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The Affordable Appeal of DIY Home Construction Kits

Just a decade ago not many property experts could have predicted the incredible change that the Australian housing market is now undergoing. With property prices on the rise for the 7th year running, the potential for sellers to turn a comfortable profit is now more prominent than ever before. But on the other hand, buyers can often find themselves struggling to collate the cash to spend on a new home – and this is why many are turning to alternative means to secure a property.

Buying a DIY Kit – Home Construction

Thanks to the power of the internet, almost anyone can now learn how to perform a specific task without having to invest thousands to hire an expert. Home construction kits in particular offer buyers a way to design their own homes without the huge expenses associated with regular concrete and steel constructions. DIY kits can be purchased in ready-made packages and to specific square metre measurements, or designed from the ground up.

Depending on the size of the property, the costs can vary quite substantially. What can be said for certain however, is that the value of these constructions can be substantially less than when investing into a concrete and steel build. For example, within Sydney, a 3 bedroom house can cost a total of $1,000,000 AUD on average (and a little more the closer you get to the city centre).

On the other side of the coin, a DIY kit of the same size can be designed and purchased for anywhere between $30,000 and $170,000 on average, according to manufacturers. There is the size of a plot of land to factor into the costs however, but if the buyer makes a point of seeing what’s out there, they could purchase a suitable size at a very affordable cost and still end up saving more than half a million dollars.

How Are These Kits Calculated?

As you might imagine, home construction packages will come in individual pieces and the responsibility of the build will usually fall down to the buyer. In some cases, a manufacturer may also offer construction services. When calculating the size of these kits, most will be measured in metre squares. Furthermore, a buyer can request information relating to the internal volume of the home – and this can be especially useful when planning a property of a certain height.

Although many kits will be ready for distribution to buyers, there are still plenty of cases whereby a home owner may wish to have their property designed to their own specifications and requirements. In these cases the waiting time for manufacturer can be a little longer; mainly due to the time that a manufacturing company may take to design and then program their hardware to fulfil the order. Find more on how to customise your home at