The Building Process

Building your new home is an exciting and important adventure, we want the process to be as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Here is an overview of how it all works.


You will receive an enquiry questionnaire and our detailed e-brochure.

Initial consultation

Meet with our Builder to discuss all of your requirements and possibilities for your home. You will also cover the location of the site and any conditions that will need to be considered. This will also be the time to discuss possible budgets and establish the level of fixtures and finishes that you are hoping to achieve. We will give you guidance with designers/architects and other professional consultants if needed. If you already have your own detailed plans and are ready to start building, all of your requirements will be noted in order to prepare an estimate.

General review & preliminary agreement

If you feel comfortable with the initial consultation with our Builder, a preliminary agreement will be put in place to cover some of the costs involved to coordinate all of the information required to put together a very detailed quotation. The amount of the preliminary agreement depends on whether or not you have your own plans or we are needing to organise all of the necessary professionals required to prepare all of the information required for a building approval. This can vary depending on the size and the level of finish required on your project. We put a lot of effort into our quotations to ensure that everything you have asked for and what has been shown on the plans are included.

Second meeting

A second meeting will be required to review your plans, documentation and finishes to enable us to compile a detailed quotation.

Final documentation

Once you happy with all the plans and upon acceptance of our detailed quotation, final documentation is presented, which includes a detailed specification and a residential building contract which is all to be signed by both parties. Upon signing the contract a deposit will need to be paid. Once the deposit has cleared Q Leave and all necessary insurances are paid and given to the certifier to release the certified building plans.

Construction begins

We are now ready to start your building project. You will be set up with our online communications software and you will receive updates on the progress of your project. Site meetings are arranged to monitor progress of the works.


Upon practical completion, we ask you to have a walk through of your project with our Builder and inspect all completed works. At this point if there are any incomplete works they will be rectified for final acceptance and occupation of your home. At handover you will also receive any building reports and appliance manuals to help you to settle in.

Maintenance period

McGowan Homes will attend to any issues or rectification works that require completion during the defects liability period.