At ANSA Homes, we believe that trust built through honesty in all relationships creates a strong bond allowing you to make informed decisions. Whether it is choosing a NSW-based builder or securing a final price upfront, or even knowing if you can take advantage of a CDC approval vs a DA through Council, the ANSA team is here to help.

This series of informative articles and videos are designed to break down some of the aspects of the building process helping you understand these before you embark on your building journey.

  • The basics of building
  • What you need to know pre-build
  • Building site costs explained

The basics of building

Building a new home is very exciting but can also be very stressful. At ANSA Homes, we have a strong commitment to making the decision-making process as easy as we can. Our goal is to make building your dream home as enjoyable as possible, and stress-free.

The basics of building are all those things you need to consider at the beginning of your journey that will give you a better understanding of the process. This will help guide you when you’re choosing the right builder for your dream home.
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1. What is a Provisional Allowance?

A Provisional Allowance is exactly that, an allowance that can increase or decrease subject to a certain circumstance. Therefore a Provisional Allowance is the opposite definition of Fixed Price.
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2. How long is it going to take to build?

Building your home can be both an exciting and stressful journey. There are so many stages that influence your building process so it’s really important to understand what they are and how long each of them take?
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3. The 4P's When Choosing Your Builder

Choosing the right builder can be daunting and difficult. Simplify your selection and be confident in making the right decision by addressing the 4P's - product, people, process and price.
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4. Getting Finance

Getting finance to build your home can be quite stressful. One of the reasons for this anxiety is that most people think that getting pre-approval guarantees them the funds to build their home.
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5. How to Choose a Builder

When you decide to build a house, there are three major considerations outside of price. Most people look solely at the price but other factors such as the quality, process and the service builders provide in order to construct your house.
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As a Sydney based, family-owned business, our values of honesty, integrity and certainty underpin the ANSA Homes approach to relationships, home building and customer service.

What you need know
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Building a new home is complex and can be a challenging process. However, if you’re armed with the right knowledge and know which questions to ask your builder upfront, you will ensure that you are prepared and not overwhelmed.
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1. Site Costs

What are site costs? What should be aware that should be included in site costs and establish all these costs before signing a contract with a builder?
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2. What is the difference between a DA & CDC in Sydney?

When building a new home you have 2 options to ensure that you are meeting all the regulatory requirements
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3. What is a Contour Survey?

A Contour Survey provides us the slope of your site and must be completed by a registered surveyor. Some builders will perform their own checks, but ANSA Homes strongly advises that this survey be completed by an independent surveyor.
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4. Drop Edge Beams

What are drop edge beams? Why would you need them? Why should you know if they are included in your fixed price contract.
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5. Development Application - The 6 Stages

Through this series of informative articles, one for each stage, you will gain a clear understanding of the entire Development Application (DA) process. In NSW, there are 6 stages in obtaining building approval from your Council related to a Development Application (DA)
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At ANSA Homes we do our best to include everything upfront that may affect the final price of your home, providing you with peace of mind and certainty.

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