Shape Homes is a residential builder focused on delivering turnkey solutions to:
A Construction Commencement Date is provided to you. This is the approximate date activity will commence on your site.
Base stage of construction is complete at your new home.
Once the base stage is complete, you will be sent your base progress claim invoice.
Frame stage of construction is complete at your new home.
Once the frame stage is complete, you will be sent your frame progress claim invoice.
Lockup stage of construction is complete at your new home.
Once the lockup stage is complete, you will be sent your lockup progress claim invoice.
Fix stage of construction is complete at your new home.
Once the fix stage is complete, you will be sent your fix progress claim invoice.
Shape Homes engages an independent quality assurance inspector to conduct an inspection on your new home once your home reaches practical completion.
Final Building inspection is conducted by the Building Surveyor and your Occupancy Permit is issued.
Once construction on your new home has reached completion, you will be sent your final claim invoice along with the Notice of Completion and Occupancy Permit.
The Notice of Completion will detail the date and time of your Practical Completion Inspection.
Plan of Subdivision – The plan of subdivision shows the dimensions of your lot and area and how it relates to the surrounding lots
Land Title – An official record of who owns a particular parcel of land
Land Settlement – When you become the owner of the parcel of land detailed in the land contract. The land title will also be updated and reflect your name
Building Permit – A building permit is a written approval by a building surveyor. It allows the building work to be undertaken according to the approved plans, specifications and other relevant documentation
Formal Finance Approval – A letter from your bank detailing the amount in which the bank will be lending you for the construction of your new home. The letter must outline that your loan is unconditional meaning there is nothing further for you to do and the funds are available for draw down
Settlement Letter – A letter from your solicitor or conveyancer outlining the date in which you settled on your land
Community Infrastructure Levy – A fee that is payable to the council by the land owner as part of the Land Developer’s Estate infrastructure. This is a requirement of the council and must be paid and the receipt provided to Shape Homes before a building permit can be issued
Construction Drawings – The final set of drawings which will include any variations. These drawings will be used to construct your new home
Base Stage – Incudes site excavations, drains laid, slab pour and inspected by the Building Surveyor
Frame Stage – The stage where the home’s frame is complete and approved by the Building Surveyor
Lock-up Stage – The stage where the home’s external wall cladding and roof covering is fixed and external doors and windows are fixed (even if the doors are only temporary)
Fix Stage – the stage when all internal cladding, architraves, skirting’s, doors, cabinets and cupboards of a home are fitted and fixed in position
Completion – The building works are completed in accordance with the contract documentation and construction drawings. At this stage, the built-in shelves, baths, basin, troughs, sinks are also installed
Independent Quality Assurance Inspector – An independent inspector is engaged by Shape Homes to complete an inspection on your property
Occupancy Permit – A document which is issued by the Building Surveyor once the final building inspection has occurred and all relevant compliance certificates from trades and suppliers are provided. This permit means that your new home can be occupied
Notice of Completion – means that Shape Homes notifies you that your new home as reached completion
Practical Completion Inspection – When a Shape Homes representative meets you at your new home and an inspection of the home is carried out. A list of defects (if any) which has been agreed upon by you and the Shape Homes representative is created
Settlement & Handover – When all funds have been received by Shape Homes and all defects from the Practical Completion Inspection are completed, you will be invited back to the home for settlement to take place and for Shape Homes to provide you with the keys to your new home