From concept to completion, DirectBuild’s owner builder consultancy role is to be your guide, your mentor and your technical building adviser throughout the entire journey.
Get your dream home ideas off to the best start possible by taking advantage of our free, no-obligation consultation. At this meeting, we will discuss exactly what you are looking to achieve, your budget and timeline expectations.
We can also offer a preliminary project cost analysis and undertake a feasibility study of the site including positioning of the dwelling and access availability. In addition, our affiliate company, DirectStar Ratings(www.directstarratings.com.au) can offer a thermal performance efficiency appraisal.
Work with your architect/designer to convert your concept design ideas into approval/construction standard plans. Take your time with this step to make sure the design captures the essence of what you are looking to achieve. If you don’t have an architect/draughtsperson?! No worries, DirectBuild can direct you to an expert to help.
Once you are happy with the plans, we can prepare a detailed construction cost analysis to ensure the overall project costs are within your budget expectations before the approval process starts.
Our Interior Designer Consultant can be there to assist you with the selection of the overall colour scheme and finishes for your dream home.
DirectBuild can manage the approval process for you.
This could involve Council DA /Construction Certificate approval or Complying Development Certificate approval. We discuss which option is appropriate for what you are looking to achieve.
Our service includes organising the required specialist reports/plans and liaising with the Council/ Accredited Certifier to address any issues that may arise to streamline delivery of the required building approval.
Following receipt of building approval, the Pre-Construction Set-Up work is undertaken.
This is a crucial part of the preparation and detailed planning to identify and resolve any potential problems before the actual construction starts.
As owner builder you are the project manager.
DirectBuild will provide you with everything you need to manage your project successfully.
In addition to our on-going phone/email support, our experienced building personnel will be on-site at least weekly to ensure the project is tracking to schedule/timeline, to Budget and that desired quality standards are being achieved at every stage of the building process.
DirectBuild is closely involved in the assisting you with the gathering of the correct paperwork from trades, suppliers and specialist service providers to streamline the issue of the Final Occupation Certificate.