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Thinking of building a new home? With our excavation & earthmoving equipment, we can handle the entire project. From start to finish.
For more details, see our new homes building guide below.
Renovations & Extensions
We understand renovations & extensions are significant investments so which is why we guarantee our work.
We actively work with property developers and architects to project manage and construct residential townhouse developments.
Our experienced builders have worked on apartment & unit projects of all scales. As registered, qualified builders we have the capability to deliver projects of any size with quality workmanship.
All Our Services
We can handle any construction job.
Our Client Experience with us.
Right from the very first point of contact, the T&T Constructions team will support our clients every step of the way throughout their project. We have all the processes to ensure the client’s project runs efficiently. We have the capability of delivering a customer’s project from concept stage through to total turnkey. We have a formal and consistent relationship with quality trades and suppliers.
At T&T Constructions, because the homes, townhouses and units are custom built to client requirements, project costings do vary significantly in accordance with the design, size, materials and choices made. Working with you, we will provide you detailed project cost estimates right from the beginning and will communicate immediately if or when cost changes occur. In particular we are very aware of our client’s project budgets requirements and will take care in guiding you to a direction which will suit your needs.
The process for the way we operate with our clients is provided below:
New Homes Building Guide
If you select our Company to build your new home, to start the building process after your initial meeting with us, we will work with you to obtain copies of your land & property details as follows:
We will work with you on the following:
- Selection of house design concept, including facade and other requests
- Detailed site inspection including pre design concept of dwelling location
- Order the soil report (which tells us what class slab you need).
- Order site level survey.
- Price up site costs (if required -- i.e. land with steep fall, presence of rock etc.)
Once Stage One is completed and you wish to proceed we proceed as follows:
- Establish pre finance approval status (if required)
- Order detailed working drawings/plans
- Order Energy Efficiency Rating Report (6 star rating)
- Order engineering and computations
- Produce a Draft copy of your specifications and colour schedule
- Select colours & product details
- Prepare your building contract and project specifications.
- Arrange for you to sign your plans, specifications and contracts and be ready to pay a 5% deposit of the total estimated contract price.
Initiate construction start
Once your finance is approved and we have received a formal statement from your lender we will then invoice you for the balance of the 5% deposit balance as per the estimated contract price. Upon payment we will then proceed to build your home as follows
- Apply for the building permit.
- Once building permit has been issued construction will commence, and proceed through a number of stages.
- We will invite you to make regular visits to your new home building site during the construction phase on a regular basis or as you may request.
This is the basic format of the preliminary stages before building. We take pride in keeping our customers involved and informed every step of the way. We trust that the building experience will be a pleasant one and that you enjoy many years of comfort in your new home.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What type of guarantee will I receive with my New home?
All domestic homes are guaranteed against structural defects for the period of 7 years from the date we apply for your Home Warranty Insurance (HWI). The HWI application takes place immediately after signing of the contract and is lodged in conjunction with the application for the Building Permit with a Licenced Building Surveyor.
What type of maintenance is available with my new home?
T&T Constructions will provide maintenance for up to 13 weeks from when you take occupancy of your new home.
Is my New Home insured while my builder is constructing it?
Yes, your house is insured under your builder’s “All Risk Construction” policy.
Note that the insurance expires upon issue of the Certificate of Occupancy.
The foundations are complete and my new home looks too small. Will it fit?
Yes, your new home will fit on the concrete or timber floor. It may appear too small, but this is a popular misconception at this stage of construction.
Can I have a key to my new home so I can access it when I want?
No, we cannot hand over our builder’s master key at any time. Your builder will, however, arrange for the house to be opened for you by prior arrangement, during business hours, just contact the builder with your requirements.
Can I discuss or instruct the builder’s sub-contractors when I visit the site as pre-arranged?
It is better if you do not discuss the work with sub-contractors. Any instructions or changes given to sub-contractors must only come from your builder. Due to requirements of the builder’s insurance policy, you should not visit the site unless you have permission from the builder.
What if I want to vary something in my new home after signing the contract. What is the procedure?
Variations must be put in writing and given to the builder. Refer to our special conditions about variations which are requested after contract signing and colour selection.
Do post contract variations delay work on my new home and cost more?
Variations requested after the colour selection has been completed will always delay progress and will cost significantly more than adjustments made before the plans and specifications are finalised. It is better to avoid post-contract changes.
When can my builder give me an approximate completion date of my new home?
The completion of your new home is dependent upon Council requirements, weather, availability of materials, variations to the contract, etc. We can, however, give an approximate date of completion once we reach the fix out stage.
Can I keep any leftover building materials? What is the procedure?
Sometimes you may be able to keep excess materials (e.g. bricks) but you must not do so unless you have written permission from the builder.
Who arranges connection of Electricity, Gas and Telephone?
Generally, it is the owner’s responsibility to arrange these items. Keep in touch with your builder to find out the correct time to arrange these connections.
When do I arrange my own house and contents insurance?
You should arrange applicable cover for your house and contents from the day you take occupancy of your new dream home.
When can I discuss anything to do with my new home with my Builder?
We are available by phone during normal business hours (Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 5.30 pm), or by mobile if there is an emergency after these hours. We ask that you respect our private time which we prefer to devote to our personal and family matters.
Looking for a quality & affordable constructor for your next project?
Troy Ashton - Managing Builder (DBU: 30532)
Mobile: 0403 195 180
Peter Ashton - Projects & Administration
Mobile: 0418 525 474
T & T Constructions is owned & operated by Troy & Tamara Ashton. With over 10 successful years in the industry, we can handle any construction job.