Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you offer standard plans, or do you only build custom homes?

We offer both. You can build a home that Allura has already created, you can personalise that design to suit your own needs, or you can ask Allura to design a custom home unique to your family. Visit our Designs to learn more about Allura home designs.

Can I bring my own designs to Allura?

Yes, Allura will build your home from an existing plan, however we find that designing a custom home with Allura’s inhouse architect is a more viable option. Designing and building a home with Allura will help us all achieve the desired outcome that suits your budget. For clients that already have architectural plans we will prepare a full budget and timeline. Architects are often not aware of building and materials costs, and in our experience this is usually the more expensive path.

Can Allura take care of the demolition of my old home and take care of all approvals?

Yes. Once you have agreed on the plans, exterior and interior designs, then we can manage everything else. This includes all the paperwork for building approvals, the knock down of your existing home, clean-up of your site after the home is finished, driveway, fencing, pool and landscaping. All you need to do is enjoy the experience.

Does Allura build pools and driveways, and organise landscaping?

Yes, Allura can build, organise and manage everything, in consultation with you.

What’s the cost of building with Allura?

Allura has built homes from $750K to $1.8M. Our expert team creates stunning custom built homes to suit any block of land and lifestyle. While we have existing customised designs to help get the conversation started, we often start from scratch and design a home that’s unique to each client’s needs. Most importantly, the cost of your new Allura home will be decided on before we enter the approval process, so there are no hidden surprises throughout the journey.

How long is the process?

This can be influenced by the approval process required for your new home. The Complying Development Certificate (CDC) can take 14 to 18 days for approval, while a Development Approval (DA) can take three to five months, depending the council. You are generally out of your home for around 48 weeks (11 months) from the time we start demolition. Allura recommends renting for 12 months or staying with family if possible. Visit (timeline) to learn more about the process of building with Allura.

What areas do you build in?

Allura homes can be found throughout Sydney’s North Shore, Northern Beaches, Inner West and Sutherland Shire. We are happy to build outside of these areas so call us on 02 9420 4133 or 0405 147 499 to learn more regarding your location.

How long does it take to design and price a home?

The very first step you take on the journey with Allura is to sit down with one of our team, share your thoughts and ideas about what you need in a home, and what budget is realistic. The Allura team can take you through the realities of that idea. We will develop a realistic budget estimate and timeline for the project. This will enable you to understand whether it is possible.

Do you provide an interior designer?

Yes, the interior design team at Studio Allura will help you with every selection and manages the project plan, so the right decisions are made on time and on budget. A visit to Studio Allura is the chance to see and interact with every element of your new home. From bricks, paint and timber flooring to tapware, sinks, appliances and blinds, Studio Allura brings every Pinterest board or scrapbook to life. Visit (Studio Allura) to learn more about our interior design solutions.

Do you include a warranty program with your homes?

Allura has a market leading warranty and guarantee program, to ensure your peace of mind. You can discuss this in more detail during the initial consultation.

Download our Knockdown Rebuild guide

Looking for a new home can be stressful and confusing. You may not realise that knocking down a home and rebuilding can be a viable alternative. This free guide is designed to demystify the process, and answer many of the questions you may have.

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