It’s All About Style
At In-Vogue we pride ourselves on being the top people in two storeys. We design and build cutting edge homes that put contemporary two storey living within affordable reach for many people. The team of professionals at In-Vogue boasts more than a hundred years combined experience, and many are regarded as the best in the Perth building industry.
We have a very large selection of home designs to inspire you and we are more than happy to discuss your own design ideas as well. Either way, our award winning designers know what works and are eager to help create the perfect home for you.
Who We Are
2Storey.com.au is proudly brought to you by Residential Building WA which is part of the JWH Group, one of WA’s largest building companies.
We are the absolute authority when it comes to anything to do with two storey. We specialise in all styles of multi-storey living and show you an enormous range of home designs including narrow lot homes, loft homes, town houses and large family homes.
Designing and building two storeys requires specialist knowledge and skill which is why you can take comfort in the expertise of our staff who have combined experience of well over 100 years in the building industry.
Modern two storey design means that a home’s layout and style can suit everybody’s need, regardless of your life-stage or your budget. Separate living areas, multiple courtyards, dedicated children’s zones, the options are endless and we can help find the right solution for you.
We’re happy to adapt any of our existing plans for your needs, or even create a design for you from scratch.
Big ideas for narrow lots
As urban lots get smaller and narrower, we see a huge opportunity for clever design and innovation.
In fact, we never consider narrow as a limitation at all, no matter how narrow it gets. Renowned Homes caters specifically for blocks at the narrowest end of the spectrum with 10 and 12 meter frontages.
As a major growth area of the building market, we have devoted all of our resources to developing smarter building techniques and better space-maximising design ideas. We offer solutions to suit all needs including those of empty nesters, growing families as well as families with teenage children.
We design our narrow lot homes to maximise lifestyle and reduce the amount of time needed to spend on maintenance and care.
A two storey home for the price of a single storey.
Why let your ceiling space go to waste when it could be used to add valuable living area? This is the thinking behind Loft homes, which provide all the benefits of multi-storey living but without the higher costs of two storey homes.
The Loft roofline has a steeper pitch and this means an upstairs mezzanine area can be constructed to create additional floor space. The vaulted roof makes the home much cooler during summer and it gives a feeling of greater space.
Surprisingly, it can often be more economical to build a Loft home with a mezzanine floor than to build the equivalent space as a single level home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. Builders in general are more than happy to cater for your design preferences. Keep in mind that there may be costs involved when making changes to the initial design, but your chosen builder will talk you through this process.
Approvals are all dependant on the design of your home. Generally speaking, a Planning Approval will be needed from the respective local government authority before a Building Permit can be applied for. On average, the Planning Approval can take eight weeks while the Building Permit can take a further three weeks. Depending on where your home is going to be built, a Developers Approval may also be needed. Your builder generally takes care of all of the approvals and will be able to keep you up-to-date throughout the entire process.
Final Plans: The drawings representative of all agreed changes to be used to construct your two-storey home.
Home ID: The reference used to identify your home project.
New Home Administrator: One of our skilled staff members who will guide you through the process of preparing and building your new home.
PPA: The Preparation of Plans Agreement is the agreement and initial paperwork that kicks things off and is used to communicate your new home requirements to our office staff.
Preliminary Plans: Covers the foundations and starting point for your working drawings, and the plans designed to assist in the facilitation of the Prestart Meeting.
Pre-start Meeting: This is where your New Home Administrator helps you confirm window sizes, house siting, external colours and any minor structural changes to ensure your two-storey home achieves a 6 Star Rating. If there are any major structural design changes, these will be addressed by your sales consultant prior to this meeting.
Site Inspection Report & Survey: This determines essential features, property boundaries and levels of the land for your new home.
Site works: Describe everything that’s involved on site that does not directly involve building your new two-storey house. This involves things like setting up a site office and toilets to providing safe, secure storage for tools and materials.
Specifications: A technical document that contains a list of the work to be carried out, the items to be supplied/installed by the builder and the manner in which certain work are undertaken.
Maximising your views is the most crucial element in design. First and foremost, consider your living space and master bedroom. The first will enable you to proudly show off that fantastic sunset to dinner guests while the second will allow you to wake up to a beautiful vista every morning! This is an important discussion to have with your chosen builder early in the consultation process.
Build Smarter. Build Affordably.
All around the world, smarter and more affordable building technologies are being developed every day. The Alternate Building Company is focussed on bringing together the newest materials and smartest building techniques to deliver you a ‘clever’ home at an exceptional price.
Downstairs is always built in solid concrete and brick, while upstairs we use thermo- smart panelling which provides a second storey in a fraction of the time. Because of this, not only are our homes more environmentally friendly, they’re less expensive and much faster to build. Get the dream two storey home you’ve always wanted, but without a big price tag.