Whatever your questions are about custom building or developing, chances are someone has already asked it. Here are a few common questions … and our answers.
What type of homes do Martex Construction build?
At Martex, we offer a full construction service from design, to completion across a range of housing types including single dwellings, dual occupancy developments, multi-home development and multi-unit, and multi-level apartment buildings. To see the range of projects with which Martex has been involved click here.
Where does Martex Construction build?
Martex Construction is based in Mitcham and builds right across the Melbourne metropolitan area. We also accept work in selected areas outside of metropolitan Melbourne such as Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Ranges, Melton and Whittlesea. Please contact us to discuss.
Who do I deal with?
Your initial contact is with Founder and Managing Director of Martex Constructions, Mario Guglielmi. Once the project moves to quoting stage, Mario will still retain an overseeing interest, however your contact for day-to-day communications will be our Building Operations Manager. As construction progresses you will find you get to know various members of our team and all will provide timely assistance.
What are the capabilities of Martex Construction?
We can work with your plans, customise from our own designs or design from your ideas from scratch. We have the expertise to bring your vision to life from a broad conceptual brief or to follow existing architect’s working drawings to the tightest specification.
What are the scope of services Martex Construction offers?
As a full-service MBA builder, our clients can choose to use as little or as much of our professional services as they want. We offer expert advice, consultation and management at every stage of the building process – from the feasibility study, to design, to construction, to handover, to maintenance.
What are the standard inclusions in a Martex home?
Our homes are fitted to the highest standard, to meet the widest needs of our clients, with inclusions that are optional for many other builders. Samples of many of these inclusions can be seen at our office display room or homes.
How long does it take to build a new home or development?
The timeframe of your building process depends on the type of property, the type of construction, structural engineering components, site and ground conditions and the materials chosen. As a general rule of thumb, a 4 bedroom custom home can take from 4 to 6 months to complete and a multi unit site (up to 4 units) can take from 5 to 8 months. The best way to determine the timeframe of your project is to contact us.
What factors have an impact on the cost of our project?
Of course, every project is different and every project will be affected by a range of cost factors. The factors that can impact on your final quoted price include scope of design, engineering and construction works, site conditions and materials and finishes selected by the client.
Does Martex Construction build commercial buildings?
Martex is a specialist residential builder, registered with the Master Builders Association and carries out many major development projects. However, depending on the scale and scope of the project, we are happy to discuss your commercial development needs. *currently gaining commercial licence
Should you still have any questions please contact us via our online form or give us a call on (03) 9873 0244
Building a relationship, before we build your home.
This is the “getting to know you stage”, we’ll want to hear all about your needs, your budget and your plans. We’ll take time to get to know your site, and we’ll discuss in detail the timeframes and deadlines for each stage of the planning, design and building processes. Most importantly of all, we’ll discuss what your expectations are…and how we can meet, and in many cases, exceed them.
This is the stage when prices are firmed and contracts are signed. We will discuss the quote and contracts in detail and, when in complete agreement, you will sign the contract to build. At this stage, we will run through all the necessary paperwork, and make sure you understand the relevant applications that will lodged to Council.
While the permits are being processed at Council, you’ll have time to start bringing your project to life by finalising everything from paint colours, to benchtops, to taps. These decisions can be made in conjuction with our in-house colour consultant. At this stage, we can be on top of the delivery cycle and minimise hold-ups when building is underway.
This is when things get serious. Construction is underway and the building process moves through it own formalised series of stages. Broadly speaking these are: Base: This is when all the ground and site works are undertaken. Drains and retention systems are dug, strip footings, slab works or stumps are installed and you can see the shape of your building rising from the ground up. Framing: This stage is when you really see your project take shape. Timber wall and roof trusses are put up, rooms take shape and the roofline is visible. Lock Up: As the name suggests, by the end of this stage your home will be able to be securely locked up. Roof tiles, brickwork, plumbing, wiring, heating & cooling units are all in place. You will have walls, windows and a front door with a lock and key! Fixing: At this stage everything is “fixed” in place. Plasterboard covers your walls, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry is installed, appliances are commissioned and floor coverings are in place. The property is painted and the site is cleared of all building debris.
Once construction is complete it’s time for the project to be “handed-over” to you. At this time we will inspect the property together to ensure everything has been finished to the agreed standard. An occupancy permit will then be issued and the property will be ready for you to move in or prepare for sale. But our involvement doesn’t end there. Depending on your contract, a Maintenance or Defects Liability period of three or six months will apply after handover. During that time, we will work with you to ensure the quality of our workmanship meets your expectations … and our demanding standards.