Is building your dream home too overwhelming? It doesn’t need to be that way!
Narrowing down your preferred home designs, making a decision on what you want to build and looking over plans for your new home is an exciting process – but it’s easy to become overwhelmed, especially if you’re building for the first time.
At Vantage Homes Qld, we like to keep things as simple as possible for our customers.Selecting from Vantage Homes Qld's wide array of designs, such as these three Icon Collection houses, is the first step in the process to your brand new home.
The easy steps to your new Vantage home
- Choose your design: Visit one of our Sunshine Coast display homes, browse our collection of award-winning home designs online or talk to us about your own plans for your dream home.
- Personalise your home: A colour consultation with a Vantage representative is booked and you have the ability to select from our range of facades, fixtures and fittings to personalise your chosen design. Choose any desired extras and upgrades for your house – including any offers available within our current promotions.
- Secure your home: Once you are happy with your home design, it’s time to sign your Housing Industry Australia build contract and secure your build. Our new home consultants can assist you through the entire process.
- Sit back, relax and we’ll get to work: Once contracts are executed and initial deposits are paid, Vantage Homes Qld will obtain all necessary covenant and council building approvals before commencing construction of your new home.
The typical construction process takes just over four months from start to finish. Site preparation generally occurs across the first two weeks, including soil testing and engineering slab design, before the slab is poured in week 3, the frame goes up in week 5, the home reaches lock-up stage in week 8, fixing and fit-out is completed in week 12, practical completion occurs in week 16 and final hand over happens in week 18.
Understanding construction plans
You will come across many types of plans during the building process. These will include:
- The floor plan
- The site plan
Most people have seen marketing floor plans before and therefore these are the most recognisable – we in fact show the floorplans for all of our home designs online. Floor plans show the overhead view of a home including the dimensions of every room as well as the placement of doors, windows, any stairs, built-in robes and the cabinetry/sinks within kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.
Site plans (which include drainage plans) are also drawn in an overhead view, but show the home in relation to its lot’s boundaries and how far it is set back from the street. It details the block size and overall dimensions of the home, as well as services to the site (for example, electricity, water, gas, phone and sewage), any easements, any retaining walls and neighbours’ fence-lines.
Architectural detail is shown within the elevation drawings, which include the front, sides and rear views of the home. This includes such things as roof pitches, windows, external doors and balconies. Exterior finishes are also detailed.
Offering a cut-through of the home, showing how internal and external elements sit in relation to each other and the height of the building, section plans depict things such as stairs, doors, cupboards and robes with a description of the finishes where necessary.
When it comes to building a home, we believe there is no such thing as a stupid question. At Vantage Homes Qld we want all prospective customers to be clear about the process and fully understand what they’re looking at when viewing a plan. As evident from the outstanding customer feedback we receive, our team is always happy to discuss and explain whatever you need us to!
Be sure to get in touch today for constructive advice!