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Stage 1. Pre-Construction

The process of designing and building your own home can be complex. But at Mincove Homes, we make the experience a breeze by breaking down the process into steps. Take a look here to learn more about the design and pre-construction phases that we can guide you through in your journey to building your very own brand-new home.


A. Selecting your design

Firstly, the team will work closely with you to choose from one of our Easy Living Designs that suits your budget and requirements.

Once you’re happy with the selected design, we move forward to your Free Fixed Price Tender.

If you have chosen to proceed with a Custom Design, you move straight to point B.


B. Fixed price tender

At this stage, you secure the tender price and any associated promotions at the time of purchase by paying a non-refundable initial deposit of $2,500.

Mincove Homes then arrange the reports required to establish your home, including contour surveys, soil reports and wind ratings, as well as beginning the working drawings.

If you have chosen a custom design project, preliminary drawings will be presented to you at this stage. Once you are happy with your preliminary drawings, a draft HIA Building Agreement will be provided to you for review.

  • Mincove Pro Tip: Before this step, ensure you have sought financial advice from your bank or lending institution as to your borrowing capacity. This will ensure you are not subject to what can be lengthy delays in the beginning stages of building your new Mincove Home.
  • Mincove Payment: $2,500 non-refundable deposit

C. Building agreement

The building agreement and working drawings are finalised and are presented to you to sign. A non-refundable deposit of 5% of the contract price (minus the initial deposit of $2,500) is also required at this meeting. Contract terms and conditions cannot be altered past this point.

  • Mincove Pro Tip: Ensure you have reached the stage of formal finance approval with your lending institution and are able to present this in writing.
  • Mincove Payment: 5% of contract price non-refundable deposit (minus $2,500 initial deposit)

D. Approvals

Mincove Homes work with you to gain approvals for all required project documentation, including:

  • Design Plans (Council)
  • Water board
  • Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate (Private Certifier)
  • Any other statutory requirements

E. Selections Meeting

We dedicate a day for your Selections Meeting with our award-winning Colour Selections Consultant. The day commences at Mincove Homes Head Office in Albion Park Rail and you will be able to select your colours and inclusions*. You will also be given the opportunity to request any upgrades outside of our standard inclusions and your specifications at this meeting.

Following this meeting you will visit our Tile & Kitchen Suppliers on the same day, finalising all selections.

* Excludes House & Land packages

  • Mincove Pro Tip: Prepare for your colour and inclusion selections by collating example images of the look and feel you’re aiming for and bringing them along to the meeting. This will ensure our Selections Consultant has a clear vision of your dream home and can work closely with you to ensure your new Mincove Home exceeds your expectations.

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Call us on (02) 4256 0222 or send us a message below.

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