New Homes

Our team at Austurban Homes are not just home builders, we are relationship builders.

Building a new home requires strong collaboration between owner and builder.  Understanding each other is the key. We provide an honest and fair working relationship with our Owners to ensure that the design and build processes exceed their expectations. 

Contact Kris or Gary now to discuss your new home

Our designers work with you and don’t discount your ideas, but refine them and add to them with the knowledge of planning requirements and sound design principles.

Alternatively, if you already have a design and are working with an Architect or Designer, we will collaborate closely with them to bring your new home plans to fruition.

During construction you will have unprecedented communication and information about your new home build. Our unique Owner Access portal allows you to easily handle communications, documents and variations as well as view the construction schedule.  Please take the time to learn about all the benefits of our on-line communications system.

Process in brief

1. Initial Meeting

At your initial meeting with Kris or Gary, you will discuss your general requirements, style of home you are looking for and general budget.  It is also a chance for you to ask questions and get to know a bit about us.  From here we will match you with the designer that best suits your style and needs.

2. Design

We then meet with you along with our designer who will take a detailed brief in order to develop an initial concept plan.   We will discuss your requirements in depth with particular focus on your block, family, lifestyle and budget.  Here we encourage you to bring along any pictures, product or design ideas you may have in order for us to fully understand the style of home you want to build.  Our designer will then produce a floor plan and elevation which will form the basis for the development of your final design. 

3. Planning Approval

Once the floor plan and elevation are finalised, we will prepare plans and documents for submission of plans to your local government authority for planning approval and begin preparation of contract documents including engaging a structural engineer.   Approval of your development application can take 8 to 12 weeks depending on the Council and the degree of overall compliance with the relevant codes, schemes and policies. 

4. Prestart

This is where things get really exciting!  We employ a professional interior designer to help you understand every aspect of the choices you make for your new home.  They will work with you to finalise the selection of materials and colours including selection of tiles and cabinets, exterior and internal colours, plumbing fixtures, as well as finalising details such as lighting and electrical design.

5. Building Contract

During the planning approval process, we will be working with you to finalise the specification and inclusions and then start preparing the working drawings and engineering which are required for a Building Permit application.   The Building Contract will be entered into before the Building Permit application is lodged.

6. Construction

We are able to begin construction once we receive the Building Permit which takes two weeks from application.  We believe it is essential to keep you informed about the building program so we have implemented an online Owner Access portal which, amongst other invaluable benefits, gives you the construction schedule so that you are fully aware of what is happening at all times.  We also, understand the importance of visiting the building site so, at regular stages of construction our site supervisor will meet with you on site to discuss any queries you may have. It is also important that you are satisfied with the level of workmanship completed by our skilled trade professionals.  We therefore encourage your feedback on any aspect of your new home.

7. Handover

Congratulations!  Your new home is now ready to move into and your dream is now a reality.  

While we are a custom home builder, we offer some example floor plans which may help you get started.