•  Our Process

Plan - Manage - Build

Our proven process is designed to help customise your requirements, avoid cost traps and make sure we achieve your vision for your home with minimum disruption, intrusion and mess.

When you first contact 32 Degrees Building, we will invite you to complete a pre-quote questionnaire via our website. The questionnaire is to help us service your enquiry better and gain a clear understanding of your needs, time frame and budget. Once this has been received, the builder will review your responses, and we will discuss with you a guide cost.

When this is complete and you are happy that the initial budget estimate is within your borrowing capacity, we can then arrange a time for the builder to visit you and your family at your home. Here the builder will discuss your objectives so that a detailed quotation can be provided outlining your specific requests.

Our consultation fee is $450 which enables us to provide you with a premium service and deliver a detailed build cost estimate to you via email 2-3 days later.

It is recommended at this stage to have sought pre-approval from your lender to understand your borrowing capacity.

Upon meeting with you and establishing your requirements, our builder will provide you with a detailed estimate within 3 business days.

All of our quotes are valid for 30 days.

 

(Please note that there is an appointment fee of $450 for the builder to provide this service and deliver you a detailed build cost estimate)

When you have confirmed that you are ready to proceed with our detailed estimate, we will arrange for you to sign our Preliminary Agreement.

Our Preliminary Agreement confirms that you have chosen us as your builder and enables us to allocate your build to our project schedule. It will also enable us to liaise and coordinate with the relevant bodies on your behalf to prepare everything ahead of the build commencing.

Our Preliminary Agreement fee is $5,500

If you do not already have plans, part of our service is to organise for a building designer to assist you with the plans and design process. This is will be included in our Preliminary Agreement if required

We can arrange for our draftsman to consult with you at your home and discuss your project requirements. From there we can then provide you with plans based upon your specifications and work with you to ensure it is within your build cost estimate.

When you are happy with the final architectural design, we will then prepare the full architectural plans and supporting documentation required for submission of the Development Application and Construction Certificate to your local Council.

In our experience, obtaining council approval can take approximately 4-8 weeks.

On approval of the Development Application and the Construction Certificate the build cost can then be finalised with you.

We will then prepare the HIA Residential Fixed Price Building Contract for you and invite you to meet with the builder and your project manager at our office to run through them.

At this stage, you will need to submit the contract to your lender so that you can finalise your finance approval and confirm your progress payments.

Construction will commence on the specified date given to you by our project manager as soon as written Confirmation of Mortgage Settlement from your lender or evidence of owner capacity to pay the full contract price has been received.

While you are waiting for construction to commence, the office will schedule appointments for you to meet with our suppliers as required to discuss and confirm your fixture and finishing choices with you.

During construction, your project manager will manage the entire build progress of your job and keep you up to date on each step of the process. Safety for you and your family are paramount at all times throughout the construction period, and our team will do their best to minimise the mess, dust and intrusion to your home reducing the disruption to your daily lives.

When all works are complete, a suitable time will be arranged for a full inspection of your home. Upon receipt of final payment, we will issue you with the warranties and relevant certificates.

Don’t worry; our involvement does not end here!

We will touch base and conduct a final meeting with you to ensure that you are happy at the end of the project. This will also allow you to provide us with feedback on our service to you.

We are always on hand for you to call to let us know if you have any problems even once the project is over.

When you first contact 32 Degrees Building, we will ask you to complete a pre-quote enquiry form. This form is to help us service your enquiry better and gain a clear understanding of your needs, time frame and budget. (It is recommended at this stage to have sought preapproval from your lender to understand your borrowing capacity) Once this has been received, the builder will review your responses, and we will discuss with you an initial guide cost.

When this is complete, we can then arrange a time for the builder to visit you and your family at your home to discuss your alteration objectives so that a detailed quotation can be provided outlining your specific requests.

Upon meeting with you and establishing your requirements, our builder will provide you with a detailed estimate via email within 3 business days and all of our quotes are valid for 30 days.

When you have confirmed that you are ready to proceed with the detailed estimate, we will arrange for you to sign our Preliminary Agreement so that we can commence with any preliminaries required and allocate your project to our build schedule.

If you do not already have plans, part of our service is to organise a building designer for the plans and design process. We will arrange a consultation at your home for our draftsman to meet with you and discuss your project. He will then provide you with plans based on your specifications and when finalised prepare them for Council lodgement.

When you are happy with the final architectural design, we will develop and obtain all documentation that is required for submission of the Development Application and Construction Certificate OR Complying Development Certificate with your local Council. In our experience, obtaining Council approval can take approximately 4-8 weeks.

On approval of the Development Application and Construction Certificate OR Complying Development Certificate the final build cost can then be finalised with you. We will then prepare the HIA Residential Fixed Price Building Contract for you and invite you to meet with the builder and your project manager at our office to run through them.

At this stage, you will need to submit the contract to your lender so that you can finalise your approval and have the progress payments confirmed.

Construction will commence on the specified date given to you by our project manager as soon as written Confirmation of Mortgage Settlement from your lender or evidence of owner capacity to pay the full contract price has been received.

While you are waiting for construction to commence, the office will schedule appointments for you to meet with our suppliers as required and discuss and confirm your fixture and finish choices with you.

During construction, your project manager will manage the entire build progress of your job and keep you up to date on each step of the process. Safety for you and your family are paramount at all times throughout the construction period, and our team will do their best to minimise the mess, dust and intrusion to your home reducing the disruption to your daily lives.

When all major building works are complete practical completion will be issued and a suitable time will be arranged with you for a full inspection of your home so that we can issue you with the warranties and relevant certificates.

Following practical completion you enter a 3 month maintenance period where we are here to repair any outstanding minor defects for you.

Don’t worry; our involvement does not end here! We will touch base and conduct a final meeting with you to ensure that you are happy at the end of the project, and this will also allow you to provide us with feedback on our service to you. We are always on hand for you to call to let us know if you have any problems, even once the project is over.

The Next Step

If you would like to discuss a potential addition to your home contact us.

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