Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You must select a builder that best suits your needs. A builder who would be entirely transparent from day one through to handover. Here are some of our frequently asked questions and answers that will help you before starting the process with a reputable builder such as Vogue Homes.
A lot of builders talk about base house price. The base price is a bare minimum price, an amount that does not include what you require to finish your new home – for example, a driveway. Many builders will start with the base house price and then add on what you need to ensure your home is complete. At Vogue Homes, we include everything upfront. Our Vogue Designs packaged with the Vogue Inclusions will ensure your home is ready to be lived in, we will provide you have an under main roof tiled alfresco, a driveway, carpet to your bedrooms and much more.
Vogue Homes offers an excellent custom design service. You will have the opportunity to sit down with our draftsman to create something unique for your block. Our custom home builds are priced using the same system as our standard so that you can expect accurate and fair pricing. We will guide you through the whole process to ensure you get what you want.
Yes, we certainly will! Bring us your DA approved plans and all supporting documentation, and we will provide you with a Tender Price. We can also navigate you through the process of making changes should you need.
Site costs is a blanket term used to describe the mandatory items involved with preparing your site ready for the installation of your ground floor.
Site costs include:
- Contour survey
- Soil test
- Building approval and fees which may be associated
- Engineering for your build (hydraulic or structural)
- Fence hire
- Insurances and warranties
Site works include:
- Drop Edge Beams (DEB)
- Slab Class
- Spoil import or export/ cut and fill
- Mains supply (water, power, sewer, gas and NBN)
Vogue Homes include all site costs in our base house price and provide official site works at our base house price. At the preliminary stage of planning (Stage 2 in our process), we will estimate all necessary site works for your new home.
Yes, you can! We understand that every customer is different, so we offer a flexible service. There are no charges for the process of changes to our floor plans, such as moving a wall or closing in a lounge room.
The process will depend on the type of home you are building. These factors include:
- Single, double, dual living
- Size of home
- Customised features
- Site complexity and access
As a rough guide, see below:
- Single: 4-6 months
- Double: 6-9 months
- Dual -Living: 10-12 months
Vogue Homes representative will verify your build timeline at the time of planning.
You can select your design or start planning your custom home. We can complete tenders, selections and contracts. However, the approval process will take longer as we will be required to update the plans with the registered contours and approved site requirements.
We most definitely do! Contact our sales consultants to discuss options that suit your needs and budget.
Indeed you can. At Vogue Homes, we appreciate that every customer is different and therefore, various inclusions are important to different people. Creating “packages” for your inclusions can limit the customer, forcing them to spend money on items that are not important. Although we believe our Vogue Inclusions offer a much superior product selection than our competitors, we understand that you may want certain things to suit your lifestyle, style or budget, so we are happy to work with you to make sure you are only paying for what you want.
No. We have several solutions for our customers. We can offer a quality Home and Land Package in different areas. We are also available to assist you in your journey of finding land, and we have many contacts that we can provide.
Our sales consultants will work with you to ensure we can meet your budget expectations. Set your limit and let us work our magic. We are upfront and honest, and we always provide transparency in our service – if we cannot meet your expectations, we will let you know from the beginning, so we don’t waste your time.
As a concrete slab is a level, the ground under the slab may not be.
A DEB is a difference in or at the end of the slab from the final floor level to natural ground level.