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Everything you need to know about how to get the current home building grants

Those who are planning to build a new home are in luck with the multiple home building grants available to those who are building a new home.  At Build In Oz, you can learn everything you need to know about how to get the current home building grants in Australia. Our Build In Oz home … Read More

Do you pay stamp duty on a new build?

Do i pay stamp duty on a new build? Stamp duty is by far one of the biggest and most unexpected costs of purchasing a new existing home.  Thankfully, there is a way to avoid paying stamp duty on your new home and that is to build a new home rather than buy one.  But … Read More

Home Builder Program Stimulus Package from the Australian Government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic for building a new home

HomeBuilder Program stimulus package From today the 4 June 2020 until the 31st of December 2020 all eligible owner-occupiers (not just first home buyers) will be provided with a grant of $25,000 to build their new home or substantially renovate their existing home.  If you’re an eligible first home owner this is in addition to … Read More

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUILDER – A CHECKLIST

It’s easy to avoid being misled by clever marketing ploys and manipulative sales tactics when you know the facts about the process of planning to build a new home.

SHOULD I BUY A HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGE?

Once you do your homework on house and land packages you’ll come to learn that there’s lots of extra costs the advertised packages don’t include. We feel it’s always better to save yourself the heartache by getting the facts upfront.

DO I NEED TO LIKE THE BUILDER I CHOOSE TO BUILD MY NEW HOME?

When it comes to choosing a builder you need one thing to happen before anything else does. They need to make you smile. Why is this so important above all else? Because genuine people make us smile and genuine people are the ones we can trust.

HOW DO I APPROACH MY BUILDERS WHEN THERE IS A PROBLEM WHILE THEY ARE BUILDING MY NEW HOME?

One of the biggest mistakes made by people who are having a home built for them is not speaking up when they know something isn’t quite right. It’s those situations where you see something and you think ‘Mmm, should that be like that?’ Or some people just didn’t have the courage to stand up and say, ‘Hey, that doesn’t seem right’ or ‘That wasn’t what we had planned.’ They are often your commonsense things.

HOW DO I AVOID BLOWING MY BUDGET WHEN BUILDING MY NEW HOME?

If you’re on a tight budget, stick to your guns and be aware of these seductive sales techniques, so that you can avoid being sucked in to paying for things you really can’t afford or are low on your list of priorities.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BUDGET BUILDER AND A HIGH-END BUILDER?

The quality of your new home is determined by your budget more than your builder. Every home with a building permit must be built to a standard that ensures its structural stability. Yours will have to be built according to a strict set of standards, codes, guidelines and regulations, regardless of the quality of the materials, fixtures and fittings.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CUSTOM BUILDER AND A PROJECT BUILDER?

Custom home builders, Volume Home Builders, Project Home Builders – Do you know the difference? If you’re building a new home you should.

How do I choose a builder to build my new home?

You don’t need to know how to actually build a new home but you do need to know who to ‘plan’ to build a new home. We exist to give you all of your options so you can get it right the first time.

HOW DO I CHECK IF MY BUILDER IS REGISTERED AND QUALIFIED TO BUILD MY NEW HOME?

Use a Licensed Builder The first thing you need to know when engaging a builder is whether they are licensed. Only licensed builders can be in charge of significant building projects. While the laws do vary somewhat from state to state, a licensed builder has to provide a warrantee for their work. For more information … Read More

HOW TO GET THE BEST FLOORPLAN – A CHECKLIST

You’ll now be aware of all of your options when it comes to choosing or designing your perfect floorplan. You’re ‘free to choose’ the option that will be best for you. You also now have the process we use to ensure we get the most competitive quotes from Builders and you know why you shouldn’t choose a Builder just because you love their floorplans. Most important of all you now know your options for getting the home you want for the budget you have.

HOW DO I AVOID BEING OVERQUOTED BY BUILDERS?

If you go to a builder and fall in love with one of their floor-plans, you can’t take that floor-plan and have it quoted by anyone else and that can be dangerous. Here’s why.

HOW CAN I MAKE THE HOME I’M BUILDING MORE SUSTAINABLE?

Here’s ten simple ways you can employ sustainable principles in your new home that will reduce your energy consumption and save you money.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING MY HOME?

The definition of spacious is not to have a lot of space; it’s to have ample space. Spacious doesn’t have to mean big. Any room can be spacious providing it can meet the purpose for which it was created or intended.

HOW DO I USE AN ARCHITECT TO ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGN MY HOME?

Architects may have expertise that other building design professionals do not, which makes them good choices for complex or unusual designs. You’re also likely to get a higher degree of creative input from an architect.

HOW DO I USE A BUILDING DESIGNER OR DRAFTSPERSON TO CUSTOM DESIGN MY HOME?

When working with a building designer, dratsperson or architect you’ll work with them to create a unique design or to adapt a mix of floorplans you like.

HOW DO I USE PRE-DESIGNED FLOORPLANS FROM A CUSTOM BUILDER?

Custom Builders often have their own range of floorplans that they can share with you and unlike the Volume Builders, they offer the added bonus of being able to ‘customise’ or adapt them to suit.

How do I use pre-designed floorplans from a project builder?

Volume builders offer hundreds of pre-designed floorplans that cater for all budgets and the cost is incorporated into your overall costs. The sales consultant who works with you on behalf of the volume building company will help you choose a floorplan and also help you plot your preferred floorplan on a block.