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Excited property buyers looking to engage with a trusted builder such as Allcastle Homes generally find themselves asking what exactly the acronym BASIX actually relates to.

To put it in the simplest of terms, BASIX stands for Building Sustainability Index, which is a forward-focussed government initiative implemented in 2004 to ensure new residences are designed to be as energy and water efficient as possible.

This means that, besides making sure new houses are working towards making the world a better place, we are all saving money in the process, cutting back on those ever-increasing water and power bills.

In short, every Development Application (DA) or Complying Development Certificate (CDC) for every new home needs to be presented to its local council with a BASIX certificate. Every Allcastle Homes residence comes complete with BASIX approval, so that you don’t have to seek one out yourself.

This overall requirement covers stand-alone homes, townhouses, units, villas, and includes financially positive additions such as granny flats.

The biggest plus here is that Allcastle Homes cover all your BASIX needs, delivering a magnificent place for you and your family to make a life at a base price plus standard site costs as well as your BASIX fee included in their pricing.

One thing to be aware of is that if you start undertaking any renovations to your residence along your life journey, you must also complete a new BASIX to cover any changes ($50,000 or more) – though, if you decide to sell your property, there is no need to acquire a new BASIX.

If you would like more information on BASIX, speak to an Allcastle Homes consultant or visit the NSW Government Planning Portal.

Published on 07th September 2019
Published on 07th September 2019
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