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Your Home Building Journey

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Building a new home is one of the most significant investments you can make – both emotionally and financially. Whether you’re building your first home or your forever home, the building journey is exciting – and sometimes a little daunting!

When you choose Montgomery Homes as your builder, we will help you find the perfect home design, understand the complete building journey, and make sure you’re still smiling when we hand over the keys to your new home. We’ve refined this process to ensure you’re comfortable every step of the way.

See below our 12 Simple Steps to building your new home.

Your step by step building journey

1.Find-Block

STEP 1
Find your block of land and dream home design

If you already have a block land or you’re planning to knock down and rebuild your existing home, you can tick this step off your list! Otherwise, our expert consultants can help you find a piece of land or a house and land package to suit your needs and budget.

We strongly recommend taking a virtual or in-person tour of our display homes to gain an understanding of space, style, and floor plan options to suit your lifestyle, land, and budget. Our team will then work with you to modify the floor plan (if required) to truly personalise your home.

3.Site-Inspection

STEP 2
Site inspection

Once you’ve chosen your new home design, we will provide a free site inspection to ensure your block of land is accessible and is suitable for construction and your desired home design. This will also ensure you’re aware upfront of any site-specific costs.

4.Tender

STEP 3
Tender presentation and sign off

Your tender presentation appointment is our opportunity to showcase your selected home design and walk you through a detailed list of inclusions and current promotions that comprise your tender and quote. At this appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and tour our selections gallery.

Following your tender presentation, we will invite you to place your deposit so we can progress to the pre-construction phase and send your home design to our talented drafting team to begin drawing your plans.

5.Contour-Survey

STEP 4
Contour Survey & Site Classification Investigation

After the deposit has been received we will procure a contour survey which will provide details on site levels, boundaries and any easements which will enable us to correctly position your home on your block.

A geotechnical engineer will carry out a site classification investigation which will provide details on the soil type, site classification, rock depth and any other site conditions we may need to be aware of.

6.Sign-Off

STEP 5
Contour survey received and first draft plans developed

Once the survey has been received, our drafting team will ensure the perfect positioning of your home on the block. We pride ourselves on our ability to build site-specific homes to ensure we enhance all available views, breezes, natural light, ventilation, and drainage. You will soon see the first draft of your house plans along with an updated tender for you to review. Shortly after, we will arrange to meet again and you will have the opportunity to make any final plan or tender changes.

8.Selections-Appointment

STEP 6
Selections appointment

This is where things really get exciting! Our qualified interior designer, kitchen, electrical, and flooring consultants will be in touch to organise your selections appointments. This is where you will choose your internal and external colours, appliances, fixtures, and fittings. Our selections guide is a fantastic resource to help you prepare for your appointments.

9.Sign-Off

STEP 7
Sign off to proceed to regulatory bodies

Once you have signed-off on the final floor plans, we will forward them to the applicable regulatory bodies such as BASIX, local water authority, mine subsidence board, estate developer approval, etc.

If you’re planning a knock down rebuild, this is the time to organise demolition. Get in touch and ask for a copy of our Demolition Fact Sheet. Our qualified planner will then lodge your house plans with council for DA approval or with a private certifier for CDC approval. Approval time varies between council areas and the private certifier can take up to four weeks.

10.Contract-Signing

STEP 8
Approval and contract signing

Our Contracts Administrator will contact you to arrange a signing appointment and once CDC or DA approval is obtained, you will sign contracts, provide proof of funds, and ensure site preparation is organised.

11.Site-Preperation

STEP 9
Earthworks and utility connections

Excavation is a crucial step in preparing your block for the build. This process involves cutting, filling and compacting the site to the required levels. If the soil needs more stabilisation, we will install screw or concrete piers to support and level your foundations in preparation for your slab to be poured.

Once the site is ready, our trusted sub-contractors will install connections to plumbing and electrical prior to the slab being poured. The slab will then be poured and termite protection materials will be installed. A temporary site fence will also be erected.

12.Construction-Begins

STEP 10
Construction is underway!

From here, the only way is up - frames are erected and you have the exciting experience of seeing your dream home come to life!

FAQs

We understand home building can be a complex and confusing journey. That’s why we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help guide you along the way

How long does it take to build a house?

The timeframe for building a new home can vary depending on what type of house you’re building (two-storey vs one-storey), the size of your home, the blocks accessibility, as well as local council approval processes. On average, building your new home can take anywhere between 26 to 38 weeks from when excavation commences.

What do I need to do to prepare for a new home build?

Building a new home is one of the most exciting journeys you will embark on. To prepare for the journey ahead, there are a few things you can prepare to reduce any pressure or stress on you and your family, such as short-listing homes that you like, generating a list of ‘must have’ items, gaining pre-approval, and saving colours and materials you might like to use on your new home.

How long does the pre-construction stage take?

Before choosing a home builder, it is important to understand their pre-construction processes to avoid any potential delays in getting your home into construction. 

Some builders can take more than six months to submit plans to your local council, whereas Montgomery Homes have in-house drafting and planning teams that regularly monitor the progress of your submission in an effort to have your plans approved as soon as possible.

How much will I need to pay upfront?

Your sales executive will provide you with a free detailed tender to itemise everything required to build your new home. Once you are happy with the initial home design draft and the tender quote, we will invite you to pay your $7,500 commencement fee to progress and ensure you receive your promotional offers.

This is the only payment necessary until your slab is poured.

Once your deposit is received, we will prepare an updated tender with any requested changes. Next, you will proceed to drafting which allows us to begin your final plans.

Get started with a free design consultation today

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Testimonials

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“We found Montgomery very flexible with creating our design and very helpful, we have already recommended Montgomery to our friends & family.”

Holmes, February 2019

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“A great looking first home and a great team to work with!”

Grace, July 2020, Box Hill

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“Very professional, made building a home easy and trouble free. Very much appreciated”

Ridley, July 2020, The Entrance North

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“We are really impressed by the process / system you have in place to keep your clients up to speed with what to expect and what the progressive steps are during the entire process. i.e. from initial signing through to handover and everything required during. We have built before with other builders and genuinely feel that this process and the people we’ve dealt with made building with Montgomery Homes a step well above what we have experienced before.”

Venn, July 2020, Eleebana

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“Would recommend Montgomery Homes. Communication with supervisor was excellent. Build went well considering this is our first build.”

Lewis, June 2020, Medowie

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“The friendly patient staff are courteous and always willing to go the extra mile & to answer questions. We made many changes to the basic design and appreciated the flexibility afforded.”

Inglis-Powell, March 2019

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“We have been telling all of our family friends and work colleagues how brilliant it has been building with Montgomery thank you so much for making this experience so enjoyable”

Nolan, February 2019

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“Easy, friendly, stress-free, professional team! Kyle has exceptional organisational skills!! Would definitely build with Montgomery again ☺”

Sexton, June 2020, Raworth

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“You get a high standard of finish, which is in line with their time estates of a build.”

Blakely, June 2020, Catherine Hill Bay

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“Go with Montgomery Homes! Our experience has been made so easy and pleasurable with all the friendly, professional and expert advice along the way. Thank you!”

Ukmar, May 2020, Summerland Point

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“Well worth considering to get a Montgomery Home – excellent selections, service and quality!’’

Cauchi, North Rothbury, May 2020

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“Couldn’t fault the process – very open and honest about pricing etc. High quality and easy to deal with. Thank you ☺”

Shrume & Carroll, May 2020, Minmi

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“An amazing experience and the finished product was outstanding, you will not be disappointed. Top quality build and the supervisor made our experience memorable and enjoyable”

Plank, April 2020, Maitlandvale

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“Montgomery Homes have a high standard of customer service. We had an amazing experience building with Montgomery Homes.”

Shrestha, December 2019, Cameron Park

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