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What to Look for in Standard Home Inclusions

Standard inclusions can be one of the most puzzling aspects of new home designs and packages. Naturally, as the buyer you want the best value for your money. This raises many questions such as how would an inclusions list look? And how are you going to decode an inclusions list from those homebuilders who promise thousands of dollars of inclusions for next to nothing?

Unfortunately, all builders’ home inclusions list is not always honest and not always included. Quite often there can be hidden fees in the small print or unrealistic offers. New home builders should be aware. How should a list of standard inclusions look? Below are some pointers when considering standard inclusions.

Standard inclusions should be a broad list whilst appearing believable. Ensuring that your selected builder has a lot to offer but does not have any hidden fees. The best way to be successful in choosing a new home builder is to select a builder who not only values their clients but also the quality of work they provide.

Considering the above, you should want to tick the following boxes:

Excellent customer service and honest communication – Make sure to ask your builder questions about inclusions. If there is any hesitation or lack of clarity, it is probably best to give this builder a miss. However, if your builder is going above and beyond with customer service the inclusions a are more likely to be transparent.

Outstanding designs and quality standards – Alongside the standard inclusions, the standard floor plans on should allow design adjustability whilst also maintaining quality control standards. This indicates that the builder performs quality work which will also be reflected in their inclusions.

Designer kitchens – As being one of the predominant rooms in the home a designer kitchen is of utmost importance. Being considered the heart of the home, the kitchen should have inclusions such as stainless-steel appliances, quality tapware, a dishwasher, stone benchtops, soft closing drawers, and an impressive oven.

Designer bathrooms – Equally as important as your kitchen in your new home design is your bathroom. Which should include high quality metal tapware and accessories, high-quality vanities and a choice of different materials for feature tiles.

The flawless finishes – It is important to consider the following features when building a new home, reverse cycle air conditioning, LED downlights and even electronic wireless doorbells. These can quite often be extras for some builder.


The following list includes some points which would indicate a builder has a deficient inclusion list:

Low quality vanities, pans & cisterns in the bathrooms and ensuites.

A lack of design and feature adjustability with the plans. No flexibility within plan design.

No clear build time. The builder should provide a clear build timeline.

An unrealistic amount of free inclusions where there is a hidden cost in the small print.

No clear exclusions. An honest and reputable builder will provide a transparent list of exclusions.

Poor customer service and lack of attention to detail.

At Metronest Homes we pride ourselves on our list of quality inclusions. Please do not hesitate to call us at 1300 510 733 or book appointment with us so we can help you achieve your home building dreams.

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