Building a new home can seem like a complex process but it doesn’t need to be, at Fairhaven Homes we pride ourselves on being transparent and honest with our customers. We have created an overview of what the key stages in your building journey with us will look like, so you know what to expect.
Whether you enquire online or walk into one of our display homes our Consultants will be ready to help guide you through the first stage of your journey.
In your first appointment, you can expect your consultation to go over your budget, finance options, design brief and find out what inclusions are important to you in your new home.
Whether you have already found your ideal block of land, or need assistance securing land that’s right for you, your consultant is ready to help.
We will help you personalise your ideal home with our range of design options including facade selection, floor plan layouts and product options.
Please make note, that if you are building within an estate, the Developer may request certain criteria like specific building materials or colours which will need to be incorporated in your new home.
Your Consultant will provide you with an upfront price and siting of the home on your chosen block of land.
Once you have finalised your new home selection, you’ll sign a preliminary estimate to secure the base price and promotion. It is at this stage that a non-refundable $1,500 deposit is required.
Now that your preliminary estimate has been signed, no further structural changes will be permitted, so make sure you are entirely happy with your floorplan and facade.
Your dedicated Client Relations Officer will contact you once your paperwork has been submitted to Head Office. They will explain the key stages of your building journey with us, answer any questions you may have and book your myHAVEN Selection Studio appointment.
To help prepare you for your upcoming design appointment, an internet link will be provided to a questionnaire which includes all the essential information, design tips and product options. This will also better assist your Interior Designer to understand your personal tastes.
It is time to have some fun in your myHAVEN Selection Studio appointment!
Your Interior Designer will assist you in selecting your fixtures and finishes, offering valuable advice to help make your home your own.
This appointment varies from approx. 3-6 hours and consists of all your colour and electrical selections so please ensure you allow enough time on the day.
After touching base with your Client Relations Officer, your tender presentation will be booked following soil testing (if required), site survey and preparation of working drawings.
Your Tender Presenter will walk you through final costings, site works pricing (if applicable) and your plans for your final approval.
It is at this stage a $2,000 non-refundable amount is required to prepare your building contract with no further changes allowed.
Your Client Relations Officer will forward you a copy of a standard HIA contract your to review in preparation of receiving your new home contract.
Upon signing your new home building contract, a 5% balance is payable to proceed with obtaining Developer Approval (if required) and Building Permit on your behalf.
Your Client Relations Officer will send you a commencement letter informing you of your site start.
The construction process starts with your site scrape, levelling your block to be ready for your build to commence.
Your Client Relations Officer will touch base to confirm this has taken place.
It is time for us to lay the foundations of your new home followed by an introduction call from your Site Supervisor.
Once your slab preparation has begun, the Building Surveyor will attend site to inspect and certify prior to completion.
Your base stage is complete once your slab has been poured with a 15% progress payment due.
This is the key stage where you house starts to take shape. Your roof trusses and wall frames will be assembled by our Carpenters.
Upon completion, your Site Supervisor will conduct a quality audit followed by the Building Surveyor who will attend separately to provide the structural certification.
Once your frame stage has been completed, a 20% progress payment is due.
The brickwork, roofing, installation of external doors and windows take place during this stage.
Your Site Supervisor will conduct a quality audit followed by an Independent Building Inspector who will attend site to undertake a quality assurance check.
Once your lock up stage has been completed, a 35% progress payment is due.
During this stage, your plaster is installed, along with skirting, architraves, internal doors and cabinetry.
Once your fix stage has been completed, a 15% progress payment is due.
This is your final stage of the building process, where the painting, flooring, door furniture, shower screens, mirrors and fit offs are completed.
The Building Surveyor will undertake the final inspection and issue a certificate of occupancy ready for handover.
The final 10% balance is due at settlement.
Congratulations, this is the most exciting part – move in day!
Throughout the build, your home has been checked by your Site Supervisor, followed by an independent Building Inspector to ensure quality assurance.
Your Site Supervisor will meet you onsite to deliver the keys to your new Fairhaven homes, please allow enough time for your payment to clear prior to handover day.
A Fairhaven relationship doesn’t end at hand-over. We understand that houses need to be tested by people and the elements. Rest assured with a 6-month service warranty at settlement.