Frequently Asked Questions

Undertaking a building project can be overwhelming for clients outside the industry. Our goal is to help you navigate the complexities and pitfalls of the construction process and ensure it is a smooth and rewarding process for you.

There is no such thing as a stupid question if it’s sincere.

Better to ask and risk appearing stupid than to continue on your ignorant way and make a stupid mistake.

How Much Will My Build Cost?

The cost of the build depends on the scope, complexity and level of finish. Each project we undertake is carefully quantified and costed to provide you with an accurate estimate of build costs.

The following range is provided as a rough guide to assist you with preliminary planning:

Bathroom Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Covered Deck

Extension or Addition

Can you do First Home Builders and Government Incentive Work?

Yes. We are a licensed builder able to conduct work in compliance with the requirements of first home buyers and other government incentive schemes.

How Long Will My Build Take?

Timelines depend on a number of factors. These include the size and scope of the project, inclement weather, time for local council to grant consent, and timely delivery by suppliers.

How long does it take to get council consent?

The time for local council to grant consent varies. Factors include the capacity and efficiency of the local council, high demand periods and backlogs, the complexity of the project, environmental factors, etc.

Average time by council:

What warranties and guarantees of your work do you provide?

All registered builders are required to provide a customer guarantee. The minimum requirement of the Governments Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) is:

5 Years for non-structural defects

3 Years for structural defects.

In addition, we have (unlike many small building companies) Home Warranty Insurance with iCare which protects you for projects over $20,000 in the event that the builder dies or becomes insolvent mid-project.

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How do I find a good builder?

Any building project involves an investment of your time, finance and energy. It’s important to choose the right builder for your job. It’s a good idea to develop a checklist of criteria by which you can make an informed and objective decision. Important considerations include:

  • Are they licensed?
  • Are they experienced?
  • Are they good communicators?
  • Are they easy to get along with?
  • Do you get along with them?
  • Do they keep appointments and commitments?
  • Do they follow up?
  • Are they clear and transparent with costing and quoting?

Are you are master builder?

There are several industry associations in Australia. We are a member of the Housing Industry Association which is based in Newcastle and overseen by an innovative board that helps keep its members at the forefront of the housing construction industry.

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