How does it all work? (The owner's guide to building your home)Whether you complete these steps yourself or get assistance with some aspects, you'll find that building your own home with C-Style Homes is a very easy process...
PAYMENT SCHEDULE:Option 1: ‘Just-in-Time’ Delivery – (New Zealand Based Customers Only)
- Deposit - $7500.00, on agreeing the C-Style Home process, to allow full plans to be prepared and submitted to your local council for a building permit. These plans will include full engineering specifications including a ‘Producer Statement’ – a guarantee from the steel providers that the product is fully certified. (Note: Council permit fees are not included in this cost and are the responsibility of the client).
- On a building permit being issued 1/3rd of the outstanding amount will be required. This amount will go to paying for the rollout of all your steel framing and trusses, and also your roofing, guttering and downpipes etc.
- A further 1/3rd will then be required to cover the costs of the windows, external cladding and external doors.
- And the final 1/3rd payment will be required to cover the payment of the insulation, internal cladding, skirting and cupboard fit-out if applicable.
Option 2: Containerised Delivery: (Local and Overseas Customers)
- Deposit - $7500.00, on agreeing the C-Style Home process, to allow full plans to be prepared and submitted to your local council for a building permit. These plans will include full engineering specifications including a ‘Producer Statement’ – a guarantee from the steel providers that the product is fully certified. (Note: Council permit fees are not included in this cost and are the responsibility of the client)
- 50% of the outstanding amount – total of quote less deposit – payable on confirmation of order. Upon payment, orders will be placed with all suppliers, for the manufacture and delivery, to an identified location of all materials, as per C-Style’s Specifications.
- The final payment of the remaining 50% on dispatch, or shipment – FOB, of the materials to the specified delivery address.
The C-Style Guide to Building Your HomeStep 1 - The House Design
Select a plan from our existing range – this range will be continuously updated. Or sketch your own, from which our architect will provide a sample floor plan, and 3D image for your appraisal.
We then provide a ‘live’ draw where you interactively, via the internet, Skype or the phone, redraw your plan to your satisfaction.
Remember, your plan needs to fit your site and your budget, and meet with local council or sub-division covenants. You may also be required to obtain contour surveys and engineering reports (at your expense), to allow the design process to be completed.
Step 2 – The Finance
Once you have selected the home you wish to build, you’ll need to identify how you are going to finance it. There are a number or different options in the market place to assist you with this process.
Step 3 – The Initial Deposit:
An initial deposit of $7,500.00 is then payable. This will allow the completion of a fully detailed plan and engineering specifications for submission to Council (NB: Council consent costs at your expense).
It will also allow consultation with relevant industry providers to provide a full quote to be prepared for a C-Style Homes house materials package as per listed specifications.
$3,500.00 plus GST - $437.50 ($3,937.50) is non-refundable. These are the architects’ fees, with the full plan and engineering specifications being yours to keep if this project does not go to full contract.
Step 4 – Tradespeople:
You can commence negotiations with a local builder, or if we know of, or have one nearby we will recommend that person to you. Your builder or tradesperson then provides you with an estimated price for your build.
Step 5 – Pricing:
We will work out your house materials cost for a formal quote.
Step 6 – Quotation:
This quotation and a full set of material specifications/inclusions will be sent to you.
Step 7 – Plans Submitted Council and Contract Entered Into:
Once you have accepted the quote, your completed plans are submitted to council for a Building Permit. (Note: The Council Consent Fees are yours, though we will cover off any concerns or issues that the council raises in respect of the plans and materials to be used).
A formal contract to supply is then entered into between C-Style Homes and the client.
Step 8 – First 1/3rd Payment, Initial Order made:
The first 1/3rd of the materials cost is paid. This is the total figure agreed to in the quote, less the $7,500.00 deposit.
Order submitted for the roll forming of your frames and trusses from Frametek, and also your roofing, guttering and downpipes etc.
Step 9 – Your construction Programme:
You will receive your construction programme from us. This is prepared as part of your QS detail. It will provide a guide to either, yourself, your project manager or your builder/tradesperson, for the duration of the project. It will consist of a programme with a list of material suppliers, in the order in which you will require them and their services, and also an assessment of the time required for each service.
Step 10 – Site Preparation:
You need to ensure that your site is prepared for the construction phase to begin, and also that it meets council and OSH requirements, with signage, storage, worker access, identified vegetation removed, and preliminary engineering work completed.
Step 11 – Profiling:
Your site needs to be marked out to show exactly where you new home will go. To do this it is marked with stringlines and pegs.
Step 12 – Council Inspection:
At this point there is a requirement that all your work done to date meets local council requirements. And inspector will check all your drainage, engineering and retaining wall work complies with their requirements.
Step 13 – Your Slab or Floor System:
Depending on your choice of floor or the type of section you are building, will determine what action you choose to take at this point. Refer to your plans for guidance. Putting your foundations in place is the actual beginning of the building process.
Step 14 - The Project Begins:
The house materials are delivered to your site by one of two methods;
- All the materials are delivered at once in a container, so that everything to complete your house shell is on hand.
- Your materials are delivered at staged intervals, as per your ‘Construction Programme’ on a ‘Just in Time’ basis.
Step 15 – Second 1/3rd Payment:
A second 1/3rd payment will be then required to allow the fabrication of all your windows and exterior doors, and the ordering of your selected external cladding.
Step 16 – The Wall Frames:
Initially you mark out where on the concrete slab (or raised floor system) where your walls are to go. It is then a matter assembling your frames, if delivered flat pack, or placing your pre-assembled walls and screwing them into place and together.
Step 17 – Roof Trusses:
This is the next step in the build process, depending on style of roof you have chosen, trusses will be fitted to suit.
Step 18 – Roofing:
Your chosen roofing materials, flashings and ridges will be fitted to ensure a watertight finish.
Step 19 – Eaves and Gables:
The supplied Hardiplank and Hardiflex will be fitted where chosen.
Step 20 – Contractors and Tradesmen:
The plumber, electrician, sound and IT specialists if their services are required, will move onto the build site and complete their initial installations.
Step 21 – Doors and Windows:
All the supplied doors and windows are fitted, including the garage doors where applicable.
Step 22 – External Cladding:
Your choice of external cladding is fitted, either by a specialist tradesman in the case of bricks or Hebel, or your builder if a standard cladding is chosen. Your Hardi-soffits are also installed.
Step 23 – Final 1/3rd Payment:
And a final payment, 1/3rd of the quoted figure, will cover the costs of your insulation - Batts, your internal lining (Gib and associated products) and all your internal doors etc.
Step 24 – Insulation:
Your choice of Batts are the next to be installed to all your walls and ceilings, it is at this point that noise reducing Batts can also be installed if selected.
Step 25 – Internal Linings:
Gib is installed to all your internal walls and ceilings. This followed by all the joints being stopped and sanded then cornices applied if selected.
Step 26 – Internal Mouldings:
Shower trays, sliding doors, internal doors, all cupboard supports and shelving is installed where chosen. This can included wardrobe systems where selected.
Step 27 – PC Items:
Your kitchen and bathroom and laundry fixtures and fittings are installed and connected where applicable.
Step 28 – Tiling (and Under-Tile Heating):
Under-tile heating can be installed at this point if chosen, followed by all floor, wall tiling and splashbacks to selected locations.
Step 29 – Plumbing:
Your plumber will complete all installations and connections including waste traps. Connections to the sewerage system or septic tank system, and waste water systems will be completed.
Step 30 – Painting:
All internal and external walls will be undercoated, where required and then painted as specified.
Step 31 – Electrical:
The electrician will return and complete the installation of all fittings – lights, switches, plugs, under floor heating, towel rails, electric stoves and range hoods and external lights and security systems.
Step 32 – Final Inspections:
At this point council requires a final inspection to take place. This is also the time to complete the aesthetic parts of your build, carpets, vinyl and drapes, paths and driveways, lawns and landscaping and fencing, and don’t forget the letterbox!
Note Please: The final cost of your project will naturally vary in each case depending on your selected options, the size of your plan, the location of the construction and your local builder’s/tradespersons charges. And of course on how much of the project you can complete yourself.