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When you’re building your dream home, we’ll help you every step of the way. Our handy checklist covers what you need to know so you can just move in and enjoy!

Blueprints and design for home

Mortgage

Research lenders

Know repayments based on deposit

Submit loan application

FHOG?

Ongoing mortgage costs (account fees/early exit fees)

Land

Title search

Soil test

Frontage

Size

Services (electricity/water/sewerage/gas)

Ease of building (slope of section/access)

Professionals

Architect

Builder

Electrician

Plumber

Landscaper

Painter/decorator

Interior designer?

Professionals licence and insurance

Professionals testimonials

Receive written quotes for all work

Guarantees on work completed

Construction materials

Durable and hardwearing?

Material estimates

Ongoing maintenance?

Premium materials for Queensland weather (insulation/glazing)

Site and foundation

Driveway

Water meter

Clear land

Insect treatment?

Foundation and garage

Gas, sewer and utility lines completed

Framing

Check foundation level

Framing materials delivered and erected

Subfloor

Check level and layout

Ceiling joists and ceiling

Roof

Interior

Insulation

Walls

Doors and windows

Install garage doors

Plumbing

Pipes

Bath, kitchen and laundry installation

Heating/cooling

Install systems

Underfloor heating?

Electrical

Outlets and switches installation

Wiring plan

Power company

Cabinets

Install doors and cabinets

Interior touches

Paint walls and trim

Put up wallpaper

Final finish

Complete all electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling work

Turn on power

Install tile, hardwood, carpet

Install mirrors and basins

Install window screens

Exterior

Install gutters

Patio/decks

Landscaping, driveway, walkway

Final clean

Touch up paint

Clean windows

Move in

Enjoy!

 

 

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