What comes next after signing the contract when building a new home?
So, you’ve picked your floorplan, finalised all the details and signed your contract. But what happens next? We delve into the process and show you the ZAC Homes difference.
You’ll be assigned a ZAC Homes customer service relations officer who will guide you through the building process from this point on.
Construction certificate and financial documentation
Before we can break ground, your local council must approve the design and provide the required permits. This will vary from job to job but rest assured ZAC Homes will work with you to obtain all relevant statutory and building approvals, including your construction certificate which permits the construction of your home to begin.
At this stage, we will also request documentation to support that funding is available to complete the total cost of construction.
Once permits and financial documentation are in place, physical construction can begin. How exciting!!
A dedicated site supervisor is allocated to your job and will manage your build from day one to the handover. The supervisor spends countless hours getting to know your build before going on site to plan and start the build process which is a key to ZAC Homes difference from many other builders.
“A dedicated site supervisor is allocated your job and will manage your build from day one to the handover.”
There are a number of milestones you will reach in the build process including:
During this crucial first stage, the slab and the foundations are laid, and the site is prepared to have the slab poured. Before any concrete can be poured, the plumbing pipework is also laid, as it sits beneath the slab. Sometimes there are minor delays in this process due to poor weather, and once the slab is poured it needs to cure before we can move on.
In this stage, you’ll see your new home starting to take shape as the skeleton appears. This stage includes the frame, roof trusses, windows and door frames. You’ll get a good idea of room sizes and layout even at this early stage.
Brickwork and exterior cladding completion
This stage will depend on the choices you have made with exterior finishes. If you’ve chosen brickwork they will be laid, and or exterior cladding will be put in place.
Before we move inside, we’ll need to fit the roofing and guttering, and this will again depend on the choices you have made previously.
Now you can see the vision from outside.
We then move inside and rough in the electrical wiring and plumbing before any internal linings are completed.
Insulation will also be installed, followed by the wall and ceiling plastic work. Now you can really see your new home taking shape.
The internal fit-out also includes waterproofing and tiling of the wet areas.
It is also at this point the carpenters will be on the job to fit any skirting boards, architraves, door jams, doors and even kitchen cabinets.
Lockup is complete when all external doors including the garage door have been fitted and we can literally lock your new home up.
Then it’s time to fit the final items like tapware, vanities, bathroom accessories, and more.
“All these milestones are all planned and monitored by the site supervisor and the entire ZAC Homes team from Head Office.”
This is the point in time when an inspection is conducted when the builder is almost finished. You will walk through the development with the site manager and point out any items that still need attention. By this time, it should only be touch-ups and minor items requiring installation.
All these milestones are planned and monitored by the site supervisor and the entire ZAC Homes team from Head Office. You will receive weekly updates from your dedicated site supervisor advising you on what is planned for the following week.
Between practical completion and handover, our quality control manager will visit and inspect your new home confirming that more than 200 points on a checklist comply with the ZAC Homes quality standard.
Handover – it’s yours
On the day of handover, you will meet your site Manager to have a final walk-through before receiving the keys to your brand new home.
Build a new home with ZAC Homes
With ZAC, you will receive exceptional customer service, and the ZAC Homes team will make the journey of building your new home as fun and exciting as possible.
ZAC Homes builds with trust, respect, integrity and pride, which we work hard to deliver to every client. Call us on 1300 350 793 or send us an online enquiry and our team will work with you to design and build your dream home.