What is a soil report?
By testing the soil in various locations on your lot, our engineers are able to classify your soil type and provide the appropriate footing system for your home.
What does the 6-star energy rating mean?
All new homes need to comply with the 6 Star Standard in the National Construction Code. The 6 Star Standard applies to the thermal performance of a home encompassing the homes building envelope, roof, walls, floor & windows. 6 Star requirements also include efficiency standards for lighting. Meeting 6 Star compliance isn’t difficult, it’s about good design and discussing your homes orientation on site with your New Home Sales Consultant.
Do you cater for feng shui in your home designs?
Many of our clients have requested we look at ways to include some of the feng shui principles in their build. Our New Home Sales Consultants will be happy to discuss what’s possible and how we implement those ideas into your floor plan of choice.
What are ‘Standard Inclusions’?
Standard Inclusions are all of the features and fixtures that are included in the base price of the home. A detailed list of the Standard Inclusions is available to be viewed on the website or can be obtained from your New Home Consultant.
Why are downpipes placed to the front of the facade?
f unavoidable downpipes may be placed at the front of a particular design so each downpipe collects no more than 12 lineal meters of gutter to comply with Australian Standards.
What's recycled water?
Recycled water is a non-potable water supply which may be provided by your estate, or via a rainwater tank which has collected water from roofed areas. Recycled water is commonly used for watering the garden, clothes washing and flushing toilets. Site specific investigation is required to determine if recycled water is available or required for your property.
What are fibre optic cables?
Fibre optic cables are responsible for providing the new communication infrastructure to your home. Depending on your estate they may or may not be required. This will be discussed in detail at your electrical appointment.
How will I know if my appliances will fit in the space provided?
The default opening sizes for appliances have been determined by reviewing average and typical product dimensions. These dimensions will be clearly nominated in your drawings, and may be altered to suit a specific product you have in mind.
Can I extend/reduce the house design?
Like all alterations to the floor plans this will be dependent upon a number of factors including building regulations, block size and other site specific issues. Discuss the requested changes with your New Home Sales Consultant.
Will Adenbrook build on a sloping site?
There is alot more to consider when it comes to sloping sites, most of which can only be determined once a survey plan is received and the design is sited. For steep sites we would recommend a design with a smaller footprint to minimise site costs, a double storey design instead of a single storey may work best for most steep lots.
What are 'developer approval guidelines'?
Developer approval guidelines are set by the developer of an estate to ensure every home built within that estate has a consistent look and feel. Your developer guidelines can affect your façade choice, colour and material selections. A copy of the Design Guidelines or Developer Approval Guidelines should be provided to your New Homes Sales Consultant to ensure all items required by the guidelines are included in your initial pricing.
What is an easement?
An easement is a section of land registered on your property title which gives someone the right to use that land for a specific purpose (such as council access to sewage and storm water pipes.) You can’t build any permanent structures on an easement.
What is a variation?
A variation is an amendment to your New Home Proposal (Tender) and/or Inclusions list. It could itemise anything from minor internal finishes to structural changes.
Do you cater for religious beliefs?
We are mindful of our clients religious beliefs and do all that we can to respect them during the duration of the build process. Please discuss those beliefs in detail with your New Home Sales Consultant so they can be managed on a case by case basis depending on what is required.
Do you allow for swimming pools to be built under construction?
Swimming pool shells are to be built before we start on site and to be fenced for the duration of the build and completed after handover. Pool installation is a service you will need to source a third party to provide. If you plan to build a pool after you move in, you will need to let us know the exact location so we can realign services and ensure the slab is designed accordingly. There may be additional charges to your slab design.
What does 'in lieu' mean?
In lieu of means ‘instead of’. For example, ‘Provide tile in lieu of carpet.’
What is exposed aggregate and do you use it?
Exposed aggregate is a type of concrete slab finish where the aggregate or gravel in the concrete mix is exposed on the surface. This finish along with others may be discussed in further detail at the selections stage.
What is a niche?
Niches are an indent or alcove in a wall that is often used in hallways to showcase artwork or in a lounge area for the placement of a TV. Niches are also a popular feature being added to showers for the stylish storage of beauty products.
What are obscure glazed windows?
Obscured glazing is a type of window glass typically seen in wet areas to provide privacy without compromising on natural light. There are a few glazing options available which may be discussed in further detail at the selections stage.
What is a retaining wall and why do you need it?
A retaining wall is required to contain ground which has been significantly altered due to excavation or filling. Once we have sited your house on the survey plan we can determine if retaining is required and assist with engineering design if required.
What is temporary fencing?
Temporary fencing is required under statutory and Occupational Health and Safety regulations to secure the site from unauthorised entry.
What is compaction?
Compaction refers to a method of placing fill, typically placed in layers and driven over by heaver machinery between each layer. The compaction method as well as other structural requirements will be designed by a suitably qualified engineer.
What is fill?
Fill is the soil that is added after a site has been cut or excavated to create a level building platform for the construction.
What is 'fixed site costs'?
Fixed site costs means we will not vary the allowances made for site costs listed in your New Home Proposal (Tender). Site costs and allowances will be discussed during your Tender Presentation.
What are the major benefits of knocking down my house and rebuilding on the same site'?
Moving house brings with it a lot of hidden costs, agent fees, removalist costs, stamp duty not to mention the stress and disruption of your family lifestyle. Knocking down your old home and replacing it with a new one enables you to stay in the neighbourhood you love while maintaining your local relationships. You can forget the stress of relocating to a new school as well. The cost to renovate or extend your old home is often more expensive than a new build, another reason knock down rebuild is one of the fastest growing areas of growth in the building industry.
What is a Cost or Provisional Allowance?
A Cost or Provisional Allowance is provided when the cost of supplying and/or constructing a particular item is incapable of being ascertained at the time when the contract is entered. Once determined, a variation will be raised to alter the allowance in accordance with the building contract.