Seabreeze Homes offers you an initial complimentary meeting with our Architect and provide you with a sketch design.
3. ARCHITECT ENGAGEMENT
Upon your approval we provide an architect fee proposal tailored to your brief.
Fees: Architect fee proposal as per brief Stage 1 master plan & schematic design payable
4. MASTERPLAN REFINEMENT
When the architect is engaged and payment for the 1st Stage (Master plan) is released. We convene a meeting to table the first masterplan concept and indicative costings with you. Depending on your feedback this may involve several revisions
Milestone: Sign off Masterplan
5. SCHEMATIC DESIGN
In this step, detail is added to the drawings: expanded elevations, addition of cross-sections and annotations of external and internal finishes. Sign off of schematics.
Milestone: Sign off schematic design Fees: Stage 2 - DA drawing fees issued
6. DA DRAWINGS & WORKING DRAWINGS
Create drawings suitable for Development Application (DA) and estimating. Sign off on DA drawings & Commence construction drawings construction.
Fees: Stage 3 Construction drawings and structural engineer’s report Price to be confirmed at completion of DA drawings
7. DEVELOPING YOUR SPECIFICATION
Visit our selection studio OR suppliers, cabinet maker, windows. - Flooring: carpet/timber/vinyl - Plumbing fixtures bathroom finishes - Appliances - Lighting - Switch panels… and so on
Fees: Interior design consultant service optional
Tendering enables the generation of highly accurate costings. The specification and even design can be revised with you to take costing up or down as required to meet budget targets.
Prepare Development Application (DA) and Construction Certificate (CC). This includes ordering BASIX (NSW only), ARC if applicable, plumbing and other statutory reports.
Fees: DA Preparation: $2,200 Other statutory reports Council Fees: Price on approval
10. DRAWING UP YOUR CONTRACT
We draw up the contract specifying the contract period, inserting any relevant Allowances and inserting the Progress Payment Schedule. In NSW we use the Department of Fair Trade Template. In QLD we use the QBCC template
11. COUNCIL APPROVAL GRANTED
Congratulations! We sign contracts. Home Warranty Insurance is arranged. Signed copies of the contract and consent are forwarded to your banker at this point
Milestone: Contract signed Fee: 5% Deposit
12. PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING
Meet & greet your Supervisor and backroom office. We schedule construction and go through the plans and specification with you one more time before construction begins.
13. CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE ISSUED
Site works commences. On-site trades are mobilized by your Supervisor.
14. CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES
Construction continues according to your contracts and inspection schedule. Your supervisor leads the way.
Fees: Progress payments per schedule received within 5 days of invoice
15. PRACTICAL COMPLETION
Our Supervisor works with the trades, Inspector and our back office to ensure that all certificates relevant to issue of the final Occupation Certificate are compiled.
Milestone: Occupation certificate issued
Your Home is complete and ready for you to start enjoying!
Fee: Final payment is required prior to keys being handed over
The Warranty phase includes resolving any minor omissions and defects noted at handover. We aim to resolve these items within 13 weeks of handover.
Statutory Warranties provide 2 years cover for minor defects and 6 years for major (structural) defects.