So you have decided you want to build a double storey home in Perth. Great! Now is the time to get informed and know what to look out for. Here’s the quick down low:
Types of Two Storey Builders
There are different types of Double Storey Home Builders in Perth, where some builders focus on practical style and affordability while other builders focus on premium design add-ons that are more expensive. Then, there are double storey builders that give you the control to custom create your own two storey home – and that’s even more pricier.
Choose the double storey builder that suits your location, style and financial situation, but know exactly what you are getting for the price you pay and the value it adds onto the home in the long run.
Check for Hidden Costs, Specifications and Build Time
Ensure there are no misunderstandings by checking all costs attributed to the building of your new double storey home. Delve deeper and double check especially for hidden costs. Clear open communication is important, and although generally builders are honest, it’s important to do self-research and be proactive in asking questions and learning more about the overall building process of your home.
Another important thing to look into is specifications included with the home for the price you pay, also referred to as inclusions. The specifications is what comes with the home, and they are generally standard specifications that are similar with all builders. For example, ‘termite treatment to the house slab and perimeter, full paint finish, light points, door handles, kitchen benchtops, drawers, bathroom basins and more are what you will find in standard specifications for homes. Many of those same builders do offer ‘specification upgrades’ for a higher price, and these differentiate from builder to builder, depending on what unique design add-on’s they are offering.
Lastly, not all double storey builders will construct the home in the same timeframe. Some are slower than others. Check what the build time is and be aware that wet weather will delay and impact on the build time. Express Living Homes Living is a builder that is an exception – they build their two storey homes at a faster and flexible time rate than other builders. You can learn how they do that by reading about their Sustainable Technology & Materials here, and why they are the future of building double storey in Perth.
Location and Home Design Must Compliment Each Other
There are many benefits in building a double storey home, and one of the main advantages is location. You can build in a more central, convenient suburb with a two storey on a smaller block of land, rather than have to build in an out of the way rural suburb. And you still get a backyard with a two storey home! Due to higher land costs for larger blocks, choosing a smaller block means you really do get to live in a location you more prefer at a fraction of the price.