Vantage Home Builders Sunshine Coast Blog
Friday, August 10, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
Three wins at the Stockland Builder Awards 2018 – almost a third of the accolades on offer – has again confirmed Vantage Homes as a leading Queensland residential home builder and small lot specialist.
We’re proud of our enviable reputation among Sunshine Coast builders and are always grateful to receive industry recognition for our innovative designs and the quality of our workmanship. We’re certainly no strangers to awards success, having won previously at the VIBE Awards and various Master Builders regional gongs, but never before have we won three categories on one night!
Stockland’s Queensland building industry awards program, eligible for homes constructed within a Stockland display village or a Stockland community, recognises excellence in residential home design, innovation, affordability, sustainability and service across 10 award categories in total.
Our three category wins were:
- Innovation and Affordability (House and Land Package) – Under $450,000
- Innovation and Affordability – Materials and Design
- Best Small Lot Housing
We’re extremely honoured by the achievement and take it as confirmation that we’re continually building on our experience year after year to ensure we keep doing things better and better.
Incredibly hardworking, our entire team make us proud by continually going above and beyond to ensure every little detail is just right and there is absolute satisfaction on all new home builds. Our success is an absolute credit to all of our staff – design, planning, finance, construction and sales personnel – and we’re blessed to have their enormous dedication to excellence, which includes developing solid relationships with clients and strong partnerships with suppliers, subcontractors and tradespeople.
Stockland Award winning design No.1: Monroe Terrace (Aura display village)
Innovation and Affordability (House and Land Package) – Under $450,000
The Monroe, representing cosmopolitan maintenance-free living on the Sunshine Coast, is a two-story home that appeals to various demographics – first home owners, families and downsizers.
Emphasising the possibility of having a full-sized home on a small lot, with all that you can imagine within it and offering courtyard entertaining, the floor plan of the three-bedroom terrace house provides 211 square metres of living space within a width constraint of 6.5 metres.
With airflow and natural light an essential component, the design also brings the outdoors in to make the most of the Queensland climate with the courtyard flowing seamlessly into the living area. The galley kitchen, which overlooks this space, has a practical layout, feature tile splashback and stone benchtops.
The oversized master bedroom boasts a large walk-in robe, ensuite with dual vanity and large shower, and screen balcony to provide security, privacy and breeze all in one, while the downstairs office with street views is perfect for the professional who wants to work from home.
Judging criteria for this category included:
- Innovative design concept
- Aesthetic appeal
- Quality of lifestyle
- Cost per square metre
- Innovation in building layout
- Innovation on construction methods
- Consideration of embodied energy
Stockland Award winning design No.2: Sinatra Terrace (Aura display village)
Innovation and Affordability – Materials and Design
Best Small Lot Housing
The Sinatra, intended to bring the heart of Fitzroy living to the Sunshine Coast, has been built to make a brash statement: Your home doesn’t have to be conventional, so think outside the box.
Its raw, urban and industrial look, including a bold and strong façade, combines with a unique open-floor plan providing 192 square metres of living space within a terrace home only 4.5 metres wide.
Designed particularly with young male professionals in mind, with versatility to accommodate shared living and working from home, the two-story Sinatra features a reclaimed exposed brick feature wall from floor to ceiling, exposed beam ceilings, track lighting to replicate gallery lighting, cement feature wall and single-stringer stairs with aluminium balustrading in keeping with the theme.
The master bedroom features an ensuite and balcony, while the design also includes:
- Galley-style kitchen and space for a large entertaining table
- Shopfront-style office with separate study nook
- Bi-fold windows opening to a living green wall
- Living room with a floor-to-ceiling void and a see-through roof
- Upstairs mezzanine
Judging criteria for the Materials and Design award included:
- Integration of products and material to improve energy and water efficiency
- Use of recycled materials
- Initiatives to minimise environmental impact
- Quality of fixtures and fittings
- Quality of finishes
- Cost per square metre
- Innovative use of material
Judging criteria for the Small Lot Housing award included:
- Consideration of climate within the design
- Exterior aesthetics
- Interior design
- Construction detail
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Wondering what life will be like in Buderim Forest?
Watch our video and see for yourself...
Imagine waking up surrounded by natural rainforest and tranquil beauty yet being only moments from town. Thanks to Vantage Homes, your dream could be a reality with the release of a brand new estate in the heart of the Sunshine Coast named Buderim Forest.
This exclusive, vibrant community of 3 and 4 bedroom homes, offers you the serenity of being immersed in nature and living the life you've been dreaming of. This limited release, master planned development is perfect for those in the market looking for effortless, low maintenance living. This is your opportunity to invest in a stunning pocket of paradise in one of the Sunshine Coasts up and coming suburbs.
Perfectly positioned close to retail, education and health infrastructure, as well as pristine beaches and hinterland. Buderim Forest is a place to grow and explore with family.
Each low maintenance home has been cleverly designed to create well connected, liveable spaces that flow into the gardens, giving you more time to focus on doing the things you love.
You’ll relish in the well appointed interiors and high standard finishes while enjoying every moment as you entertain friends or simply relax in the sanctuary of your new space
Generous fixtures and fittings have been carefully selected for their stylish design and quality. Adorned with 2.55m high ceilings, stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances, quality flooring, air conditioning, LED downlights, alfresco and landscaped gardens, just to name a few. Your every need has been thought about, so all you need to do is move in and relax.
The estate itself is surrounded by stunning natural rainforest making the home sites of the development private and exclusive. Go for a relaxing stroll along the estate walking track or exercise the family dog in one of the two landscaped parks. Or pop next door to Kunara for lunch.
To arrange an on-site inspection, contact our sales office on 1300 720 160
There is so much to love, see and do, you’ll be glad you made the move to Buderim Forest.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
If you’re searching for a place to call home on the Sunshine Coast, close to the hinterland and pristine beaches, have you considered Forest Glen?
Where the country meets the city, this emerging suburb provides the serenity of being immersed in nature alongside convenient connectivity to major retail, education and health infrastructure. Yes, this is the life you’ve been dreaming about!
Perfectly positioned where the Sunshine Coast Hinterland meets the coastal strip, picturesque Forest Glen is home to residential properties with bush surrounds, a popular shopping centre and five wonderful schools within 5km – including Sunshine Coast Grammar School and Montessori International College, which each offer high-quality education.
It’s also within easy access by car or public transport to Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore’s restaurants, bars and cafés, and Mooloolaba esplanade and coastline (all only 12km away), as well as the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), TAFE Queensland East Coast Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Sunshine Coast Airport.
Stunning views of lush green valleys and magnificent mountains are also within easy reach, making outings to the Glass House Mountains, Maleny, Montville, Mapleton, Noosa or the Eumundi Markets all the more inviting.
Within Forest Glen itself, Kunara Organic Marketplace is home to an organic café, a deli and stores selling organic meat, organic fresh produce or natural health and skincare products. Sunshine Coast Grammar meanwhile provides an incredible educational setting for students from Prep to Year 12 – an independent, co-educational, Christian-based school, it is set on 40ha with its own lakes and rainforest – while Montessori’s new campus at Forest Glen includes an early learning centre and there are state schools nearby at Buderim Mountain, Woombye and Chevallum.
Lifestyle truly abounds at Forest Glen, which is also home to Buderim Forest, Vantage Homes’ latest development – a vibrant community of detached and split-level homes, terrace dwellings and boutique three-level rainforest villas.
Just imagine what your day could look like if you lived in Buderim Forest. You could start the day with a walk or run around leafy tree-lined track, or even a spot of yoga in one of the landscaped parks, before enjoying a delicious and nutritional breakfast at Kunara Café while their barista makes a perfect organic coffee to your liking.
Mid-morning you could head off to Sunshine Plaza for a spot of shopping, then grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafes or restaurants along The Esplanade at Cotton Tree before getting a little physical with some stand-up paddleboard action on the river and popping in to Buderim Tavern on the way home to take in some of the best views across the coast and hinterland.
There’s so many possibilities, but whatever you get up to, at the end of the day there’s nothing quite like taking a load off and unwinding in your brand new home while the evening rolls in.
Every home in the Buderim Forest development has been cleverly designed to create well-connected, liveable spaces with low-maintenance interiors and gardens so you’ll have more time to enjoy doing the things you love!
Friday, June 01, 2018
Winter is here and it’s time to cosy up, yet every degree over 20C on the thermostat has potential to add another 10 per cent to your electricity bill. So how do you keep your home comfortably warm without hurting your hip pocket?
Try these tips to stay warm for less.
Shut the door on heating inefficiencies
Instead of trying to heat your entire house unnecessarily, close off unused rooms. This will make heating the spaces that are most in use – such as the kitchen and living rooms – far more efficient. For extra savings, use a draught snake or plastic draught stopper to prevent cold air seeping into the rooms you’re trying to keep warm.
Ensure your insulation is up to scratch
About 33% of heat in an uninsulated home is lost through the walls and another 25% is lost via the roof. Maximising your insulation is an extremely effective way of being able to keep your home warmer more efficiently. Vantage Homes offers insulation to obtain a six-star energy-efficiency rating in all our homes.
Combine comfort with style
Nothing quite compares with under-floor heating and good insultation, but there is a more economical trick to adding warmth: quality carpets or a plush rug on non-carpeted floors. Floors can account for 10-15 per cent of heat loss when they aren’t insulated or covered, so a rug can double as a décor accessory – instantly making a room feel and look cosier – as well as help stop warmth escaping. At Vantage Homes, carpets are provided as standard with all home builds.
Be strategic with your window dressings
Double-glazing is not cheap, so being smart with your window dressings to make the most of the heat from the sun is essential. Switching to floor-length heavy curtains with two or three layers – or lining your existing curtains with thermal fabric or fleece – will help protect against heat loss, as will blockout blinds due to their thickness and opacity.
Be sure to open up your curtains or blinds during the day to let sunlight in, before closing them as soon as the sun starts to set. This way you’ll warm your home naturally and retain the heat into the evening.
As blockout roller blinds are an energy-efficient choice for retaining heat in winter – and keeping the home cool in summer – Vantage Homes includes them as standard on all new builds.
Maximise the benefit of the sun’s energy
Installing a solar power system means you’re able to switch on your reverse-cycle air conditioning or other electric heating without worrying about your power bill skyrocketing out of control. Vantage Homes customers can currently score themselves a free 2.28kW Bradford solar power system (with huge discounts also available for a Tesla Powerwall upgrade to provide a complete solar-plus-battery solution) . It’s a win-win: a new home combined with lower heating costs.
If you do use a reverse-cycle air conditioner, also be sure to clean the filters so it operates at its most efficient to help you reduce running costs even further.
Create an alfresco reading nook
We’re blessed in South-East Queensland to regularly enjoy warm, blue-sky winter days prior to the mercury dropping after the sun drops below the horizon, so it’s sensible to make the most of the outdoors lifestyle on offer. Seek out areas where you can bathe in the warmth of the afternoon sun, such as through creating a reading nook.
Vantage Homes’ alfresco entertaining areas are perfect for this and our homes have the added benefit of the sun also streaming through the glass sliding doors connecting this outdoor living space with your open-plan living/dining area – meaning you have less need to rely on the heater as evening sets in.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Regardless of what anyone says, the great Australian dream of owning a home still exists. We’re living proof of that. While this dream may have transformed a little from the expansive yard with the white picket fence, trust us when we say, it’s still rife.
In today’s day and age, there are many reasons we can’t afford to place an emphasis on size. With population increases, land availability decreasing and living expenses growing, people are paying more attention to finding the things that will meet their needs in a more practical way. Therefore, when it comes to buying land and/or a house, we need to be confident in knowing that what we invest our hard-earned cash in will meet our future needs, whether it be in the long or short term.
When talking land nowadays, size is a the of the past. You’d be surprised what you can do on even the smallest lot. It is a move that’s taking hold the world over but let’s take a look at a region we can all associate with; Brisbane. In 2013 the Brisbane City Council draft city plan comprised largely of block subdivision, meaning the average 607m2 block size was potentially on its way to becoming a thing of the past, with new, subdivided lots anywhere from 180 to 300 square metres. The average Australian block size today is between 200 and 350 square metres, and due to lifestyle choice, investment value and comfort, these size lots have become increasingly popular.
Small lots are trending here on the Sunshine Coast as well. While continuing on a comparable trajectory with similar concepts to Brisbane, small lots on the Sunshine Coast are popping up in new housing estates with land size anywhere from 250m2 for a detached home, to as little as 88m2 for the trendy new terrace house. Why you ask? Many reasons but ultimately, it’s a lifestyle choice. People are busier today than ever before and therefore want simplicity. There are a few other things as well.
1. Give me more time
Who wants to spend their limited time cleaning, mowing, repairing, improving, etc. your property? Sorry to say, your small lot won’t remove it all, but minimization is guaranteed, meaning you can spend more time with your family and friends doing the things you love.
2. The inevitable $$
You have the potential to save on purchase outgoings due to the price of smaller lots compared to larger ones. Calculations show this could mean a saving of 21%, if not more. Financial experts say you should allocate one third of your annual income toward your mortgage but imagine if it was less! You’d have access to more disposable income, savings, better schools for your kids, holidays, lotto tickets or whatever it is that takes your fancy. WINNING!
3. Location, location, location
Generally small lots are available in upcoming suburbs and areas that are within great vicinity to CBD’s, parks, shops, schools, attractions and public transport. It’s no different on the Sunshine Coast. Our lots are positioned in Harmony and Aura development area; two of the most upcoming precincts on the Sunshine Coast, with all the attractions of our beautiful coast on your doorstep.
4. Did anyone say compromise??
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, garage and courtyard. No, you don’t need to re-read and it wasn’t a typo. We have impressive terrace homes and detached houses that can be tailored to your needs, making small lot living extremely comfortable without the compromise.
While in every sense of it, continue to dream big and think big, but when it come to land size, re think that attitude. Dispel the myth that bigger is better and get yourself down to our Aura display to check out our magnificent terrace house or the stunningly crafted detached home at our Harmony display. What to know more? Call our head office on 07 5458 5500 or visit www.vantagehomesqld.com.au today.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The colour selection process is one of the most exciting and rewarding advantages to building a brand new home. This is where you can personalise your home.
Our interior design department has put together a range of colour boards to help get started.
What would you choose? Chai, Latte or Mocha?
Monday, January 08, 2018
"I had a great experience building with Vantage Homes. From start to finish all communication with Vantage Homes staff was excellent, prompt responses proved to ease nerves and worries of such a huge expense.
On colour selection, the standard inclusions range was large compared with other builders.
Throughout the build tradesman were polite and were quite happy to explain what they were doing. My construction manager, Graeme, did a fantastic job to ensure a high quality standard was delivered in an extremely timely manner.
I cannot fault the experience Vantage Homes delivered for my first home."
Monday, December 11, 2017
Get your family and friends together and join us for the first twilight Harmony Nights on Thursday 14 December from 5pm – 7pm.
Enjoy dinner from a delicious range of gourmet food trucks, listen to some live music and let the kids loose with loads of games available.
Date: Thursday 14th December 2017
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Location: Harmony Display World. Harmony Boulevard via Peter Crosby Way, Palmview
Be sure to come and say hi and see our latest display home - The Freedom.Show Less
Friday, December 08, 2017
Visit our Vantage Display Homes
The weather is looking good for the first weekend of summer, so why not get out and about and enjoy it. Come by one of our displays across the Sunshine Coast and find your perfect new Vantage Home.
With 6 different display homes to see between Aura, Birtinya and Harmony, there is sure to be something that takes your liking. If not, we have a large range of cleverly designed floorplans to choose from.
The styling from our in house interior design team makes the most of the floor area and presents each home perfectly to suit the style and purpose of the home – from relaxed coastal living to professional lock up and leave lifestyle. Each home showcases the quality of a Vantage Homes build and allows you to see firsthand our standard range of inclusions – no gimmicks here, what you see is what you get.
To learn more or get started, please visit our display homes page for directions.Show Less
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Vantage Homes have put together this essential guide to help you along the way.
Building a new home is an exciting time and you can trust Vantage Homes to help you feel confident in the build process. Over the past 15 years we’ve built an enviable reputation as one of the Sunshine Coast’s leading residential home builders.
Choosing a block of land.
The first step is location, location, location! There are plenty of options for great land along the Sunshine Coast. You can select land from one of the many development sites along the coast or you can have Vantage Homes build on your own block.
You will want to consider a few things when selecting your land, is it located near facilities and resources that will be useful to you, such as shopping centres, schools, and parks.
Ensure you take into account the size of the block, shape and setbacks. This will dictate the size of home you are able to build. Another important thing to note is the aspect of the land. Is it north facing? Are there views?
Selecting a house design.
Having settled on your ideal location and block of land, you have the opportunity to pick your perfect floor plan. Choose from a wide variety of cleverly designed Vantage Homes plans to find the one that meets you or your family’s needs.
Ask yourself the following questions when selecting your house design:
- How well does the house fit on your block of land, will there be room for a garden shed, pool or entertaining area? Take into consideration morning and afternoon sun. You’ll want a nice well-lit home.
- Is this your forever home? Will you need extra rooms as your family grows or if you are downsizing do you need large rooms or multiple living areas?
- What are your essentials? How many bedrooms, bathrooms living areas do you need? Think about liveable space, functionality and flow.
Picking internal and external products and colours.
With floor plan in hand, the fun really begins. This is one of the most exciting and rewarding advantages to building a new home – personalising it to make it your very own.
Here’s a checklist of what you’ll be selecting during your personal colour selection process:
- Cabinetry – your kitchen finishes, cupboards, handles and benchtops.
- Timber, laminate, tile and carpet floorings.
- Robe and linen cupboards doors.
- Internal and external paint colours.
- External garage door, roofing Colorbond colour, fascia and gutters.
- Window frames and facade features.
- Exposed aggregate driveway colour, entry door, letterbox and clothes line.
At Vantage Homes, we like to go above and beyond to help you achieve your perfect home. Therefore, we add a number of standard inclusions which other builders charge as extras – including flooring throughout, ceiling fans, air conditioning, blinds, fencing, landscaping and even your clothesline and letterbox - just to name a few.
All you need to worry about is moving your furniture in.
Choosing your builder
Building your dream home is a big commitment and choosing the right builder is one of the most important decisions you will make.
- Make sure you do your research on your preferred builders, see if they have customer testimonials or references.
- Visit a display home to check out their quality of work and see if the finishes are up to scratch.
- Ask to see their range of standard incisions and compare like for like quotes. Don’t be fooled by display homes with glossy upgrades and luxurious furnishing. Always be realistic with your budget and ensure you ask the builder what is their standard inclusion.
Why choose us?
At Vantage homes our focus is not on selling upgrades or extras, it’s on selling homes. Our display homes showcase the high quality of our workmanship and our standard build - No gimmicks at all, what you see is what you get.
Our design portfolio has grown to include a range of award winning small lot homes, architectural abodes, units and townhouses.
It’s that diversity which sets Vantage Homes apart from the rest.Show Less
Monday, November 27, 2017
Vantage Homes is giving you the chance to WIN a Fridge, Washing Machine and Dryer package.
Visit our brand new display home at Harmony Estate, fill in the entry form and that's it! Easy right...
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you.
For directions to the display home, click here.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
We are excited to have officially opened our latest display home ‘Freedom’ in the new Harmony estate in Palmview, Sunshine Coast.
The focus on this home was to provide a stylish, smartly designed home that is functional, low maintenance and affordable.
This is the perfect first home with a modern lineal façade that acts as a breeze way and security in one. You’ll be struck by the sense of space when you walk through the front door and into the open plan living area.
Styled to be warm and intimate, the main bedroom is situated at the rear of the home to provide privacy from the secondary bedrooms. An ensuite and walk in robe complete the master suite.
The two queen sized secondary bedrooms are closed off by an internal cavity slider, which also includes the family bathroom with a separate toilet and second linen cupboard.
Light and functionality comes together in the kitchen with a fixed glass splash back allowing natural light to stream in, clean and modern cabinetry, plus plenty of storage in the extra overhead cupboards. The walk through butler’s pantry and combined laundry space provide a neat and tidy solution to all your housekeeping needs, which can be accessed directly from the garage. Great for organising your shopping.
A feature of the kitchen is the grand island bench, perfect for entertaining and casual dining. The neutral colour pallet is light and bright – complementing the décor throughout the entire home.
Last but not least is the open plan lounge and dining room. Styled for luxury and comfort. Spread out on the 4 seater sofa in the lounge room and watch a movie or entertain friends in the covered alfresco on a warm summer night.
These is plenty of room to move and all areas are well-proportioned to maximise use of the 300 square meter block.
Come and view this brand new home at Harmony display world – click here for directions.
View our latest house and land packages available in Harmony here.Show Less
Monday, November 20, 2017
Vantage Homes invites you and your family to visit us at the Harmony Display World Launch Event on Saturday 18 November from 3pm.
Come and view our latest display home "Freedom", the perfect first home, featuring three large bedrooms, entertainers kitchen and open plan living area.
With something for the whole family, the Harmony Display World Launch Event is not to be missed. There will be plenty to do for all ages with face painting, pony rides, a jumping castle, food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show at 7pm.
We look forward to seeing you through our display home. See the event here.
Friday, November 10, 2017
303,389* people in Queensland have the right idea; they live on the Sunshine Coast and demand is only growing in this highly sought after region.
The Sunshine Coast is well known for its pristine beaches, stunning hinterland, incredible hikes and growing entertainment and dining options but believe it or not, there are another five ridiculously good reasons to back your bags and move here. Let’s count backwards, saving the best till last.
Number 5 - Work
Sorry to raise the ‘W’ word but it is a bone of contention for many of us. Yes, the job prospects up here are not as vast as in major cities but if you dig a little deeper you’ll realise the opportunities are endless. In 2016 there were 33,076 registered businesses here and with our constant growth, the demand for expertise is only increasing.
Number 4 – Schools
If you have kids you’ll be all too familiar with the moans and groans about the inevitability and perhaps monotony of each and every school year, term, month or even day. On the upside you can be quietly (or loudly) confident that their education needs will be met, if not exceeded! Our school programs not only allow for activities that many city schools can’t offer such as surfing, but our standard of education is up there with the best. Last year, 34% of Sunshine Coast Grammar School seniors obtained an OP score between 1 – 5. Pretty impressive.
Number 3 – Community
One thing we just love about the Sunshine Coast is the way the community interacts with each other. That town you thought was just for retirees or holiday makers is no longer and in its place is a bustling (but not too bustling) haven for a variety of ages. Whether you’re watching a magical sunset or chowing down at one of our award-winning restaurants you’re bound to be star struck by the relaxed eminence the Coast has to offer.
Number 2 – Development
It’s no secret that major local airport developments are about to commence. Sunshine Plaza, our major shopping precinct, is expanding and receiving a huge facelift and of course, we can’t forget about the newly opened state of the art University Hospital. In addition, however, two major community developments are causing a stir amongst locals, investors and sea change seekers alike. The Harmony development, located near the suburb of Palmview, has attained the elusive title of being a first for South-East Queensland, as it’s the only sustainably designed community to achieve accreditation across specific facets including ecosystems, waste, energy, material, water and community. Plans boast 5,000 dwellings, an impressive four schools and a shopping centre. The second development, Aura, is located in Caloundra South and is tipped to be a Sunshine Coast suburb the size of Gladstone once complete. It is expected to house up to 50,000 people and support the community via 20 schools, a 200-hectare town centre and 200km of cycleways.
Number 1 – Housing market
With booming house prices the nation over, here on our beautiful Sunshine Coast, the best news is that getting into your own home is still achievable. With the stunning aforementioned developments underway, there is seriously no better time to build!
Compared with other Australian states, QLD supports a 17% first home buyer participation rate whereas NSW is only 3.85%. With house and land packages available in these new precincts starting from $395,000 it’s easy to see why.
Vantage homes is an award winning, trusted builder responsible for delivering smiles and outstanding results to home owners for over 15 years. We set our standards high to make sure you get what you want, the way you want it. What many other builders pitch as upgrades, we offer as a standard. We’re dedicated to working with first homebuyer, downsizers and investor, so see for yourself what we can offer at our stunning displays homes located in Aura and Harmony. Tempting isn’t it, and there’s no time like the present to act! If you’d like to discuss your options more, visit us today or call 07 5458 5500.
*Sunshine Coast Council Community Profile 2016 (profile.id.com.au/sunshine-coast/population-estimate)Show Less
Monday, September 25, 2017
The Urban Collection has evolved to cater for the next generation of buyers. The focus is on providing a trendy, smartly functional home that’s low maintenance and affordable. This gives both families and individuals the ability to purchase a free standing home on their own block, without the price tag.
The Urban Collection has a modern appeal, they are practical and have been specifically design for Urban and Terrace/Villa size lots less than 12.5m wide.
There’s so much flexibility with a low maintenance home from the Urban Collection, not only will you have a beautiful home but you will also have the freedom to lock up and leave. All Vantage designs have entertaining in mind and automatically offers stylish, quality products as a part the deluxe range of finishes to choose from.
At Vantage Homes we pride ourselves on giving you the best quality fixtures, fitting and finishes all for the one price. When you choose a home from the Urban Collection all you have to do is move in.
View the Urban Collection range of floor plans here.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
It’s no coincidence that Vantage has built the most Terrace homes in Birtinya - Smart design, high quality inclusions, perfect value.
4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage starting from just $555,000.
Interested in calling Birtinya home? Call Ian on 0477 774 579 for more information.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Thanks for the great feedback.
"I have enjoyed my experience building through Vantage. So happy to be buying a house at 22 years of age. They have been very helpful and have built to a high standard of quality. I highly recommend them as they have done everything I have asked, to top quality and have built a house thats very modern with high standard features. They are priced well and will meet your needs." David.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Based on the Sunshine Coast, Vantage Homes was established by its founder and Director Shane O’Brien over 15 years ago. In that time the company has continuously grown and evolved its capabilities to include 50 staff involved across design, planning, finance, construction and sales personnel.
The Terrace Collection represents cosmopolitan, maintenance free living on the Sunshine Coast. Choose from raw, urban and industrial designs through to luxurious affordable family living. Uniquely designed to create space and ambiance there’s always more than meets the eye with a Terrace home.
The ability to design and deliver modern, functional and on trend designs with a high level of inclusions at an affordable price, sets Vantage apart from its competitors.
Terrace living is all about minimum maintenance so you can maximise your lifestyle. Perfectly suited to first home buyers, downsizers and families the Terrace Collection offers full turnkey solutions in one simple and affordable price.
Come and see our two newest terrace designs on display at Aura – city of colour.
Lukin Terrace, Bells Creek, QLD 4551
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
What a turn out!
A huge thank you to those who joined Vantage Homes in celebrating the official opening of the Aura – City of Colour Display Village Saturday night. We hope you LOVE our 3 brand new display homes as much as we do!
The night was filled with plenty of entertainment and the great Vantage wall featured prominently during the amazing light show. Thank you Stockland for organizing such an amazing event!
Monday, July 17, 2017
The opportunity to enjoy everything about the Queensland lifestyle is the driving force behind the strong demand and sales in the North Brisbane Region according to Vantage Homes Sales Executive Mark Roberts.
“We are living in an age where many buyers don’t want to spend their time mowing large lawns and doing maintenance around the home. Queensland is all about enjoying the great outdoors like our stunning beaches, waterways, parks and hinterland and living in a low maintenance home or town house enables residents to live life to the fullest”.
Mr Roberts said buyers have ranged from first home owners who are taking advantage of Government concession, right through to baby boomers and retirees who prefer to lead a ‘lock up and leave’ lifestyle. Vantage Homes QLD offer inclusions that other builders call extras, everything you need to move straight in – air-con, blinds, floor coverings, driveway & alfresco to mention a few.
“With houses, terraces and townhouses selling from only $359,000 in Bracken Ridge, Dakabin, Kallungur, Mango Hill and throughout the Sunshine Coast there’s plenty for people to choose from” Mark said.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Not one to shy away from a reason to celebrate Vantage homes took the opportunity to welcome the builders, staff, suppliers and sales people to the VIP Opening of the “Bailey” Display home recently completed at Aura.
It was great to thank the tradespeople and suppliers who work hard to finish our display homes to the highest standard.
From the drafting and design process to the completed build, at some point throughout each and every team member plays a part in the finished product.
The home entertained beautifully with attendees enjoying a cheese and wine soiree around the Grand Island bench, pop up street food from the marque in the back yard and of course drinks on the alfresco. This truly was an event to showcase our standard range of products and highlight the features of the home in action.
So from Vantage to all of our staff and suppliers we say Thank you!
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Easy build steps to make your dreams of building a new home a reality
1 PROVISIONAL SALES ESTIMATE
A Vantage homes consultant will help you find a suitable home to suit your land, lifestyle and budget. They will discuss with you our standard inclusions and assist you with your options and ideas to personalise your home. A sales estimate will be provided based on your selections, if you are happy with your new home estimate we will ask you to pay a deposit to proceed to the new home proposal.
2 NEW HOME PROPOSAL
Your personal Vantage new home consultant will request preliminary site investigations including, obtaining a firm sales estimate from our estimating team, updated floor plan drawings with any adjustments requested from our drafting team, order soil tests and arrange your land contract if required.
Vantage will email or post you a copy of your contract for review which includes floor plan drawings, specifications, engineering report, soil report and your final contract price. Your new home consultant is on hand to answer any questions you have and also liaise with you regarding any changes or additions you may have. You are now asked to carefully review these documents as they ae used solely throughout the building process of your new home. Once you are satisfied with the contract, please sign it and pay your 5% deposit.
4 COLOUR SELECTON
One of the most exciting steps of building your home is selecting the colour and style of the interior and exterior. An appointment will be made with a colour consultant, where our qualified consultants will guide you through the fun world of creating your new home. This appointment will take up to 4 hours.
5 BUILDING APPROVAL
Your personal Vantage new home consultant will co-ordinate head office to schedule the construction of your new home and provide you with a start date. An onsite meeting will be arranged for you to meet your build supervisor to go through the steps of the build. A copy of your approved building application will be send to your financer for them to release the authority to commence construction (if required).
You will be contacted at the 4 main milestones of your build and be required to make progress payments along the way.
1. The commencement on site
2. Roof completion
3. Flooring pre-start
4. Practical completion inspection – this is a chance for you to inspect your home with your build supervisor.
Your personal Vantage new home consultant will provide you with the keys to your new home as well as a handover pack containing any appliance user manuals etc. Your new home comes with a 12 month statutory warranty for non-structural defects.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Everyone dreams of owning their perfect home. How many times have you fantasised about the home of your dreams and imagined how you would design each room with every feature looking exactly the way you would want it? We build it up in our imagination, adding more and more details and then we scrap it all and start over again.
What if you could build it in reality rather than just imagination?
Building a home seems like nothing more than a dream to some. However, with Vantage Homes, your home can be a reality. We will guide you through every step of the process until you are happily living in your dream home!
The first step is location, location, location! There are plenty of options for great land along the Sunshine Coast. You will want to consider a few things when selecting your land. You can either select land from one of our prime development sites. This land is carefully chosen to be ideal for your new home. However, if you prefer, we can also specially source land for your needs. Alternately, you can even have us build on land your have already purchased. You will also want to consider whether your lot is located near facilities and resources that will be useful to you, such as shopping centres, schools, and parks.
Having settled on your location, next you have the opportunity to pick your dream floor plan. Choose from a wide variety of cleverly designed floor plans to find the one that meets your family’s needs. Select from plans featuring two, three or four bedrooms. You can also select the number of bathrooms and the size of your garage.
With floor plan in hand, the fun really begins. This is where you get to customise your new home to make it the home of your dreams. Select the features you want and indicate those that you do not. Choose colours and finishes to make your new home representative of your unique and individual style.
Moreover, at Vantage Homes, we like to go above and beyond to achieve your dreams. Therefore, we add a number of inclusions which other builders only include with an added fee. For example, enjoy a stylish kitchen with deluxe stone bench tops, for no additional cost! Those gorgeous stainless steel appliances? Yep, you also get those included in the base price. We include blinds throughout, floor coverings, and even throw in a letterbox and clothesline.
Now that you have chosen all of the elements of your dream home, sit back and watch it unfold. We will handle it from here. Once we have poured the slab, you can see exactly how your new home will sit on your block of land. We will then construct the frame. Viewing the frame of your new home is when you will start to get those jitters of excitement as you see it take shape before your very eyes. Next, we add walls, a roof, doors, windows and all of those features which seal your home up into a comfy nest for you and your family. Finally, we will construct the interior and add all of your custom selected homey details. All that is left is to hand over your new key and let you move in!
So, are you ready to make your dream a reality? Visit one of our display homes or call us today! We have experienced new home consultants ready to guide you through every step so that you can turn your fantasy home into a cosy reality. Let’s start building!Show Less