Our process is simple, streamlined and focuses on you! See our flow chart below, which depicts the stages for a Go2 Homes Renovation, Extension or Build. Scroll down to read each of these stages in more detail.
You may have ideas, or some plans, give us a call and touch base with one of our registered builders. If we miss you, please leave a message, and we guarantee to call you back within 24 hours. We will listen and guide you through some basic questions to gain an understanding of your building needs and wants.
Go2 Homes can also assist you in securing finance at the most competitive industry rates, tailoring your loan facility to suit your needs and situation and most importantly, saving you time and money.
This is usually a 1-1.5 hr visit with one of our registered builders specialising in Custom Building. During this visit to your property, we combine your ideas with our knowledge to customize a plan for your new home. You will receive a design brief (detailed in the next step). The cost of this consult is a flat rate of $295. This would also be a good time to download our free resource “7 Important Questions – Before Choosing Your Builder”. If you decide to proceed with Go2 Homes, the cost of the Site Consult will be removed from your final invoice.
Following your site consult we tailor your Preliminary Design Brief. This will be provided within seven working days. It will include: an outline of the ideas for your renovation and/or extension, proposed construction materials, an idea of the costs involved and preliminary design sketches.
By combining your ideas and our knowledge, your building plans are drawn up with the necessary detail for council development approvals. This is an exciting stage, where elevations and site drawings make your ideas concrete. Agreement on these plans, also ensures that we keep within budget and understand the timelines from the outset.
Preliminary Budget Estimate
If you decide to go ahead, we provide you with an MBA ‘Preparation of Plans Agreement’. This give us both a working structure to generate the design plans and specifications for your project. At this stage, we also provide a preliminary estimate to ensure we are working within your budget.
All your information and ideas gathered to-date will be entered onto our On-line Client Access system. Here you can securely access all the details of your building project. You can now also start the process of selecting fixtures, fittings and finishes, with access to our extensive supply chain. We can also provide an Interior Design service to assist you in your selections View Video here.
With a sound idea of the financials and building design, we submit your drawings to council for Planning Approval, along with all the necessary documentation. It is at this stage that Development Approval is also sought, if required. This process usually takes from 4 to 6 weeks.
Once Planning Approval is underway, we start your construction drawings needed for Building Approval along with: *Energy Efficiency Certification, *Structural Engineering and a Certificate of Design Compliance. (*if required)
By this time, you will have clarity and an understanding of your works and budget. We can now present you with a fixed-priced contract and move forward with transforming your home.
The last step before we commence building is submitting your construction drawings to council for Building Approval (along with the Home Indemnity Insurance Certificate and completed Statutory documentation).
Using our superior and reliable local tradespeople and suppliers, the Go2 Homes Management team will keep you up to date as we deliver your home. Throughout the building process our On-line Client Access system keeps track of every detail of your project. At any time of the day, whether at work or on holidays, you can securely log in and view up-to-date information about your budget, building progress, documentation, photos of the build, fixtures, fittings and finishes, all in one place.
You’ll be thrilled as you take possession of the finished product. For peace of mind we will provide you with a detailed final inspection checklist on completion.
Go2 Homes ‘Touch Base’
We don’t just leave it there, even when all works are complete, we want to stay in touch with you and provide a 90-day Touch Base period to ensure you have ongoing open contact with Go2 Homes.