The 5 stages of building a new home
Buy or Build? For some, it can be hard to decide between the two options. For others, the choice is clear … They want their home to be uniquely theirs – not a compromise that someone else has owned before them.
If you’re considering building your own home, you might be wondering what’s involved. Here’s our guide to the 5 stages of building a new home and if you’d like some help, please get in touch.
Stage 1: Choose your design
The best place to begin is to visit display homes to see what’s available within your budget. At ZAC Homes, we offer a wide range of new home designs with sales consultants to help you find the right home for your lifestyle, we can even make modifications to suit your requirements and your block. If you haven’t yet acquired your block, we also offer House and Land packages to make the whole process even easier for you.
Once you’ve chosen your design, our sales consultant will prepare an initial quote and if you’d like to proceed, we’ll ask you to pay a deposit so your building journey can begin.
Stage 2: Reports, surveys & other paperwork
Before your plans can be finalised, we’ll arrange a contour survey and geotechnical report. When we receive them, the skilled ZAC Drafters will begin plotting your dream home onto your block of land.
Then we’ll finalise the costs of building your new home (known as the tender stage) and if you are happy to proceed, the contract is prepared. Your ZAC Homes sales consultant will arrange a time for you to sign the contract and pay the deposit. This is usually the equivalent of 5% of your construction price.
Stage 3: Obtaining approval to start building
Building your new home is getting closer now and along with dealing with a sales consultant, you will be given a dedicated Client Liaison Officer. Their role is to work with you to obtain all relevant statutory and building approvals – including the very important Construction Certificate. Once this is obtained, we’ll also ask you to provide your finance provider’s confirmation that your funds will be available when required.
Stage 4: Building begins
Along with your dedicated Client Liaison Officer, you will also be given a dedicated Site Supervisor. Their role is to keep you informed with weekly updates on the progress of your new home and what’s planned for the following week. They’re also responsible for ensuring the building process is seamless.
Stage 5: Quality control and handover
At ZAC Homes, we believe in building quality homes so between practical completion and handover, our Quality Control Manager will visit your new home to conduct a 200+ point quality check to ensure your home achieves our quality standards. On the day of handover, your Site Manager will meet you onsite to conduct a final walk through before handing you the keys to your new home.