1. Design Selection ~ Meet & Greet!
So you are at the exciting stage of finding the plan that best suits you!
There are so many things to consider when looking for the perfect home, first of all location, location!
Are you looking to build a double or single storey home, do you have a large family, how will the floor plan match your lifestyle or even account for your future lifestyle changes.
Your New Homes Consultant at Rural Building Company will work closely with you to help answer all these questions and find you the perfect match.
If you have a block of land already you may have current survey papers. If you do not have these we can arrange an assessment of your block.
Your New Homes Consultant will speak to you about what you would like to see in your dream home and will arrange a meeting to brief your designer.
Finally the moment is here! This is where you get to see what your new home could look like. Any changes or added bedrooms you had discussed with your New Homes Consultant have been put into your floor plan for you to review.
Preparation of Plans Agreement
A Preparation of Plans Agreement will be drawn up once you have received your final plans and quote and are happy to proceed with your build. This agreement is signed and submitted along with a deposit for your build.
2. Planning ~ Introducing Your New Homes Administrator!
It all begins here, at your introduction meeting with your assigned New Homes Administrator or your NHA (as we like to call them). They will guide you through the selection process where you will need to make decisions regarding the internal fittings and positioning.
In this initial meeting you will be deciding where you would like your house to sit on your block, where your windows will be and how high the house will sit. The advice and recommendations your NHA will provide you will be individually tailored based on your block.
After meeting with your NHA and providing these final decisions regarding your plan, it is then taken to our Drafting department where your complete plans including the elevation and detailed birds eye view of your home will be drawn up. These plans are given to our construction team once you have signed your contract.
If you are happy with your NHA meeting and your plans the time has come to draw up the official contracts for the build of your new home!
And here is the fun part! Your prestart meeting is where you will select what you would like to keep on your current specification and what changes you would like to make. If you decide to make any custom product changes they will be noted in a separate list which will be costed at the end of the meeting to let you know if there are any additional costs due to product changes. Your NHA will guide you through your product selection going through each room of your new home.
A file containing your final plans and specifications will be drawn up for your new home. Your NHA will organise the relevant council approvals and building licenses and will liaise with the shire clerk to make sure your build is ready to go.
3. Construction ~ Siteworks
Ready for Action! This is when all the necessary earthworks take place such as demolition, adding a power run, removing of rocks, ground levelling, sewerage, plumbing and building the footings of your new home.
The first step of construction is earthworks. This is to ensure your house will be built on firm ground, that it’s built in the right place, that it’ll resist pests and that it’s being built in the right spot. Your block of land will be cleared of any debris, rocks, trees or organic matter. Any surplus soil will be removed and your sand pad will be laid.
The slab is the concrete base for your home. It will take around 4-6 weeks to cure in winter or 2 weeks in summer. This is an exciting stage in your building process because the rooms will be mapped out on the concrete. Remember to take a photo on your slab!
Your bricks are delivered to site and it’s time to start building up! Our bricklayers will map out the walls and window frames according to plan. This stage can vary but it generally takes a few weeks to complete the brickwork.
Your site supervisor will ensure the delivery of the roof timber to site for the trades to get started. Now it’s time for the roof carpenters to add a roof to your new home. The roof plumbers will install gutters and downpipes, followed by Colorbond or tiles to finish off your new roof once the roof frame is fitted.
The Plasterers and Renderer will now get started on your internal walls. This is a two stage process, first the grey render, also known as the internal float to create a flat surface over the brickwork. Then the white wall plaster finish.
At this stage your windows are in, all external doors are hung and we can lock up your new home to keep all your internal fittings safe once they are installed. Your brand new dream home is becoming a reality!
You're almost there! Your Site Supervisor will take you through your home for a final inspection, also known as a PCI (Practical Completion Inspection).
Congratulations! Your brand new home is ready for you to move in and make your own.