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A guide to
Building a
Hunter Home

At Hunter Homes, we’re thrilled to partner with you as you embark on your journey towards a new home. Our commitment to supporting you at every stage means that we strive to make your experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Our goal is to keep you well-informed about each step of the process by sharing our expertise with you. With you in mind, we have designed a building process that allows you to stay in the know every step of the way.

At Hunter Homes, we’re thrilled to partner with you as you embark on your journey towards a new home. Our commitment to supporting you at every stage means that we strive to make your experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Our goal is to keep you well-informed about each step of the process by sharing our expertise with you. With you in mind, we have designed a building process that allows you to stay in the know every step of the way.

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Stage 1

Sales

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Stage 2

Pre Construction

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Stage 3

Construction

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Warranty

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Step 1

APPPOINTMENT WITH YOUR NEW HOME ADVISOR

During this initial appointment, your New Home Advisor will ask you lots of questions about how you see yourself and your family living in the home. Once your New Home Advisor has an understanding of your wants and needs they will guide you to the Hunter Homes designs that will best suit you. Your New Home Advisor will also take the time to walk you through the display home and showcase our expansive range of standard inclusions and options you can use to help turn your house in to a home.

Your New Home Advisor will discuss in detail the following items:

  • Floorplan – Design and Modifications 
  • Façade – Design Options 
  • Doors & Windows – Placement, Style & Direction
  • Furniture – Placement 
  • Design & Developer Guidelines (If applicable) 
  • Externals - Materials
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Step 2

NEW HOME ESTIMATE PRESENTATION

During this appointment your New Home Advisor will confirm your design, site your home and present you with your New Home Estimate. Your Estimate will outline all of the structural inclusions and itemised costs to build your new home, and as such provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and make sure everything has been accounted for before you proceed.

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Step 3

ACCEPTING YOUR NEW HOME ESTIMATE

To accept your New Home Estimate, you will sign off on your concept and siting plan and make an initial preliminary payment. Your New Home Advisor will then conduct a thorough handover with our Contracts Administration Team to ensure that your documents are fully prepared for the pre-construction stage.

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Step 4

CONTRACT PLANS & CONSOLIDATED TENDER PRESENTATION

After your handover from the Sales Team, your Contracts Administrator is busily working behind the scenes to order the documentation required to prepare your plans and pricing. Your Contracts Administrator will then arrange a meeting at our Head Office to present you with your Contract Plans and Consolidated Tender.

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Step 5

ACCEPTING YOUR CONSOLIDATED TENDER & CONTRACT PLANS

After you’ve reviewed and approved your plans and tender, you will proceed by paying and entering into a Secondary Preliminary Agreement. Note: this payment will be deducted from the total cost of your home. You will then sign off on your Contract Plan, Consolidated Tender, and Secondary Preliminary Agreement, finalising the agreement between you and Hunter Homes.

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Step 6

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

After you have accepted the contents of the Consolidated Tender and Contract Plans, Hunter Homes will issue you a standard HIA NSW Residential Building Contract for New Dwellings and HIA General Housing Specifications. Once you have signed your contract documents, you’ll be given access to the Hunter Homes Client Portal, where you can begin preselecting your colours and stay updated on the progress of your new home journey

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Step 7

APPROVALS

Once your contract has been signed all relevant applications will be prepared and lodged for approval by our in-house Certification Coordinators. Our Client Liaison Team will notify you once the relevant approvals have been received and we will keep you up to date on the progress of your applications throughout this process.


If, however, your land is not yet registered everything will be prepared and ready to be lodged once your land has registered and settlement is complete.

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Step 8

COLOUR SELECTIONS APPOINTMENT

This is often considered the fun part. After reviewing the options to choose from and preselecting your colours on your Hunter Homes Client Portal you will meet with our experienced Colour Consultant where you will have the opportunity to select from a great range of colours and products to bring your new home to life.


Another exciting part of the journey is the inclusion of lighting and electrical in your Colour Selection Appointment. Our Colour Consultant will guide you through the selection process so you can choose exactly what works for your lifestyle allowing you and your family to live with heart.

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Step 9

JOB START

It is at this stage Hunter Homes requests the balance of deposit and once received, we will begin the construction of your new home. You will have the opportunity to meet onsite with your Building Supervisor throughout the building journey. Your Site Liaison will provide you with weekly updates as well as remaining your point of contact throughout.


This very moment the dream of building your new home will start to become a reality as your new home is officially underway!

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Step 10

SLAB PREPARATIONS

Here is where your dream starts taking shape, and where we lay the foundations of your new home. Your home is marked out and prepared for the slab. Once complete, you will be able to meet your Site Supervisor onsite.

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Step 11

FRAME INSTALL

At this stage the wall frames, roof trusses and windows will be installed. You will be provided an opportunity to walk through your home with your Site Supervisor once this stage is also complete.

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Step 12

INSTALLATION OF EXTERNAL MATERIALS, GUTTERS & ROOFING

The installation of your external materials now happens. You will also see roof and gutters appear along with electrical and plumbing. Again, you will be provided with the opportunity to walk through your home with your Site Supervisor.

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Step 13

INSTALLATION OF INTERNAL WALLS, KITCHEN, BATHROOM AND TILING

Your gyprock is installed at this stage, and tiling commences, as well as the installation of cabinetry in your kitchen and bathroom. At this stage we also commence painting.


This is the point where your dream kitchen and bathrooms will start to take shape. Again, we will provide you with an opportunity to walk through your home.

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Step 14

PRACTICAL COMPLETION

This is where the trades will return to site and install all your fittings and fixtures. At this stage, your flooring will be installed (if applicable) ready for your final walk through with your Site Supervisor.

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Step 15

HANDOVER

This is the part that the team here at Hunter Homes love the most! This is the day where you will receive the keys to your brand-new Hunter Home. Your Site Liaison will arrange a mutually convenient time to meet with you at our Head Office to take you through all necessary documentation such as operation manuals and warranty information.


Congratulations and Welcome Home!!

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Step 15

MAINTENANCE

The service from the team at Hunter Homes continues even after construction is complete, as we believe it is just as important as the construction phase. Any minor maintenance items that occur within the 13-week maintenance period will be attended to by your Maintenance Supervisor.










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Frequently Asked questions

What are the key appointments during the home building process?

After paying your initial fee, a series of 8 appointments will commence. Your initial appointment involves reviewing and signing Contract Plans and Consolidated Tender. The second appointment focuses on selecting colours and fixtures with your Colour Consultant. Appointments 3-8 comprise onsite meetings at various construction stages with your Site Supervisor, allowing you to witness your home's progress firsthand.

Can I modify the design of my new home?

Hunter Homes offers a diverse array of thoughtfully designed homes that can be tailored to accommodate your family's lifestyle. When modifying any design, it's crucial to consider structural elements. Nevertheless, our knowledgeable New Home Advisors are well-equipped to assist and guide you through this process, ensuring a seamless experience.

How do I ensure the chosen colours complement the overall aesthetic of my new home?

Our team of qualified interior designers is dedicated to enhancing your building experience. Throughout the construction process, you will collaborate with our in-house colour consultants who possess expertise in design aesthetics. They will guide you through colour palettes, ensuring a seamless blend between interior and exterior hues, textures, and current design trends. This collaboration aims to create a cohesive and visually appealing home aesthetic tailored to your preferences.

How do I choose the right builder for my new home?

Explore local builders, visit their display homes to assess craftsmanship and read reviews. Choose a builder with a solid reputation and expertise in constructing the type of home that aligns with your preferences.

How will be my point of contact during the building process?

Throughout the building process, you'll be assigned a dedicated point of contact. Our team of Client Liaisons will keep you updated, handle your inquiries, and facilitate communication with all parties involved. With their expertise in project management, they'll ensure a seamless and efficient building experience that aligns with your new home building journey.

How can I stay informed about the progress of my new home?

At Hunter Homes we believe that communication is key. We provide you regular updates, and have an online customer portal that provides you with photos and updates of the progress of your new home. Additionally, you can schedule periodic site visits to see the progress firsthand. Regular check-ins help ensure a smooth process.

Start your building Journey today!

Get in touch with an experienced New Home Advisor today, and we will get in touch with you soon.