FAQs - Achieve Homes

Can we make changes to the floor plan?

Yes, we are happy to modify and adjust the floor plan to suit your needs. There is no charge for the process of amending the floor plan.

Can we custom design our own floor plan?

Yes, we offer a custom floor plan service with an experienced draftsman who will listen to your ideas and design something that will work on your land, fit within your budget, and suit your families needs & lifestyle. There is no extra charge for custom designing your own floor plan.

What other costs will I have to pay outside the package?

There will be other costs associated with bank charges, solicitor fees and stamp duty. Also, whilst the physical work will be done and connections installed for you, there will be service changes for when you open your accounts for electricity, gas, internet etc. We will need you to open your electrical account while we are building as we will require power to build your home.

How does the payment schedule work?

1. Initial acceptance of offer part payment on the building contract

At this point you put down a $3,000 non-refundable part payment on the building contract. We then finalise the floor plan, building contract etc. The building contract and land contract will be sent out to your solicitor they are to be treated as separate contracts and are to be signed simultaneously.

2. Signing of building contract (14 – 21 days from step 1 above)

This is the point where we concrete the transactions and generally 10% of the land contract and the balance to deposit on the building contract are put down.

3. Settlement of the land contract

The land is now paid out in full and you become the owner of the land.

4. Construction

Once the land is owned by you, the builder will begin construction. The contract will have around 8 milestone/progress payments in place. Once the construction is complete and the final payment made, we can then settle the contract. The transaction is complete.

Do I only pay stamp duty on the land?

Yes, all of your packages are offered as split contracts which means stamp duty is only payable on the land component of the price. Some circumstances may alter this, please be sure to discuss with your Home Consultant.

Is it a fixed price contract? Is there any chance the price will change?

Yes, it is a fixed price contract. The price will change only if we hit rock when we are digging or H class soil.

How long will it take to build my house?

In the fixed price building contract we will commit to a maximum of 180 working days for the single storey homes and 240 days for the 2 storey homes.

Will I be able to determine the location of the power points & data points within the house?

Yes, you are welcome to move the location of the points and add additional points to the electrical plan.

What is not included in my package (exclusions)?

Items that are not included in our packages are: – Landscaping (front & back) – Window coverings (curtains & blinds) – Fences – Retaining walls Please refer to standard inclusions per design for further details.

Will I get to choose my carpets, tiles, etc?

Yes, we have our own Selections Studio where you will be able to select, choose and personalise your internal and external colours for:
– Bricks
– Carpets
– Door handles
– Fascia
– Fixtures
– Floor and wall tiles
– Glass splashbacks
– Gutter guards, downpipes and garage door
– Interior and exterior paint
– Kitchen laminate
– Render or cladding for front façade
– Roof tiles
– Stone bench tops
– Timber flooring
– Windows and sliding doors

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