The Build Process
Building with Impact Homes has been designed to be as simple as possible, and our expert team are always striving to raise the bar on delivering the best service in the industry. We take the hard work out of building a new home or investment with our streamlined and fully managed process.
Step 1 Product selection
Impact can build a wide range of home solutions in almost any location across Eastern Australia. No matter your lifestyle needs or budget, our team can create a home package that delivers both quality and value.
Every build starts with a block of land. You can supply land you already own, search for the perfect block yourself, or our Free Land Finding Service can help. Simply tell our team what you are looking for and where you are hoping to build, and they can locate the ideal plot for your home.
Once land has been selected, it is time to choose the home design that suits your lifestyle or investment needs. Impact Homes has access to exclusive house and land packages, townhouses and dual occupancy solutions to suit a range of budgets and requirements.
Step 2 Pre-Construction
Once we receive correspondence from your solicitor stating that finance is unconditional, the pre-construction process begins. During this stage we obtain and draft all documentation required for building approval.
Step 3Council approvals
At this stage, all necessary applications will be made to the local authority, usually a city council. Council approval is typically required for build items such as plumbing and driveway access to ensure they comply with the relevant regulations. Some properties may need further approval for other design features – such as relaxing a boundary setback – which will take additional time to resolve.
Step 4Building approvals
Once the engineering design, energy assessment and covenant approval have been received, the building approval is lodged to a private certifier. The certifier will assess all documentation against the Building Codes, Australian Standards and local planning schemes.
Depending on where you are building, the entire process from site testing through to receiving final council approval can take weeks. Additionally, there are several factors which can cause unanticipated delays:
Step 5 Construction begins
With pre-construction complete and approvals in hand, a commencement date will be set and site work can begin. In most cases, our build process is straightforward:
The site is prepared for construction, safety fences are erected and your block is cut, ready for the slab to be laid.
The builders begin working on forming the foundation of your new home by laying underground services and an engineered slab.
The frames for your walls and roof will go up and you will be able to see your home coming together.
The brickwork is completed, roofing goes on and you can now lock the external doors. All interior electrical and plumbing services are installed.
Interior fixings such as plaster, stairs, kitchens and vanities are completed.
All paint, tiles and bathroom fixtures will be installed, and all final fittings placed.
Your site supervisor will invite you to perform a final inspection of the build.
Once all finishes have been completed, handover is scheduled and the site supervisor will officially hand the keys over to the new owner.
Step 6 Warranty & Maintenance
You’re all moved into your home, but we’re still here if you need us. Your new home is covered by your builder’s structural guarantee and you will have a maintenance period where we can address any questions or concerns you may have.