The Rawdon Hill 10 point Guide to Building Your New Home

Building your new home is always an exciting time, but it can also be challenging.

The following tips will help ensure that your building experience goes smoothly.

1. Make Contact with an Experienced Rawdon Hill Sales Consultant:

Contact an experienced Rawdon Hill sales consultant or visit one of Rawdon Hill’s display home centres. Our experienced sales consultants will show you a range of homes to best suit your needs and budget.

2. Get Pre-approved Finance:

Contact your local bank or financial institution to obtain a pre-approved home loan and discover what your lending limits are. Ensure that your request for a loan is approved prior to commencing building work on your new home. This involves completing a mortgage application and supplying the necessary documentation to check your financial background and credit rating.

3. Choosing land:

The most important thing to decide when building your new home is where to build. There are a few things to look out for:

  • An area with growth potential.
  • Adequate services – public transport, parklands, shops and schools are close by.
  • Relatively level site – to reduce excessive site work.
  • Solar orientation is aligned with your home design.
  • Indoor and outdoor design layout suits your lifestyle.
  • Local council guideline and planning laws.

You also have the choice of choosing from our wide range of house and land packages.

4. Know your timeline:

Building a new home usually takes several months, with a myriad of decisions to be made during that time. Get an estimate of when the construction of your new home will be completed, and plan accordingly.

5. Watch your budget:

Rawdon Hill sales consultants have the experience and knowledge to advise you of a suitable house and land package to suit your needs and budget

6. Build with re-sale in mind:

Be mindful of the potential re-sale value of your home. It’s important to ask yourself if the features/additions you are installing are appealing to others if you sold it.

7. Be prepared for delays:

Inclement weather, shortages in suppliers and materials, and labour problems can all contribute to delaying the completion of your home. During the building process, you should be prepared to be flexible with your timeframe

8. Keep track of progress:

To minimise unnecessary delays and mistakes to your home, get involved in the building process. If possible, you should inspect the site to ensure that progress is made. It is important to keep in touch with your builder at all stages.

9. Avoid making changes:

Avoid making changes to your design once the plans have been finalised. This will only delay the completion of your home and may add to its final cost.

10. Arrange temporary housing:

You may need to arrange temporary housing if there is a delay between the time you sell your existing home and the time you move into your new home. Realise that you may be living there for several months so ensure that it is affordable and that it meets your needs.


Our professional consultants can assist you with any more questions you have about building your Rawdon Hill home – don’t hesitate to call our office on (03) 9702 3844 or simply contact us online.