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We’re thinking about building and need some early advice.

One of the first things to consider is your lifestyle and what type of home would suit you personally. The next thing to consider is your budget and your time frame.

What is the process of building my dream home?

This is a general overview of the building process and the key steps involved. We’re right there guiding you through each stage.

  • Initial consultation
  • Design
  • Quoting
  • Contracts
  • Selection process
  • Construction
  • Handover
  • Warranty

I’ve got land, can you build my dream home?

Absolutely we can! Jdm Homes can plan and construct any sized project according to your individual needs.

How much will the build cost?

There are a few considerations before a price can be given. These include:

  • the size of the project
  • complexity of the design
  • inclusions (basic, standard or luxury)
  • characteristics of the land/site (difficult site, accessibility, etc.)

After considering all of these factors a price guide can be given.

How long does it take to build a new home?

The construction time for a project will vary depending on the complexity of the development and the level of finish. Daniel will be able to give you a timeframe during the initial consultation after reviewing your building documents in detail.

What is the difference between a custom-home builder and a volume builder?

The family home will generally be the greatest investment you make in your lifetime. Not only is it a big financial commitment, it will also be an emotional commitment. As you plan your new home one of the first decisions you will make is to go with a smaller custom-home builder, or one of the big volume builders.

The main difference between the two is custom-home builders are generally small construction businesses who specialise in unique builds, with each home they build being a little different to the last. A custom-home builder can design and prepare plans based on your specific requirements and site, or build from plans provided by the client. They also have a higher standard of construction principles, giving a premium quality and finish. One of the benefits in choosing this type of builder is the flexibility and choice you have as you work collaboratively with your builder to design and select the fixtures and finishes you want.

Generally, when you work with a custom-home builder you work with the builder directly. He will assist you through all stages of the building project.

Volume builders operate by providing a range of standard designs they have in their library. They are generally not site specific, so don’t allow for layout flexibility. Usually, your choice of fixtures and fittings is limited.

When I build a new home do I need to get local council/shire approvals?

Yes and the great news is it is all done on your behalf as part of the service we provide.

Will I be kept up to date during the building project?

Absolutely! Communication is key and working in partnership with our clients is critical to our success. Regular site meeting are scheduled to discuss progress, milestones, works coming up and selections, if needed.

Where do you build?

We build homes throughout the Melbourne metropolitan region, key areas would include Eaglemont, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Doncaster, Bulleen, Balwyn, Kew, Camberwell, Preston, Northcote, Thornbury, Fairfield to name a few.

What professional memberships and registrations do you have?

Daniel Mifsud the director of Jdm Homes is a Registered Building Practitioner Lic No. DB-U 26218 and a member of the Master Builders Association Member No. 190243.