Building Process

Our 14 Step Build Process

Industry research shows that 90% of people who build their own home never do it again. With all the stress, hidden costs, quality issues and hold-ups they encounter, that figure doesn’t come as a surprise. But at iHOMES, we pride ourselves on our connection with the customer – and the results show.

Our most of customers come from referals from the people who know that, with iHOMES, they’re getting the very best.

STEP 1

OUR HOME FOOTPRINT

Underfloor plumbing and drainage is placed, and the concrete is poured for the foundation. This is an exciting moment to see your new home born; this is the base from which it will grow.

STEP 2

FRAMEWORK BEGINS

During stage 2, the External drainage is completed and the framework for your property goes up – it’s all happening faster than you’d think.

STEP 3

YOUR HOME TAKES SHAPE

With the structural frame up, the building wrap is applied, fascia fixed in place and the roof is readied to be fitted. Not long now, before your new home starts to emerge from the structure.

STEP 4

ROOF AND WINDOWS

Roof tiles, soffits, spouting and windows are installed, giving a sense of permanence to their building – and a first visible indication of the outside colour choices.

STEP 5

BRICK BY BRICK

A visual milestone, the addition of outside bricks gives you the sense of security that your new home deserves. Inside, the electrical pre-wiring and internal pre-plumbing is underway.

STEP 6

COSY INSULATION

With the addition of internal insulation and external downpipes, you can finally see and imagine how warm you and your family will be next winter. The bricklayer finishes up the exterior, and your grounds are prepared for landscaping.

STEP 7

SEALED FROM THE ELEMENTS

Up goes the boundary fencing, and the garage door, while interior linings and internal plastering start to make things feel more cosy inside.

STEP 8

THE HEART OF THE HOME

Everyone knows the beating heart of a home is found in the kitchen. With the installation of the kitchen itself, feel it yourself as you run your hands along the new benches.

STEP 9

TIMBER AND DOORS

All internal doors are fitted and interior finishing completed, allowing the painter to move in and prepare for his work inside. Outside, the driveway, paths and terraces are boxed and poured.

STEP 10

CHOOSE YOUR COLOURS

Your colour visions become a reality, with three coats professionally applied by the painter, giving you a sense of your new home’s new atmosphere.

STEP 11

ELECTRICS AND BATHROOMS

By now, all electrical work will be wrapped up and your home will be hooked up to the grid. Bathroom suites are installed, and prepared for beautiful tiling.

STEP 12

PLUMBING AND TILING

Your choice of bathroom, kitchen and entrance way tiles are expertly applied. The last of the plumbing is finished too, meaning the construction element of your home is effectively finished.

STEP 13

FINISHING TOUCHES

Until now, your home was a work in progress. Now, with the installation of carpets, blinds, shelving and door hardware, it’s ready for the cleaners – and final inspection.

STEP 14

READY TO MOVE IN

Our cleaning crews leave your home spotless, the Code of Compliance can be issued – and the final purchase settled. It’s time to move in, on the day we guaranteed you would.