How Can A House and Land Package Save You Money?

by Carlisle Homes


Take the stress out of building and save money with a house and land package.

Do brand new homes get your heart beating? A house and land package may be the answer. With a wide variety of floor plans and peace-of-mind fixed prices, you get a design that fits your needs and your budget. As compared to using a private architect, a house and land package can be a far more saving-savvy option. And with a wide variety of floor plans to choose from, you still get the freedom of choice.

Here’s why a package can save you serious coin.


When it comes to costs, you can build with confidence and without uncertainty when you buy a house and land package. Featured here: Sacramento, Redstone Estate, Sunbury.

Fixed prices, upfront.

When you sit down with an architect, you’re working with a blank slate. You get to share your vision for the home, and they go ahead and create a schematic design, working drawings and construction documents. In the early stages, any cost estimate will be necessarily vague. The design, materials and finishes you choose, have a huge impact on the bottom line.

If you’re buying a house and land package, no such uncertainty exists. Carlisle Homes offer fixed price packages on house and land, with transparent costs if you want to upgrade finishes or make alterations. That’s a huge boon for first home buyers. You can seek pre-approval for the amount that the package will cost, without worrying about the need to go back and ask for more money.

No architect cost!

An architect can cost between 5% and 15% of the total build, depending on whether you just use them for the original plans or ask them to project manage the build. On a $600,000 house that’s between $30,000 and $90,000. See here how much you should really spend on your first home.

With a house and land package, you also don’t need to pay the architect’s fee. We work with designers and master builders to develop a wide range of designs and floor plans on your behalf. The package comes with a recommended house design specifically picked to suit the size and orientation of the block.

As an award-winning major builder, we have built over 10,000 homes. Our scale means we’ve built in better systems and efficiencies to the way we do things, which means we can continue to you provide a superior building experience to our clients, at the best price.


Save money and stress less! Choosing a house and land package means you save on a hefty architect fee and the build is managed for you.

Save time, save money

Building a custom house from scratch takes a lot of time and effort. You must choose everything yourself, from the original design and floor plan to the inclusions, fixtures, fittings and colour scheme. If you’re buying land as well, you’ll need to source the plot, get it surveyed and arrange the council permits and approvals. Learn more here.

You’ll also have to source your own contractors and project manage the build unless you’re paying an architect or master builder to do this for you. The former option can be a full-time job: the latter option can add substantially to your costs. And since you’re dealing with a brand-new build, it can be hard to plan ahead and spot possible delays.

A house and land package is often far more efficient. We manage the entire build for you. Our architects and interior designers work with trusted contractors and trades who are familiar with the timeline and process. Efficiencies come pre-built into the system: because we know the process back to front, we can plan ahead and resolve time-consuming delays before they crop up.

You’re freed up to do your normal job without any extra stress. Generally, you’ll also find the build is complete far earlier than a custom build would be, so you can stop paying rent sooner.


We know the process back to front and can resolve issues before they happen, which means you can focus on the exciting things, like designing your home!

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Find your perfect house and land package here, or contact our in-house construction finance specialists for help determining your budget so you can move ahead with confidence.


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