We do not price per square metre as each house is very different in the design and the design of the fittings chosen.
Kitchens and bathrooms are rooms that especially vary in size and cost.
Quoting on each individual job gives you a guaranteed price for our building works.
Yes, we can price your building project to whatever stage you require and complete the scope of work to that point.
No, but we have excellent relationships with designers that can do this for you.
We can work with you to help ensure that their designs meet your budget and provide constructive feedback at the crucial stages before plans are submitted to council.
Yes you can use your own trades. They will need to sign a commitment form to Brownhill homes as do all the trades on site that helps us to work together and ensure a safe and streamlined building process.
We will also require copies of current Public Liability and work cards.
If you use our contact form or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org we will send you a Client Details and Tender Form. This will have a complete list of the plans and reports we need to provide you with the most accurate quotation.
Depending on the amount of documentation provide we aim to have at least an estimate back to you within a few weeks of our meeting. If you require a full fixed price quote we will need your plans and documents for approx. 3 weeks, we do this to ensure we are giving you a fully itemised quotation.
Brownhill Homes has a showroom in our factory in Ringwood that has a standard range and a premium range so you can see the different colours and finishes for yourself. We have trusted suppliers that enable us to give you the best price possible on quality finishes and fittings.
Feel free to contact reception on 9879 1791 at any time to request a copy of our Builders Standard fittings and fixtures.
Once you have signed a contract with us, we have a colour and finish selection process that allows you to choose from our ranges and also include your own fittings that you have previously selected.
Building applications are required for all new building work. Once you have signed the Master Builders contract and supplied proof of finance we will then be able to apply for Building Permit.
Residents will be notified of proposed building works when a planning permit is required or if there is protection needed to the property that is adjoining, usually when there will be substantial excavation.
Residents will also be notified if there is a variation to the siting requirements.
Even though general building works do not need you to inform your neighbours, it is advisable to talk about your proposed project as a common courtesy.
A building permit may lapse if the building works are not started within one year of the permit being issued.
An application can be submitted to your local council for an extension of time. Permits issued by a private building surveyor must be submitted to the same surveyor.
All new homes, home renovations, alterations and additions need to comply with the 6 Star Standard in the National Construction Code.
The 6 Star Standard applies to the thermal performance of a home, renovation or addition and includes the installation of either a solar hot water system or a rainwater tank for toilet flushing.
A 6 Star energy efficiency rating applies to your home's building envelope – its roof, walls, floor and windows.
6 Star requirements also include efficiency standards for lighting but not plug in appliances.
All new homes must have a thermal performance assessment (Energy Report) completed which is a comprehensive evaluation of building envelope performance which includes:
In addition, thermal performance assessment also takes into consideration the services of a building (for e.g. heating and cooling loads, insulation of heating and cooling ductwork, artificial lighting, and swimming pool or spa pool heating).
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