Season 2 - Episode 5

The Building Process: A Step-By-Step Guide

by Carlisle Homes

Season 2 - Episode 2: Affordable Abode: Budgets and Finances

When your construction site starts to come to life, the dream of your new home feels excitedly close. Yet, with this anticipation comes a touch of apprehension, a sentiment shared by first home buyers.

In this episode of Home Files, our expert guests take you on a comprehensive journey through the entire home building process - from your site being cleared, all the way through to the moment you are handed the keys to your very own home.

And there’s no one better to guide us through this process than two incredibly knowledgeable Carlisle team members - Operations Manager, Mariah Barnes and Construction Manager, Glen Dunstan. Together, they uncover some invaluable insights about the construction process, including:

  • A general overview of the building journey.
  • The role of the Construction Manager, Site Supervisors and how the Operations Manager.
  • An explanation of the five stages of construction, some common questions and concerns from first home buyers and the importance of communication and transparency.
  • Dealing with delays and some alternative solutions, including the council approval process and timeline.
  • Deciphering common construction terms and the payment structure for a new home build.
  • Quality assurance and how to ensure your home will be built to last.
  • Staying up to date with Carlisle Connect
  • The importance of asking questions and understanding the process throughout construction.

Set out on your home building journey with confidence. Tune into this episode to feel empowered and in control knowing what to expect during construction.




Episode Credits

Special Guests:

Mariah Barnes – Operations Manager, Carlisle Homes

Glen Dunstan – Construction Manager, Carlisle Homes


Episode Notes

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Everything we talk about on this podcast is general in nature and doesn’t consider your own circumstances. Please speak to a licensed financial advisor or a professional consultant for personalised information. 

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