F.A.Q's

Each home has individual costings applied so that you have an accurate idea of a price once a plan is made available to us. If you do not have a plan available, feel free to call us 02 4655 4072 to discuss pricing options before you begin the design process.

We specialise in custom home building, so we encourage our clients to be involved in the design of their new home. We are able to set you up with an initial meeting free of charge with one of our preferred designers to establish your requirements and to see if you would like to proceed with your very own custom design for us to provide an estimate on. You will find more details under OUR PROCESS.

This will depend on the stage you are at with your drawings and design.

If you do not have any drawings available we have options available to get you through the concept design stage all the way through to Council submission in a seamless and efficient way.

There will be costs along the way before contracts are signed, but they are all costs that would have been incurred and therefore included in the contract price. Instead you are paying these costs along the way, getting something back in return and not paying for it again at contract stage.

Please refer to OUR PROCESS and give us a call to discuss the specific costs for each stage of the design process.

All clients receive the option of a professionally accredited design and colour consultant to assist in all design aspects and colour selections for your new home.

This service is available before you proceed to construction drawings and also when completing your selections after contracts have been signed. Please refer to OUR PROCESS for more information.

Your tender price will only change if an allowance has been made for an item in the contract and you go over that allowance. Also, any selection item that you upgrade when finalising your selections may incur an extra cost. You will always be notified of an increase and we will never proceed with any changes that incur extra costs without your electronic approval via our On-line project management system. Watch Video Demo

Each home is viewed individually and the construction period will be defined in the Building Contract. Generally speaking, an averaged sized single story home (up to say 30 sq) will have a minimum construction period of 26 weeks and a double storey home (up to 36 sq) 32 weeks. Each home is viewed individually and a construction period is nominated in the building contract.We feel that this time frame allows us to complete your home to the desired level you would expect and the quality that we are renowned for.

There will always be flexibility given to each client to engage one or two tradespersons or suppliers of their choice. As long as we are made aware before construction commences and that each tradesperson is fully licensed and insured and adheres to the Highwater Homes Safety Policy, we are more than happy for you to use some of your own trades/suppliers.

You will communicate directly with the Builder and your Project Manager for all on site construction requirements. You will also meet with certain trades and suppliers before construction commences to determine selections and design layouts such preliminary plans for your kitchen and electrical. You will also meet with some trades on site to determine final designs and layouts, before that work commences.

You will liaise with Elizabeth, for all office, administration tasks and general enquiries.

You will have full access to your job information and also communicate through our on-line project management system throughout the entire building processWatch Video Demo

We use cutting edge technology that keeps you up to date with your construction schedule every step of the way. Our on-line project management system allows you access to all of your job information including your very own calendar which will inform you of what is happening on each day of construction.

You will also have regular contact with the Builder and your Project Manager to ensure you are receiving the best possible service. Watch Video Demo

We have regular site meetings to ensure that your home is being built exactly the way you imagined. At any stage you are welcome to make changes if time permits and the changes don’t affect the structural integrity of your home. We understand the need for flexibility during the construction phase to ensure the home of your dreams is being built.

You are welcome to come on site as long as you are accompanied by a representative from Highwater Homes. We adhere to a strict safety policy with all of our tradespeople, suppliers and visitors to site. It is imperative to maintain this policy throughout the course of construction.