What to Expect When You’re Building Your New Home


Building your own home is an enormous milestone and an extremely rewarding process. Not only can you access a more affordable entry into the housing market, you get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of creating your dream home, something that will positively impact you every day of your life.

For some people, taking on a project of this scale may seem daunting. There are so many decisions to be made, and many factors to consider.

Where is the best place to buy land? Should be build a single or double storey home? What features do we want and need?

Working with an established new home builder such as Lily Homes means you can enjoy the process, and be guided through with expert support from the first plans to the moment you step into your new home.

We take a look at some of the questions you may have when considering a new build.

How long does it take to build a new home?
From when the first deposit is paid the moment you are given the keys can vary depending on the design of the house.

Most single storey designs on average take 6 months; double storeys can average about 8 months, and duplex designs which involve a lot more complexity can take up to around 12 months.

The quickest home Lily Homes has built was 4 months, but that is faster than usual!

Where do prices start?
Lily Homes offer the starter range for people who want a complete house package, starting from as low as $250,000.

What role do I play in the process of a new bulid?
The key role that the home-owner plays is to make decisions on upgrades, drawings and colours. The swifter these decisions are made, the more streamlined the process will be and the faster your dream home will come to fruition.

Some owners like to take a hands-on approach to the design process, while others are happy to be guided by our team through the steps and decisions.

Home designs can be picked from our standard range, or modified to suit your requirements. We also have the option of completely customising a design to suit your land or desired home.

How flexible is the design process?
Lily Homes is committed to flexibility with designs, supported by professional advice when planning your new home. Our experienced staff continue to be up-to-date with the ever-changing council requirements and strict building codes governing the building of new homes.

Our team takes the worry and hassle away from you, so that you can enjoy the process and the end result.

I’ve already purchased my own land – can I build a new home on it with Lily Homes?
At Lily Homes, we build on most square, rectangle or irregular blocks. Blocks that slope will often incur more costs, and we normally don’t build on blocks that slope more than 2 metres over the building footprint.

In assessing whether your block is suitable to build on, the first step is to see one of our sales staff so they can discuss the particulars of your land and your desired home. Once the block is determined ok we then work out what house can fit.

I’m interested in building a new home – where do I start?
Get in touch with our friendly and experienced staff at Lily Homes to discuss your new home build today:



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