Building a New Home
WHAT WE DO
New homes – Low set, two-storey & three-storey high set homes
Custom Designed homes
Turn key Finished Homes with
Your home is not only your sanctuary but is an expression of your personality.
We respect that each and every build is unique and we customise the services provided to satisfy each customer’s own unique requirements.
Create a luxury home tailored to perfectly complement your lifestyle, taste, location and budget.
As a quality custom home builder we understand that it is important to develop a close working relationship with each of our clients to genuinely understand and interpret the vision they have for their new home. We will also consider the specific qualities of your site so the design will best leverage location, climate and orientation to maximise natural light and views, further enhancing your comfort and lifestyle.
We of course also employ innovative and sustainable construction methods that provide you with both value for money and flexibility. We will partner you through every step of the building process to guide you through the design and construction of your new home.
Toby Drew Homes pride themselves in giving you a unique quality finished home that you can enjoy for years to come.
We work with you from the start with innovative and unique home designs.
We only engage the services of sub-contractors that have years of experience, produce quality workmanship and hold all the necessary licences.
Detailed plans are a necessity for new houses, to ensure both builder and owner are aware of exactly the specification requirements for the home.
A detailed specification, detailing the scope of works, will be drawn up to ensure all parties are aware of who is purchasing / selecting the finishes. Both parties will sign off on this before work commences.
Some other services we offer to compliment your new home
No new home is complete without also considering creating the perfect outdoor space.
We can work with you to create functional, beautiful outdoor spaces that perfectly complement your new home and lifestyle.
Should you wish to have music and multimedia throughout your home, or want to ensure your family is safe with a monitored security and camera system (CCTV) or go for full home automation, we can make this technology a seamless and integrated part of your new home.
Toby Drew Homes provide an in depth consult with our interior designer. We can help you with your new home interiors to reflect your personality and lifestyle.
Interior design and decorating including materials, colours and fixture and fittings selections.
Our new homes are all custom designed by Anthony Duckworth.
If you are at the very beginning of your custom house design journey here are 33 house plans to use as inspiration.
THE PROCESS | From commencement to completion
With Toby Drew Homes, you are not just a number on a contract. Your project will be overseen by our qualified builder, Toby Drew, from commencement to completion - this means he knows what is happening, can answer your questions and has the authority to solve problems and make things happen.
Our experience guarantees we can find a solution to produce the outcome you are wanting to achieve plus we will come to your home to discuss your requirements with you.
We have two options available :
Option 1 - Full custom build *
Energy Efficiency Report
Scope of Works (based on working to a budget and working the details to suit this)
Option 2 - Bring your own plans *
You supply us with your own plans and information you have already gathered (as above) and we can provide you with an estimation, and evaluate what else may be needed to proceed to contract stage.
* Please refer to our T&Cs.
Contract, plans & approvals
We will prepare a 'Fixed Price' Contract. This Contract will detail which items are included and their cost amount.
(Given current building industry circumstances we have introduced provisional sums, which allows for the fluctuation of material and labour costs or particular trades ie; roofing, steel products, concrete and timber)
Once the contract has been signed, we will carry out the following :
Issue the deposit invoice via ‘Xero’ online accounting
Load your job into the ‘Buildertrend’ schedule software
Provide you with a -
- Project commencement date
- ‘Buildertrend’ login
- Link to our recommended suppliers
Pay QBCC Insurance
Obtain Council approvals
Once a building approval has been obtained and before construction works commence, initial preparation of the site takes place :
the site is fenced and an exclusion zone is formed
silt barriers are installed where required
safety signs are placed out the front of the property
You can be involved with all aspects throughout the works - as little or as much as you would like to be!
We are happy to include the small touches such as a lucky $ in the slab, or any other wishes you may have.
As part of your Toby Drew Homes experience, you recieve an in-house interior decorator consult which alleviates the stress of colour selection. Kim is extremely experienced in her field and can give your home finishes the extra touch you may be looking for.
Also included is a kitchen design consult with our cabinet makers to go over all the details for your new kitchen.
Its a very exciting time building a new home and we wish to alleviate any unnecessary stress and make the process as smooth and stress free as possible. You will be able to keep up with all the progress 24/7 on our online portal Buildertrend.