Our Process

At Family Homes, we use a seven step process to streamline your home renovation process:


This is an obligation free service at your home. We discuss your requirements, possible solutions, cost scenarios, and the next steps.


Together we design the layout, tailored to suit your requirements. We also discuss the finishes you would like incorporated into your home.


Design sketches, specification of materials to be used, investment, and timeframe details are prepared for your consideration. If you love the design and the price is right, we move to the next step.

Preliminary Agreement

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.

Construction Agreement

Once the plans are approved by your Council (or private Certifier) we ask you to approve the construction agreement. If your approval was a DA we will obtain your Construction Certificate at this time.


We commence construction, usually within 4 weeks of signing the construction agreement and all approvals being received.

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