Frequently Asked Questions

We know the home building process can spur a lot of questions. We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked ones to help you plan and budget for your new home build.

The thought of building a home may seem intimidating, but the experienced Plunkett team are available to offer advice, guidance and ongoing support. After all, building your brand new single or two-storey home should be an exciting experience!

We’ve answered a range of the most frequently asked questions to help you through your journey, so have a read, and feel to touch base when you’re ready.

I’d like to start building my new home, where do I begin?

Our New Home Consultants are always ready to have an obligation free meeting or phone call with you to help you start your new home journey. Simply contact us here or if you aren’t ready to start the conversation have a look at our home design to get some inspiration.

Am I able to make changes to a standard plan?

We have a team of in-house designers ready to work with your feedback and visions to create a home deign to suit your lifestyle, family and living preferences. Whether you want to include We are able to tailor any of our standard plans to your lifestyle, wants and needs.

Is it better to have purchased land prior to selection a design?

Having a block of land already selected does assist with finding the right design, however with over 100 years of experience building throughout Western Australia we can alter your design of choice to fit your block.

Our expert New Home Consultants have put together tailored House and Land Packages throughout Western Australia and we can further personalise these to suit your lifestyle and budget.

What are the Standard Inclusions?

Our homes include either the Luxe Specification or the Lifestyle Specification.

Can you help with House and Land packages?

We have tailored packages for exclusive lots across Western Australia. If you can’t see a package you love, we have the expertise and connections to develop a custom package just for you! View our available House and Land packages.

Should I consult with my builder before I buy a block of land?

There is no need to describe the block of land you’re considering to us. We offer a free site assessment that will allow us to recommend the most ideal design to suit the block as well as take into consideration the potential site related cost and design guidelines.

What is the time frame to build a new home?

When embarking on your new home journey it is important to understand that many factors play a role in the time frame of your new build. A few factors could include the home design selected, whether it is a standard or custom design, Single Storey, Double Storey, Narrow Lot, Farmhouse or Multigeneration home build. The size and condition of your block is also a factor that may affect the timeframe of your build, if retaining or extensive earthworks are required. Also, if your home build requires planning approval from your local council, this process can take between 30 to 90 days depending on the planning policies in your municipality.

What is a Turn-key Home?

Take the stress out of building your new home with a Turn-key package, also known as a
“move-in ready” or “completely finished” home. These finishing touches usually include; internal painting, flooring, window coverings and much more.

What can I build on a Narrow Lot?

We have a dedicated range of custom designed narrow lot homes to ensure you make the most out of your block. Ranging from 6m-10m block widths, our designs will make sure you don’t have to forgo any of your wants or needs.

What is a Knock Down and Rebuild project?

If you love the location of your existing home but aren’t loving the functionality. We can help you through the process of knocking down your current home and help you customise a new home to suit your needs. There are huge benefits from knocking down your existing home and building a new one. Read about our Knock Down and build process here

What is a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL)?

Under Government legislation every block of land has been classified for a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL). There are 6 levels of severity for BAL, all relating the buildings potential exposure in the event of a bushfire. These all have varying associated build costs.

Throughout the build process, who will be our contact?
  1. New Homes Consultant – will be your main point of contact until your Preparation of Plans Agreement (PPA) has been signed.
  2. New Homes Administrator – Once your PPA has been signed your New Homes Administrator (NHA) will be your point of contact until the start of construction.
  3. Client Liasion – Once the construction of your home has begun your Client Liasion (CL) will be your point of contact until the end of our construction.
  4. Your Site Supervisor – Once your home goes to site your Site Supervisor will be introduced to you and will play a vital role in your build alongside your CL throughout the build.
  5. After Sales Team – Once your home has been handed over the After Sales team will take care of your post construction needs.

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