair when it comes to our business practices. We treat our customers the same as we would like to be treated. We offer transparency and a breakdown of each cost in our quote accordingly.

If you’re looking for a genuine, fixed price quote (and yes, our quotes are 100% free) that involves professional designing and works with your budget and space constraints, then SEQ Patio Group is here to help. Get in touch with us on 0439 436 624 or via our online contact form, located here.