Our Process

 Step 1: Discuss

Once you have submitted your Registration of Interest, we can have a casual chat to discuss your specific requirements and answer any questions you may have. We can then prepare a ‘Client Brief’ to clearly document your needs and desires and provide you a copy for your review and refinement.

If you are not ready to buy or build, or have a general question, complete General Enquiry and we can keep you informed about upcoming opportunities and examples of Lifetime Homes. When you are ready to buy or build, or know more details about what you require, complete your Registration of Interest to start the Lifetime Home process.

Step 2: The Design

Lifetime Homes has some standard floor plans for you to consider, but we do find quite often in Tasmania that sloping land and uncommon block sizes demand a custom design to achieve the best outcome for our clients.  Either way we can work with you to develop a plan that achieves your brief and one that you will love.

We now need to organise the soil test, contour survey and prepare plans for review.  Clients can choose to pay the consultants directly or via Lifetime Homes.

To make selecting interior and exterior finishes easy, you can select from one of our existing colour schemes, choose your own, or we can appoint a colour consultant or interior design professional to help make this an enjoyable experience and great outcome.

Once we have agreed the final design, we will prepare a quotation and talk you though it.  If changes are needed, we can refine the design to achieve your budget requirements.

Step 3: Building Approval

This involves having the structural engineer design the structural elements and once the energy consultant has assessed and certified the house, the plans will be submitted to the building surveyor.  Once the building surveyor has issued the Certificate of Likely Compliance, we can submit to your local council for building approval.

Step 4: Fixed Price Contract

Once you are happy with the design and the quote we will prepare a Master Builders Tasmania Fixed Price contract.  We’ll leave the contract with you for review and signing.  Once signed, the deposit is payable and building begins.

Step 5: Construction

Once we receive building approval, construction can begin onsite at agreed times.  We can provide regular updates of progress and meet you onsite to show you the progress.  During the building process, independent building inspections by the building surveyor, engineer and council are completed.

Typically the following stages of the process are when invoices are submitted for payment:

Stage Payment
Deposit 5%
Base / Floor Stage 10%
Frame 15%
Lock Up 35%
Fitout 20%
Practical Completion 15%

Step 6: Practical Completion

When your home is finished, the building surveyor completes a final inspection and provides a Certificate of Occupancy.

We will then meet you on site to complete a final inspection of your new home to review the finished product.  If there is anything not to your satisfaction we will list these items and have them rectified.  Our aim is to finish to such a high quality that there will be zero defects.

Over the next three months we ask that you let us know of any warranty items needing  rectification.  We’ll attend to these items promptly and at the end of the three months ask you to sign off that you are satisfied that your house is complete.

Step 7: Handover & Enjoy

At handover we provide you with an Operation and Maintenance manual that tells you about how to care for your new home.  We hope you can now relax and enjoy your new Lifetime Home that will make your life easier.