Who are Harkaway Homes?
First established in 1986, Harkaway Homes is a fully Australian-owned company and has become the industry leader and benchmark in Australian Reproduction Housing.
Why build a Harkaway Home?
Put simply, Harkaway Homes reproduce the very best heritage profiled verandahed housing in the land.
Harkaway Homes have on offer nine ranges of the absolute best Olde Worlde roofline designs of yesteryear. Many are complex but easily tamed by today's "State of the Art" Wallframes and Truss Technology.
How do Harkaway Homes achieve the Olde Worlde look?
Sufficient height is the critical factor when reproducing Olde Worlde homes. Our exclusive high wall system gives greater outer wall height without the impracticalities of overly high ceilings.
For example, common to our products would be a 12' external wall height with a 9' ceiling ... producing the best of both worlds.
Do verandahs darken the home?
One of the many attributes of the Early Australian home and probably the most important is the verandah. Harkaway Homes exclusive high wall system allows verandahs to be positioned comfortably to the home, creating correct falls and profiles, giving instant character, whilst not depriving the home of most important natural light.
Are floor plans flexible?
All floor plans are 100% flexible at no extra cost. We actively encourage our clients to personalise floor plans to suit their individual requirements.
What do you include in your Lock-Up Construction Packages?
Harkaway Homes supply as normal, all of the things a builder would generally tell you "you can't do that, it will cost you a fortune". The nice things like high ceilings, leadlights, French doors, complex rooflines and much more.
Do your homes meet Energy Rating requirements?
Yes. All Harkaway Homes designs and plans are energy efficient and are assessed to ensure that they meet with Government Energy Rating requirements.
How long before we can start building?
Generally it takes around fifteen weeks to progress to the "ready to build" stage depending on Council etc. Harkaway Homes suggest giving yourself the maximum amount of time available to avoid delays.
What sort of timeframe does it take to build a Harkaway Home?
Generally around 16-20 weeks depending on the size of your home and the speed you wish the project to travel.
What is Project Managed?
Most Harkaway Homes clients build as Project Managers. That is registering the project as an Owner Builder and having all of the work performed by subcontractors. We highly recommend this process and heavily support the construction with overview, advice and sub contractor networks.
Will Harkaway Homes assist us with the location of tradespeople?
Yes. Via our customer base, we have an ever increasing register of preferred subcontractors networked into your area.
What if I have tradespeople?
That is great! Harkaway Homes staff are happy to work with, brief and advise your tradespeople on any aspect of the construction.