The Process of Property Development in Perth

The Process of Property Development in Perth

Jubilee Home Builders are a leading property development builder in Perth. Jubilee’s expert residential construction team specialise in wealth-generating multi-unit developments and beautiful custom homes.

Our strength lies in our ability to offer a simple and complete service. Our expert property development build team can manage your entire project – from soil testing and engineering, through to development application and approval, and completion of the project.

The success of your project is centred around a good working relationship, based on clear communication. Before commencing your project, it’s important that we explain the process, be aware of the requirements of your land, understand your goals and talk about budget expectations. 

An important point to note with any multi-unit development is that the local Council decides how many dwellings you can build based on the overall design of your proposed development. 

There are many factors that affect how many dwellings you can build, including:

  • site orientation to the sun in relation to shadowing on neighbouring properties
  • car parking and space for cars to turn
  • windows on the abutting land that are close to the boundary, and
  • the slope of the land

Being aware of these types of considerations involved in property development will help you make informed decisions. Being a highly experienced property development builder in Perth, we pride ourselves on making sure you are well equipped with information from the beginning, placing you in a position with the best chance of success. 

At Jubilee, we highly recommend undertaking market research prior to purchasing a development site. Meet with several real estate agents, compare current market prices versus previous sales, and ensure your development could be priced competitively and in line with the current market value. 

Other key factors to consider when developing is what type of monetary return you are wanting to achieve. Are you looking for ongoing revenue from rent? Do you want more equity? Do you want a larger cash payout? Perhaps it’s even a combination of these things, or perhaps you’re developing for personal and family dwelling purposes.

Once you have done your research and have gotten clear on your objectives and found a potential development site, the Jubilee Home Builder process often looks like this:

  • A phone call to discuss your needs and design brief
  • Customised, practical advice
  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Design Fee Proposal
  • Face to face meeting
    • Get to know you 
    • Discuss needs
    • Timeline
    • Questions
  • Design Agreement
  • Design process 
    • Draft Plan issued for review
    • Meeting to discuss the draft plan
    • Changes implemented and issued for review
    • Submission to the council for planning permit application (if multi-unit project)
  • Working drawings
  • Construction Proposal
  • Building Contract
  • Construct

At Jubilee Home Builders all our staff have vast experience in the industry.  As a leading Perth property development builder, we’re aware of the market and current trends. We can help you build an investment development for maximum profit. 

To get started on your next property development project in Perth, contact us via our website or call (08) 9571 3512

 

How To Make The Most Of Your Smaller Build

How To Make The Most Of Your Smaller Build

Are you wanting to make your development units as practical and seem as spacious as possible? Maybe you are downsizing? Or simply building on one of the increasingly smaller lots in the Perth suburbs? It’s wise to have a grapple on these concepts to gain the most from a discussion with your local Perth home builders. Here are some pointers on getting the most out of your small lot.

Positioning is key:

As with any new home, you want to make the most of the natural light available to you. Therefore, getting the positioning north facing is optimal if possible. You can read more about making the most of your home’s orientation here. Skylights are an excellent way to increase natural light throughout your smaller build.

kitchen positioning for a smaller build

Open it up!

Rather than boxing yourself in, an open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen area creates a spacious feeling and flow. Don’t stop there either, a seamless transition to the outdoor area using bifold doors extends your living space with a touch of fresh lusciousness. Windowed, glass splashbacks in your kitchen are another way to bring the outdoors in.

glass splashbacks for a kitchen in a smaller build

Clever Hacks:

When grand walk-in wardrobes or bonus rooms aren’t a viable option, don’t despair – there are still ways to gain more storage space. Think hidden cupboards or desks underneath the stairs, utilising the roof space and incorporating a study nook into your living area. If space in the garden is a concern for your smaller build, maybe a vertical garden is the answer. Further, an experienced Perth home builder will be able to offer the right advice in this field.

 

stair storage for a smaller build

 

Talk to Your Builder and Interior Designer:

Your experienced Perth home builder will have an array of tricks up his or her sleeve to get the most out of your space. Design tweaks such as using sliding doors and raised roof heights might be perfect for your new build. While a qualified interior designer can advise you on what colours and up-to-date features will best optimize your space. You can read more about how an interior designer can help you here.

For more information on how we can help you make the most of your smaller build, contact us via our website or phone (08) 9571 3512

3 Tips for an Incredible Outdoor Entertaining Area

3 Tips for an Incredible Outdoor Entertaining Area

Summer is here! For most Aussies, that means it’s time to get outside. Working, playing and most importantly entertaining.  Here are some tips to get the most out of your outdoor entertaining area.

Design it right

Firstly, make sure you choose an area that’s in close proximity to your kitchen and living area for ease of use. That way, you ensure easy access to refreshments and include the cook in socialising. A servery or bi-fold doors will open the area right up.

Other considerations are positioning with relation to wind and sun protection. Your experienced Perth home builder can help you get this right.

outdoor entertaining area

Temperature

Okay, you’ve designed the perfect Alfresco, in the best position possible. Increase the comfort level further by getting the heating and cooling right.  We point out the importance of getting the temperature right in your home in our post: Heating and Cooling Your New Build: What are the Best Options?. Why should your outdoor entertaining area be any different? Outdoor ceiling fans, UV resistant blinds and outdoor heaters can make your space enjoyable all year-round: rain, hail or shine.

outdoor entertaining area Perth

Décor and Accents

Hopefully, your careful planning means you are set to spend an enviable amount of time outdoors enjoying it. Because of this, invest in high-quality furniture items that ooze comfort while still seamlessly blending to your indoor space. A sofa with durable, weather-resistant fabric that is as comfortable to curl up on with a good book as it is to sit and chat over a wine and cheese is ideal. As are comfortable dining chairs and a sturdy, attractive outdoor table.

What decorating items appeal to you inside? You can continue the theme in your outdoor area. Potted or hanging plants that tolerate some shade, and candles to create a cozy ambience at night are excellent additions. Don’t forget throws, cushions and a blanket or two to add to the luxury.

outdoor entertaining area Perth

For more information on how we can improve your outdoor entertaining area, contact us via our website or call (08) 9571 3512

Worldly Home Designs: Features from Around the World to Inspire You

Worldly Home Designs: Features from Around the World to Inspire You

Looking for some foreign inspiration for your Australian design? In the land of plenty, we typically have larger blocks, front and rear yards and a mixture of architectural styles coexisting in the one suburb (or street!). With our long, hot summers and relatively mild winters, Aussie’s emphasise the outdoors (and why wouldn’t we!). Outdoor kitchen or living rooms, swimming pools, built-in BBQ’s, verandas and balconies… These are all popular in Australia, but what worldly home designs can we learn from other locations? This may be a topic you want to discuss with your experienced Perth home builder.

Countries from near and far have certain, typical inclusions and features. These are related to their environment and traditions. Maybe there’s one or two that resonate with your style and desires? Here a few worldly home designs to stimulate your creativity:

Simplicity, Function and Saunas – Homes of Scandinavia:

Its hard to have missed the latest trend in decluttering. If a simple, functional, minimalistic space has your blood pressure dropping a notch, the Scandinavian style is for you. With calming neutrals, light woods and large windows to take in the outdoors, this style is the ultimate for those seeking tranquillity. Speaking of calm – Scandinavians have the most sauna’s in the world. These are claimed to promote detoxification and relaxation for the mind and body. Scandinavia is a powerhouse in terms of high quality and eco-friendly materials, likely motivated by their love of nature and innovative thinking.

Contrasting Homes of America:

Ranch houses, the tiny-house movement and colourful, multistory San Francisco residences. Like Australia, there is an architectural mix to be found in America due to its large size. Different climates and history are spread over the country. However, you are more likely to find certain features there; such as large bedrooms, a waste-disposal unit in the kitchen sink and a basement. Basements are very handy for an additional room or storage space.

Icelandic Turf Houses:

Consisting of a stone foundation with turf filled wooden framing, these homes evolved in the 9th century due to lack of building materials. However, the design is both cost-effective and provides excellent, ecological insulation. While turf housing may seem a bit outlandish, the use of alternative materials in the construction of your new home is a real possibility and growing in popularity.

Middle Eastern Courtyard Homes:

Ancient Middle Eastern Homes were a step ahead of our modern-day kitchen-alfresco areas. Being central to the home, the courtyard is the main area which the remaining rooms are built around. The courtyard encompasses an entertaining area, lounge and even recreation space such as a pool.

For help incorporating your unique ideas and style – whether it be inspired by homes around the world or otherwise, Jubilee Home Builders design one-off custom homes and include a consultation with a fully qualified Interior Designer to bring your vision to fruition. You can read our blog post about the benefits of consulting an Interior Designer here: What are the Benefits of Meeting with an Interior Designer?

For more information on how you can incorporate more worldly home designs into your build, contact us today via our website or phone (08) 9571 3512

How to Decide to Either Renovate or Demolish

How to Decide to Either Renovate or Demolish

Your circumstances and desires are ever-changing so it’s inevitable you will want different things in your home at some point. But what if you love where you live? Before you consult your local Perth home builder consider the following when deciding whether to renovate or demolish and build again.

Weigh up the expense:

Your first step in the decision-making process will be to list down the changes you desire. Maybe you need an extra room to use as an office, or long for a wide, open plan living space? Next, it’s time to get some prices. Compare your renovation estimates against demolition and building expenses. If the costs of both options come in at similar amounts, ensure everything is included. Does the new build include everything to the finished state you expect? Have you included a slush fund for unexpected renovation problems such as asbestos removal or extra structural requirements?

Check-in with your shire:

Find out if there are any restrictions that will affect your plans. Can you demolish your current home or is it heritage listed? How high are you allowed to build your top story? What distance do you need between your wall and your fence? Ask for a list of the requirements relevant to your block to keep on hand during your planning stage.

Is the positioning right?

In Perth, a north-east aspect is optimal for most homes. You can read more about the orientation of your home here: Earth Friendly Homes:

If the position isn’t working, a demolition and rebuild get a big boost in your pro’s list.

Over-capitalisation:

Unexpected changes in life can mean selling your home – even if it’s unfathomable right now. If your home is already on the high end of the average in your area, you won’t want to splurge too much financially to avoid any future losses. On the other side of the coin, if your home is lacking lustre in a suburb of high demand or expected to increase in value, renovation/rebuilding is likely a smart investment. A local real estate agent can give you some good insight into the current and future forecast for your location.

 

Some people love the romance and character in renovating an established home, while the fresh and shiny, new feel of starting again appeals to others. After considering the above points, consult a professional Perth developer such as Jubilee Home Builders to best understand your options.

For information on how we can help you decide to either renovate or demolish contact us via our website or phone (08) 9571 3512