New to Gilpip?
Don’t know what to expect?
Let this guide show you what will happen in your first home-building experience with Gilpip, from making the first call to Gilpip to commissioning the build.
1. Book your initial consultation
Call us on 03 5977 1607 and book a time for your initial complimentary consultation. We can usually fit you in the next day.
2. Prepare for your initial consultation
Bringing as much information of your own will help us to help you quicker.
Plans, budgets, site assessments… whatever you have!
These documents will be very useful for this initial consultation.
3. Meet Christian, our Building Consultant
Christian has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Come in, sit down and let him know all your desired goals for your house.
He will guide you through the process & answer any questions you may have. Our location is:
1/2 Fuji Crescent, Mornington
4. Preliminary research
Christian & the team will conduct the research on your desired area – fire and flood danger, slopes and soil, issues in the area, and local council requirements.
5. Preliminary design & budget
Christian will work with our estimator and designer to draft a basic preliminary design and budget for your home, based on the discussions had at your initial meeting.
6. Agree to the design stage
Once all is agreed and headed in the right direction, Christian will coordinate the planning permit (if applicable) and agreement to get your working drawings underway.
7. Meet Laura, our interior designer & colour consultant
If Town Planning is required for your property (highly likely), you will come in and meet with Laura, our designer and colour coordinator to select your external colours and materials. Laura can walk you through council requirements and any limitations or restrictions there may be, so there are no surprises down the track that a certain material or colour is not acceptable. You may wish to have a discussion about your internal selections at this stage, however you will have ample time once your job goes to Contracts stage to fine tune these selections.
8. Your house gets designed
Christian, Laura and our draftsperson will then finalise drawings for your home, all according to your specifications.
9. Review the designs
Here you will have time to thoroughly review your Working Drawings to ensure you are 100% happy with the plan and all items previously discussed and requested are included.
10. Agree to the build stage
Once the planning and other permits and documents have been received, your Contracts and Specifications will be prepared for you to review and Sign. Gilpip will take care of the rest by arranging your building permit and all other relevant documents, and are on hand at all times to answer any questions along the way. During this time it is a great opportunity for you to further think about your internal finishes in preparation for your next appointment with Laura.
For information on the next part of the process, please keep an eye out for our next blog piece “The Gilpip On-Site Experience.”
To get started, just follow Step 1 and give us a call on 03 5977 1607.