First you’ll need to decide on your floor plan.You can use one of our plans or your own design, or a combination of both! If site access is a problem we have modular home plans available. Let us help you make the decision. You can add a garage, decks and a veranda and customise any plan with you own style of kitchen and bathrooms and any other details you need. If you have land, we can provide you with a full turn-key proposal so you will know exactly what your new home will cost.
Our friendly Home Consultants are ready to help you through the process and we provide this service completely FREE
Your new home now begins to take shape! The Home Starter Pack payment is a deposit of $5000, for detailed concept plans and the fee is deductible from the total contract price of your new home.
We’ll visit your site to take levels and you’ll receive a site plan, floor plan, elevations, kitchen plan and electrical plan and detailed pricing. Importantly, your name is also penciled into our building schedule and your place in the queue is secured. At this stage we’ll also identify any possible site challenges and will advise you accordingly. We encourage you to review the concept plans and price carefully and take time to consider whether any further changes are needed. Our quote will remain valid for 30 working days.
It may take a few meetings with our Home consultant to arrive at a home that comprehensively meets your requirements and it’s very important to take the time to get this step right. You will also choose colours and finishing touches, to make your home as individual as you are. You’ll have opportunity to a maximum of three versions of concept plans before incurring any additional design cost. Additional design changes over and above this allowance will incur a fee of $300 per version. Once you are 100% happy that we have arrived at the design of your dreams, you can then move on with confidence to the contract stage.
Your decision to proceed with construction is now legally formalised. Both parties must sign the contract agreement which outlines the responsibilities each and also includes the payment terms, completion date and the specification schedule. You will need your finance arranged before signing the contract agreement and we can help you with this if you wish by speaking to your mortgage broker or banker on your behalf. It is important to understand that there is no provision to make any design changes after the contract has been signed.
Once the contract has been signed and the deposit paid, the full working drawings will be finalised and submitted to Council to issue the building consent, a process that normally takes 5 to 6 weeks. Once the consent has been issued your home will then move on to the construction phase.
Standard Staged Payments:
Please note that the stages below are our standard contract payment stages. If these stages do not suit the conditions of your lender or your financial situation, don’t let this put you off. In many instances we are able to offer an alternative package to cater for your needs and if necessary we can finance your new home until it arrives on your site. Conditions do apply.
5% Payment Claim 1. Deposit, payable on signing the contract. The Home Starter Pack payments made are deducted from this claim
25% Payment Claim 2. Payable prior to the commencement of construction. Your new home is now ready for the factory construction phase to begin.
40% Payment Claim 3. Payable at lock-up stage. Your home is completed to lock-up stage in our factory – usually 4 weeks from the start of construction.
20% Payment Claim 4. Payable before leaving the factory. Your home is finished in our factory and ready for delivery – usually 8 weeks from the start of construction. All interior and exterior painting and the bathrooms and kitchen have been completed. Usually the floor coverings are also laid (depending on the home design)
10% Payment Claim 5. Payable on Practical Completion. All works have been completed and you are ready to take possession of your smart new Advance build home.
It all happens quickly from here. Your modular home design is prefabricated under cover in a controlled factory environment. The factory construction process usually takes 9 weeks to complete and our Team will send you a weekly update report with photos. You will also be invited to visit the factory while your home is under construction.
Delivery to Site
Delivered overnight, your transportable home is sited on its structural foundations, and any further site works including decks, garages and utility connections are completed. This stage normally takes 4 to 6 weeks depending on the level of site works involved.
The tag-line “fast build” is no exaggeration. It’s not unusual for delays when building, but because Advance build is in a controlled environment, our house was ready way before we expected. Everyone we came in contact with throughout the build and the contractors that worked on the house after it was delivered on site were awesome to deal with. Without exception they are all very skilled and professional. - Richard and Michelle