New Homes Course

If you are thinking of building a new home, don’t make any major decisions before you come and see us

The Home Base New Homes course is the only course in Perth that gives you the opportunity to get quality, independent advice on the process of building a new home with either a project builder or custom home builder.

The one day course is designed to empower you with the knowledge of how the local home building industry operates. It will give you the tools to negotiate on your terms and aims to ensure you have a positive building experience – whether it’s your very first build or you are looking to do it all over again.

To make sure you are prepared for your building journey the course includes an overview of the current Perth housing market, teaches you how to choose a builder, offers a guide to your rights according to the law and provides plenty of advice for the design and material selections (pre-start) stages of your build. Plus, learn about the home building process from start to finish – and find out when and how you can potentially save money along the way.

The course is presented by a panel of building industry experts including an housing industry judge, lawyer, award-winning Perth builder and a professional Interior Designer.

Building a new home is exciting, but it is also one of the biggest investments you will ever make so it’s important to get it right – and there is no going back once you have the keys in your hand.

Course Details

Duration 1 day
Location Home Base
Cost $215 single / $285 double
Clear

Course Structure

  • Overview of the current local housing market and industry forecast
  • Selecting the right builder for your budget and project
  • Understanding your contract and know what you are signing
  • How to read and understand house plans
  • How to get more than the ‘standard’ home
  • Choosing the right home for your lifestyle
  • Setting up a budget and sticking to it
  • The design process
  • The pre-construction process
  • How you can save money
  • Defects and disputes – your rights
  • Preparing for your pre-start meeting
  • Interior design principles and making the right material selections

Course feedback

"Thank you for sharing your knowledge, expertise and experiences with us to make us feel better prepared for building our home. A most informative day!"

"Great course and extremely informative, gives a good insight into building practices and the realities associated with them."

"Thank you - very informative."

"All presentations were great and totally worthwhile."

"Wow! Thank you."

"All presenters had something of value to add – and to learn from."

"I can't pick a favourite presenter. They were all excellent in their specialist areas."

"All presenters had different but valuable views and imparted a wealth of knowledge."

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