10 Simple Steps To Building
Buying land and building your home can be quite daunting if you haven’t been through the process before. Choosing and building your dream home should be fun – not stressful!
1. Select your house and land
You may do this together as a package or separately – but make sure you choose land that will comfortably fit the size of the house you want to build. Our helpful sales team are on hand to help guide you through the process.
2. Arrange your finance
Meet with your lender and confirm your borrowing capacity and ability to repay your loan.
3. Purchase your block
Negotiate terms with your land seller, pay deposits and consult with your solicitor to confirm your land settlement.
4. Get your building proposal
Your home builder will prepare an itemised new home proposal that reflects your choice of finishes and any extras or customizations.
5. Test your soil
As soon as a small contract preparation fee is paid to your builder, they will arrange a soil test and site report. That helps determine the site costs so a Home Building Contract can be finalised.
6. Sign your contract
Once the contract is prepared, you will sign it and pay the balance of your deposit.
7. Get your permits
The builder will lodge a building permit application, pay the associated fees and arrange sewer and mains connection on your behalf.
8. Build your home
Your builder should keep you informed throughout the process, and arrange regular site visits so you can check on the building progress.
9. Move your family in
The builder will arrange a time for the final handover, to tour your new home and explain all its features.
10. Enjoy your home
Once settled in, enjoy everything your brand new home offers. Your family will love it!