Step 1: Getting started
Which do you find first – the home design or the block of land? Why not talk to a Sales Consultant at one of our displays first. Discuss your family’s needs and likes and we’ll suggest suitable home designs as well as provide advice on a suitable block. Your Sales Consultant can ensure the home design you like will fit onto the block, before you go ahead and buy it.
When looking for suitable blocks remember that gentle sloping or flat blocks are generally more preferable because they can be easier and more affordable to build on.
If you have already bought a block of land, we’ll provide advice on which home design will best suit your family on that block. Your Sales Consultant will discuss everything from the size of your home, the number of bedrooms, the size of each room, the outside appearance of your home, the alfresco area and so on.
Alternatively to take the stress out of finding a block and then finding a home to suit that block you might consider one of the many home and land packages Coral Homes has on offer.
Basically we’ll take you through just about everything you need to consider when planning a home that’s perfect for you and your family.
Step 2: Getting down to business
Any one of Coral Homes’ standard plans can be modified to suit your family’s specific requirements.
Once you have settled on the plan that’s right for you, your Sales Consultant will prepare a “Preliminary Estimate” which includes your changes to the standard design plus any site works required on your block.READ MORE
Upon your approval of our Preliminary Estimate we will prepare a Preliminary Agreement.
A fee paid at this stage is fully deductible from the final contract price of your home. This fee covers the following requirements:
- Soil testing
- Contour survey
- Site inspection by a qualified Building Supervisor
- Preparation of “New Home Tender”
- Preparation of contract documents
- Preparation of full working drawings
The completion of testing and surveys on your block allows Coral Homes to fix the price of site works in your contract – it’s all part of our fixed price guarantee for your complete peace of mind.
Step 3: Pre contract check
With all your changes finalised and formally documented, and associated prices fixed (including the price of site works), Coral Homes’ Head Office will issue a “New Home Tender”.
Your New Home Tender provides you with an opportunity to check that all your requests have been included before you proceed to signing a contract.
Your Sales Consultant will go over the tender with you and address any questions or concerns you might have.
Step 4: The contract
Once you are happy with the detail and have accepted the New Home Tender, your Sales Consultant will request a contract and working drawings from our Head Office.
These documents will require your signature and will be countersigned by Coral Homes before an original set is returned to you for your records.
If you are arranging finance, Coral Homes will electronically forward all the necessary documents (including a copy of your contract and plans) directly to your Lending Authority so they can prepare an “Authority to Commence Construction” letter, one of the important documents Coral Homes needs before construction of your home can commence.
Step 5: Approvals
In accordance with your contract, Coral Homes will prepare and lodge the relevant applications for approval by your Local Authority once your contract has been signed and the balance of your 5% deposit (i.e. 5% of the total contract value) has been paid.
Your lender will be notified once Coral Homes has received your relevant approvals.
Step 6: Lighting and electrical
Once your balance of deposit has been paid you can start on your lighting and electrical requirements. A trained consultant will assist you with your lighting and electrical plan at a free Clipspec consultation.
You can attend this consultation in person or it can be conducted remotely over the internet and phone if required.
During your Clipspec consultation you will see your electrical plan start coming to fruition on the screen in front of you as your consultant takes you through the rooms of your new home to discuss the various options.
After your consultation, you’ll get a copy of your house plans showing which products you’ve chosen and where everything needs to go – all ready for a trouble free installation.
Step 7: Choosing your finishes
One of the most exciting aspects of building your own home is that you get to choose all the colours, fittings and fixtures to reflect your own family’s personality, tastes and needs, all at our exclusive myChoice® Selection Showroom.
Having built thousands of homes since 1990 Coral Homes realises that choosing the finishes for your new home can at times be daunting. That’s why you’ll have the opportunity to visit our myChoice® Selection Showroom where a trained interior designer is on hand to personally guide you through the process and provide expert advice to you on your selections.
The myChoice® Selection Showroom features a great range of the very latest products to choose from which means you can tailor your home perfectly with inclusions to suit your own needs, tastes and budget. Because at the end of the day it’s all about ensuring you are completely happy with the products you have selected in your new home!
Step 8: The green light
The construction of your new home can commence once we have received the necessary documentation including relevant approvals and details of your finishes.
You will be invited to attend the preparation of your house pad where you will meet your Building Supervisor, who will be your first point of contact during the construction process. You will be given contact details, including a mobile phone number, for your Building Supervisor and Building Manager, both of whom are available to answer any questions you may have during construction.
When the house pad has been prepared the concrete floor slab of your new home will be poured and construction will be well and truly under way.
Step 9: Handover time!
“Handover” takes place when you finally receive the keys to your finished home and your dream becomes a reality!
When all works are completed, you will be invited to attend a “final walkthrough” inspection of your home with your Building Supervisor. Together you will inspect your new home and discuss any items which need to be addressed before you move in.
Once you’re happy and all monies have been paid, your Building Supervisor will present you with the keys to your new home and you can crack open the bubbly!
Step 10: Settling into your new home
You can rest assured that Coral Homes’ service to you will continue even after the construction process has finished.
We are committed to helping you settle into your new home and to make this process a smooth and enjoyable one.
In Queensland we will provide you with a maintenance service for the first 12 months after handover. In New South Wales this period is 13 weeks. During this time, all you need to do is record any items you feel need attention and we’ll inspect and address these items at the end of the maintenance period.