Kit Home VS Turn Key Home

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Weighing up purchasing a kit home, and completing the build as an owner builder – over getting a full turn key home is a lengthy process. We aim to give you as much information to make your decision easy, informed and stress free. So, what are the positives and negatives to each side?

Kit Home Positives:

  • You are in control of finances.
  • You are in control of timeline.
  • You are in control of finished product, and overall look of your home.
  • You will save money.

Kit Home Negatives:

  • You may face difficulty if you need finance.
  • Additional time, and scheduling – if you work full time, this could be taxing.

Turn Key Positives:

  • Little effort required [let the professionals take care of the work!].
  • Great for the time poor.
  • Relatively stress free experience.
  • You will receive a new home warranty.

Turn Key Negatives:

  • More expensive than owner builder.
  • Less control than being an owner builder – for example, time frames. This can prove to be a negative when building on your existing home site.

In summary, do your research before entering to either option – perhaps if neither would work, you could invest in a lock up option. Read more about the inclusions and exclusions on our Getting Started page.