Curious about the building process? Here's what to expect as we turn your ideas and plans into your dream home or investment property.
Once you've decided on a home design that's right for you, your Statesman consultant will take you through the paperwork so you can sign contracts and other documentation and organise your home deposit. Get excited, take a deep breath and sign on the dotted line ... it's really happening!
While your master plans are being put together, Statesman's consulting engineers will be working hard in the background to start gathering information needed for your construction footing report. This report will be what guides the construction team in getting the land and foundations prepped for the construction phase.
Once the master plans are drawn up and received, allow around three weeks for the engineer to finalise the construction footing report based on the master plans.
Our team will lodge your application to Council and other relevant authorities to obtain all the approvals needed for your home (like septic approval and encumbrance approval).
This is also around the time when the team will begin costing your site works and footings.
When you've received your master plans, book in with one of our Statesman Design Consultants to go through the options for the smaller (but no less important!) details for your home.
At this stage, we'll need you to supply formal financial approval from your lender, as well as formal proof of land ownership.
Your pre-approval is useful in working out your budget early on, but applying for and obtaining formal financial approval from your lender should be done after you have finalised all the costings – site works, footings and the finishes you’ve chosen.
To prove land ownership, you'll need to submit a letter of settlement or a land title showing the property address with you as owner.
Around this time, Statesman will also receive approvals from the council and associated authorities.
Nearly there! Once master plans, site plans and finishes are finalised and you're happy with what's been prepared, the Statesman team will run a final check over your contract documents, prepare construction files and place orders for building materials.
If all is in order, the paperwork is checked off and signed, and Statesman will provide you with an ‘OK to Start’ date, giving your building team the go-ahead to begin construction!
A concrete slab is laid, ready to be built on.
Wall frames and roof trusses take shape as our team of carpenters get to work.
Often referred to as the 'lockup' phase, this is when brickwork, roof tiles, external doors and windows are added and your home is able to be locked up.
Your house is looking more like a home every day now! The building team will add interior and exterior details, including kitchen and bathroom cabinets, and exterior finishes.
You can get your moving boxes organised while we add all the finishing touches like painting, tiling and shower screens.
Once construction is finished and everything is in place according to plans, you can walk through your new home with your Site Supervisor, who'll take note of any of your final questions or concerns.
Providing everything is as it should be, we'll arrange the handover so you can get the keys and settle in!
So, we cover you with a 3 month maintenance program. If you have any concerns during the first few months after handover, just submit a maintenance report at the 3 month mark and we'll take care of things for you.
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