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 be 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 take real shape. Construction is underway and the building process moves through a 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 in 3D. 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.