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This article may include information on home building, real estate, home finance and legal related issues in a general way. It is intended for general information purposes only and should not be regarded as legal advice. Highfields Builder Pty Ltd recommends that professional legal and financial advice should be obtained before taking any action on the basis of the general information presented in this publication.

 


 

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Scott, Bonni and the Highfields Builder team are focused on building strong relationships with customers and delivering outcomes that exceed expectations. The process of building a home can be complex and every customers situation is different. When you build with Highfields Builder you become part of a team committed to delivering the highest standards of excellence in residential home construction, from enquiry through to handover.

Understanding the Home Building Journey

 

One of the certainties in life is a sense of uneasiness and mixed emotions that comes with starting something new.  It’s only natural!  On top of that, the bigger the change the greater the potential for uneasiness.  So, in that context the idea of buying land, building a new home, and ultimately commiting to a transaction in the hundreds of thousands probably fits the ‘big and new’ category!

 

Understanding the home building process, being clear on how the builder will approach the project, and how it will pan out is a surefire way to calming those nerves and making the process a lot more enjoyable.  Making the home building process easier is a key part of the Highfields Builder service standards, so in today’s blog where going to talk about the home building journey and what to expect. 

 

Building a new home is a very structured process and good open communication between the owner and the builder is very important to understanding the many steps that bring the dream to reality.

 

Let’s break down the process a little more.

 

  1. Right from the first conversation it’s important to speak with the builder and get a good understanding of the process and the steps they will take to complete your project.  At Highfields Builder you remain engaged with Scott and Bonni from the first phone call to the handover.  They want to know your vision and expectations, so you end up with a modern eco-friendly and energy efficient home with some wow factor!

 

  1. Ask the builder about their planning process, how they will keep you advised of progress, and especially the costs involved in building the home.  Quality construction outcomes flow from well planned and organised systems, quality control checklists, and consistency in building standards from site preparation to completion. 

 

  1. If you need finance to complete the project then it’s important to know your borrowing capacity based on income, deposit, and other factors before starting to plan the style, features, and size of the home.  There is no use planning a $500,000 home when your borrowing capacity is only $350,000! 

 

  1. Government Incentives – First Home Buyers may be eligible for a range of incentives and fee discounts when purchasing vacant land and constructing a home. (Eligibility criteria applies.)  Exploring these incentives on the Qld Government site is highly recommended and may save you thousands!

 

  1. After one or more initial meetings the builder will prepare a formal quotation outlining the costs to complete the building project from all the information gathered.  This is the time to ask plenty of questions and ensure you’re comfortable with the cost and the outcome you’ll get.  The Highfields Builder team looks at all design options before advising cost estimates and strategies to keep the overall pricing in check without compromising design or quality.  It’s the Highfields Builder way! 

 

  1. The builder will prepare a contract after you’ve accepted their quote that includes plans, specifications, inclusions, exclusions, timeframes and other important information. 

 

  1. Now we’re getting to the sharp end!  By signing the contract you’re triggering the next phase of the process and a range of steps need to be completed.  We’ve used the following graphic in a few different blogs over time as it summarises the key steps in the building process clearly and simply.  Spend some time and check it out. 

 

 

The home building market across the Toowoomba Region and Southern Queensland is crowded with many builders all seeming to offer similar products and service.  However, the reality couldn’t be more different, and you need to look closely at the experience of the builder, the quality of their product, service reliability, reputation and pricing before making a decision.    

 

Scott, Bonni and the Highfields Builder team are focused on building strong relationships with customers and delivering outcomes that exceed your expectations.   The process of building a home can be complex and every customers situation is different.  This blog isn’t intended to cover every circumstance involved in building a home, and today we’ve provided a broad introduction. 

 

When it comes time to plan your new home construction, the team at Highfields Builder are ready to support you from that initial enquiry through to handover.  We’re your local home building specialists across Toowoomba and nearby regions and build quality, energy efficient and cost-effective homes for owner occupation or investment purposes.  LIKE us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/highfieldsbuilder

 

This publication series covers home building, real estate, home finance and legal related issues in a general way. It is intended for general information purposes only and should not be regarded as legal advice. Highfields Builder Pty Ltd recommends that professional legal and/or financial advice should be obtained before taking any action on the basis of the general information presented in this publication.

 

Written and Published by  www.presentprofessionally.com.a

27 March 2020

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