Posted on July 25, 2019

After strolling through a few display homes, or flicking through a few house brochures, you might be starting to fall in love with one or two new home designs.

You’ve determined that you can afford these options, without going overboard on the higher-end fittings. So what do you actually get included as ‘standard’? Before you go through the process of choosing bench tops and appliances, how do you know what you’re going to get right now, and what you might have to invest in to truly make it your dream home?

Only after running through your builder’s standard inclusions will you be able to determine if a home is indeed good value and if the necessary upgrades will still fit within your budget.

When you choose to build with JG King, this is your building inclusions checklist.

1. Truecore Steel Frame

We’ve touched on the steel frame that comes standard in all JG King homes. But it’s also worth a second point that it’s none other than Truecore steel supplied by BlueScope, a brand that has been around since the beginning of steel in Australia, and is trusted by companies around the world.

Truecore steel is precision engineered, and because of its strength, offers more flexibility when it comes to the architectural design of your home. That’s why so many JG King homes have the ‘wow’ factor that other display homes lack.

2. Colorbond Roof

Colorbond roofs have been built for Australian conditions, and have long been considered the premier roofing choice throughout their 50-year history. Every JG King home comes with a Colorbond roof as standard.

This roofing material further reduces your risk of fire damage, boosts energy efficiency in your home, and is covered by its own impressive warranty. The five-layer structure of Colorbond steel means that it’s strong, corrosion resistant, and won’t blister, chip or fade over time.

Cheaper alternatives may need full restoration or replacement in just a few years—so they certainly won’t be cheaper in the long run.

3. Bushfire Protection

One more thing that timber can’t do? Resist extreme heat. In the event of a bushfire, for example, timber-frame homes will go up in flames. By contrast, steel is non-combustible, and homes can withstand a much higher heat. Here in Australia, and particularly in some of the more leafy or hilly areas of Victoria, bushfire protection should be no afterthought.

4. 50-Year Structural Warranty

Every JG King home is made with a solid steel frame. Not only is it a material that’s easier on your budget, due to its incredible light-weight durability, but it’s also resistant to some of the common threats to traditional home building materials like timber.

For example, termites will never be a problem. You’ll also never notice your walls warping over time, or your foundations struggling in the elements. A steel-frame home is an investment in your family’s future, and for added peace of mind, comes with a 50-year structural warranty.

5. Access to Design and Electrical Teams

You’re not expected to be an expert in every element of your home design. You might know how you want your home to feel, or know what’s right when you see it, but not know how to achieve it. Down lights or accent lighting? How do you make your bedrooms feel snuggly and your kitchen feel inviting? Our professional design and electrical teams can guide you through the selection process to find your perfect fit.

6. Over 30 Years of Experience

For over 30 years, JG King has remained a family owned and operated business. This wealth of experience, combined with the added personal touch, means that when you trust JG King to build your home, you’re in good hands. The JG King reputation has been fostered over three decades of providing outstanding customer service, and by earning multiple industry awards.

It’s a good idea to remember that display homes often showcase the best of the best, fitted out with the most luxurious finishes and fixtures to help buyers picture the home they could own.

The best way forward is to build a relationship with your sales consultant and be up front about what is most important to you—whether it’s the feel of the home or your budget. From there, they’ll be able to help you navigate any customisations or changes, run you through the standard inclusions, and quote out any additional home features you might choose to upgrade.