Building a house is one of life’s biggest projects. It can be very rewarding to see your beautiful dream house take shape.
But not many people do it more than once in their lifetimes. It can be a very daunting process, particularly if you are not informed or know what you are doing or what the proper steps to building a home should be.
To stay on top of things, you need to be fully briefed so you’re ‘in the know’ with the process of building a house, and not flying blind. What you need is a comprehensive, easy to understand guide of the steps to building a house.
When you start building a house with G.J. Gardner Homes, you know you’re in safe hands. We’re all about transparency and trust. You will know exactly what to expect, at what times throughout the stages of building a house, what the timeline is and most importantly, what the final costs will be.
The team here at G.J. Gardner Homes have narrowed down the house building process into 8 steps, so you can better understand what’s involved and how you need to prepare. The steps to building a new house include:
Keep reading to find out in more depth what each step involves and you will be well and truly on your way to building your dream home!
Designing your dream walk-in wardrobe might be the fun part, but understanding your finances must come first. Having a clear budget from the very beginning helps to avoid blow-outs and unmet expectations. Work out what you can afford and then research home loan options so that you can make informed decisions on land and design. You may want to speak to your bank or work with a financial adviser or mortgage broker to help with this stage. And make sure you get quotes for the end to end project. With G.J. Gardner Homes, you’ll receive a fixed price contract which provides certainty on costs.
Finding a location you love is a critical step. It affects your house design and your outdoor living options. With in-depth knowledge, G.J. Gardner Homes can provide advice or even source land for you. We’ll let you know the implications of the land you’re looking at: soil structure and what the soil testing results mean, foundations needed on that land, design considerations, aspect, accommodating a pool, dealing with a sloping block, council regulations, and more.
It doesn’t have to be a blank canvas either: knock down rebuilds are also popular ways of building a new house, particularly in the inner city.
You have two options to build your own home here: you can find a house and land package, where the builder will give you an end to end or turn key cost that includes land and home build. Or you can buy the land separately and then engage a builder to build your dream house. G.J. Gardner Homes can provide both options for you.
Once you have found the perfect block of land, you will need to negotiate the right price (where you can) and complete the purchase of your land. If you have chosen a turn key option, you will need to negotiate your house and land package and agree to stage payments. A good lawyer can really help you in either situation here. Your lawyer will help with the contract and conveyance on both turn key agreements and also land purchases.
Just getting started? Take a peek at our Style Diary for ideas and inspiration.
Ready to shortlist your favourites? Browse a huge range of house designs.
Ready to go? For a stress-free, everything included approach, G.J. Gardner Homes have a host of award-winning designs to suit every style and budget. Alternatively, you can bring your own plan, or take one of our existing designs and customise it further.
With so many choices, it can feel overwhelming. That’s why we provide help with resources to guide you through every step of building your own house.
Want a virtual walk through to get a feel for the spaces? Try our new 3D technology and see for yourself.
Ready for real life? Visit one of our many display homes and see, feel, touch and experience the quality, ambiance and details of one of our most popular designs.
You’ve probably heard nightmare tales about building your own home and experiencing endless delays. At G.J. Gardner Homes we safeguard your project by dealing with all the council and building authority paperwork, using expert staff who can streamline the process of building a house.
Our fixed contracts provide assurance around the timing and cost of your home. This means you avoid ongoing delays and the pain of paying extra rent or mortgage – and the surprise of unexpected variations.
Best of all, you get the assurance of quality and experienced builders and tradespeople working on your home.
This is where the action in building your house happens. Seeing the foundations being laid means your home is officially “under construction”.
Once the frame goes up you’ll really see it come to life. This is one of the most exciting stages of building a house. At G.J. Gardner Homes, we go the extra mile in the process of building a house, strength-testing the timber frame to ensure your home is built to last.
Next, we put a roof over your head and complete the exterior walls.
And then the fun part starts, the interior fixtures and finishes. This is the stage of building a house where you see it come to life. Painting, colours, floorings, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, window furnishings, tap ware, all the most important rooms and finishes you have been dreaming of take shape.
After this, the next steps to build a home are just the finishing touches. Painting external walls or trims where needed, landscaping, driveways and fencing.
Once all the steps in building your house are finished, your builder will organise the building and council approvals. Its then time for the bank to complete a final evaluation, finalise your mortgage and mortgage release. Then before you know it, you are ready to move in.
With a quality, trusted and reliable builder such as G.J. Gardner Homes, you can be assured that the steps to build your house will be smooth and stress free. We are confident in our work so you can be confident in it also. If you want the experts to build your new home, get in touch with your local G.J. Gardner Homes team today.