We walk you through every stage of the building process, from concept to completion, with our step-by-step building guide.
At Wahlstedt, we are committed to providing our clients with rewarding and stress-free building experiences and we support them throughout the entire journey, from concept to completion.
Right from your initial consultation, an experienced and dedicated Wahlstedt representative will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have and to ensure you have day-to-day contact with what is happening with your home.
We provide you with advice on selecting the right parcel of land, home design and the importance of orientation. We encourage you to ask questions and do your research.
We know that if you are armed with the right information, you will have the confidence to make informed decisions when building your new home.
And it doesn’t stop when we hand over the keys. We provide customer support for up to 12 weeks after completion, ensuring you’re satisfied with your new home.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
The first step in building your new home is finding a suitable piece of land and a home design that suits your personal preference, budget and lifestyle. From your initial consultation, a Wahlstedt Consultant will be appointed to assist you in these decisions and answer any questions you may have.
Step 2: Site Inspection
One of Wahlstedt’s Consultants will meet with you, on your block to advise on any potential issues that may arise such as unstable soil types, rock and availability and connection of services. If you haven’t already selected a suitable piece of land, a Wahlstedt Consultant can help you find one that suits both the design of your home and your needs. Things to consider when choosing a suitable piece of land include;
- Council and developer regulations/Encumbrances
- Size and shape of the block
- Land orientation
- Soil type e.g. are there any rocks
Step 3: Home Design
Your Building Consultant will now further assist you with the fine-tuning and preferred design of your home, taking into account features that best suit your lifestyle, land and budget. Things to consider when deciding on a home design include;
- Your lifestyle – designed to suit your needs
- The block of land – Select to suit your lifestyle
- Single, double or split-level home
- Consider your living space/outdoor areas
- Sustainability/Orientation – this will affect your everyday running costs
- YOUR BUDGET – do not over spend and remember the finishing items, ie. Floor coverings, blinds, fencing, landscaping, light fittings still to come.
Step 4: Pricing & Quotation
Pricing & Quotation
Now you have chosen a preferred Preliminary Plan to work with, your Building Consultant will arrange a quotation, including all requested items and inclusions.
Step 5: Plan and Deposit
Plan and Deposit
Once you have reviewed and are happy with your preliminary design, the quotation is signed, deposit paid and the contracts are prepared for signing. Congratulations, you are now on the way to being in your new home!
Step 6: Contract Documentation & Selections
Contract Documentation & Selections
Whilst Wahlstedt’s team are organising the final plans, engineering and working drawings, our Selections Consultant will be working with you to choose joinery, tiles, paint, finishes, profiles, etc. It is vital that all your selections are completed as soon as possible to avoid delays in starting construction. Our team with explain and guide you through this process.
Step 7: Council Approval
The Planning and Development application is now submitted to your local council and other associated authorities on your behalf. Our team will help you understand the process and requirements, including time frames expected for approvals.
Step 8: Construction & Supervision
Construction & Supervision
You will be allocated a Site Supervisor to manage the construction of your new home from beginning through to completion. Communication by the supervisor and the owner is key here. Wahlstedt ensures that our supervisors are not overseeing too many home-builds; this ensures they are fully available to supervise the construction of your new home and be available for on-site meetings.
Step 9: Handover
Once construction of your new home is complete, your supervisor will contact you to arrange a date for presentation and handover. Your supervisor will meet with you to present your new home and demonstrate all of its features. The Certificate of Practical Completion documents will then be signed off.
Step 10: Ongoing Customer Support
Ongoing Customer Support
A three-month maintenance program covers your newly completed home. Simply fill in the maintenance document provided to you at the handover and return to Wahlstedt before the end of the three-month period. Wahlstedt will then arrange for a team member to liaise with you to address these items.