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At Evoke Living Homes, we pride ourselves on delivering fully customizable boutique homes designed to suit the most demanding of Western Australian conditions.
Dedicating ourselves to providing exceptional customer service, we can provide you with your dream house on budget and on time.
We know that building a new home is easier and more enjoyable when you know what to expect.
There are no secrets when you work with Evoke Living Homes. This guide will step you through every stage of the entire building process - from the first steps to the finishing touches on your new home, and beyond.
The first step in building your new Evoke Living home starts with reaching out to our team of Sales & Design Consultants. You can call our office on 1300 138 653 or contact us using the contact page on this website. A visit to our office and construction facility is also beneficial. We will discuss your design requirements and make recommendations as to suitable designs for your project. Where a custom design is the best option for your site, initial discussions will be had around layouts and siting.
Our Sales & Design Consultants will spend time to understand your needs and priorities from a design, timing, and budgetary perspective.
Our team will also perform a desktop assessment of your site, to ensure suitability for an Evoke Living Homes. If required, a site inspection may also be undertaken at this time. After this we will present you with an initial sketch design brief and also a budget price range.
TIMEDiscovery meeting: 30 mins – 1 hour Sketch and budget price range: 2-5 days
Once our Sales & Design Consultant has a detailed brief of your project, we will prepare a Project Proposal outlining the estimated costs for your project. This proposal will include construction costs, any additional options & upgrades you have requested, and pre-construction fees.
At this stage, we will do our best to ensure the proposal includes as much detail as possible, based on the information available. Some items may remain provisional, subject to confirmation on the receipt of site engineering reports, structural engineering, and project specifications.
We will go through this with you in detail so you understand everything that is included in your new home.
During this stage our team of Designers will start work on your Working Drawings, and we will arrange a detailed design analysis (virtual or face-to-face meeting) with our Sales & Design Consultant.
The main goal of this step is getting your ideas out of your mind and onto paper. We encourage you to really imagine what sort of lifestyle you want to enjoy in your modular home and how your family/friend’s factor into this. We bring our extensive design expertise to the fore. Our team will give advice and insights based on their experience of working with regional WA clients for over 40 years. They know how to make sure the overall design of the whole house works well, such as how to ensure the layout takes advantage of natural breezes and the kitchen space is easy to move around in during family meal times, right down to the minor detail, such as adding in that wall panelling to your master suite that you have always dreamed of!
You will have the opportunity to make any changes or upgrades to your home design. This will allow us to confirm all aspects of pricing and allow you to tailor your home to your dream!
During this stage our Contract’s Administrator will also begin organising Geotechnical reports, including site survey and soil testing, as well as bushfire assessment (if required). This information assists us in preparing for your council approval while ensuring we will provide you with a truly fixed price.
Our team will come and do a detailed site inspection if required.
Cost$5,500 - $9,900
Now with all the info above, we can provide you with your final working drawings for you to approve.
Any design changes after this stage will be charged a $500 drafting fee.
It is now time to move to the council approval and colour selection stages. To get this started we usually required a further part payment of approximately $5500 – $9,900.
CostNil. Included in Design Development stage
If your project requires a planning permit, Evoke Living Homes can handle this process on your behalf. We will also obtain any supplementary reports required by Council to accompany your planning application, which may include a Land Capability Assessment (LCA) or Bushfire Management Statement & Plan (BMS/P).
The planning application fee will charged directly to the client, and we will charge you for the administration and drafting work. If supplementary reports are required by the Council, these will priced upon application.
Cost$2,000 - $6,000
TIME12 – 24 weeks, depending on the Council
While your Planning Application is processing at Council, our Contracts Administrator will arrange a Prestart meeting, to choose your new home colours, materials, fixtures and fittings. We will then prepare a detailed specification schedule for your review.
Following Prestart, any changes or variations will be quoted priced for you to review and approve.
Our Designers will then prepare full Construction Drawings for you to review. We will obtain structural engineering for your project, ready for building permit lodgement.
Our aim at this stage to finalise your Construction Drawings and Specification Schedule, ready for your Contract.
Cost$5,500 – $9,900
Any additional variations after Prestart will incur a $250 administration fee, and $500 drafting fee (if required)
TIME4-8 weeks, unless running concurrently with Town Planning
Once we have finalised your Construction Drawings and Specification Schedule, our estimator will prepare a detailed Contract Costing Breakdown. We will then prepare a Housing Industry Association (HIA) fixed-price contract for you.
Upon signing the contract, your Deposit invoice of 6.5% of the contract sum will be payable.
Cost6.5% of contract sum (Deposit)
Now your contract has been signed, we will have your home certified by a building surveyor.
Once the Certificate of Design Compliance (CDC) is issued, our team will now obtain your Building Permit. Construction cannot commence until your Building Permit has been issued.
If your project includes a Waste-Water Treatment System (Septic), a Council Permit to Install will also be required. We will obtain this on your behalf.
Our dedicated team will monitor your approval process, and once building permit has been issued, procurement and construction on your new home can begin!
CostNil. Included in 6.5% Deposit
Now the exciting part! Our team will now start work on the construction of your new home. During this time your Contract Administrator will be in touch with you regularly with progress reports and photos. You are also invited to come and inspect at regular intervals, to watch your new home take shape!
Below is an outline of each step in the construction phase:
Frame stage: Once the pre-stressed concrete slab arrives in our yard, our team will start by erecting the pre-fabricated steel wall and roof frames, and bracing the frames ready for the lock-up stage. Lock-up stage: The roofing and guttering will be installed on your new home, and external cladding, windows & doors will be installed. Our plumbing and electrical contractors will also run their wiring and pipework ready for the fixing stage.
Fixing stage: Our plastering team will now install plaster and cornice. Carpenters will then fit architraves, skirtings and internal doors. Our cabinet makers will install all cabinetry including the kitchen, laundry cupboards, wardrobe shelving and bathroom vanities. Tilers will lay and grout all tiles, while the plumbers install baths, basins, sinks etc. and electricians fit-off light-switches, power-points and light fixtures, and painting is completed.
Finally, your flooring will be installed, and your home will be prepared for delivery. A few weeks prior to the delivery of your home, we will undertake all site preparation work including excavation, foundations, retaining walls, etc. in anticipation for delivery day.
Cost21% of contract sum at Slab & Frames Delivered to Yard Stage
21% of contract sum at Lock-Up Stage
22% of contract sum at Cabinets Installed
23% of contract sum at In Yard Prior to Delivery Stage
Delivery of your home can take 1 – 3 days, depending on your site location. Your home will be delivered to site in modules and re-assembled within 1 day. We will then complete any outstanding plastering & painting work, commission the electrical and plumbing infrastructure, connect your home to services, and install stairs or backfill around your home. Any additional structures such as garages or carports will also be built on-site.
Cost6.5 % of contract sum at Practical Completion
Once your new home is complete, your Site Supervisor will take you on a personal tour through your brand new home.
You will be given your Handover Package which includes all construction records, certificates & warranties and of course, your new home keys!
Your building journey doesn’t end when we hand over your keys for your brand-new home.
We have a commitment to quality at every step of your new home build, which is supported by a 6-month maintenance period. We understand that in Western Australia your home will experience a vast variety of affects as it settles in place. A team member will contact you at approximately 6 months after settlement to book in a suitable time for our construction team to assess your home.
All Evoke Living homes come with a 10-year builders warranty which covers all the structural elements of your home. This demonstrates our commitment to giving you peace of mind, knowing that you have made the right decision in choosing to build with Plantation Homes.
*Please note: The timeframes provided above are indicative only.
We will provide you with detailed timeframes specific to your project.