Home » Home Builder FAQs
Queensland First Home Owner Grant Boost Makes A BIG Difference

Queensland First Home Owner Grant Boost Makes A BIG Difference »

The Queensland First Home Owner Grant boost extended to December 2017. The $20,000 grant increases your borrowing capacity by $60,000 or more. Find out how…

How to design an energy efficient house

How to design an energy efficient house »

New homes built today have to meet the compulsory 6 star energy efficiency rating, and of course, the requirements demanded by potential exposure to cyclonic winds. There is also a very real interest in sustainability.

But that doesn’t have to mean prohibitive costs, weird roof lines and water-less toilets!

As you’ll discover when it comes…Read More→

Why online loan calculators don’t give you accurate information

Why online loan calculators don’t give you accurate information »

When you set out on the journey to building or buying a house, the first place many people start is at an online loan calculator. You might think online loan calculators are a good place to start to determine how much money you may be able to borrow from a bank or lender, but…Read More→

Who pays for building insurance?

Who pays for building insurance? »

Every home built in Queensland is required to have building insurance lodged with the Queensland Building Services Authority (QBCC*) prior to commencement of construction.

For all Grady homes, we arrange and pay for building insurance through QBCC. This is noted in your contract. The policy with QBCC is a 6 year Home Warranty Insurance Premium, and…Read More→

Who organises building approval and plan certification?

Who organises building approval and plan certification? »

Council Plans & Specifications

Before construction can commence on your home a full set of drawings of the home has to be prepared and submitted to certifiers for Building Approval. No work can commence without the building approval. The cost of preparing these drawings is included in the quoted price.

In addition to the building approval, we…Read More→

Townsville Soil Types and Building A House

Townsville Soil Types and Building A House »

Soil type is a vitally important consideration when building a house. The type of soil you build on can have detrimental structural affects many years after the house is built unless allowances are made for it during planning.

It is important to test the soil on your chosen block of land to determine the…Read More→

Can I Take A Plan Design To Another Builder?

Can I Take A Plan Design To Another Builder? »

In short, no you can not take plans from one builder to another.

If a builder, architect or drafting company have drawn up a floor plan or house plans for you, they own the copyright in the designs. The practice of taking one builder’s house design/s to another company for quoting/building is illegal in Australia and can…Read More→

Build New or Buy Old?

Build New or Buy Old? »

You could buy an existing home and renovate, but before you do, give some thought to the following points:

61% of used homes aged over 20 years required a major renovation to major amenities such as kitchens and bathrooms. The average bathroom renovation spend is between $10,000-$16,500 The average kitchen renovation spend is between $10,000-$14,500…Read More→

How To Choose A Builder

How To Choose A Builder »

Does Your Townsville Builder Offer What You Are Looking For? Can they offer you the building type you are after, in the location of your choice? What are their designing and building processes? Do they align with what you are looking for? What inclusions do they offer? Can they build with products or accessories that…Read More→

Fencing – Who pays for what?

Fencing – Who pays for what? »

Do Your Research at Grady Homes Queensland First Home Owner Grant Boost Makes A BIG Difference How to design an energy efficient house Why online loan calculators don’t give you accurate information How To Find A Good Builder In Townsville…Read More→

Login

Lost your password?