Top tips to know before you build

first_img MORE: Orbit Homes display home, Daintree 28, at Peet Limited’s Flagstone development in Jimboomba.Mr Marriot said with a growing awareness around sustainability, there were steps buyers could take to build an environmentally friendly home, but also one that was cost effective in the long run.“In the initial stages of the process, it is important to consider the home’s orientation as this can affect how the home experiences seasonal variations in the sun’s path, as well as prevailing wind patterns,” he said. Orbit Homes display home, Oceania 31, at Peet Limited’s Flagstone development in Jimboomba.The home building process is an exciting time for any prospective homeowner, however, deciphering builder’s lingo can be stressful. The Daintree 28 kitchen.Orbit Homes managing director Craig Millson said their premium products were on display at Jimboomba where homeowners could see for themselves the “exceptional craftsmanship” they mastered over the past 40 years. The living area opens out to the outdoor entertaining at Orbit Home’s Jimboomba Oceana 31 display home.“While this is perfectly normal and exciting, these visits tend to be where confusion can begin.”He said the buyer should sit down with a sales consultant and before the land was purchased or a design was selected they needed to understand how the house will fit.“Part of this education should also include the sales consultant guiding the buyer through the detailed drawings to decipher the exact dimensions, electrical plans, window sizes and side elevations.”Another important element was to understand what was not included in the quote, as Mr Marriot said standard packages included the essentials, however, there were some items that were not included in the base price. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago Orbit Homes Queensland general manager Simon Marriot has offered an insight into the ways prospective buyers can avoid common oversights in order to get the most out of their builder.Mr Marriot said education and research was key. “Most people start online looking at floor plans and images of homes available, with the next step a visit to the display home villages to see these designs in the flesh,” he said. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< “The reason we decided to showcase premium inclusions was that we believe this matches the needs and wants of the growing community in Jimboomba,” Mr Millson said. Own your own motocross track “These things can include anything from blinds to flyscreens, overhead kitchen cabinetry and landscaping,” he said.“Once a buyer has identified what is not included in a quote, it is recommended to create a separate list of the items that are considered most important to the individual.”The other thing to look at was how building materials affected the cost. RELATED: A home among the gum trees Home builder embarks on multi-residential projectlast_img read more