How do I start the building process?
Start by calling a local builder and organising a consultation to go through your site, design, and requirements.
Is it better to build with a steel or timber frame?
Both have pros and cons however, timber frames are cheaper while steel frames are stay free of pests.
Do I have to pick a build plan from the builders range?
This depends on your builder but many builders are willing to create custom plans, or can customise builder’s plans.
I’m building my first home what can I expect?
You can expect that your builder will keep you informed throughout the construction process, and that your home adheres to all regulations.
Can my builder build an eco-friendly home?
Some builders may offer environmentally friendly or ‘green’ home designs, which are created with the environment in mind.
Do you need a specific licence for commercial building?
A licence is required however, most QBCC licence classes allow for both domestic and commercial work.
Can builders provide estimated construction costs?
Many builders can provide cost estimations to ensure the build is kept to your budget.
I’ve created my own build plans can I have a new builder use them?
Many builders will accept build only jobs however it is recommended to check with the builder before entering a contract.
What type of insurance should my builder have?
Your builder should have construction insurance, when they are in charge of a site, and current liability insurance.
Does building on a sloping block cost more?
Yes, there are often extra costs involved in building on slopes due to the excavation, retaining of the land, and drainage systems.