The Building Process
At RJ Hill Homes we understand that the building process of constructing a new home, home extension or rebuild can be a complex undertaking. That’s why we focus on providing timely communication with every one of our clients from beginning to end, explaining each step in a clear and concise manner. Once you have made your decision and are ready to build, we’ll run through our tried and tested process to ensure your construction is built to your specifications and expectations.
Estimate and sign-off – A cost estimate of the build is presented for your approval.
Contract and specifications – Design details and specifications are finalised before construction begins.
Building permit and colour sections – You select your colours after we’ve received the permit.
Here we apply for and receive insurance to protect both our company and you against property damage, injury and natural disasters. This stage also involves applying for the building permit from local council to ensure that we’re registered and insurance has been obtained.
This stage involves clearing and preparing the site, demolishing or tearing down structures that aren’t needed and clearing plants, trees and debris. Here we install all drainage, piping, sewers and plumbing required for the building. After this, slab preparation and concreting begins.
Here the house begins to take shape, going from two dimensional drawn plans into a three-dimensional home. Timber framing is erected for rooms, passages, doorways, roof trusses, windows, floors, walls and ceilings are also framed.
Here all exposed fixtures and openings in the building are completed, enclosing externals such as fascias, gutters, brickwork and wall cladding. This stage is called lock-up, because it refers to the time where all external doors and windows can be shut and locked and the building secured.
In this stage we install electrical appliances such as heating and cooling systems, insulation and lining in the walls and ceilings. In this stage all carpentry work is built, completed and installed – such as built-in-cupboards, shelving, kitchen counters and cupboards as well as floor and ceiling skirting. Here, fit-outs are also installed such as tiling, light fixtures and cornices.
This stage involves the final preparations before the home is ready to be occupied, after all the last-minute jobs are completed such as painting, detailing and installing light bulbs into light fixtures. The final inspections of the building are made, and the client has a walk-through of the home. The completion stage ends with approval and handover.