During your initial contact, we’ll get to know you and ask a lot of questions about you and your needs. Understanding your lifestyle, budget, requirements and preferences is essential for us so we can support you through the process, give you the right advice and ensure you make the right choices for you and your family.
These are some of the questions to consider:
- Is this nanny flat for you or are you organising it for a relative?
- Will you be building in your backyard or on a separate site?
- Do you have a site chosen…what’s the location?
- Do you know the size of your site?
- How will the nanny flat primarily be used?
- Is this an extension to an existing home?
- Have you contacted your local authority about planning requirements?
- Do you have a budget set?
- Do you have a plan or have you chosen one of ours?
- Would you prefer a fully customised plan?
- Will this dwelling be rented?
- Are there any special needs, e.g. no steps, wheel chair access, etc?
PLANNING & DESIGN
The first action to take in organising a nanny flat is contacting the local council authority to provide you with the specific regulations and compliance requirements for your area. You will also need a soil report from a Geotechnical Engineer and contour survey of your site by a Surveyor.
If you prefer, for $247 we can visit your site, organise all reports and tests and advise you on placement, layouts and design. As the cost of these reports vary widely, we organise the professionals, but you will need to pay for the report costs. Talk to us and we can give you an idea of price ranges for each of the reports required.
You’re then ready to choose your plan! This can be one from our range, your own design, or a custom plan.
Next, it’s time to contact a builder to construct your nanny flat kit, unless you’ve chosen to become an Owner/Builder. We can recommend experienced builders in some areas, please just ask.
During Stage 2, we ask lots of questions regarding inclusions and optional upgrades, so you (and we) are very clear on what you want included in your kit. We can then provide you with a fairly accurate estimate of your kit price based on your site. We like you to know and be very clear about costs at all stages.
Okay, you now have:
- Site Details
- Soil Test & Site Survey
- Floorplan Layout, and
- Cost Estimate
At this stage we ask for a 10% deposit so we can proceed and have your plan professionally engineered and drafted. We also organise an energy efficiency report which is required by local authorities.
Once your plans are engineered, we can give you your Fixed Price Quote. Rest assured, that is what it is …FIXED! No extra charges unless you change your mind on inclusions.
We’ll then give your own login to access our unique online portal. This gives you 24/7 access to all details about your construction, keep you informed of every step so you can track the progress, make selections, change inclusions and follow construction when it starts. If you’re not tech savvy it’s perfectly OK to keep in contact with us by phone or email.
Now you can lodge your plans with council for approval or you can
choose to use a certifier. A certifier is generally quicker, however, he
may charge more than the council.
READY, SET, GO!
Your plans have now been approved and the first load of materials will soon be arriving on your site. We would have been in contact with your chosen builder and they and their team will be on-site, ready to begin when the first materials are delivered.
The online portal will keep you up to date with progress and will alert you when colour or design selections are required. The portal will also let you know when progress payments are required. See page 12 for details on the payment schedule.
We offer full support to builders and Owner/Builders throughout this step, rest assured. Draw on our 40 years of experience in the building industry with any questions, any time.
CELEBRATE AND RELAX
Your new nanny flat is now finished and ready for your new lifestyle!
How will you use yours?
- Rent it out for additional income
- A teenage retreat
- Elderly family member’s accommodation
- Guest holidays
- Hobby studio
- Man cave
- Rumpus/games room
- Air BnB listing
- Home office
Enjoy your clever new space!
We’d love to see photos of the progress, and the finished masterpiece.
Email us your photos: [email protected]
Delivery & Payments Schedules
At Classic Kit Homes, we take great care to make the whole process transparent and smooth for our home owners and builders. That’s why we give fixed price quotes and don’t request full payment up front, however, payments must be received and cleared 10 days prior to expected
delivery of your consignment. This gives us time to ensure all materials are packed and can be delivered to your site on time for the correct stage of the construction.
Delivery of each consignment of materials is scheduled according to the progress of your build. Factors which determine the delivery include: access to the site, remoteness of the site, weather conditions, and the speed of your build. We’ll work with you to find the best timing for contractors, suppliers and you, the homeowner/builder.
* Please Note: This Payment Schedule is for The Classic Kits only and may change if you select the Kit & Kaboodle™ package.
LET’S TALK. BOOK A CONSULT
Which of these best describe where you’re at right now?
We contacted 16 builders with our plans and of those, six responded with quotes. We did our homework and contacted previous clients of all six builders. In your case your reputation far exceeded anyone else, with all your clients showering praise upon you and your team.
Clive & Elisabeth Waring – Maleny
What was it that differentiated Classic Kit Homes from other companies I had spoken with? The team listened to me. They did not try to sell me a house of their choosing, they designed a home to suit me and my needs. I am so glad that I chose Classic Kit Homes.
Marlene Jackson – Reeseville
Both Adrian and Ken were extremely professional and helpful in guiding us through the complexities of the designs whilst listening to our ideas and adjusting the plans accordingly. We have to say we’re very pleased with the end result, a solidly built home with great street appeal which has won an award for ‘Best Use of Timber’.
Brian & Susie Houston – Noosa
Great hassle-free service from start to completion and it was completed as per contract conditions. Planning on another build in the future and will be using you again without doubt.
Andrew – Eudlo QLD
I am so glad that I chose Classic Kit Homes and I would recommend them to anyone who wants a home that really suits their needs. My home came in on budget and on time, and the whole team worked with me to make my dream home a reality.