Upon acceptance of the fixed price building quotation a work schedule and building contract will be drawn up to officiate the agreement.
The building contract explains each of our legal obligations and details the nominal completion date of your building project. The building contract will also explain the payment stages throughout the build, and what should happen in the event of a variation if you wish to add or alter certain elements of the already agreed upon plans.
The work schedule will detail the exact building activities that we will be undertaking each week from the project’s commencement to the project’s completion.
The work schedule is in place to ensure complete transparency between us (the builder) and you (the client) as to what stage the building project should be at, at any given week, up until the nominal completion date.
Once all parties have signed the work schedule and the building contract, we’ll get to work in obtaining any necessary QBCC home warranty insurance policies for your protection, along with other necessary approvals from local council, and utility providers, to get your building project underway.
Construction Stage 1 – Base
The base stage includes the preparation of the land, encompassing any necessary earthworks like excavating, levelling, or compacting. It also involves the underground installation of plumbing, drainage, and electrical infrastructure. For homes that are built on a concrete slab, the pouring of the concrete slab will represent the completion of the base stage.
Construction Stage 2 – Frame
The frame stage is all things walls and trusses. All the wall framing will be stood and secured into position. The roof trusses will be craned into position, fixed, and braced. It is a legal requirement that the frame is inspected by a qualified building certifier, this is included in the cost of your new build and upon completion and certification of the inspection the frame stage is complete.
Construction Stage 3 – Rough-In & Lock-Up
At this stage of the build all external wall cladding is installed, any external doors and windows are fitted, and the roof sheeting will be laid. Electrical, Plumbing and Air Conditioning ‘rough-ins’ will also be completed, meaning the installation of cables, conduits and pipes inside the wall and ceiling cavities. As the name suggests, on completion of this stage the exterior of the dwelling will be lockable.
Construction Stage 4 – Fixing
Think ceilings, internal wall sheeting, skirting boards, kitchen cabinetry, room cabinetry like robes or built-ins, and any interior doors will be installed at this stage of the building project.
Construction Stage 5 – Fit-Off
Where the excitement starts setting in. All things that point to the finish line are completed in the fit-off stage. Walls and ceilings are painted in the first instance followed by any tiling, shower screens, mirrors, carpets, electrical fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and air conditioning, right down to towel rails and toilet roll holders.
Construction Stage 6 – Practical Completion
Any landscaping inclusions will be completed during this stage, think all things garden beds, water features, driveway gate automation and turf laying. Once completed a professional builders-clean is carried out by a commercial cleaning contractor to ensure there is no remanence of dust left behind. After the clean, we will walk through each room of the new build with you explaining the operation of any fittings and fixtures. Any defects are documented and rectified and after everyone is satisfied the completion document and final payment claim will be issued.
It’s time to collect the keys and move in. Along with the keys to your new home, extension, or major renovation, you will be provided with a handover document that will include any appliance manuals, warranty certificates, building plans, and building certification documents.
On any new home build or extension that we complete, we offer a 12-month defect period, and a 6-year structural guarantee period.