Do you charge for a quotation and on site visit?
No, they are absolutely free. Our quotes will outline what exactly you'll receive from us and will be a fixed price figure (excluding any future variations).
What should I have available with me when you first meet us?
Good detailed plans, if not, readable sketch plans and a general understanding of what you want in your home. A general budget that's acceptable to you that we together can work towards would also help.
How often will you be in contact with us regarding the progress of our home?
At the start, we will form an agreement with discussions, finding out how often and by which way we will contact you. You will recieve a project schedule at the start and when needed during the construction phase.
What do you need of me before I sign your Contract?
Written confirmation of finance from your lending institution;
Written proof that any loan has been approved by your lending authority;
Details of any easements, covenants, encumbrances and caveats affecting the land;
A current rates notice or certificate of title showing owners name/s and property address for that property;
A required deposit in the form of a cheque or direct deposit as per our Contract;
DA/BA approved 'For Construction' plans;
A third party person to witness our signatures at time of exchange;
How long will it take to have the architect draw up my plans and what does he/she need from me to start drawing?
Depends upon your design and how prepared you are. Usually about 4 - 8 weeks. They need your sketch designs, a good idea of what you want in your extension, and your existing house and site plans.
How long will it take to have my design approved with the government and private building certifier?
Firstly, there will be the Planning Approval and secondly the Building Approval. (Some projects may be DA Exempt), Once these have been completed we will be allowed to commence building works. The length of time depends upon the design and what you want approved. Generally speaking, two months with ACTPLA (if needed), and three weeks with the Private Building Certifier.
How long will it take to start construction on my home?
Once Contracts have been signed and all approvals have been met, we will agree on a start date and commence construction.
Have you built a home similar to what I want in my home?
We have built and worked on many custom Canberra designed homes, so we guarantee that we have worked on something very similar to what you want in your home.
How do you employ your trades?
We set out a structured framework and employ tradespeople that will work within that framework. We do not USE tradespeople.