As Brisbane builders, we’re committed to delivering the best building experience for you. We provide complete transparency to our process, costs and timings so you are confidently versed in what to expect at every stage. With our innovative construction methods and premium materials, we can ensure you a quality build in an outstanding time frame.
Our building process detailed below outlines the initial decision-making stages right through to moving into your new home.
If you do not already have a block on which to build, our DC Living Sales Consultants have relationships with numerous land developers and can assist you in finding the ideal block of land in most parts of the greater Brisbane area.
Our New Home Consultants will work with you to choose the best home design. Taking into account your needs and wants as well as your block, they will assist you every step of the way.
We have new home designs suited to numerous block widths. Designs for 10m wide lots, 12.5m lots as well as 14-15m and 20m+lots. Once our New Home Consultant has prepared a basic site plan of the house design on your lot, a comprehensive written quote detailing any upgrades or options
After the approval of your quote and home design plans, an initial deposit is payable. The contour survey, soil test and slab design, preparation of plans and specifications then follow.
It is at this stage you will also be asked to select your external and internal
Following receipt of the contour survey, soil test
All documentation will be provided ahead of time for you to familiarise yourself with before the day of the contract signing. This ensures you have the opportunity to ask any questions about the documents before you
Following the payment of the deposit, building and plumbing applications are lodged. Once these are assessed, you should
When we have received your written finance approval the building and plumbing approvals are released from the private certifier. A copy of these can be sent to your
The ACC is usually the final approval needed before construction can commence. Once all the necessary approvals have been obtained, we will be on-site to commence construction within four weeks, if not earlier.
*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.
This stage encompasses all the work required for our home builders to complete the slab and footings of your new home.
Temporary fencing and/or fencing of the site, sediment controls
This process takes our builders up to two weeks but sometimes longer in inner city areas of Brisbane due to access constraints and permits required. On completion of this stage, the Base Stage progress claim is invoiced. We recommend making arrangements to have the progress stage
On average, your home’s steel frame will go up in one week for a
Once your frames are complete, you will receive another staged invoice. Usually, the frame will be inspected by a private building certifier who provides a ‘frame inspection’ certificate, which can be provided to your
As with the Slab Stage claim, we recommend having the progress stage
Our unique process and construction methods mean you will get to an enclosed stage with your new home quicker than a traditional build. The enclosed stage requires the roof, windows and doors and external cladding of your new home to be installed by our builders, enabling the building to be ‘locked up’.
The fascia/guttering, roofing, windows and doors and external cladding is installed together, enabling our home builders to simplify the process on-site. For a
On completion of this
We will then complete the exterior with rendering and painting as well as the downpipes and decking to the balcony of any
The interiors commence at this point with the installation of the plasterboard throughout the inside of the house. This is followed by the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, staircase (if applicable), the internal doors and
While the tiler is on-site they usually complete any tiling to the main areas, porch
The Fix out Stage is now invoiced and we recommend having the progress stage
We allow around four weeks for the finishing off of your new home. This includes the installation of items such as taps, basins, toilets, mirrors, robe doors, shower screens and any landscaping works.
Approximately two weeks before handover Your Site Supervisor will arrange for you to complete a pre-handover inspection so you have the opportunity to ensure all the items you have requested in the home have been completed. Here you can discuss the upcoming handover with your Supervisor.
We will ask you to nominate who will be accepting the keys to your new home and recommend you contact your
The final building and plumbing inspections will take place just after your pre-handover inspection and these certificates will be made available to you and the
Upon receipt of the final payment, you will receive the key to your new home.