- How long will the design and other preliminary work take?
There are a number of preliminary elements that need to be completed before construction can start including an assessment of the site conditions, completion of plans including the concept plans, working drawings and engineering plans, specification of your selections and building approval. The design and preliminary work timeframes vary depending on the complexity of the project.
- How long is the construction process?
Construction timeframes also vary depending on the complexity of the project. For example, a single story home can be completed in less time than a home that is more than two storeys or a home that is to be constructed on a sloping block.
- How long does it take to receive building approval?
Standard building approvals can vary from four days to four weeks, depending on the local authority, and the complexity of the application.
- What happens if building costs are too expensive and we decide not to proceed but want to use the plans at a future date?
If you decide not to proceed a copyright release design fee is calculated at 3% of the indicative costs of construction. The only events that may cause this price to change during construction are a client’s request to change the design or selections or an unforseen block or council service related issue. Copies of the contract can be made available to you for perusal upon request.
- Does Build Prestige Homes provide a fixed price building contract?
At Build Prestige Homes we present our clients with industry standard Master Builders Residential Building Contracts for the construction of your home that are for a fixed price.
- How and when do variations to the contract price occur?
Variations may be requested by the client if for example, the client wishes to change one of their selections after the contract has been signed. The process for variations is outlined in the Master Builders Residential Building Contract. While rare, in extraordinary circumstances variations may also be needed to accommodate an unforeseeable issue with a block of land. Whilst every effort is made to minimise any unforeseeable variations, at times a variation may be unavoidable.
- Will Build Prestige Homes quote my existing plans?
Build Prestige Homes is happy to provide a professional, accurate estimate of construction costs for designs by others for a fee ranging from $1,500.00 to $3,300.00, depending on the size of the home and complexity of the project. When obtaining quotes from a number of builders, it is important to carefully review the inclusions in each quote and to ensure you are comparing ‘apples with apples’ so to speak. If you are very price governed, please be aware that some quotes may not include everything that is required to construct your home to your specifications as the quality of materials and workmanship can vary greatly between builders. Build Prestige Homes has a strong reputation for building quality homes and paying close attention to detail. Please contact us to discuss your construction needs further with us.