Inclusion lists to build your own home kit

Kit home inclusion lists are on every provider web site, but can vary considerably, depending on whether you purchase a kit 'to lockup' or a 'full kit'. On this page I list and explain basic kit home inclusions to each of three stages. Stage three means the entire house and fittings can be supplied to completely build your own home kit and more importantly, to be your own contractor.

This list will take the stress and guesswork out of selecting the correct components for building your own house. Note that there are always standard ‘exclusions', but you can negotiate to add most of them as well.

Stage one: 'to lockup'

  • Multiple sets of council plans & specifications
  • A set of construction plans & specifications, including an accessories schedule
  • Engineers certification covering all structure aspects of the building including detailed set-out drawings showing all hold down requirements
  • Comprehensive construction manual
  • Engineered concrete footing designs and details
  • Raised floor system plans including bearers, joists, sheet flooring, glue and fixings or concrete slab plans
  • Pre-fabricated house framing
  • Prefabricated roof trusses & associated roof members
  • Steel roof battens & steel ceiling battens
  • Roofing sheets
  • Gable flashings, ridge capping, valleys, barge capping
  • All roof bracings & fixings
  • Fascia and gutters with all brackets, clips & all fixings
  • PVC downpipes, including all bends, brackets, adhesive & fixings.
  • Sliding windows & sliding glass doors including standard fly screens
  • Cladding to exterior of building, all fixings & flashings
  • Soffit sheeting to eaves & verandahs, including all fixings & PVC joiners
  • Complete fibreglass roof insulation
  • Double sided foil insulation for exterior walls & gable ends
  • Solid entrance doors in pre-hung timber frames incl. door locks

Stage two: 'full kit'

  • Interior doors pre-hung in jambs with architraves & locks fitted
  • Mouldings: architraves, skirting, eaves
  • Gyprock (drywall) internal linings to ceilings & walls
  • All drywall fixings, paper jointing tape, setting compounds & metal corners
  • Villaboard internal linings to all wet areas
  • Cornice & adhesive.

Stage three: 'extras'

  • Foundation piers and bracing
  • Kitchen flatpacks
  • Kitchen plumbing fixtures
  • Stove/oven and dishwasher
  • Bathroom basics- toilet, vanity, bath, shower base, towel rails
  • Built in bedroom cupboard flat-packs, rails and support systems

Common exclusions

  • Soil tests or contour maps
  • Concrete slab & materials
  • Wet area floor sealants
  • Floorcoverings such as carpets and tiles
  • Plumbing, drainage or electrical supplies
  • Lights or fans
  • Shower screens and mirrors
  • Any form of site labour
  • Delivery costs (one semi-trailer load, plus a flatbed truck)

Building your own home gets easier when you have nailed the inclusions and exclusions.

This was, in my opinion, the most difficult part, but I needn’t have worried. Kit home suppliers have secure supply lines and guarantee all components. But to be your own contractor, you must take your time and get this right.

Kit home delivery

Kit home delivery

Its a snap. Just make sure you have good dry access, some wood to keep the materials off the ground and a few good tarps to keep it dry. The driver will unload it all with his crane wherever you want it. Have the manifest handy to check off the components as they hit the ground.

The inclusion components come in 2-3 deliveries, when you need them to build your own home kit.

Delivery 1 (to lockup) has the floor system, frames, trusses, battens, bracings, insulation, roofing, fascias, guttering, barges, cladding, windows and external doors.

Delivery 2 has all linings, interior doors and internal fittings.

Delivery 3 (only if required) has specified components such as kitchen flat-packs, stove, bathroom components etc.

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