Can I make a change to my plan?
Yes. Everyday Homes Designer series is exactly for the homeowner who seeks to make changes to the floor plan and facade. This includes minor and major structural changes up until the signing off on plans.
Please note that plan changes are subject to building compliance and builders’ construction requirements.
Do you have a showroom we can visit?
Yes. Everyday Homes has the Design Hub with all the latest finishes and products on display. If you would like a guided tour, please book in advance or alternatively your selections will take 1 appointment with a design colour consultant.
What is the $500 non-refundable preliminary fee for?
The fee is for Everyday homes to undertake a site inspection and produce your tender which will form part of your building contract. The payment will be deducted from your contract amount.
What is a Contour Survey?
The contour survey is undertaken by a registered surveyor to determine the exact slope of your land. We will be provided with a plan showing accurate levels, boundary dimensions and any services within proximity. This is organised once you have signed your preliminary agreement and forms part of the work required to finalise your building plans.
What is BASIX?
BASIX stands for ‘Building and Sustainability Index’ – it’s an NSW energy efficiency rating scheme. When a new home is built, each new build within NSW has to meet the minimum requirements of energy efficiency set out by BASIX in order to be built.
Who looks after building approvals?
Everyday Homes will take care of the all the building approvals and applications on your behalf.
How long will the new home purchase and building process take?
Being a purpose-built home, the timeframe is approx. 6 months to finalise the design and obtain the building approvals. Then from when the building consent is obtained, single stories homes normally take 30 weeks and double storey homes 36 weeks to construct. Our client portal will provide you with live images at each critical stage so that you only visit the construction at your leisure.
Who will help me if I require support during the process?
You will be allocated your own professional building Coordinator who will guide you through the complete process from when your plans are completed until long after you have moved into your home Your site project manager is available to meet with you on site during the build process and also emails you progress updates at each critical stage.
Do you build granny flats?
Yes. Everyday Homes offer a range of attached and detached granny flats when buying in conjunction with one of our homes.
Who determines the site classification for my block of land?
Everyday Homes engages an engineer who will conduct a soil test for the site classification and determine type of footing system required.
Who determines the site-specific requirements for my block of land?
The requirements for your individual block of land are initially determined by the builder during the site inspection and pre-planning assessment. As part of the building approval the building accessor will complete the compliance checks.
What is a Provisional Allowance?
A provisional allowance is an amount of money included in the contract sum to cover work or materials, the extent of which cannot be specifically detailed when entering the contract. A provisional sum may be credited back if it is not required via a post contract variation, after the contract has been signed.
How do I get an estimated cost to build?
To receive an estimated cost, we will need the details for your land which could be the developers design guidelines, disclosure survey and land sales plan. If you do not have this information Everyday Homes can assist with obtaining. Once we have this information as well as your preferred design, we will organise a free design consultation so the estimated cost can be finalised.