Melbourne Development Update

We are excited to be expanding & growing across Australia to bring our passion for building real homes for real people to more Australian families.

We have recently secured a location for our Victorian office in Bundoora and we’re keen to begin servicing families in the Melbourne region. Our office fit-out & renovation is all coming together and we expect our Melbourne Selections Studio to be completed in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for further developments. Continuing with our office updates, we are pleased to introduce two new Home Consultants to our Achieve Homes’ family. We warmly welcome Ashish Khilnani and Digant Vania, who bring a wealth of sales knowledge to our Melbourne team, and we are thrilled to have them on board!

We are also very excited to announce that we are beginning development in three upcoming locations across Melbourne, Victoria: Olivine, Smiths Lane and Woodlea.

An Achieve Homes Display Location in Donnybrook

Situated in the suburb of Donnybrook at 1025 Donnybrook Road, Olivine is located in Melbourne’s fast-growing northern corridor. Not only is this area surrounded by quality services, you’ll also enjoy the north’s beautiful bushland and waterways. Just a few minutes’ drive down Donnybrook Road will take you to the new commercial centres of Merrifield and Cloverton, housing a wide range of shopping, employment, education and lifestyle options. Plus, Olivine is just a short 15-minute drive to the vibrant township of Craigieburn as well as Epping and Wallan for even more education, medical, transportation and entertainment services.

Our Olivine Display Home, located at the Olivine Display Village, is currently under construction and we are on track to open to the public in early 2020.

For more information on the Olivine development, please click here.

Achieve Homes in Smith Lane, Clyde North

Smiths Lane is a place like no other. This curated new community offers everything you need within walking distance of your front door. With a charming village-like setting, a vibrant town centre, abundant green space and high quality homes, life on Smiths Lane allows for more time for the things that matter. The area is well connected, sitting within reach of nearby train stations and the Monash Freeway, plus, a broad range of education options and shopping centres are within a convenient driving distance.

The Smiths Lane Experience Centre is located at 1775 Thompsons Road, Clyde North, and you can find more information here.

A New Display Home Location in Aintree

Everything at Woodlea is designed to support better living, from the diversity of the homes, to the use of the landscape, to the spirit of the neighbourhoods. Woodlea is a fully integrated master planned community, designed to provide wonderful homes as well as great opportunities for employment, education, retail, commercial, and community services. This exceptional community can be found in Aintree and is a dynamic addition to Melbourne’s West.

Our Woodlea Display Home, located at the Woodlea Display Village, is currently under construction and we are on track to open to the public in early 2020. Part of the newly gazetted suburb of Aintree, the Woodlea Estate promises to be an exciting opportunity for individuals and families to build the home they have always wanted in an energetic and developing part of Melbourne.

For more information on the Woodlea development, please click here.

If you’re interested in meeting our Melbourne team, keep a look out for us at major industry conventions and events. We have enjoyed meeting potential customers at conferences, conventions and even community driven initiatives such as the Wyndham Diwali Mela 2019 and more.

Get in Contact with Achieve Homes Today!

Make sure you keep an eye on our Victorian Display Home listings and follow us on Facebook & Instagram to stay up to date – we will continue to post updates regarding our upcoming launch dates as well as information on our locations and future developments. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team during business hours at 1300 234 432, or complete an enquiry form below and we will get in touch.

New Home Buyer’s Guide: Questions to ask a builder.

So you’re ready to build a brand new home and need to source a builder who can bring your vision to a reality.

Building a new home is a huge financial and emotional investment, taking the extra time to do a thorough check on any prospective builder, their workmanship, references and credentials is crucial to finding the right builder for your job.

One of the best ways to find a builder is to visit a range of display homes in your favoured suburb. Once you have found a house with the design you like, it’s time to get down to the details and get the answers you need.

  1. What is included and what isn’t? Display homes feature the best fittings, finishes and appliances which may not be included in the standard package.
  2. Can I make changes to the layout? Now is the time to ask about any layout changes you want, some buyers like to make changes but these can prove problematic for the builders.
  3. How long will the build take? The answer to this question will guide you on realistic and achievable timeframes.
  4. Are you licenced? Be sure to only ever work with licenced tradesmen, a quick search on ‘google’ will provide further evidence of a builders licence credentials.
  5. Do you have builder’s insurance? You need to make sure your builder issues you a Certificate of Currency for Home Indemnity Insurance before you pay them anything. This covers you for financial loss should the builder die, become insolvent or do a runner.
  6. Can I visit recent projects or speak with a recent customer? You should be able to look at the builders’ recently completed work. This way you can see for yourself if the builder is doing the type of job you want for your home. Check out the quality of products used and the work completed. If possible, speak to the builders’ clients and get references. This way you can get feedback about customer experience and satisfaction.

Often when potential customers visit a display home they are fitted with all the high end optional extras that are not included in the base package, this can lead to a build that far exceeds your original budget. At Achieve Homes we have a ‘what you see is what you get’ transparency which means what you see in the display homes is included in your package. We pride ourselves on building real homes for real people.

Got a question for us? Call (02) 6280 6778 to speak to one of our team or visit a www.achievehomes.com.au/

What would you ask the person building your dream home?

Your dream home is easy to imagine but getting those ideas in your head to translate into reality can be difficult.

That’s where architectural services comes in handy.

Krystal is Achieves in-house Project Designer and with more than 10 years of industry experience she knows a thing or two about making your dream home become a reality. She answered some questions we had for her about custom builds.

What are three things every person should consider when engaging an architect to custom build their home?

  1. Their needs and wants
  2. Their lifestyle
  3. The adaptability of the home as the family grows and changes over time

Why do you think custom builders are so popular?

Achieve Homes offer the complete package in a timely and efficient manner. We have the knowledge and resources to exceed the expectations of clients and we can delivery on budget with no hidden cost.

Who chooses to do a custom build?

Anyone can, I think there is a lot of people that believe it is unaffordable which is not the case. If you know what you want then why not try and achieve that.

What are the steps involved in a custom build?

Come to us with a brief of what you need and want in a house, ideas of how you would like it to look, block details if you have one – we can also do custom builds on a knockdown rebuild in existing suburbs!

What experience have you had in the industry prior to joining Achieve?

I have had the pleasure to establish a design department within Achieve Homes building company this year. Prior to this new venture I have been in the industry for 10 years working with engineers and well-known local and international architectural firms where I have obtained a great deal of knowledge and experience in the field working on many design winning projects which have taken out HIA (ACT/Southern NSW) custom built home of the year 2016 & MBA 2016 House of the year.

What’s the best part about being an architect?

The satisfaction of helping our clients to achieve their dream home that suits their needs and life style.

What standard features do your homes include? What options and upgrades can I select?

All our project homes come included with two living areas, walk in pantries, walk in robe for the master and for large 4 bedrooms homes an alfresco area for dining outside and an instantaneous gas hot water unit is included into the price. The optional upgrades include façade and material upgrades and optional alfresco areas on the 3 and 4 bedroom homes.

If you’re interested in a custom home or knock down rebuild get in contact with Achieve Homes today.