Roof Replacements Qualify Under $25,000 HomeBuilder Package

HomeBuilder Package

As I’m sure you’ve already heard, the Australian Government have unveiled its very enticing HomeBuilder package. The scheme offers $25,000 for individuals or couples to upgrade/ renovate or build their dream homes.

Since the announcement, we’ve had many questions and calls regarding if a roof replacement can be included within a prospective home renovation. 

The answer to this is YES!

New roof replacements fall under the requirement where “renovations need to improve the safety of your home.” If you’re living under a roof with rusty screws, problematic battens, poor insulation, old shingle tiles or want to add an extension or external facelift to your home – now is the time to upgrade!

Upgrade To Colorbond

Capricorn Roofing is the Sunshine Coast’s preferred contractor for Metal Roofing works using the very popular Colorbond Steel range. 

Colorbond Steel is the industry’s leading metal roofing material that offers compelling designs and practical benefits, including:

  1. Design flexibility
  2. Wide range of colours and profile choices
  3. Fast and efficient construction
  4. Thermal efficiency (warmer in winter and cooler in summer)
  5. Long-life performance made from corrosion-resistant ZINCALUME steel base and a paint finish that is resistant to cracking, peeling and chipping.

Contractor Requirements

Should you meet the renovations criteria (which we outline further below), there are still a few requirements regarding building contracts that need addressing. One of these requirements describes that all works need to be conducted by a registered or licensed builder (not your favourite uncle or extended family member offering a helping hand). 

This is to avoid contractors, and business’s bumping up the project costs just so individuals can access the grant (as it’s a requirement for renovations to be worth a minimum of $150,000)

$150,000 sounds like a lot …

However, when you take into consideration several renovation costs within your home – whether it is a kitchen, bathroom, living room or roof replacement … the prices add up.

Rough Roof Replacement Estimate

To gauge a VERY rough roof replacement cost for your renovation plans, it’s safe to estimate around $25,000 – $30,000.

However, this is depending on your home’s individual requirements including:

  • Batten quality and replacement
  • Re-roofing
  • House size
  • Insulation installation

*Please note that Capricorn Roofing offers a FREE fixed price quote included with every enquiry. We highly recommend chatting with our team first for an accurate representation of your home’s renovation costs.

Do you want to know if you’re eligible for the Government’s HomeBuilder Grant? Check out our basic guide below.


 Your Eligibility:

Taxable Income Requirements: 

  • You need to be an adult Australian citizen with a taxable income less than $125,000 a year. If you live with your partner, your combined income has to be less than $200,000 per year


Scheme Availability: 

  • Before the end of the year, you need to enter a contract to renovate your main place of residence, with construction to begin within three months of the contract date (no investment properties)


Minimum Renovation Spend: 

  • For renovations, you need to spend between $150,000 and $750,000 of your own money, and the house you’re renovating must be valued at less than $1.5 million prior to renovations


Renovation Restrictions: 

  • Renovations need to improve the accessibility, safety or liveability of the home and don’t include external work like swimming pools, tennis courts and sheds

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our roof replacement team today and find out how our Capricorn Team can help you take advantage of the $25,000 grant! 

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