Undertaking construction of a new home is often a daunting logistical and financial task for many people. With over Thirty Five years of experience in a myriad of construction types and building designs, Ovens & King Builders can help guide you through the maze of issues that are part and parcel of the process of building a new home.
Regulation, estimation, costing and construction can raise issues like:
- Selecting a Block of Land
Does your proposed site have attributes that promote a outcome that meets all your needs?
- Town Planning
Does your site rest within an area that allows for it to attract a building permit?
In rural sites, creating an all weather access road to your house site can be a challenge all of its own.
Telephones, water supply, power supply (Grid, Stand alone or Hybrid systems) and waste water treatment are all vital issues that have major environmental, financial, technical and logistical impacts.
- Soil Tests
All good footing designs commence with a site analysis of the structure of the soil types that prevail within the footprint of your house. The size and complexity of the footings will be governed by the foundations supporting the house.
- Land Capability Assessments
Waste water treatment plants can have a negative impact on the adjoining groundwater and nearby waterways. Prior to design and construction a detailed study of site conditions is often required.
- Building Permits
Obtaining a building permit can require the compilation of a diverse range of documents. Plans, specifications, engineering computations, site plans including title details, a thermal performance assessment, Warranty insurance, Owner Builder consent forms, protection work notices, an accurate estimate of cost and details of relevant Practitioners can all be needed, depending on the project.
- Thermal Performance Assessment
This is a necessary requirement for domestic construction in Victoria and involves a professional assessment of the energy consumption of your house design using specific computer software.
- Passive House
Passive House is a demanding standard for energy efficiency in a building. It demands attention to detail in all aspects of construction. Passive House Certification is available for buildings and also for building components and professionals. Through Certification you can be sure that the stringent requirements of the Passive House Standard have been achieved. But we build homes with the many features of Passive House without necessarily pursuing certification. Either pathway leads to high performing homes that are out of the ordinary.
- Bushfire Attack Level assessments
If you intend to rebuild or renovate a home in Victoria you need to you will need to take the new building standard, AS 3959-2009 Construction of Buildings in bush-fire prone areas, into consideration. Ovens & King Builders can advise you on how best to achieve this. While the residential building standard will improve protection for new homes, as well as alterations and additions built in Victoria’s bushfire prone areas, it is important to note that it does not guarantee a building will survive a fire due to the unpredictable and often devastating nature of bushfires.
Ovens & King Builders can ease your path through these preliminary issues and help achieve the best possible outcome for your new home.