Today’s article is all about Home Builders in Coomera, so if you’re considering building in the Gold Coast Region, keep reading. Coomera is one of the fastest growing suburbs in South East Queensland regarding population growth, so there is definitely potential for both homeowners and investors.
We’ll have a look at both some of the biggest names in the construction industry and some trusted local builders in Coomera. If any of the builders listed grab your eye, click on the link to read our Builder Review to get more information, including what previous clients are saying. Alternatively, get in touch with Buildi, and we can help you find the perfect home builder for you.
Is Coomera the right place for me?
Coomera is popular with families, retirees, young professionals and couples. For anyone looking to move to the Gold Coast region, Coomera offers a more affordable option than suburbs closer to the city. The area, especially Foreshore Coomera, has a range of features. These include the Coomera river, beautiful landscapes, an outlook park, 51 hectares of conservation area. For all you rollercoaster fans, Coomera is very close to the Gold Coast’s popular theme parks including Movie World, Dreamworld and Wet ‘n Wild.
It ranks 6.5/10 on homely, which isn’t superb but isn’t dreadful either. The neighbouring suburb, Upper Coomera, has a mixed reputation and this does sometimes get associated with Coomera. We’ve noticed some reviews use Coomera and Upper Coomera interchangeably, so be aware of this when doing your research. However, it’s always worth researching neighbouring suburbs when looking into an area. Any unsavoury elements are likely to bleed over, so it’s best to be aware.
At Buildi, we help you find the right builder, save time, reduce stress and stay on budget.
How We Can Help You
Building a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. At Buildi, we’ll be there throughout the entire building process, guiding you step by step so you can avoid any pitfalls. We will help you by following these steps.
- Free Consultation – We will sit with you to understand what you are looking to accomplish.
- Due Diligence – We work with you to ensure you’re buying the right block of land at the right price without hidden problems.
- Builders tender – We will take your requirements out to the market of builders and they will bid to win your business.
- Present solutions – We will compile the top 3 options and present you with a comprehensive proposal on builders’ strengths & weaknesses along with prices and specifications.
- Contract Signing – We will work with you and your selected builder to ensure there is full transparency in what you are entering into.
- Building your home – We work closely with the builder to ensure all service levels are met and your project is on schedule.
Home Building Services
House and Land Packages
The biggest selling point of house and land packages is that is a more streamlined process. While this is advertised as more convenient, it really depends on what expect from your building experience. If you’re picturing yourself being involved in every decision of the building process, you might find a house and land package to be a frustrating experience.
Lack of Choice
The big question to ask with house and land packages is whether the streamlined process is worth the lack of choice you’ll have throughout the build. Even if you don’t imagine yourself making a lot of choices, it’s a nice option to have in your back pocket. With house and land packages, builders tend to be inflexible with any design changes. When they do allow it, it’ll come with high additional costs.
When visiting a display home, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. What you’ll need to keep in mind is that display homes aren’t 100% accurate about what will be included in your contract. Display homes will often have luxury features, however, this won’t be made crystal clear unless you ask. It’s highly recommended you speak to the sales consultant about what is included in the standard inclusions and what would cost extra.
Split Level Homes
At heart, split-level home is a design that uses staggered floor levels which are connected by stairs. They’re most commonly built on sloping or difficult blocks. This is a way to take advantage of land that may be detrimental to other designs. Like any house design, Split-Level Homes have their pros and cons, so let’s see whether this is the design for you.
Better Use of Space
One of the biggest pros of building a split-level home it’s a unique design. Due to the use of multiple stories, you’ll end up with more house area.
Use Elevation and Views
If one of the big reasons you bought your property is because of the view, then a well-designed split-level house could really make the most of your surroundings.
The major misconception about split-level homes is that they’re expensive, however, this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. It depends on what you’re comparing with. Against a single-storey home on a flat block, a split-level is going to look costly. Chances are though, a split-level home is going to cost less than a double-storey home. It’ll also save money on excavating your entire block of land.
Split-level homes have a distinct look and, depending on your tastes, it might be an aesthetic that is right up your alley. Your house will have a unique look and character that will stand out compared to the more cookie-cutter vibe of standard designs. A split-level home also comes with the benefits of a multi-storey home including extra privacy and buffer zones to help with noise reduction.
Difficulties with Construction
One of the main disadvantages of building a split-level home is that the property itself may be difficult for your builders to access the property. This isn’t the end of the world, it may mean your contractors have to use more machinery like cranes, which will come at an additional cost. Whether this will be an issue will vary from property to property, so talk to your builder about what will be required. You’ll want this all specified before the build to avoid any nasty surprises down the line.
Something to seriously consider on any block of land, but especially on a sloping block, is the issue of drainage. Poor drainage can lead to serious problems, so be sure your builder or contractor has some plan in mind to combat this. Depending on your situation, you might need a more complex plumbing system which could cost you more money.
A big part of what will determine whether a split-level home is for you is your feeling about stairs. For people with mobility issues, very young children or who think that cleaning stairs will be frustrating, it may be wiser to look into other designs for your new house.
Due to the specific structural nature of a split-level, renovation projects will likely be both difficult and expensive to achieve. If the reason you built a split-level in the first place was to make the most of limited land, chances are you won’t be able to add a new room down the line.
Bespoke New Homes
A bespoke home is another term for a custom design. For anyone who has some great ideas or specific needs for a finished home, a custom design could be the path for you. Before you hire a bespoke builder, there are a few things you need to consider, such as:
A general rule of thumb is that a bespoke home will cost more upfront than a pre-existing standard design will.
The last thing you want when building a home is to be about halfway into the process and suddenly realise you can’t afford this. It’s worth investing the time into talking to financial advisors and coming up with the best financial plan for you. Once you have a budget, try to stick to it. This is especially true in the case of custom homes where you have more opportunities to throw financial caution into the wind.
If you working with a strict timeline, a custom home is probably not the choice for you. The flexibility and your involvement in the decision-making process will mean your house takes longer to build. You’ll need to weigh up whether the extra build time is worth ending up with your specific vision. There may be a pre-existing design that meets all your needs, or could with a few minor changes.
There’s no getting around the fact that building a new house can be a stressful process. Unfortunately, this can especially be true when building a bespoke home. Along with the stresses of finances, permits, time delays, and loans you’re now involved in choosing the materials, paint colours and designing the layout.
Coomera Builders (Local builders)
If you’re interested in visiting a display home, why not take a look at our blog post on Coomera Display Homes? Click here to find out more.
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Building a new home is a big step, so why not have someone on your side who knows the building industry? We’re there to double-check everything to make sure the finished product meets a very high standard and is built in a timely manner. We’ll help find the best home builders for your new builds and help you feel confident that everything agreed to in the contract will be carried out in the final product. Contact us today to see how we can help you bring your dream home to life.