DC Living New Home Builders Brisbane


Home Building

We are dedicated to making the process of building your home as uncomplicated and easy as possible.

As vested partners in the journey of building your new home, we work with you to make it as easy as possible. With our innovative construction methods mean we can ensure you a quality build in an above industry-average timeframe.

Our simple process explains how you can go from the initial stages of deciding to buy a new home, all the way through to moving in. 

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Pre-Construction Process

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    Consultant meeting

    The initial meeting with one of our New Home Consultants is to make sure your wants and needs are understood. We understand every project is unique – you may already have land, in which case the Consultant can help you decide the best design for your needs and the constraints of the land. If you don’t yet have land, our consultants can help through our own listings or by corresponding with land developers.



    Preparing a quote

    Our DC Consultant will prepare and quote up a basic site plan of the home on your lot, with the basic floor plan and any upgrades or options itemised.

    Initial deposit

    After reviewing your plans and quote you are to pay an initial deposit. This initial deposit will cover the following: 
    • Contour survey
    • Soil test and slab design
    • Preparation of final plans
    • Preparation of final specifications
    At this stage you will also meet/collaborate with one of our Interior Designers to select your external and internal colour scheme.

    Contract preparation and signing

    Once the contour survey, soil test and slab design has been received, your plans and specifications are to be finalised along with all necessary contract documents. At this stage you will receive a pre-contract pack that includes all documentation relating to your build.

    After receiving the pre-contract pack you will be required to sign your new home contract and pay the remainder of your 5% deposit.



    After your 5% is received, we will lodge the building and plumbing applications and while these are being assessed, all finance approvals need to be finalised.

    Following the receipt of your written finance approval, the building and plumbing approvals will be released from the private certifier and sent to your finance institution, along with our construction insurance policy in order for them to release the Authority to Commence Construction (ACC).

    Once all necessary approvals have been received we will be on-site to commence construction within four weeks.


    *Please note:  This is an extended service that incurs a fee, which will be quoted at time of booking.
    If any non standard materials are chosen, additional costs will be detailed in writing following your consultation.

    Building Process

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      Base stage

      This stage involves the work required to complete the slab and footings of your new home. The following services are conducted prior to any contractors commencing work:

      • Temporary fencing supplied and installed
      • Sediment controls and waste management carried out

      Followed by:

      • Earth and site works are carried out to ensure a level building platform
      • Under slab drainage supplied and installed
      • The house slab is poured

      This process can take up to two weeks. In inner-city areas can take slightly longer due to access constraints and permits requirements. Once completed, we will receive your Base Stage progress claim within five business days.

      Builder leveling a concrete slab

      Frame stage

      At this stage your home’s steel frame is supplied and installed. This takes about one week for a single storey home and two weeks for a two-storey home. Once complete, you will receive a frame inspection certificate from our private building certifier and we will receive your Slab Stage payment. You should also have the progress stage authorisation forms signed off for your finance institution.
      frame of a home

      Enclosed stage

      Here your home’s roof, fascia/guttering, windows, doors and external cladding are installed enabling the home to be ‘locked up’ or enclosed. This takes about one week for a single storey home and four weeks for a two-storey home. Once complete we will receive your next payment.

      We will then complete the exterior with rendering and painting, as well as downpipes and decking to the balcony of two-storey homes.

      house structure

      Fix out stage

      At this stage all internal components such as plasterboard, architraves, cornice, doors to rooms, shower trays and cabinets are fitted and fixed in position. We will now receive your Fix Out stage payment.

      Your home is then finished off ensuring all items such as taps, basins, toilets, mirrors, robe doors are completed, while any landscaping is carried out. This takes up to four weeks.

      DC Living kitchen

      Near completion handover

      After your construction is complete, you will have an onsite meeting with your Site Supervisor. This is a thorough and detailed walk through your home to ensure all the items you requested in your home have been installed.

      The final building and plumbing inspections will take place after your pre-handover inspection and these certificates will be made available to you and the finance institution for processing of the final payment. The keys to your new home can only be provided once we have received confirmation from the bank of the final payment.


      DC Living living space


      Now is the exciting part! It’s time to move in. We will meet you at your property to handover your keys and final certifications and to welcome you to your new DC Living home.

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