WHAT’S OUR PROCESS???
Building a home should be an INSPIRING experience so here’s an insight into what you can expect from our process when you build with Inspired Homes……
1. WHAT HAPPENS FIRST?
We’ll start with an Initial Meeting. From here we will find out all of your needs and wants when it comes to your development. This will enable us to create for you your “custom concept design sketch”.
If you are happy with the initial concept and would like to see your design come to life you will enter into a Preparation of Plans Agreement (PPA) for us to proceed to the next stage,The PPA will involve us getting a contour survey of your land as well as recreating your design in ArchiCad
This will then be sent to the estimating department. Don’t forget we are a ‘custom builder’ and every little detail of your home has been custom designed to suit your needs. This means we need a little bit extra time than the project builders to ensure every aspect of your home is costed correctly. From here we will provide you with an initial quote giving you an indicative price and an addenda to specifications appropriate to your budget selection and outlining all of the selections that are included in your quote. This will coincide with your working drawings that come later on
2A. WHAT AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR?
There are some responsibilities and costs involved in building your new home that are not included in your contract price. Here is a list to help you fully understand the process;
- All relevant council fees: Including Planning Application, Building Permit and your verge bond
- Demolition Licence Fee and Demolition of your block as you must provide a clean block that is free of debris and plant matter. (This can be included in your contract as a Provisional Sum)
- The payment of Utilities during construction including Power and Water Usage at the site.
- All temporary & permanent Boundary Fencing and Boundary Retaining: Including liaising with neighbours regarding fencing as per the Dividing Fences Act (more information on this can be found at the following link http://www.buildingcommission.wa.gov.au/docs/consumers/dividing_fences_a_guide_sept_12_online.pdf
- A Signed BA20A from your neighbour if required
- Organising Finance Approval for construction: Please note you must provide to your financial institution with your application the HIA Construction Stages & Percentages in WA letter that was given in your information pack.
- Payment of your 6.5% deposit which is due on signing of your Contract as per clause 7(a) of your HIA contract. (Conditions apply)
3. SIGNING YOUR CONTRACT
This is it, the big moment…….
The balance of your 6.5% deposit is due on signing of your contract and once we have applied for your indemnity insurance you can forward all your documentation onto your lending institution to secure your finance for construction. Once you have finance approval, you will need to provide a letter of approval to us. Once you sign your contract then we can lodge for DA approval if its required.
4. PREPARING FOR DA LODGEMENT
Your contracts signed, the PPA is signed & paid, your concept design is finalised so what’s next?
From here we will continue to DA Planning, preparing your plans with justifications and all the relevant information to attain Planning approval. You will be required to pay all the relevant council fees directly to your nominated council, but we are happy to act on your behalf should you require it, and you can simply make a cheque out to the council and we will lodge on your behalf.
Once we have received Planning approval and are ready to move onto preparing the working drawings that meet NCA/BCA and Australian Standard, R-Code requirements and Estate covenant demands. Engineers will conduct a soil test to determine the soil type. We’ll also need to determine the Wind Classification and the Coastal Zone assessment.
5. PREPARE YOUR CONSTRUCTION ADDENDA – CHOOSING YOUR COLOURS, FITTINGS & FIXTURES
Yay its pre-start time!!! This is where we take all of your wish list ideas and make them a reality. The more information you can bring to your pre-start the better!
You would have recieved your client information file this will allow you to familiarise yourself with your plans and have a look at what’s on offer from Inspired Homes.
You will then meet with our Pre Start Colour selections specialist in our extensive award winning product display showroom to assist you in making the colour, materials and fixture selections in your home. They will guide you through this process, with plenty of samples, displays and colour examples on hand as well as an extensive photo library to show you some examples so you can compare and evaluate different combinations.
Once you’ve signed off on everything ( including plans, addenda & VO’s ) and are ready to lodge for building license we will prepare all of your final documentation, which includes the addenda, specifications, contracts, engineering and costing’s.
5B. PREPARING YOUR BL DOCUMENTS FOR LODGEMENT
Once your construction drawings have been amended to include any pre start variations and are 100% completed we will obtain structural drawings from the engineer which takes approximately 4 weeks. Once this is received, your plans and Engineering are required to go through a certification stage before lodgment. This process takes approximately 2 weeks. Once we have all the relevant paperwork signed and approved we are ready for lodgment! Once in council the average turnaround time is 10 days.
6. YOU’VE GOT YOUR BUILDING LICENCE
This is it, its officially happening!!
Everything is set to go to site!
7. GOING TO SITE
It’s time to build.
By this stage we should have received your finance approval and payment schedule, power and water approvals, building approvals and the titles to your land. We are officially ready to go! Please note that your contract time commences from the date of your slab pour
8. THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
Now it’s time to sit back and relax! You’ve done all the hard work, now it’s our turn!
From slab pour to handover we aim to have your development completed well within the allotted contract time (weather permitting)
9. ITS FINISHED!
Once your construction has been completed we are ready for handover
You will be able to do a final inspection on your home to look at the finished product. Once you’re happy with the final product and we have received your handover claim, we will invite you into our office to sign off on the last documents, collect your handover files which include all your manuals, keys and supplier/trade contact numbers and receive an amazing gift hamper as a token of our appreciation for choosing Inspired Homes for your building needs.
We also may ask your permission to submit your home into the Housing Industry of Australia’s Housing Awards, which is a huge honour should your home receive an award. Click here to view our list of Awards
Note: This is a general guideline only and Inspired Homes reserves the right to amend or adjust the process at any time E&OE
Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Images shown may depict fixtures, finishes and features that do not come standard in all homes and are not included in our standard price. Specification is correct at the time of printing and is subject to change at the builders discretion E&OE