Your Building Guide

  1. To comply with law Austart Homes needs to have the following reports on the land to be built on prior to establishing a Fixed Firm building quote, SOIL TEST, CONTOUR SURVEY and WIND RATING CERTIFICATE. This work takes approximately 2 weeks to complete.
  2. It takes approximately 2 weeks to draft plans and prepare the building contract, this is based on a standard design with minor changes.
  3. The Building application lodgment and approval takes approximately 4 weeks, based on a standard application, approx. 2 weeks extra for relaxation fee, approx. 4 weeks extra for material change of use.
    • In this time Austart Homes requests you to provide a copy of your loan approval letter or in the case of a cash contract a letter from your financier stating that you have sufficient funds to cover the contract amount.
    • Provide proof of land ownership, if your land is newly purchased the relevant local authority may not have received notification of change of ownership, therefore they will require proof of ownership or proof of land purchase upon lodgment of a building application.
    • Return the signed Builders Copy of the Building Contract by the Client.
    • Return of your signed Completed colour selection.
    • Ergon Power Application.
    • On Site Start and Price review date will be approx. 2 weeks after all items above are returned to your consultant.
  4. Estimated Construction Time Frame based on standard design with minor changes
    • $150,000 to $200,000 contract will be 16 weeks construction
    • $200,000 to $250,000 contract will be 17 weeks construction
    • $250,000 to $350,000 contract will be 18 weeks construction
    • Contract Price over $350,000 will be calculated separately.
  5. AN EXTENSION of time and additional costs if applicable WILL BE CLAIMED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS and will be noted in your contract
    • Public Holidays and Industry shutdown
    • Any variance from standard brochure, price list and inclusions. (Including driveways, floor coverings, landscaping etc)
    • Any works being completed by you known and listed at this stage.
    • Any delays by you to approve any stage of work and or if you delay Austart Homes schedule or progress in any way.
    Payment Stage Amount
    Deposit Paid at signing of the Contract between Austart Homes and the Client. 5%
    1st Progress Completion of floor slab. (Base) 15%
    2nd Progress Completion of external block work & roof trusses. (Block and Trusses) 20%
    3rd Progress Completion of lock-up (roof on, external wall cladding, windows & doors but excludes garage panelift door) (Enclosed) 25%
    4th Progress Completion of Pre-Paint stage (excludes plumbing and electrical fit-off and painting) (Fixing) 20%
    5th Final Upon Practical Completion Certificate & Prior to Handover Balance or 15%

Schedule of a House Build

  1. EARTHWORKS
  2. SETOUT OF HOUSE
  3. SLAB
  4. BLOCKWORK COMPLETE
  5. TRUSSES ERECTED
  6. ROOF ON
  7. WINDOW INSTALLED
  8. FRAMES AND ROUGH INS
  9. GYPROCK
  10. TILING – MAIN AREA (IF APPLICABLE) AND WET AREAS
  11. CARPENTER FIX OUT
  12. KITCHEN INSTALLED
  13. PAINTER
  14. STONE TOPS (IF APPLICABLE)
  15. FINAL FIT OFFS
  16. DRIVEWAY (IF APPLICABLE)
  17. ROBES
  18. SHELVING
  19. SHOWER SCREENS AND MIRRORS
  20. GARAGE DOOR INSTALL
  21. LANDSCAPING (IF APPLICABLE)
  22. FLYSCREENS (IF APPLICABLE)
  23. CARPET/VINYL INSTALL (IF APPLICABLE)
  24. LAST SITE CLEAN
  25. PRACTICAL COMPLEATION
  26. HANDOVER

Port Douglas

Austart Homes Pty Ltd
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