What are the benefits of double brick construction?
Perceptions builds all their homes double brick construction and use brick on both Ground Floor and Upper Floors.
Do I have to pay any additional money if I want to make changes to a design?
At Perceptions, we pride in the fact that every home we build is custom built. Our Design and Building Consultants all come with a background of design experience and will sit with you to ensure that the home we are designing is perfect for you. There are no charges to alterations from our designs or starting right at the beginning of the design process and making additional changes along the way.
We live and breathe the details that deliver immaculate results but also reflect the original vision for every new home.
Read more about the custom build process here.
What is included in my Perceptions home?
Our specification aims to offer clients the ultimate building experience. At Perceptions, we design for you – because we believe great design is all in the details.
What is Pre Construction?
Pre Construction involves all the tasks that need to be completed in order to get your home prepared, ready for construction to begin on your lot of land. This includes all the ins and outs from signing your Preliminary Works Agreement, obtaining any necessary developer and government approvals, drafting of plans, final costings, going through your Prestart and colour selections and also finalising formal finance approvals.
During this process, your designated Contract Administrator will be there with you through this part of your building journey.
What is included in my Interior Design Consultation?
Prior to your Prestart Meeting, you will meet with our Interior Design Consultant, Emma. Emma will be there helping you select your external colour schemes, tile selections and cabinet selections. Emma is here to guide you through these selection items, offering professional advice to ensure that your style is brought to life in your new home.
What are site works?
Site works describe the work required on your building site to prepare it for your home to be built. It involves all the work that is carried out on site that doesn’t directly involve building your house. Site works can consist of earthworks, footings, site classification, retaining walls, local government authority requirements, coastal provisions, Bushfire Attack Levels etc. Not all those listed above will be needed in your site works, however, Perceptions works with you to explain each line item of site works to ensure that all costs are looked at up front for no hidden surprises later down the track for your build.
Your Building and Design Consultant will allow a site works allowance and are subject to the receipt of the engineer’s report and the feature survey.
What Does it mean by Lifetime Structural Guarantee?
When you build with Perceptions, you receive a Lifetime Structural Guarantee on your new home.
What is a Prestart Meeting and how does it work?
Your Prestart meeting is where you will meet your Contract Administrator at our office to finalise colours and products to be included in your new custom built home. This is one of the most exciting steps of your building journey where you are able to bring your style and individuality into the interior design of your home.
For your Prestart Meeting, please allow 2 -3 hours to go through the signing of your contract documentation, explanation of plans and finalising your product and colour selections. To prepare for your Prestart Meeting, you will meet with our Interior Design Consultant for your complimentary one on one meeting and also go through your client portal to go through your selections.
What is a Variation?
If you wish to make any changes to your contract document once you have signed your Preliminary Works Agreement, this is noted as a ‘variation’. These are written up in order to amend your plans.
What is Practical Completion?
You have reached Practical Completion when all construction works on your new home are complete. You will then have a Practial Completion Inspection (PCI) with your Site Supervisor to go through the home prior to key handover.