So, you’ve got a builder’s quote, now what?

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So, you’ve got a builder’s quote, now what?

October 5, 2017

You’ve received your quote, met your builder and you’re happy and ready to proceed. What happens next?

Well, next the builder needs to create a contract and building schedule. Once the contract is completed – which you should have received a copy and had time to read thoroughly through it – this is a great time to clarify any misunderstandings, correct any mistakes and ask questions before signing. Once you approved the draft a final copy will be generated for you and your builder to sign.

Commonly, after signing, a deposit is required. Once paid, your builder can get started. From there the process will differ slightly depending on what stage of planning you are at. If your plans are approved they then need to be submitted to the council for approval, which can take anywhere from two to six weeks depending upon location and zoning.

Your builder will be setting up the job site: developing safety plans, putting up fencing where required and scheduling the job materials and sub-contractors. When the plans are council approved, everything should be ready to go. During the first two weeks, you’ll need to select key aesthetic items such as tiling, paint colours, fixtures and fittings.

The duration and timeframe of your build will depend entirely on the size and requirements for your custom home that you discussed with your builder. Many of these processes will vary depending on the specifics of your custom home plan. It is imperative to discuss the process with your builder so that you are both aware of the plan and timeframe for all of the requirements you want in your custom home.

Sunlover Homes is a Gold Coast business, owned and operated by Master Builders Todd and Brett Faulkner. The brothers are progressive thinkers who are forging a solid reputation for high-quality renovations, extensions and custom homes on the Gold Coast. When you build with Sunlover Homes, you deal directly with Todd or Brett. They are with you from beginning to end with professional one-to-one consultation and support at each stage of the project.

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