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The Building Process

Often we hear potential customers say “I can’t be bothered building, it’s too hard”. At Triton we believe this should not be the case, and we endeavour to address any questions and manage each process to help you enjoy the complete experience of watching your dream become a reality.

The design and building process will take the following steps.

Enquiry

You may wish to contact our team by either e-mail or phone. Our friendly team will make an appointment for a face to face meeting, usually with our builder.

First Meeting

Your first meeting with the staff at Triton will require some important information from you; this is to allow us to help you, and should include.

Type of home required. This can be brocken into, but not limited to:

  • Four bed X 2 Bath
  • Three bed X 2Bath
  • Off the plan design
  • Your own plan
  • Your own design but needs developing and putting on paper
  • Style of building (Traditional, Retro etc.)

Desired area

  • Do you have your own block
  • Would you like us to help find a suitable block for you
  • Does’ your site have any specific requirements such as ocean views
  • Will retaining be required or is there clay in the site
  • We will inspect your site and advise on its suitability and any impacting issues that may have effect on your budget or design requirements

Budget

If we have an idea on the budget we can advise on what are your realistic choices. This may include breaking down all your costs for the project to ascertain how much you really have to spend on the home. For example.

  • A client advises they want a new home but need to include fencing, paving, a shed, and window/floor treatments. We can look at the clients overall budget and deduct the cost of the required items to ascertain how much the client really has to spend on the home. From this we can advise on designs and size of home that meets the clients budge

When a design has been chosen and you are confident it meets your budget and requirements we will supply an estimate this will include any changes you may have requested.

Preliminary works contract

If the estimate is within your budget and you wish to proceed, we will need you to sign a Preliminary Works Contract. This contract covers the costs of producing drawings and a specification. These costs are included in the original estimate, however if you decide not to construct your home after drawings have been completed, you will lose the amount stated in the Preliminary Works Contract.

  • A client advises they want a new home but need to include fencing, paving, a shed, and window/floor treatments. We can look at the clients overall budget and deduct the cost of the required items to ascertain how much the client really has to spend on the home. From this we can advise on designs and size of home that meets the clients budge

When a design has been chosen and you are confident it meets your budget and requirements we will supply an estimate this will include any changes you may have requested.

Specifications and Drawings

As part of the preliminary works we will produce working drawings, you will then have the opportunity to inspect and mark up with any changes. When you are happy that they include all changes and requirements we will print off the final working drawings which will be included in the contract and used throughout the project.

At the same time we will issue a booklet that has our standard specifications and all details to help you make choices regarding bricks, roof and window colours, tile selection etc. We can help you as much as you wish with this process and have specialists on hand to guide and help.

When you are happy with all drawings, selections and any changes have been priced we will provide you with a fixed quote to complete your home that will include all costs.

Fixed Price

With all the information gained from having a specification that details materials and fixtures that are to be used. Final working drawings, engineer’s reports that classify the soil type and footing design, site survey which will identify retaining requirements and enable the earthworks to be calculated. We now have all the information we need to provide you with a fixed proposal and all the information and documentation to move to contract stage.

Assuming you are happy with this you may need to take the package to your lender prior to signing the contract.

Contract

Communication is the best way to ensure the clients confidence in their new home. If at any stage you are unsure of an item or wish to have a better understanding of what is going on please ask. We can give you the most accurate information that you require keeping you informed.

During the construction phase of your home you may want to change from something you originally agreed on. For example your specification documents your roof colour to be ocean blue but you decided you prefer heritage red colourbond. Every change from the contract drawing and/or specification needs to be documented in what we call a variation (please note a documentation fee will apply). A variation puts into writing any change from the original contract documents and attributes any price variance that may be applicable. This ensures nothing is forgotten and makes it very clear to our supervisor what needs to be done on site.

During construction we do not allow the owners or owners’ subcontractors to work on site. This is due to the insurance company’s policy and numerous other legal liabilities.

Handover

When the home is ready to be handed over we will invite you to complete an inspection. Should any items be found that need addressing we will ensure they are dealt with both swiftly and in the most professional way possible.

Defects Liability Period

Triton Building Co has developed systems and procedures that are designed to minimise settlement of materials and the causes of maintenance items in your new home. However as each home consists of thousands of separate components it is unreasonable to expect there to be no minor settlement or adjustments that need to be addressed.

As stated in the contract we will inspect your home at four months and address any remedial items that are classed as builder’s maintenance.