Have you been looking to build a new home but had additional cost added to the build such as the BAL?
Not sure what it is, why it applies to you and how the heck the builder comes up with that figure? Well worry not, we were once in a similar boat and will let you in on the mysteries of the BAL.
To start with BAL stands for Bushfire Attack Level. Basically each new build is put into one of six categories based on the likelihood and severity of bushfires at the property. The categorisation of your property is done by your local council referencing the RFS (Rural Fire Service) site assessment methodology. Like anything with government oversight the process is through and exhaustive, but if you want more information we recommend you check out the rural fire services resources (more…)
1. Request a Quotation
Request a quotation and one of our Site Supervisors will visit your land to conduct a detailed assessment. We then have a Registered Surveyor on site to determine levels and placement of the home (excludes PriceLeader quotations). Finally, our Estimator will prepare an itemised quotation for your New Home Consultant to present to you along with the survey.
2. Acceptance of the Quotation
On presentation of your quotation, we’ll ask for your initial deposit and finalise any variations that you may have. Commencing the date of your deposit, your quotation provides a fixed tender period – holding the basic price of your home whilst the steps between here and contract signing take place. (more…)
When pre-made off-the-shelf furniture isn’t meeting your specific storage needs in the dining room, bedroom or hallway, look no further than kitchen cabinets for a good-looking and practical solution. Either custom-made or flat-pack kitchen cabinets can be used to create bespoke storage that caters to your personal needs, and to the particular space available in your home.
Building your new home is only the first step, the real fun comes designing the interior to suit your style. Whilst we are more then happy to offer our less then expert opinion, we think you may be better off checking out our amazing list of award winners below. These interior design blogs cover all personal taste, modern and classic trends and all kinds of budgets. So without further ado here are the best 36 interior design blogs around the world: (more…)
The First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) scheme was established to assist eligible first home owners to purchase a new home or build their home by offering a grant.
The First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) provides a grant of $10,000 to help eligible first home buyers to purchase or build a new home.It replaces the $15,000 First Home Owner Grant from 1 January 2016. So for eligible Building Contracts made on or after 1 January 2016, the grant amount is $10,000. (more…)
New Hotondo Display Home opening in Nowra on Saturday 15th October 2016
- Monday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Tuesday: By Appointment
- Wednesday: By Appointment
- Thursday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
No Room for a Dining Area? Install a Banquette!
If your dining zone is on the small side, a banquette seat effectively maximises the available seating while adding a cafe-cool vibe to the space. It also offers comfort and flexibility, and even under-seat storage. It can fit snugly into a corner or stretch along a wall for more expansive seating. (more…)
From slipper to circular, sunken to spa, there’s a bath shape that’s not only perfect for your bathroom but will suit your bathing style too.
The latest Houzz survey says it all – decks top homeowners’ most-updated list and are a more important feature of the home than ever.
Australians just can’t get enough when it comes to decks, so much so that they are now being treated not just as an add-on to the house, but an integral part of it. The results from the Houzz Australia Landscaping & Garden Trends Study reveal that 82 per cent of homeowners undertaking a landscaping project are making changes to outdoor structures, and doing up the deck or adding a new one is by far the most popular project on the cards. (more…)