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First Home Buyers

New Home Building Process

As a first home buyer, you’ll be happy to know that our home building process* is an easy-to-follow and enjoyable journey. We’ll outline every step of the process, so you know exactly what to expect, what to do and when. Let’s get started!

  Affinity Collection & T-Range Build Process PDF

 EasyLiving Build Process PDF

Affinity and T-Range Process

Pre Site

  • Step 1: New Home Selection

    Let’s start by looking at the best site options whilst you explore styling options for your new home. Your initial meeting with your sales consultant will include a complete walk through, inclusions demonstration and preliminary siting and quote. You can also get started on researching interior & exterior colour selections, electrical layouts and changes to standard packages e.g. alternate floor plans.

  • Step 2: Colour/Electrical Selection

    One of the most exciting and fun steps of building your new home! It’s time to choose interior and exterior colours, surface finishes, floor coverings and more! Allow at least half a day or more to visit the Spectra Selection Centre.

  • Step 3: Contract Sign Off

    Here’s where it all starts to become a reality! It’s time for the preparation of building contract and working drawings for your review, approval and sign off.

  • Step 4: Site Start Preparation

    Now your contract is signed, there are a few steps to cover off before your new home is ready for site start. This phase includes confirmation of loan approval and documentation (not required if you’re using Loan Studio). Construction drawings mailed to you for final review and sign-off.

Construction Process

  • Step 5: Site Start

    The official start of the construction process! Your Client Liaison Executive will provide you with requirements to prepare for site start.

  • Step 6: Base Stage

    The concrete slab is laid - your first major construction milestone!

  • Step 7: Frame Stage

    The carpenters arrive! House wall frames and roof trusses go up. And a qualified Building Surveyor completes a Quality Control Inspection.

  • Step 8: Lock-Up Stage

    Brickwork, roof tiles, external doors and windows are put in place.

  • Step 9: Fixing Stage

    Plaster installed to internal walls and ceilings. Skirting boards, architraves, internal doors, and kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

  • Step 10: Completion Stage

    Painting and tiling completed. Electrical and plumbing fit-offs, stone bench tops (where applicable), door furniture, shower screens and mirrors are installed. Any external render (where applicable) will also be completed.

    The final stage of construction! Time to call the removalists and book a date!

  • Step 11: Settlement

    Congratulations! Your new home has been completed and is ready for you to move in! On the day of settlement the Construction Supervisor will conduct an on-site handover. Appliances will be installed at an agreed time after settlement has taken place.


  • Step 12: Introduction & Inspection

    Three months after settlement we’ll carry out the Carlisle Homes 100-point Warranty Inspection to make sure everything is just how you wanted it.

  • Step 13: Agreed Works

    Need anything touched up? Here’s where we’ll organise the work.

  • Step 14: Completion of Works

    All agreed works are done! Your building process is now complete and you’re free to enjoy living in your brand new home! Congratulations.

Need more information about our home building process?

For more information enquire now or call (03) 9560 1779 to speak to one of our Sales Consultants.