Initial discussion about your needs and the goals for your building project.
From an initial sketch and layout plan we discuss your preferences, develop concepts and arrive at a working budget. We complete a Preliminary Agreement.
2. Working Drawings
We coordinate the production of designs, working drawings, engineering and energy reports and prepare an action plan with a fixed price subject to any required changes.
(Skip 1. and 2. if you have your own drawings)
3. Building Permit
You submit all documentation to an independent building surveyor who will list any additional items needed to achieve a building permit. Because this can take well over a month, it is recommended that you choose a building surveyor and get documentation to them as early as possible.
Compare specifications and proposals and choose your builder.
5. Construction Start Date
Complete build agreement and deposit (5% for projects above $20K), submit the building warranty insurance policy and receive your building permit. Now you are ready to build.
At the completion of each stage (usually base, frame, lockup, fix and completion) you will be invoiced for a progress payment.
At lock-up there are usually consultations with owners for material selections.
It is important to make any changes prior to the materials being ordered.
There may be additional charges if there are cost differences from the original pricing.
Once the final inspection with the building surveyor is completed you receive the completion invoice for payment prior to handover. We arrange for you to inspect the completed project and check for any defects before handover.
8. After Care
3-6 months after handover we check for any defects traceable to our workmanship and put it right.
We wanted recommended builders with whom we could communicate easily and who would be on our site regularly to ensure every aspect of our project would be done correctly, to a high standard. We wanted them to care as much about our house as I did. Further we wanted to modify our design to get the rustic theme we were after.
During construction Nathan discovered design features that could be modified to improve the look we wanted, identified potential problems and gave us options with plenty of time to decide. Some of their ideas also saved us money.
We really enjoyed working with the whole team who behaved in an exemplary and considerate manner. The project ran smoothly, on time and on budget! Even after the build Nathan was always willing to reply to any concerns immediately.
I am still exceptionally happy with their work and am more than happy to recommend them.
Get in Touch With Us
Nathan 0414 636 602
Josh 0402 262 387