Can I design my own house with a house and land package in Canberra?

What Is A House And Land Package?

A house and land packages in Canberra is where a block of property is purchased from a developer or builder along with a house design for that
specific block of property.

From there, that specific home is built on that piece of land.

Some developers may have already selected a specific design for the property or the purchaser may be given a choice of designs suitable for that specific piece of land.

Can I Use My Own Design For A House And Land Package?

In most cases, design packages are created to meet the specifications of the piece of property as well as the overall style of the area it will be built in.

This means that designs that do not meet the right specifications may not be acceptable for the specified block of land that has been purchased.

This means that it can be very difficult to design your own house from scratch with a house and land package.

Are All Design Packages The Same?

Every developer will have different design packages.

Although some may be similar in some respects, going with a different developer will mean that you will be able to choose a different design.

These design packages may also be created to meet the needs of a specific market.

For example, a development that is aimed at first-time home buyers will provide design options to meet the needs of a smaller family.

They will most likely be more cost-effective than experienced buyers who are looking for more from the design.

Developers often provide more than one design package for purchasers to choose from.

This is done in order to make their development more attractive and open to the differing needs of potential buyers.

However, it may be necessary to choose a property according to the house design that is more suitable to your requirements rather than the other way

This is why house and land packages are normally bundled together and land should never be purchased without a design package being approved first.

Can I Tailor A Design Package To Meet My Needs?

This is largely dependent upon the developer and the types of design packages that they have on offer.

A developer that has chosen a specific design for a specific block of land will probably only allow minimal variations to the original plan.

Developers who offer a range of designs for the land will probably be more flexible in allowing for customisations to be made.

Some developers may even offer a solution to customise your own house and land package entirely.

Can I Choose Different Finishes?

It is very important to first and foremost check which finishes are included in the design package.

Flooring, window treatments and other finishes may be optional extras that provide you with a flexible range of options.

If the finishes are not included in the design package, you will be able to choose your own.

However, this will be at a cost over and above that of the house and land package if you choose this path.

Are you searching for the best builder in Canberra to build 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



    We recently checked in with our valued clients, Tania & Daniel, at their brand new home in Scullin, ACT. Take a listen to what they...
    Read more
  • Kate / Holt

    We recently caught up with our valued client, Kate, at her brand new home in Holt, ACT. Take a look at what she had to...
    Read more
  • Anita & Ram / Throsby

    Anita & Ram have just moved into their new home in Throsby, ACT. We popped in to see how they're finding their brand new home.
    Read more
  • Tristan / Googong

    Tristan just moved into his new home in Googong, NSW. We dropped in to see how he's finding the new home.
    Read more
  • Patrick & Sarah / Ginninderra Estate

    We recently caught up with our valued clients, Patrick and Sarah, at their brand new home in Ginninderra Estate. Here's what they had to say...
    Read more
  • Brodi & Catherine / Hackett

    We recently caught up with our valued clients, Brodi and Catherine, at their new home in Hackett. Here's what they had to say of their...
    Read more


How Much Does it Cost to Remove an Old House?

So, you made the decision to knock down and rebuild. While you have prepared yourself for the inevitable costs of building a brand-new house, first...

Read More

Is it Cheaper to Gut a House or Knock down and Rebuild?

After forking out the cash to buy a new home, it can be hard to fathom the potential costs required to gut and renovate it....

Read More

How Long does a Knockdown Rebuild Take?

Whether you are expanding your home to make space for your growing family, or your house is just outdated and in dire need of a...

Read More

Our Awards







Achieve Homes is a home building company that has become one of the most trusted builders in the industry operating in Canberra, surrounding NSW region and Melbourne. We have been operating since 2008 and understand what our customers want.

Keep in touch


15/9 Beaconsfield Street
Fyshwick, ACT 2609

9/20 Graduate Road
Bundoora, VIC 3083

1300 234 432

ABN 31 137 872 014
ACT BL No 2009645
NSW BL No 224797C
VIC ABN 41 608 214 375
VIC BL No CDB-U 61982

© 2019 Achieve Homes All Rights Reserved | Site Created By 23 Creative