Building a home is a collaborative project
As vested partners in your building experience, we want you to understand every stage of the journey.
Our process is not like any other you will find. Our thorough and detailed approach from the outset ensures the most accurate pricing and transparency along your new home build journey.
We are supported by a team of professional consultants, carpenters and sub-contractor trades who are committed to our philosophy of delivering exceptional workmanship.
The initial meeting with one of our New Home Consultants ensures your needs and desires are understood.
Each project and site is unique. If you have land your consultant will visit your block and detail your new home assessment, budgets and requirements. If you are seeking land, our team can help secure the perfect block for you.
Initial plans* and client services
Initial plans and costings are presented and you are introduced to your personal Client Services Manager who will assist you through the remainder of your Kalka experience.
Interior design selections
To firm up the final contract and price, our interior design team take you through the colour selection and design process. You will have the opportunity to select all of the colours, finishes and fixtures for your new home.
After all amendments have been finalised your contract plans will be completed.
After this extended consultation phase you will have final drawings, colour selections, upgrades (if selected), time-frames and your final contract price.
This stage of your journey marks the beginning of your construction process. Here your final contract is completed and signed and we receive your full 5% deposit. Council applications are then lodged, after which your final construction drawings will be complete and all products ordered.
In order for your build to begin the final Building Approval and Authority to Commence Construction are received. Construction will then commence within 20 working days.
Build program and site supervisor
Here you will meet your Site Supervisor who will oversee the entire construction of your home. Your supervisor will outline your personalised construction program and be available to discuss any questions you may have.
Construction programs generally follow the earth and site work stages below. And these stages form the key milestones of your HIA (Housing Institute of Australia) contract.
- POOL SHELL
If your plans include a pool, this is the first thing that needs to be considered and at this stage, we will excavate, supply and install your concrete pool shell.
- BASE / SLAB
Concrete piers and footings are supplied and installed, and then the house slab is poured.
- ROOF AND ROUGHIN
After the enclosed stage, we can install all facia and your roof. We also then complete all electrical pre-wiring and initial plumbing pipe work.
- ENCLOSED STAGE
Here your home’s frames are fixed, as well as all external wall cladding.
All internal components such as architraves, cornice, doors to rooms, shower trays, and cabinets are fitted and fixed in position.
- PRACTICAL COMPLETION
At practical completion, all plans and specifications—including all statutory requirements to the building work—are complete, in compliance with your contract.
As well as having a regular dialogue with your site supervisor, your Client Services Manager supplies weekly progress reports and photo updates throughout the journey of your build.
Near completion handover
After your construction program is complete, you will have an on-site near completion handover meeting with your Site Supervisor. This is a thorough and detailed walk through your property to ensure it has been finished to your specification. Any concerns raised here will be promptly rectified prior to your official handover.
It is time to move in! We will meet at your property to handover your keys and final certifications and welcome you to your new home.
We are dedicated to customer service, and our team works to ensure you are completely satisfied with your investment long after handover. We offer twelve month maintenance inspections along with six years structural warranty.
|Initial Plans||$7500||Up to 4 weeks, project specific|
|Colour Selections||$5000||1 – 3 weeks, project specific|
|Final Contract||5% of home price (less initial payments)||Up to 4 weeks|
|Build Program||90% of home price, staggered over the stages: Pool, Slab, Frame, Roof and Roughin, Enclosed, Fixing||Project specific|
|Completion||Balance - 5% of home price|