Building Process

1. BRING US YOUR WISH LIST

Our team are experienced in turning your best ideas into a new home that’s workable and cost effective

To start the process, consider these questions:

  • How many people will live in you new home?
  • Do you have children or plan to in the future?
  • How many bathrooms are necessary for the family’s daily needs?
  • Will you have overnight visitors regularly? How long will they typically stay?
  • Do you need a home office?
  • Do you entertain regularly? How many guests?
  • What are your formal and casual space needs?
  • What kind of laundry space do you need?

 

2. YOUR NEW SECTION
Our team will check it out your section, and let you know what is possible with your new site. We take into account the location, the layout of the section, the direction of the  sun, consents, building regulations and other issues. If you don’t already have your own section, we can help you find one.

3. DECIDING THE KIND OF NEW HOME YOU WANT
All our plans can be modified if needed, and we can also work with your own architect to build your new dream home.

4. HOUSE PLANS, QUOTES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Heartland Homes ensures that you are provided with details of every aspect of your project – detailed plans, fully comprehensive specifications of all products and materials that we use, and a quotation for completing your new home.

5. FINANCE, CONTRACTS AND PAPERWORK
The Heartland Homes team can liaise with your lawyers, bankers and other advisors to ensure all these issues are dealt with if needed.

6. PERMITS AND CONSENTS
The Heartland Homes team deal with councils and building authorities every day and can take charge of all the paperwork to help with prompt approvals.

7. FOUNDATIONS
The most popular foundation is a solid concrete pad, but sometimes piling, poles or a split foundation may be necessary depending on the contour of the section. Sometimes a geotechnical report may be required to ascertain the stability of the land. The Heartland Homes team will manage all of this for you.

8. NEW HOME FRAMING
Each piece of timber used in our framing is extremely high quality and is tested for strength and load bearing capacity. The timber is kiln dried so it is less likely to shrink or twist over time.

 9. COMPLETED EXTERIOR
Known as “lock-up” or “close-in”, this is when the roof and exterior walls of your new home are completed with windows and exterior doors fitted.

 10. FINISH INTERIORS
The GIB® plasterboard linings are installed along with trims, doors etc.

 11. FINAL TOUCHES
Tiling, painting, bathroom and kitchen cabinets, light fittings, plumbing, electrical fittings and floor coverings are all completed and your new home undergoes a final inspection by a local Building Construction Supervisor to ensure that your new home is built to Heartland Homes standards.

12. KEY HANDOVER
This is where we hand over the keys to your new home, and you get to enjoy all your hardwork planning.