Our build process Madison Homes Qld
1. Discovery Session
The discovery session is arguably one of the most important parts of your home building project. This stage essentially identifies the features you do and don’t want in your home and develops overall design concepts that will be carried through to the finished product. Once you have completed the discovery session in our showroom, you will have a crystal clear picture of what to expect in your new home.
2. Preliminary Agreement
Once the discovery session is complete, you can provide us with a deposit of approximately $2,200.00. This deposit will cover the cost of the soil testing, design changes and sighting on your specific block of land. If, at any stage, you decide you would like to pull out, we will refund your deposit – less the money already spent – and provide you with a copy of the soil tests as a part of our ‘No Regrets’ policy.
3. Soil Tests and Contour Surveys
We will organise a soil test which will be carried out by an Engineer, we will also provide you with a copy of their report. You will need to provide us with a copy of your contour survey which would be available from you developer. If you are unable to obtain a contour survey we are able to help with that process. Soil testing serves to identify the classification of your site and these classifications range from Class A, which is stable and non-reactive, to Class P, which is a problem site. There are seven classifications in total and it is important that we know which category your land is, so that we can take the necessary steps to ensure that it is stable to build on. The contour survey assists us further in this regard, as it provides us with a graphical representation of the slope of your land.
4. Professional Colour Consultant:
Following the deposit and survey stages, we will work with you to decide on your home’s colour scheme. To help you with this, we offer a free professional colour consultation to bring your home to life. Our showroom includes a selection centre designed to inspire you and help you create a home that truly reflects you and your personal style. As well as colour selections, we will work with you to decide upon fittings and fixtures, including bathroom and kitchen accessories from our Modern Contemporary Range.
5. Pre-contract Tender and Second Deposit
Once you are satisfied with your selections, we can arrange for a pre-contract tender and a second deposit, so we can move to the next phase of your home building project. This tender caters for additional site costs and your slab costs are included in the deposit. Finally, you will be ready to pay your second deposit in preparation for the build stage. This deposit is approximately 5% of the total cost of the project.
1. Site Preparation
The first thing we do to commence your build is to prepare the site. This involves earth works, levelling, filling and foundation works that are designed to make the land suitable for your new home. It is vital that the land is suitably prepared before anything is constructed on top, as this will ensure that your home remains stable and free of cracks or long-term issues.
Once the ground is ready, we will lay a slab with a conventional footing. The slab forms the foundation of your home and as such, it is perhaps the most important part. If the slab fails then the entire home can move subtly, causing walls to crack, doors and windows to jam and more. Because of this, we take extra care to ensure that your slab is laid to perfection.
3. Frame, Enclosure and Fixing
Once the slab is ready, we will move onto the frame of your home. This includes trusses and roofing sheets, which means that by this stage you might be able to see your home truly taking shape. When the foundations and frame are in place, your home building project will be ready for the enclosure stage. This stage involves creating a shell for the walls, roofing and piping, as well as installing guttering, roofing, plumbing and windows. Then we will move onto bricklaying, before doing a comprehensive quality inspection of the electrical wiring, plumbing and pipes. Once we are satisfied with the quality of the build, we can move on to the fixing. This involves plastering, waterproofing and tiling, as well as other internal features like staircases, lighting, cabinetry, kitchen and wet area tiling.
4. Practical Completion
By this stage, we are ready for practical completion, which essentially consists of minor touch ups, site clean ups and a thorough quality inspection.
5. Final Handover
When this is completed to the highest standard of quality, your home will be ready for handover! During handover, we will guide you through your new home and advice you on all of its features.