Affordable Luxury for a Family of 5
After being scared by expensive quotes from other builders to build their new home, Chris and Joanne Henderson took a friend's advice and headed to Fairmont Homes with their plans.
“We'd bought a block in Glengowrie, on about 800 square metres in a nice little side street,” explained Chris. “We took about 3 years to finalise plans we were happy with, then went to a couple of smaller builders. We were basically scared away by the prices they were quoting — Then we went to Fairmont.”
While making a few changes to windows and other "bits and Bobs", Chris and Joanne were surprised at how reasonably priced Fairmont turned out to be.
“We basically got away with building the house for half of what we thought we'd have to,” he said. “One of the other builders had quoted more than double what we ended up paying with Fairmont Homes.”
Paying less to build their home allowed Chris and Joanne to splurge on making their home a little more luxurious than they'd originally planned.
“When it came to floor coverings, finishes, curtains and blinds, we were able to spend more. We ended up including automated blinds and nice jarrah floors. So we got a higher finish overall than we would have achieved with another builder,” he said.
Chris and Joanne couldn't be happier with their new family home, their favourite part being the open plan family, living, and dining wing that overlooks the pool area. Their 3 daughters, aged 12, 11, and 9 have also settled in very nicely.
“With our large block we've been able to build in some areas for the kids,” said Chris. “They love playing netball outside and the've also got their own lounge room. And then there's the pool — their favourite thing on a hot day.”
“ Building with Fairmont was a straight forward and easy process with great results. ”
Chris found building with Fairmont a straight forward and easy process with great results. The selection process also proved to be smoother than expected.
“I work in the construction industry and have done a lot of homes where people are renovating and get dragged from pillar to post trying to pick out tiles, fixtures, and fittings. With Fairmont the selection process was streamlined, which made life for us a lot easier.”