Building Your Own Home In Canberra

Building Your Own Home In Canberra

Building Your Own Home In Canberra

Posted on: 13th August, 2019

Last updated on November 23rd, 2020 at 11:59 pm

There are many advantages to building your own home in Canberra. Owning a home is the dream of many people not just in Canberra, but right across Australia. One of the main obstacles is finding the perfect place.

This is not always easy, which is why some people decide to build their own home.

Following are some of the advantages that are associated with that decision.

Less Maintenance

When buying an established home in Canberra that has already been lived in, you are purchasing all of the problems that are associated with that property too.

This is not something that you need to worry about if you decide on building your own home in Canberra. Your mind can rest easy knowing that you are covered by the builder’s warranty, should anything structural go wrong.

When building a new home, you have the ability to choose the landscaping that suits your lifestyle. For new home buyers, this simply means that you can design the landscaping with low maintenance living in mind. Choosing plants and trees that require minimal care will help reduce your time maintaining the garden.


One of the major advantages of building your own home, is being able to pick and choose a floorplan that best suits your needs. Here at Achieve Homes, we take pride in being flexible with our Master floorplans range and work with clients to ensure they are 100% happy with the layout of their new home.

However, if you decide that the home designs on offer still don’t meet your expectations, you then have the ability to custom design your home from scratch. When you build a home yourself, it is based on what you want and need. Meaning the home will meet all your expectations.

After choosing your home design, you then have the ability to work with the builder In selecting your inclusions for the home. This gives you the chance to really put your touch into the finished product. Aspects such as tap wear, appliances, toilets, literally everything down to the kitchen sink.

All too often home buyer that decide to buy an established property must compromise on aspects of the home that they are not necessarily pleased with. However, when you decide on building your own home in Canberra, as you are the one in charge of making all the decisions, everything will be built to suit your preferences.

By having the ability to have this type of influence over your home, you also reduce the chances of you ending up with buyer’s remorse after making your purchase.

Fewer Health Risks

One thing that people need to contend with when moving into a preexisting home in Canberra is whether or not there is mould present.

This is very common in older homes and it can be a threat to the health of your loved ones.

In addition, there can be other allergens and pathogens that can lower air quality.

However, all of the materials used in the construction of new homes will be brand new and clean.

This means that you don’t need to worry about any potential health threats.

Imagine buying a new place and having someone in your family get sick because they have been exposed to certain allergens and pathogens.

Building a new home means that you will not have to worry about things like this.


Whether you believe this or not, it is actually more cost-effective to buy a new home than to move into one that has been previously built.

This is true for two key reasons: You will not have to pay to remove things that you do not like and have them replaced and you will not have to worry about older items breaking down.

Think of it this way, when you are trying to get rid of older items in favour of new ones, you have to worry about things like disposal methods, hiring a removal company and finding contractors to create a new look.

As far as older items are concerned, some of them are like ticking time bombs. You can avoid this with a new home because you are starting from scratch.

Once you have a blank slate and you add new items, you will not have to worry about them breaking down for some time into the future.

There are some major advantages involved with building a home for yourself.

If you are in Canberra and you are looking for the perfect place to live, you should consider hiring a team and having them build you a house that meets all of your specifications.

Are you searching for the best builder in Canberra to build and design your dream home? Then look no further than Achieve Homes who build real homes for real people.

Achieve Homes is one of the most trusted builders in Canberra and the surrounding NSW region.

If you are looking for house and land packages or any other building and design requirements, please call us today on 1300 234 432 or contact us through our website

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