Frequently asked questions
The length of the build can vary depending variables such as your specific block of land and if the land is registered or not, the home design you’ve included and any upgrades you have added to your build. If you have selected a standard Hoot Home Design or Home and Land Package with our Standard range of inclusions, the build will take approximately 6 months from contract sign to completion. We will endeavour to deliver your new home to you within six months however, some factors can affect the build time, including any significant or extreme weather conditions or special holiday seasons throughout your build such as the Christmas Holiday shutdown. An estimate on the length of your specific build will be provided to you and your dedicated Customer Service Representative will be able to keep you updated on the progress of your home throughout the build.
BASIX stands for ‘Building and Sustainability Index’ – it’s a NSW energy efficiency rating scheme. When a new home is build, each new build within NSW has to meet the minimum requirements of energy efficiency set out by BASIX in order to be built.
Each part of a new home will score against the BASIX criteria which is in place to ensure we are lowering household energy; water use and costs. All Hoot Homes comply with the NSW BASIX requirements .
Our simple build process has been developed to allow you to build a quality new home with zero fuss. Our range of standard inclusions have been carefully curated to bring you a stylish, quality new home without having to spend more money on home upgrades. All the essentials are covered and so much more such as flooring, ducted air conditioning, kitchen appliances, Caesarstone benchtops to kitchen and bathrooms to name a few.
However, if your budget permits you to make further enhancements to your home, you can pay a fee of $X which will enable you to book in a comprehensive appointment at our premium Canvas Quarter Selection Studio. Canvas Quarter is home to a large range of selections, including bricks, tiling, tapware, Kitchen Cabinetry, staircases, lighting, electrical and so much more. Canvas Quarter is open to Wisdom Homes customers only, and Hoot customers who wish to pay the additional fee.
To receive a copy of our inclusions, click on any of our stunning home designs and you’ll be able to download our Inclusions brochure to help you understand what’s included and visualise your new Hoot home.
Landscaping is not included in a standard build on your land, unless otherwise specified on a specific home and land package special. Most land estates and councils have requirements on new home builds and most builds require landscaping in order to be built.
For that added convenience, we have developed three easy landscaping packages available for all Hoot Homes builds, thanks to our sister company, Wisdom Pools and Landscapes. For that added convenience, you can enjoy one builder, one contract and one timeframe, the ultimate turnkey solution. This cost can be included in your initial quote, which should assist you get an understanding of your budget should be in order to obtain your finance.
Adding a landscaping package This means that we work closely with Wisdom Pools and Landscapes to ensure your build is timed perfectly with your landscaping so that when it comes to handover, you can walk into your wonderful new home, complete with landscaping, driveway, fencing and more.
You are welcome to source your own landscaping contractor for your build.
Head to our Pricing Calculator to see what Landscaping packages are available.
We have a longstanding relationship with Mortgage Broker, MortgageLink who will be able to help provide you with advice and assist with your financial requirements.
Please be advised that obtaining Finance is the responsibility of the customer. Hoot Homes will not be held accountable for any financial decisions made by the customer.
Yes. Hoot Homes will take care of the all the council approvals and applications on your behalf, which includes liaising with the local council.
Council Approvals can take on average 6+ weeks to process however, this may vary depending on the specific council.
Site costs are those costs that arise due to a chosen home placed on a block of land that has items such as:
- Dirt that needs to be taken away, or brought in to have a level building platform
- Changes to concrete slab due to site classification
- Building close to sewer mains or easements (drop edge beams, additional piering and additional approvals).
- Site costs for all Hoot home builds are included in your initial quote.
Conveyancing is the action of preparing documents of legal ownership of a property from one person or entity to another.
If you would like to be recommended to a conveyancer, please contact your Hoot Homes New Homes Consultant.
No, our floor plans have been developed to suit a range of today’s typical lot sizes. We also don’t allow the customisation of a home design in order to avoid further delays to your build and keep the cost of your build to a minimum, additional time, resources, Council and DA approvals are required for additional modifications to your floor plan which can be lengthy and increase the cost of the home.
Your Hoot home New Home Consultant will work with you to select the right home for your block of land. If you are in search of the ideal block of land, your Hoot New Home Consultant can put together a home and land package for you based on your budget and individual requirements.
We are a new division of the Wisdom Group, with over 20 years’ experience in building homes in NSW. Hoot Homes was born to provide a simple home building process to help you achieve a stylish, quality home without the fuss and unwanted costs.
Yes. Hoot Homes has a range of six Granny Flat designs, all different yet providing you with a stylish granny flat that does not miss out on all the essentials comfortable of modern day living. Granny flat builds can be added to your Hoot Home build at an additional cost, subject to your block of land and other approvals.
A home and land or house and land package is a plan put together for a home on a block of land by our qualified team of New Home Consultants. Our team will carefully select the right home design to suit the specific block of land to maximise on space, aspect, and orientation of the block, taking consideration landscaping works that need to be further done.
Home and Land Packages is a plan only which means the home will be built once you sign a contract to purchase your Home and Land package. (is this correct? Feel free to further tweak).
We build in Sydney, the Illawarra region and parts of the South Coast down to Jervis Bay. This enables us to hire qualified local trades that specialise new builds in these areas.