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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:In which areas do you build?
Q2:What is site evaluation?
Q3:Why is site evaluation important?
Q4:How do you know which design suits my land?
Q5:What is included in basic price?
Q6:What are site costs?
Q7:What is included in total price?
Q8:Can I have a fixed price contract?
Q9:What is duplex management fee?
Q10:What is Development Application?
Q11:What is Construction Certificate?
Q12:What is Occupation Certificate?
Q13:How long does it take to obtain Development Approval?
Q14:What are statutory charges?
Q15:How long does it take to build a duplex?
Q16:What are standard inclusions?
Q17:How do I select colours?
Q18:Can I have any façade that I want?
Q19:Why cannot I have my house bigger (or smaller)?
Q20:What if I want to do my own landscaping (or paving, or...)?
Q21:What if I sell the land with Development Approval?
Q22:What if I change my mind?
Q23:Can I buy plans and build myself?
Q24:Can you design a custom duplex for me?

What is Construction Certificate?

Also known as 'building permit', the Construction Certificate lets us commence with construction works.

It is issued by the Principal Certifying Authority that makes sure that your duplex:
- is structurally sound and safe,
- complies with any development conditions,
- complies with the Building Code of Australia.

Principal Certifying Authority will also make sure that all contributions, fees and charges have been paid, before issuing the Construction Certificate.

Unlike the Development Application, the Construction Certificate is inflexible: all the conditions have to be met before issuing, without excuse.

It is, however, relatively quick to obtain, usually within a week.

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