Please note - Due to the holiday season, builders and developers may be slower than usual in responding to any queries Close

New Home Inclusions – Eliminate hidden costs

When it comes to choosing the right builder for your new home, apart from looking at their level of experience and reputation, it is crucial to evaluate the list of new home inclusions offered.

What are the new home inclusions?
Inclusions are specific items or services included in the stated base price of the home. The base price of design will come with ‘standard inclusions’, which varies by each builder. Generally speaking, this does not include items such as landscaping, footpaths, fencing, heating/cooling, window furnishings, removal of excess soil, and rock breaking for excavation.

Based on the standard new home inclusions, you can make several upgrades and add extras to the list. Allocate your budget to accommodate these costs, it is recommended that 70-80% goes towards the base price of the home, and the other 20-30% is reserved for upgrades.

Why do builders have different new home inclusions?
Different builders may target homebuyers with a particular lifestyle, hence inclusions are more likely to be tailored for that group. For example, some builders have sub-brands that focus on first home buyers, those inclusions may be designed to help FHB get the most of out of their grant.

Another thing to note is that display homes often include standard inclusion items as well as many upgraded features, this can be anything from floor coverings to upgraded high-end kitchen fittings for example. So have a chat with the new homes sales consultant who will be able to tell you what is standard, and then what upgrades are available for what additional cost. You may also want to compare the additional upgrade costs from different builders. The best advice is to do your research and be informed.

How do I know what upgrades to make?
Many homebuyers tend to choose features for their new home based on their past experiences, which leads them to overlook items that will help rectify the shortcomings of their current home. Your decisions should always relate back to you and your family’s future lifestyle, use our printable checklist to have an objective overview of what upgrades to make to address your needs. Also, look out for home packages that include essentials such as Council Approval, Soil Testing, Construction Insurance, Termite Treatments and Soil removal Fees. These services will save you a lot of trouble if it’s already taken care of by the builder.

What’s the best way to compare house packages from different builders?
Start off by using our comparison tool for viewing various inclusions of homes side by side (just click the ‘Compare’ button next to your favourite designs). Once you have a better idea of what’s included and what’s not, the next step would be to get a copy of the new home inclusions schedule and speak in person with the new homes sales consultant from the builder to find out costs.

iBuildnew Advisory Team
Let us do the legwork for you.
  • We’ll ask the right questions to better understand your needs
  • We’ll create a recommended shortlist ideally matched to you
  • We’ll answer specific questions or concerns related to home building, land purchasing or financing

Zoe Langenberg

Zoe is passionate about coffee and interior design. You can find her most weekends exploring an art gallery or devouring a good book.

About

iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

You may also like

Apr 23, 2017

Why Should You Choose iBuildNew

It is no secret that building a new house and choosing the perfect house plans is a str...
Read More
Oct 16, 2019

How Long Does A Building Inspection Take?

Engaging a building or pest inspection is a crucial first step before committing to any...
Read More
Jan 24, 2018

Building a House in an Estate or an Established Area

With so many housing options available in Australia, it can be hard deciding which area...
Read More
Nov 22, 2019

Top 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Building A Ne...

When fulfilling the dream of a new home, there are a range of questions that come up fo...
Read More
Jun 03, 2019

5 Ways To Save When Building Your Dream Home

Affordability is at the forefront of every homebuyer’s agenda. The perfect build will c...
Read More
Apr 05, 2017

A Closer Look at Home Site Costs: 5 Determining Fact...

Home site costs are something that stumps a lot of people who are in the process of bui...
Read More
May 23, 2018

3 Steps to Building a House Made Easy

The journey of building a house or investment property does not need to be a nightmare....
Read More
May 29, 2019

Choosing A Builder? Here Are 6 Questions You Shouldn...

Deciding to build new signifies the start of an exciting process! You’ve probably done ...
Read More
Oct 05, 2020

Government Extends First Home Loan Deposit Scheme By...

This article will be updated as new information is released. On the 3rd of October, the...
Read More
Apr 01, 2018

Tips For Sticking To Your Construction Timeline

Beginning construction on your new home can be both an exciting and daunting step in cr...
Read More
Dec 14, 2023

How To Find A Home Builder

Building a new home is a journey filled with excitement and anticipation. One of the mo...
Read More
May 05, 2016

Knockdown Rebuild: What are the steps?

If you are happy with the area you live in, but your house no longer suits your needs o...
Read More
Jan 08, 2018

No Land for Sale Near You? Here’s how to Finance a K...

Finding vacant land for sale in Melbourne is near impossible. And if you have your hear...
Read More
May 16, 2017

Urban Planning and Development in Australia: What Yo...

Understanding town planning in Australia is crucial for anyone planning to build a new ...
Read More
May 22, 2019

To Buy or to Build A Home: What’s the Better Option?

One of the very first decisions every home-buyer needs to make is whether to buy an exi...
Read More
Nov 30, 2020

Morrison Government Extends HomeBuilder Grant For A ...

This article was originally published on iBuyNew.com.au and has been reproduced here wi...
Read More
Jun 24, 2018

What Will Set Your Luxury House Plans Apart?

Are you planning on building luxury house plans? What will set your new home apart from...
Read More
Feb 27, 2019

Builder Profile: Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven has proudly been building quality homes for over a decade, celebrating their ...
Read More
Mar 20, 2017

Finding the Right Home Builders in Perth

If you are looking at building your new home in Perth, there has never been a better ti...
Read More
Feb 20, 2022

What You Need To Do Before Starting A Knockdown Rebu...

Life in a beautiful area with great neighbours and everything you need just a stone’s t...
Read More
Nov 11, 2016

Conveyancing for a New Build

When you are building a new home there is the process of transferring ownership of lega...
Read More
Jul 02, 2018

6 Misconceptions About Building With a Volume Builder

Volume builders, also known as project builders, are those builders that provide a seri...
Read More
Sep 13, 2019

How To Ensure Your Builder’s Quote Is Precise ...

Understanding how to compare builder quotes and ensuring that the quotes are precise an...
Read More

Get more from

Browse House and Land Packages