Step 1. Designing Your Home
Kit Home design. Select one of our existing plans or decide to design a home from scratch. Your plans need to fit your block and your budget which means getting contours, engineering reports and a quote. To get this stage started you must have paid your token preliminary fee. Then it's time to sign the standard contract and let our team prepare full requirments for council.
First we'll order a contour survey and soil test of your block so that you can see what home will fit on your land and what kind of home will take full advantage of your block's slope and/or aspect. Someone from our team will get this started for you. They will also assist you in obtaining an engineer's report for your land.
Pre-designed kit house plans from our standard range are complimentary. You are also able to get an instant quote here to help you cost up a design you are interested in before going too far with a design you may not be able to afford. If you require an original design, call our head office to arrange an appointment with our architect and in-house design team. There is no charge in designing your home from scratch or editing an existing plan to suit your needs.
You'll then select from a choice of finishes for your home including cladding options, colour choices for roofing and windows etc... You'll do this with the help of one of our staff members. At this stage a specifications sheet is produced.
Once you have selected all of your finishes we will produce a full quote for you to approve, a contract will then be forwarded to you for signing and you will then into the finance stage.
Once you have worked with our design team to get a plan you are happy with and contracts are signed, we will produce the following requirments in preparation for council:
- Council prepared plans
- Engineering certificates
- Structural floor frame drawings (if applicable)
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Yes. All standard plans can be modified to suit your needs. You can change the number of rooms, increase or decrease the size of the house or if you prefer, you can bring your own plans for costing. more »
A full inclusions list can be found here. In general however, the kit includes all materials required for lockup but does not include on-site labour, transport and delivery charges, site survey, site clearing, PC items, concrete for footings, Electrical and plumbing etc. more »
Delivery areas include all Australian states and territories. Arrangements can also be made for international deliveries excluding some countries. more »
As an owner builder/manager you are effectively cutting out the builder and therefore should make a saving of 20% to 30%. If you choose to be more hands on and undertake some of the manual tasks such as erecting the walls and roof trusses, installing windows, doors and painting the internal and externals etc, your savings will be increased further. more »
The process to obtain an owner builders permit is usually very straight forward. There are a few requirements and depending on which state you are building in, may also require you to undergo a short course (usually a weekend course), either online or at a training school. In most states a small application fee is payable. Click here for more owner builder information. more »
Yes. Cyclonic kits can be purchased at an additional cost. These kits are manufactured with extra reinforcements that will make then suitable for areas prone to cyclones. All standard kits can be upgraded to cyclonic kits. All standard kits can be manufactured to meet with the cyclonic rating required for your area. more »
This is determined by the size of the home. Generally we can have the kit on site within three to five weeks from time of ordering. more »
The entire kit can be delivered to your site in a shipping container, or part container and part by truck. Delivery can also be made in stages upon request. It is up to you what is more suited to your build plan. more »
This depends upon the amount of labour and skill level. As a guide, a non-skilled owner builder can erect frames and roof trusses for an average size home in two to three days then the remainder of the build is similar to that of normal build times. A smaller kit can be built to lock up within a month. Larger, more complex homes will take longer. You should allow ten to twelve weeks on site for an average home. more »