Approvals is a large and time consuming stage. Once the DA is complete (Development application approval by a council) and the BA (the building approval) is with the certifier, we sign contracts with our clients and schedule the build. Once a contract is signed, we can apply for home owners warranty insurance and proceed with approval from the certifier. Therefore once the BA is complete, we are ready to start works, and we will send you a start works/ approvals complete invoice.
Site works complete
During site works stage, the site is cleared, the piers are dug to engineers specifications, certifier inspection is required, the piers are filled with concrete, the plumbing and electrical work is dug and installed (if concrete slab note this process changes slightly). Once the plumbers have back filled, you’ll be receiving an invoice for site works complete. Note if you have additional landscaping items such as; retaining walls or additional slabs, this won’t be included in site works stage.
Frame stage Complete
Once your frame is up, the sub floor frame, wall frame and roof beams, your frame stage is completed. This is usually a fast turn around because it is one group of trades that work on the site from sub floor stage to frame stage complete. Please note this is also where we install the underfloor insulation and floor sheeting.
Lock up stage complete
Lock up is a stage where someone cannot get access inside The Pod without keys. This is the roof sheeting, wall cladding, foam & render installed plus windows and doors installed. This stage is only for lock up, not water tight, therefore it might have some water leaks until the Pod is flashed and capped. During the stage a walkthrough with our electrician will occur. At the very end of lock up stage we straighten frames and organise the plumber and electrician to ‘rough in’, then a certifier inspection occurs so we can proceed to the next stage.
Internal linings complete
Internal linings is where we start installing the ceiling battens, insulation, sheet the walls with gyprock, set the gyprock and sand it. We also sheet the bathrooms, wet-seal, screed the bathroom floors and out in the underfloor heating. Once all of these tasks have been finalised, internal linings is complete and ready for practical completion stage. Please note that depending on speed of the supplier, we may have installed other items at this stage.
This is the last and most exciting stage. This stage is where the Pod has been painted, fitted off, wardrobes, shower screens, flooring installed, tiling completed, window coverings installed, decking laid and stained. All to a level where the Australian standards/codes are met, certifier inspection, client inspection occurs in order to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy and Use (COU) then the final invoice is generated and sent to you.