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How long is it going to take to build?

Building your home can be both an exciting and stressful journey. There are so many stages that influence your building process so it’s really important to understand what they are and how long each of them take? - MORE HERE

What is a Contour Survey?

A Contour Survey provides us the slope of your site and must be completed by a registered surveyor. Some builders will perform their own checks, but ANSA Homes strongly advises that this survey be completed by an independent surveyor. - MORE HERE

What is a Provisional Allowance?

A Provisional Allowance is exactly that, an allowance that can increase or decrease subject to a certain circumstance. Therefore a Provisional Allowance is the opposite definition of Fixed Price. - MORE HERE

What is the difference between a DA & CDC in Sydney?

When building a new home you have 2 options to ensure that you are meeting all the regulatory requirements - MORE HERE

Why is a soil test needed for project home builders?

Soil testing is mandatory and is crucially important in getting a true fixed price. Never sign a contract without testing your soil - MORE HERE

Large Format Tiles for Bathrooms

If you don’t have high ceilings, large format bathroom tiles can create an illusion of height in the bathroom. - MORE HERE

How to Choose a Builder

When you decide to build a house, there are three major considerations outside of price. Most people look solely at the price but other factors such as the quality, process and the service builders provide in order to construct your house. - MORE HERE

What are Waterfall Ends in Your Kitchen

In your home today you have so many decisions to make - one of these choices is “waterfall” ends. They are a bit of a luxury, but they look smart.
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Choosing Kitchen Sinks – Undermount or Overmount

Today we are going to discuss the different types of sinks available to you – the under mount sink and the over mount sink. - MORE HERE

Site Costs

What are site costs? What should be aware that should be included in site costs and establish all these costs before signing a contract with a builder? - MORE HERE

Drop Edge Beams

What are drop edge beams? Why would you need them? Why should you know if they are included in your fixed price contract. - MORE HERE

Kitchen Drawers or Cupboards – Which is Best for My Home?

When building a home people often ask what is better in the kitchen – cupboards or drawers. What are the differences and why would you choose one over the other? - MORE HERE

Choosing a Stone Bench for Your Kitchen

There are some important considerations regarding stone bench tops in your kitchen. Do you choose 20mm or 40mm stone? What does that really mean? Is it possible to have a single piece of stone? - MORE HERE

Getting Finance

Getting finance to build your home can be quite stressful. One of the reasons for this anxiety is that most people think that getting pre-approval guarantees them the funds to build their home. - MORE HERE

Development Application - The 6 Stages

Through this series of informative articles, one for each stage, you will gain a clear understanding of the entire Development Application (DA) process. In NSW, there are 6 stages in obtaining building approval from your Council related to a Development Application (DA) - MORE HERE

How do I get a true fixed price?

There are a number of underlying facts that will assist a builder to provide you a fixed price quotation. There are many parameters that influence your build - MORE HERE

How long is it going to take to build?

Building your home can be both an exciting and stressful journey. There are so many stages that influence your building process so it’s really important to understand what they are and how long each of them take? - MORE HERE

The 4P's When Choosing Your Builder

Choosing the right builder can be daunting and difficult. Simplify your selection and be confident in making the right decision by addressing the 4P's - product, people, process and price. - MORE HERE

The Role of the Supervisor - First Tasks

We have had a chat with Steve Grayson, a super star in the construction industry when it comes building your home. He has been in the industry for decades and like all of our site supervisors, he loves building homes for our clients. Here is what he had to say about his first tasks when he gets to his site… - MORE HERE

The Role of the Supervisor - Handing Over Your New Home

Without doubt the handover process to a new home owner is the most pleasurable part of a supervisor’s role. There are not too many jobs that you can take a blank canvas and within 6 months build a home fit for a family. - MORE HERE

The Role of the Supervisor - Keeping the Peace with Neighbours

We have had a chat with Steve Grayson, a super star in the construction industry when it comes building your home. He has been in the industry for decades and like all of our site supervisors, he loves building homes for our clients. Here is what he had to say about the importance of keeping the peace with your neighbours… - MORE HERE

The Role of the Supervisor - Keeping You Informed

We have had a chat with Steve Grayson, a super star in the construction industry when it comes building your home. He has been in the industry for decades and like all of our site supervisors, he loves building homes for our clients. Here is what he had to say about keeping you informed through your building journey… - MORE HERE

The Role of the Supervisor - Managing Subcontractors

The role of the supervisor is multi-faceted with the ability to organise and communicate at the hub. It involves having a strong relationship with you, with your new neighbours, council authorities and of course trades and sub-contractors. - MORE HERE

What is a Contour Survey?

A Contour Survey provides us the slope of your site and must be completed by a registered surveyor. Some builders will perform their own checks, but ANSA Homes strongly advises that this survey be completed by an independent surveyor. - MORE HERE

What is a Provisional Allowance?

A Provisional Allowance is exactly that, an allowance that can increase or decrease subject to a certain circumstance. Therefore a Provisional Allowance is the opposite definition of Fixed Price. - MORE HERE

What is the difference between a DA & CDC in Sydney?

When building a new home you have 2 options to ensure that you are meeting all the regulatory requirements - MORE HERE

Why is a soil test needed for project home builders?

Soil testing is mandatory and is crucially important in getting a true fixed price. Never sign a contract without testing your soil - MORE HERE