At Family Homes, we use a seven step process to streamline your home renovation process:
Your Preliminary Agreement will include preparation of detailed plans, specifications, land survey, engineering, other reports and the approval documents and submission. The fee for this is approximately 10% of the Project Cost. For large projects the fee could be as low as 6-8%. It usually takes 4-5 weeks to prepare these documents ready for you to approve.
There are 2 ways to obtain building approval for your project. Many of our projects qualify for a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) which can take as little as 4-5 weeks to approve. Or we may need to apply for a DA (Development Approval) with council. DAs take an estimated 12 to 20 weeks. We submit the plans and documentation once they have been authorised by you. The cost for this is included in your Preliminary Agreement. While we wait for DA/CDC approval, you will need to make your selections for bathroom and kitchen fittings and fixtures.