One of the biggest investments a person will make in their life is their own home. Whether as a single, couple or family you don’t want to get it wrong.
So, why not investigate building your own home and make it perfect from the start. Keen As can help make your dreams a reality by personally looking after your needs from the very first moment.
Our team knows how big an undertaking it is to build a whole house, so let us use our knowledge and expertise to make it possible and manageable. From the very first moment when our builder personally sits down with you to start the process, we are as invested in your home as you are.
Planning is vital for the success of any project, especially when it is as complex as a whole house build.
This is the Keen As 8 step plan that we follow for your project, keeping you involved every step of the way:
Step 1: Initial Free Quote
We offer a no obligation, free quote with the lead builder on your project so that you can learn more about your building options and we can learn about your needs. This free Quote can be scheduled in your home or on your land so that we can inspect the areas you are looking to build. This allows us to work with you to develop a custom plan.
Step 2: Detailed Quote
Quoting is really a pre-planning phase where we take your design ideas, needs and expectations and turn it into a plan of action.
This process can be complex and time consuming depending on the size and or complexity of the project. Although your home project may be similar to one of the 14,000 projects we have completed in the last ten years, it may also require some unique thinking or planning before we provide you with a Quote.
We will then send you a detailed description of your project including a price based on the specifications you have given us in the form of a quote or estimation if architectural drawings are not yet available. You can then make a decision on your budget expectations and this will allow you to come back to us if you would like to expand your project, or speak to us about reducing expenses in one or more areas of the project.
Please contact us if you need more information about how your quote is progressing, we are happy to help.
Step 3: Project Approval
On deciding to go ahead with your project, a written contract will be sent to you containing your finalised Quote, a contract with expected construction days, payment schedules and start and expected finish dates for you to sign in order to move to the next planning phase.
Step 4: Planning Phase
Most projects require some level of project approval. Now that you have decided to go ahead with your project, the next step is to get the proper approvals from Council. We are experienced with the various approvals and our team will assist you with this process.
Once the approvals have been obtained, we will begin ordering parts and scheduling work days.
Step 5: Construction Days
Keen As will now turn your plans into a fully finished project. Materials will be delivered, ditches will be dug, old structures will be removed if necessary and the building project will commence. From there we will go about your building project, from concreting to framing to roofs to gyprock/plastering to painting and clean up. Every project is different but the process will be explained to you in the early stages. However, if you have any queries about how things are progressing, please call us at any time for an update.
We offer online progress for your project that includes photos that will be posted at important stages. Please use this link and sign in on your unique ID number which will be emailed to you before your project begins.
Step 6: Inspection Stage
Keen As work isn’t done until a thorough inspection is completed. We will identify any areas that need to be touched up so that the project can be completed to the highest quality standard.
Step 7: Hand-Over Stage
At this stage your project will be ready to be handed over to you. Everything should be completed and ready for your final approval. We are happy for you to bring up any queries you may have that need to be addressed and we will attend to it promptly.
Step 8: After Care
Keen As will provide you with a fantastic aftercare service to make sure that you are fully satisfied with your finished product.
Intermediate Step: Variations
Often during a project our customers come up with new ideas or changes they would like to implement. Please only speak directly to your initial Quoter or building project manager about the changes you wish to make. We will then provide you with a written Quote and a variation form will be sent to you for you to sign, that forms part of your initial contract. This is essential so that nothing is overlooked in the communication process and that we are providing you with exactly what you would like to add or change.