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
A common misconception is that all builders have the same quality and quantity of inclusions. In order to compare “apples with apples” keep an eye out for things like: size and style of the kitchen bench, size of cupboard space, whether walk-in robes are included in the bedrooms, where the toilets are located (have they got a door), and whether an alfresco area is included or costed as an extra. There are a few other items that you can look out for, and we are happy to let you know of each of the inclusions per design.
Not all builders have the same design features and inclusions, although there will always be a minimum price quoted. Anytime a builder quotes a “from” price it usually means a base specification, base design features or a reduced version of another home design.
Builders traditionally use double clay brick to construct the entire two storey home. However, companies like 2Storey.com.au employ new techniques and technologies that reduce build times, increase energy efficiency, and result in more affordable options for homebuyers.
We use treated timber frames for the second storey, which make the walls faster to build than using double clay bricks. It’s structurally sound and the only people that will know it’s timber, is you.
A ‘variation order’ is when an alteration or extra work gets added to the house after the Contract has been signed. Most of the time, a variation will add to the build price due to the process involved in making the changes. This requires redrawing the plans, estimating time and costs, and amending orders that have already been scheduled.
Just like household appliances have star-rating systems, the energy efficiency of a home also has it’s own nationally rated system. The more stars on a scale of one to ten, the greater the natural comfort level of a home, and the less energy (and money) it uses.
The energy efficiency of houses is measured through a star-rating system, with zero being the worst and 10 the best. A 6-Star rating is deemed the benchmark for new residential homes as current technologies makes this accessible to homeowners like you.
The rating will take a number of design aspects of your home into consideration. The direction that your home faces, your external colour choices, the windows, the roof type and floor coverings will all affect the rating. Each room will be calculated individually to achieve an overall rating. Builders may also provide the option to send your design off for a preliminary report, which will pick up any required changes at the start of the design process.
Owning a 6-Star rated home will not only reduce your lighting, heating and cooling costs but also reduce your carbon footprint.
If you have already selected a block, we can offer a number of existing 6-Star two-storey house designs to suit the orientation and ‘climate zone’ of your existing block.
If you haven’t already picked a location, we can help you choose one with an orientation that best suits your preferred home design and optimise your overall energy rating.
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.