Building a home is a remarkable milestone and you may be wondering how the current crisis might impact your new home. Although the building industry isn’t immune to the COVID-19 crisis, builders, land developers and bankers are still operating as an essential service to support the dreams of those looking to build.
Here are some frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and your new build.
Can I still build during these times?
The simple answer is yes, your new home dreams don’t have to fall ill to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Construction is considered an essential service and will continue under the Government’s social distancing guidelines. Builders, land developers, bankers are still conducting business as close to usual as possible and our team are in direct contact with Site Supervisors and Production Estimators managing trades and suppliers, reducing any disruptions to our builds.
Despite some of these services acting remotely, productivity and communication within our builder’s partners is still at the forefront of their every day operation, meaning no one is being left in the dark.
How can I design my new house without viewing display villages?
Our team at Gold Property Partners have been committed to developing and implementing industry leading technology pre-COVID-19 to create an easier and more enjoyable building experience for our clients. What this means is our team has the resources to present South East Queensland’s largest virtual display village to truly explore your new home.
We also offer a free custom design package allowing you to see your dreams come to life through a detailed plan and quoting system. We can provide 3D renders and virtual technology to truly understand your vision and walk you through each aspect of your home virtually. And remember, you can meet with us from the comfort of your home on your smartphone or computer – that’s right, a free contactless custom design process!
How can I coordinate dealings with the bank, land developer and builder under social distancing rules?
Our Team at Gold Property Partners are here to coordinate your entire package – land, build and finance with you. With over 20 years combined experience in the banking sector, we have partnered with the best of the best to provide you with the right finance to best suit not only your new home, but your lifestyle too.
With a large portfolio of industry leading builders and land developers, we know the market like no one else and provide the opportunity to explore it all in one conversation. As your representative Builder Broker, we will facilitate the entire process, communicating with you virtually and through our client portal providing the ultimate package.
Can I still attend my colour selections?
Yes, currently Colour Selections are going ahead, as long as social distancing is observed and as long as both parties haven’t recently returned from overseas, been sick or been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. That being said, we are encouraging our clients to take advantage of the great technology available and meet with their Colour Consultant via video link. We can then arrange for some samples to be delivered to your door to allow you to view your choices in real life.
How can I check the progress of my build without actually attending site?
You can’t be on site with us, but our Buildertrend Technology is the next best thing. We understand that knowledge is power and that you feel better when you know what is going on with your build. That’s why we use the most transparent, customer-centric technology in the construction space – to give you around the clock access to your building project. There are also many details that require a trained eye to ensure your home is built to an exceptional quality. As your advocate on site, we conduct 5 major inspections to monitor and manage the standard of work at each stage. These inspections are designed to react to problems before they become expensive or impact upon the quality of your home. After each inspection you’ll receive an inspection report with a ticked off floor plan and photos.
Can I still hire removalists during this time?
Yes. Transport and logistics still are considered an essential service and are still operating. Social distancing must still be adhered to and many removalists are enforcing a minimal contact service. We suggest chatting to your removalists about their COVID-19 policy.
We aren’t ready to fully commit yet, can we still chat to an expert?
YES now is a fantastic time to engage with an expert to discuss your options and explore your new home, bringing your ideas to paper and having a realistic conversation on design, pricing and inclusions. Our FREE Video Link Property Discover Sessions explore everything you need to know from finance to land and design, and in many cases, bringing our client’s plans to life earlier than they may have otherwise expected.