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Why do I need a concept plan?

A plan is the starting point for any build project, and it must work on your block. It can be one of our standard designs, a standard design modified to suit your property and lifestyle or we can custom design a plan to work for you.

Armed with this we are able to begin accurate costing of your home, but a plan in the first instance is just what you see from the floor up. Knowing what needs to be done to get to that floor is absolutely critical.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”596″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”595″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Contour Plan

What is it and why do I need it?

A contour plan is a detailed site survey that provides us with a surface picture of the site. It outlines the property size, defines boundaries, services, easements and the “lay” of the land, giving an accurate picture of the fall and the distance of services such as water, power and sewer mains or connections.

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Soil Test

Why do I need the soil test?

Soil tests, or site classification, is one of the most important steps in the preliminary phase of building. It is work carried out by a Qualified Geotechnical Specialist to determine what is underneath your home.

A penetrometer test provides information regarding bearing pressures of the foundation you are building on. The shrink and swell test, by taking a sample of the soil and testing it in a laboratory, provides information relating to the ground movement derived from the presence of moisture or lack thereof, which is critical for the right slab & footing design.

The results of the soil test are detailed in a geotechnical report which is used by our engineers to determine the appropriate footing or slab design specific to your building site.

The engineer can then provide detailed drawings, enabling us to accurately cost getting you “out of the ground.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Engineers Footing and Slab Design

When should we have engineering completed on our design?

So now the engineer is armed with information regarding what is under the ground surface, but to do his design he needs other information, he needs to know what is designed above the slab. Exterior finish, cladding or brick, structural beams, load bearing points for support columns or posts, all these things are critical to engineering design.

By starting with the plan as a first step, providing the contour plan and the geo-tech report, the engineer can now accurately detail his design for the entire home.

The engineers’s design is an integral part of your build, it is the backbone of your home, and having the structural design completed at this early stage means you can be sure everything is specific to your site and your plan. It also allows us to cost the structural works specific to your project.

You will not be asked to enter into a contract where an “allowance” has been given for the design and site costs, or worse still, has been left out entirely pending further investigation.

Coast Building Company always include the site classification in our one price quote.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]


When should I make my selections?

Our standard Lifestyle and Premium level inclusions are designed to suit your expectations of our high quality products and finishes. However you will have the flexibility to add your own finishing touches and our colour consultants will work with you to bring your home to life.

A good time to think about colours, appliances, floor finishes, bathroom fittings, garage doors, even driveways, is when you have your plan finalised. This way, when you work with our consultants, our selection process aids in choices being made with complete confidence.

This is your home and our aim is to customise it to your needs with the help of your creativity.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”299″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”35″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”569″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Start Construction

When will my home begin construction?

This is an exciting time and with our experience and knowledge we have processes in place to ensure the quickest possible commencement of work.

Coast Building Company arranges all the necessary building approvals and detailed building  specifications early in the preliminary stages so that construction can begin at the earliest possible time, putting the decision making behind you and moving forward to see your home take shape.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”35″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Onsite Visits

Can I visit the site?

Coast Building Company follow strict WH&S regulations which do not permit unauthorised entry on to our building sites.

As a building owner you must be accompanied by one of our representatives when entering a site.

Our licensed builder will invite you onsite at the completion of each of the major stages for you to see the progress first hand and to discuss and questions you might have.

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Knockdown Rebuild

Love where you live but you would like a new home?……talk to us, we have been down this path ourselves.

The process of building the new home remains the same with big difference the removal of the existing structure. Removal may require a development approval and depending on the age of the existing there may be issues with site contamination and clean up. Talk to our team and we can guide you through everything that needs to be done.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1534898297877{background-image: url(https://coastbuilding.com.au//wp-content/uploads/2016/07/background2.jpg?id=376) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]


Enjoy the process…not just the moving in!

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  • Choose a Design or Create One
  • We work with you to find a plan to suit your lifestyle.
  • Detailed Contour Survey
  • Required to determine the accuracy of the fall of the site.
  • Soil Test or Site Classification
  • Required to scientifically determine the ground movement and bearing pressures on your site.
  • Engineers Slab and Footing Design
  • After receiving soil test report, Engineers are able to structurally design your slab & footings.
  • Local Authority Development Application
  • We prepare and lodge your building application.
  • Building Contract & HBCF Insurance
  • All contract documents and home warranty (HBCF) insurance are prepared.
  • Construction Certificate Application
  • Following receipt of the development approval, a construction certificate application is lodged so construction can begin upon receipt of CC.
  • Detailed Colour Sitting
  • You work with our team to select and make choices of styles and inclusions.

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  • Detailed Building Specification Sign Off
  • Following the colour sitting, a detailed specification is created.
  • Construction Plan Finalised
  • Now your specification is complete, this information is used to complete a construction plan.
  • Pre-Site Commencement Meeting
  • We invite you onsite to discuss the commencement of construction.
  • Slab Stage Completion Meeting
  • We invite you onsite to discuss the slab completion.
  • Frame Stage Completion Meeting
  • We invite you to view progress and frame completion.
  • Lock Up Stage Completion Meeting
  • We invite you onsite to view electrical and plumbing fixture points generally after rough in is complete.
  • Fixing Stage Completion Meeting
  • A site meeting is offered to view progress.
  • Practical Completion Meeting
  • We meet you onsite to walk through for a pre-handover inspection.

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