What’s Included In A Turnkey Homes Package


What’s Included in a Turnkey Home’s Package?

You wouldn’t buy a new car without wheels, or a mobile phone without a battery, or a pair of shoes minus the heel, would you? You wouldn’t be able to use any of them.

New home building customers can find themselves in a similar situation if they don’t buy a ‘turnkey home’.

What is a turnkey home?

A turnkey home has everything that you want or need included in the initial building process and the price you pay for a new home. Some new home builders advertise ‘turnkey’ pricing, while others simply advertise a price for the build itself.

The benefits of a turnkey home

1. You can fully utilise your new home once the building process is complete

Getting the keys to your new home for the first time is exciting. What could be better than walking into a fully new operational home that’s just the way you need it, right from day one?

2. You won’t be up for any additional costs that you may not be in your budget

Building your dream home can quickly become stressful if you don’t know what’s included in the price. If you don’t go with a builder that offers turnkey pricing, you can be up for thousands of dollars of additional costs to finish your home.

External inclusions

Turnkey pricing includes sitework costs for a new home build. These are the necessary earthworks for a new house and land package, like connections to power, water, sewerage and gas, and the installation of things like soak wells. All of these things need to be completed before your build takes place.

While the price for site works will vary depending on the block, they normally cost between $10,000 and $20,000 —quite a shock if you haven’t factored that major expense into your budget!

Even little external things like a letterbox, clothesline, and TV antenna are necessary for everyday living, but they often get left off the ‘standard’ builder inclusion list. And costs like those add up quickly.

In addition, if you need any external paving, a driveway, or you’d like gardens or landscaping done as part of your new home build, you should also talk to your builder about including these costs in their turnkey price.

Internal inclusions

Many internal inclusions are just as important as external inclusions to make your new home ‘turnkey’. Internal inclusions that may not necessarily be included in a builder’s quote include the cost of internal painting throughout the new home — another big-ticket item worth thousands — as well as expenses for window blinds or curtains, and floor coverings.

These items are all turnkey and if a builder advertises ‘turnkey pricing’, then they should be included in the cost of building your home. The best advice is to ask you builder directly about what is (and isn’t) included in their price. That way, you’ll avoid any misunderstandings or nasty surprises.

Turnkey pricing from Now Living

At Now Living when we say everything is included in our new homes, we mean it. All our homes are ‘turnkey’ fixed price*packages, so you don’t have to pay more to start living — just pack your bags, choose your furniture and pick a date to move in, knowing everything has been taken care of … right down to the clothesline.

Building your new home should be an exciting experience, and it can be — so long as you are aware of any extra costs that might be involved in making it a home you’ll love right from the day you move in.

For more information about what’s included in our new house and land packages, contact us today!

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