So you’ve chosen your perfect home design and it’s all systems go. But what exactly happens next? Here, we explain the ins and outs of the pre-site phase
Building your dream home is a huge achievement and is sure to be one of the most exciting times of your life. But a lot happens between the moment you select your perfect home design and when you open your front door for the very first time. In the first of a two-part series, we outline exactly what happens in the pre-site phase of your home build. Look out for our next post on the construction phase coming soon.
How long does the pre-site phase last?
You expect it to take several months. During this time, you’ll select your perfect home design and choose the colours and finishes for the interior and exterior. We will then prepare your tender to build, based on your sales quote and colour selections, and prepare the paperwork and drawings for the construction of your home to start.
The start of your home journey begins with a complete walk-through of your new home, evaluating the best site options and brainstorming the styling.
Here is each stage in more detail.
1. New Home Selection
Congratulations! This is the start of your journey with Carlisle Homes.
During this stage you will:
The paperwork appointment stage involves meeting with your sales consultant to review paperwork and finalise your façade selections, floor plan and other requirements.
2. Paperwork Appointment
In this stage:
Important note: No further structural changes can be accepted after this stage and your facade must be nominated.
Start visualising the look of your home during the colour selection stage – finalise your interior and exterior palette through Colour Selection and Tender appointments. Featured here: Cottesloe, Minta Estate, Berwick.
3. Colour Selections
Now the fun part – choosing the colours and finishes for the interior and exterior of your new home! During this stage, you can expect to:
This is when we prepare your tender to build, based on your sales quote, soil survey and preliminary engineering (where applicable). It's important to note that no further changes will be accepted after this point. During this stage:
You’re almost there! The contract stage is the final step before you prepare for site start. It will involve the development of contracts and drawings for your new home.
This is where your new home comes to life! You can expect the following to happen:
6. Site Start Preparation
Now that your contract has been signed off, there are a few steps to complete before construction of your new home begins. This includes any permits (if applicable), loan approval and final construction drawings. Our team will take you through these steps and explain what’s required, but as an overview you’ll need to:
And during this stage we will: