Can I Make Changes To The Plan?

Can I Make Changes To The Plan?

Changing our plans

When building a new home, it’s only natural that you will have questions for your builder. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions clients have on making changes to Stroud Homes home designs and builder Travis Butler has answered them.

With Travis’ wish to bring transparency to families wanting to build their dream home and 10+ years of experience building new homes in the region, he is the perfect person to answer these questions.


Am I allowed to make changes to a Stroud Homes Wollongong home design?

Absolutely! We have no problems with people wanting to modify their design to suit their family’s needs, their block constraints and/or their budget.


If I want to make changes, who do I talk to?

It is best to speak with our New Home Sales Consultant, Jared. He will talk you through the pros and cons of your proposed changes as well as any financial implications (if any).


If I decide on a change that will negatively impact the overall design, will you let me know?

Our team will advise if a requested change will alter the design negatively. We will also provide other solutions to assist.


Will I get to see new house plans with the changes I’ve requested?

Yes! Once our architect has completed drawing up the changes. We will send them to the client to look over.


If I make changes to the design, will it affect the cost?

Sometimes. For example, a change that increases the overall size of the house, will generally incurs costs as there are extra materials, labour etc.

Having said that, moving a wall in order to make a room bigger (but not the overall size of the house), generally will not increase the price as the materials and labour was already included before the change was made.

We are happy to discuss this in person or over the phone as we understand it can become a little confusing.


How much should I take re-sale into consideration when I make changes?

The re-sale of your home and changes that may affect its value should always be considered. We can help with how or why some changes may affect the re-sale value of the home.


What is one common change people like to make?

A common change is increasing ceiling heights. Higher ceilings create a larger, more grand feeling home and it something that you can NOT add to your home at a later stage.


Can you tell me about a change a Stroud Homes Wollongong client has made to a design?

We have a design where the kitchen pantry and linen closet are back to back. One of our clients removed the internal wall and, using the linen cupboard, turned the whole space into a large walk in pantry.

I thought this was a great change as now there is also potential to turn that pantry into a butler’s pantry later on.

Avoca 227 Floor PlanAvoca 227 Floor Plan with kitchen pantry backing onto linen closet


If you’d like to talk to the team from Stroud Homes Wollongong about building a new home in the area, or would like futher information on changes – give the team a bell on 02 4296 6050.

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