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Understanding Deluxe Specifications You Could Expect in Your First Home

Published: May 27th, 2015

Deluxe specifications may come standard in your first home build. When selecting a home builder, ensure they have a fair and comprehensive list of deluxe specifications and that you understand how much value you are receiving for your money.

To give you an idea of what kind of deluxe specifications come standard in a first home, take a look at the Aussie Living Homes’ Deluxe Specifications list below:


  • Engineer designed concrete footings and floor slab
  • Termite treatment to house slab area and perimeter
  • Clay bricks – wide selection of single and double course, from Builder’s standard range
  • Choice of face brick or painted cement render finish to front of house for street appeal
  • Durasheet lining to carport and alfresco
  • Cream rolled mortar joints to all face brickwork
  • Quality Affinity aluminium key lock windows and sliding door frames, lockable in vented positions
  • Fly screens to all aluminium windows and sliding doors
  • Timber door frame to front entry (single rebate)
  • Harmony Habitat roof tiles
  • 21 Degree roof pitch as standard
  • Zincalume painted slotted storm gutters, fascia and downpipes
  • Estate collection solid entry door from Builder’s standard range
  • Gainsborough Terrace entrance set to front entry door with 850 double deadlock
  • Light point outside each external door
  • Two garden taps
  • 26L instantaneous gas hot water system with 1 universal controller (no recess box)
  • Extensive range of Blokpave pavers from Builder’s standard range of Vistapave and Easipave
  • Driveway – up to 6m long paved
  • Full paint finish, excluding internal walls; includes one colour to fascia and gutter


  • Hard wired smoke detectors as per statutory requirements
  • Metal corner beads to all high traffic corners
  • Two RCD safety switches
  • Insulation – R4.0 Batts to house and garage area
  • White cover plates to all light switches and gpo’s
  • Light point to every room
  • Double power points throughout, (shown on your house plan)
  • Quality handles to all internal doors
  • Privacy latches to ensuite, bathroom, WC, master bedroom
  • Metal internal door frames
  • Weather draft seals to front entry door
  • Robes to all bedrooms, (shown on your house plan)
  • Built in or walk in linen cupboards, (shown on your house plan)
  • Fibre area – phone point, TV point, data point or copper area – Phone point, TV point, TV antenna


  • HIA lump sum fixed price building contract
  • Consultation with an HIA accredited sales consultant
  • 25 years Structural warranty (non transferable)
  • Shire Building Dept and Water corporation application fees
  • Housing indemnity insurance
  • Site contour survey and engineer’s soil report
  • Obligation free site inspection
  • Six months maintenance period


  • Choice of laminated benchtop profiles, including postform 33mm, topform 33mm or tightform 39mm from Builder’s standard range
  • $40/m2 retail allowance for ceramic wall tiles
  • Stainless steel 1 3/4 bowl sink with designer wastes and flick mixer tap
  • Quality 600mm stainless steel electric oven
  • Quality 600mm stainless steel gas hotplate
  • 600mm stainless steel rangehood
  • Full height splashback tiling to underside of rangehood
  • Wide selection of handles and knobs to all cupboard doors
  • Quality soft closing drawers
  • ABS edging to all cabinet doors, drawers and exposed edging


  •  Choice of laminated benchtop profiles, including postform 33mm, topform 33mm or tightform 39mm from our standard range
  • $40/m2 retail allowance for ceramic wall and floor tiles
  • 2000 mm high tiling to shower recesses
  • 650 mm panel and rod screen to ensuite and bathroom
  • Full width framed mirrors over vanities
  • Chrome single towel rails 610mm long
  • Chrome toilet roll holder
  • Caroma Maxton 1525 bath, (shown on your house plan)
  • Chrome tapsets to vanities, bath and showers
  • Exhaust fan to WC
  • Vitreous china basins
  • Privacy latch to ensuite and bathroom doors
  • ABS edging to all cabinet door, drawers and exposed edging


  • $40/m2 retail allowance for ceramic wall tiles
  • Privacy latch to WC
  • Dual flush water saving W/C pans and cistem
  • Exhaulst fan to WC
  • 42 litre stainless steel trough and white metal cabinet
  • Chrome tapsets
  • Automatic washing machine taps
  • Chrome toilet roll holder
  • ABS edging to all cabinet doors, drawers and exposed edging


Want to learn more? Call 08 9241 4900 or visit aussielivinghomes.com.au for more information on specifications involved when building a home.

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