Kit Homes: Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need help with kit home construction to help you make the best decisions. Building or buying a home is a big decision and the more information we can give our clients, the more they know about choosing a home that will best suit their lifestyle and personality. When our customers are happy, we’ve done our job well! So to help owner builder customers everywhere, here is a list of the top 5 questions we are asked on a regular basis. We want to help you make the best decisions about your home.

1. Should we buy kit homes or traditionally built homes?

Buying and building as an owner builder, gives you more flexibility in your involvement, allowing you to take advantage of your strengths and get involved if you choose to. Other benefits include saving you money on construction, avoiding issues associated with contractors, moving into your new home faster and allowing you to keep the naturally landscaping.

2. How much money will I save?

You will need to make your own comparisons, but typically our clients save from 30 – 50{6a6f606e37cd9d9ea72282daca64070620822df4bee8779b5efb00ecd3f9b257} on construction costs on kits as the owner builder. The more work you are able to carry out yourself, the greater your savings will be.

3. Are the kit homes all standard?

Foe example lets consider 5 standard homes: The Denmark, The Endeavour Series, The Flinders Range, The Leda Series and The Leichardt. All these kits can be build with 2, 3, 4, or 5 bedrooms. Most builders will have a variety of kits like this that can all be modified to suit your wants and needs. It’s really up to you!

4. What are the options for stages of build? And what comes with the kit?

This depends on which stage of build you choose for your home. Consider what level of involvement you want and what materials you are comfortable sourcing and fitting yourself. Most builders will offer 3 stages of build;

  1. Supply of lock-up home: These come with enough materials to get to lockup stage, which includes all materials needed to be able to secure the building.
  2. Supplied and built to lock-up stage: Supply and build to lock-up stage takes care some important items so you don’t have to; obviously labour to erect to lock-up stage, a structural guarantee, Housing Indemnity Insurance and Construction and public liability insurance and typically a maintenance period.
  3. Fully built: Fully Built will include everything needed to “live in”. For example, shelving to robes, linen cupboards and built-in pantry, vanities with moulded top and basin, shower enclosures with pivot doors, bath, tapware and towel rails, kitchen cupboards, kitchen sink, electric hot plates, oven and even toilet roll holders.

5. Can I build it myself?

Of course! Kit homes are designed for anyone to be able to build them.

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