Inclusions to look for when building a house

Building a home is an exciting experience but there can be a few costs not included in the quoted price. Find out what they are, with this Canstar guide. 

There’s only one way to get a new house that perfectly suits the needs of your family – and that’s to build it. Whether it’s a house and land package or a custom-built design, inclusions when building a house are so important. It’s important to carefully note everything that is (and isn’t) included as part of the price. Paying extra for bits and pieces soon adds up!

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Inclusions when building a house

As a starting point, of course, you need to ensure that basic items such as council approval, soil testing, retaining, drainage, insurance and dump fees are included in your quoted price. Beyond that, here are 30 more items that you may want to enquire about:

Inclusions when building a house

Wall and ceiling insulation TV points
Double Power Points Dishwasher
Clothes line Paving
Mailbox Curtains/blinds
Door security screens Connection to services
Rainwater tank Outdoor lighting
All outdoor drainage Window  locks
Fencing Cornices

check for these inclusions

Light Fittings Window glazing
Stove/Oven Good quality tapware
Driveway Eaves
Landscaping Window flyscreens
Air Conditioning/heating Colour choice
Ducted Vacuum System All internal/external painting
Double Garage Carpet/flooring

 

It’s important to note that this isn’t an exhaustive list. You will know what other features are important for your household, so sit down and make a list of them all before you start talking contracts.  At the end of the day, it’s about getting a home that you love at a price that is comfortably inclusive.

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