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What are the benefits of building a new home over buying an established property?

Purchasing property is likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. So, it’s understandable that you will want to ensure your dream home meets the needs of your family now and well into the future.

Deciding to build new means having the flexibility to curate fit-for-purpose spaces and customise inclusions from the outset, rather than navigating opportunities for future retrofits or the stress and expense of renovating an established property.

Here are some reasons why building new may be the best option for you:

Custom made for you
When it comes to building your own home, you can be assured the finished product will be your dream, not someone else’s. From the floorplan, to the façade, to the kitchen design and interior décor, your Burbank home will be a reflection of you, your family and your future.

“A new chapter deserves a new home for you to create your own personal memories. A used home was someone else’s dream, not yours, and will likely reflect their style choices, family dynamic and possibly older floorplan designs that don’t meet today’s lifestyles,” Burbank’s National General Manager Anthony, Garrubba said.

“When you choose to build with Burbank, we make it our priority to help tailor a new home design that fits with your lifestyle and your family, not someone else’s,” Mr.Garrubba said.

“Opting to build new means you can create your own home just the way you want it, and not have to compromise on the existing floorplan of an established home that was settled on decades ago that may not flow or fit with your lifestyle or your family.”

Having the opportunity to design your own home also means you can include wellness benefits, with designs to maximise natural light and make best of the indoor air quality and ventilation to ensure your family’s comfort and wellbeing.

As the saying goes: “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and constructing a new home will certainly take longer than buying an established property.

But having time will allow you to pick the perfect fixtures and settle on interior décor themes while the project is underway.

It’s also worth weighing up that buying an established home may require a renovation or maintenance to ensure it meets your needs – and this will take time to complete, not to mention the added expense and stress it might also conjure during the process.


Sustainable & Energy Saving Inclusions
Sustainability is quickly becoming a non-negotiable when it comes to our homes, with more and more Australians opting for energy efficient and sustainable designs.

Building your own home from the ground up means being able to integrate as many environmentally conscious inclusions into your plan from the get-go, rather than having undergo the time-consuming and often more expensive task of retrofitting.

Anthony said the expert team at Burbank was available to walk prospective buyers through all of the sustainable upgrades available to customers.

“Burbank offers a range of sustainable options from clever design to energy efficient systems, solar power and renewable building materials to minimise a property’s carbon footprint,” Mr.Garrubba said.

“Investing in energy efficient upgrades to your new home means you can potentially save thousands on your energy bills and support a sustainable future.”
All Burbank homes have a Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) energy rating of 6 stars, but with additional energy efficient inclusions it is possible that your home may be even more sustainable.

Top tech
We understand that protecting your most important asset – your family – is paramount, so Burbank offers a range of enhanced security and safety features that can be included in your new home build.

From security cameras to smoke alarms to automated lighting and ‘smart home’ technology, these sophisticated additions can make for a more convenient life and energy efficient home.

State-of-the-art ‘smart home’ technology can allow you to remotely control aspects of your home, whether from a different room or anywhere in the world. Features include being able to open electronic blinds, dimming lights and adjusting heating and cooling systems from afar – all operated from your smartphone.

In addition, there is a range of automated lighting options that can be integrated into new builds, including lighting at the entry points to maximise safety or automatic pantry lights. 


Shiny and new
Life should not be about an endless ‘to do’ list and mounting maintenance tasks – and having a brand new home will mean less of this and more time to enjoy the things you love.

Plus, there won’t be a need to budget for unforeseen maintenance given your new property and the products within the home will be covered by warranties.

“The beauty of buying brand new is that upkeep on your home will be minimal,” Mr.Garrubba said.

“Having a brand new home means it will be covered by a warranty so any major faults or maintenance jobs shouldn’t be an issue for a long time.

“Burbank prides itself on being a family business that has been building homes for 40 years. We offer a 30-year structural guarantee to the original owner, knowing that our workmanship stands the test of time. This also provides the owner with peace-of-mind and a level of comfort that they won’t have to fork out for additional repairs or replacements.”

Interested in building new? Enquire today and one of our new home experts can walk you through your options. 

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