Get to Know the Team at Perry Homes
Established in 1993, Perry Homes is 100% owned and managed by David Perry. Building from the Central Coast and out to Singleton in the Newcastle area right up to the Sunshine Coast, the company is one of the most trusted names in the building industry. In this issue of HUNTER HOMES, we caught up with New Home Consultant Noel Simmonds to find out a little about Perry Homes in the Hunter region.
Tell us about your role and area of expertise.
I am a new home consultant and have been in the building industry for over 20 years. My job is to help clients find a home design that suits their needs, lifestyle and budget. My team and I can adapt one of our existing plans to suit or even create a brand new custom-designed home. We can also help with finding the right block of land.
What type of builds do Perry Homes do?
We build homes suitable for any block – be it flat, sloping, acreage or knockdown rebuilds. Our range of home designs includes single storey, two storey, split level, duplex/dual occupancy homes and granny flats. There are more than 150 plans in the Perry Homes portfolio. We are happy to modify our plans or design something specifically to suit a client.
What are the benefits of building with Perry Homes?
There are many benefits to building with Perry Homes: price, design, value and peace of mind, to name a few. We use all local trades and have been established as an integral part of the area for over 14 years; however, we are not a franchise. This is important because it means quality assurance across the board, as well as accountability to a central hub. The owner, David Perry, is very much involved in the day to day operations of the business and has owned the company over 25 successful years.
We only use reputable brands and suppliers, not just the cheapest option. This means that you are securing quality when you build with Perry Homes, not just price. We are also a debt-free family business. Our warranty insurances aren’t capped like many other builders. Subsequently, there are no wait times on-site starts, and our ordering and scheduling timelines are streamlined.
What makes you stand out above your competitors?
Definitely value for money. There are no hidden costs with Perry Homes and no last-minute surprises! Our standard inclusions are of a high level. When you build with Perry Homes, you have access to an exceptional range of products to choose from at no additional cost. There are well over 50 bricks to select from, an outstanding range of tile choices, multiple garage profiles with 24 Colourbond colours on offer and items such as frameless mirrors as standard.
What is the process when a new client walks through the door?
The first thing that we need to start the process is the land. If a client hasn’t purchased a block of land yet, we are able to help source this. Once we know the location of the block, then we can start looking at designs that will suit their requirements and budget. With so many plans available and the flexibility to even create a custom design, we can always find a solution. After I have put together a quote, and it is agreed, we will then progress to a soil test, contour survey of the land, full working drawings and engineering – all from a $2,400 deposit (which is deducted from the contract price).
What are the top three things that people should consider when looking to build a new house? Lifestyle, budget, location. It is very important to acknowledge your lifestyle and how you are going to use a space, why have a formal dining room when you likely wouldn’t use it? Perhaps a games/media room would be more suitable. Consider how you use your current home, what areas could be improved? What spaces go unused? Establishing a budget early in the process is also key to finding the right block of land and design that is within your reach, I recommend talking to a financial institution first to get a gauge of borrowing power.
Location is of paramount importance when considering building; be sure to research school catchments, nearby shops, and distance to local amenities.
Where are the hot spots to build in the Hunter Region?
There are quite a few land releases available at the moment. In the Maitland area, you have a lot of standard-sized blocks ranging in size from 450 sq m to 700 sq m in estates in Farley, Lochinvar, Chisholm, Rutherford and Greta. If you go further out to the Cessnock area, you have estates in Bellbird, Paxton and Kitchener. The blocks in Kitchener are much larger at 2,000 sq m – so suit your acreage style homes. Or closer to Newcastle there is high demand in Cameron Park. Land in the Hunter Region starts from around $178,000, so there really is something to suit most budgets.
How can someone get in touch?
Perry Homes has display homes in Chisholm, Thornton and Cameron Park in the Hunter Region. To find details of your nearest display visit www.perryhomes.com.au or call (02) 4021 1680 for details.