faqs

Will the construction site be safe?

We will always endeavour to keep our construction sites safe and clean. We are members of Site app pro and will provide you with a safety information pack at the beginning of the building programme.

Can I make changes during the building project?

We welcome changes to enhance your home. Any requests incurring extra labour and/or material costs will be treated as a variation to the contract. All variations will be costed and presented to you for approval - authorising the builder to carry out these changes before any works can begin.

How do we pay for the building project?

You pay on a progress payment system as detailed in your building agreement. One advantage of full contract is you only need to make payments to one company and payments are made at specific stages of the project. When you receive a written contract quote, we will provide you with a payment schedule and also

Are guarantees transferable if I sell my home?

Yes, your guarantee can generally be transferred to the new homeowner. Application for the transfer must be made within 30 days of settlement. Having the guarantee gives the buyer peace of mind and will help to sell your home.

Do I get a guarantee?

The 10-year Master Builders Guarantee will cover you for: Loss of deposit Non-completion of the dwelling Structural defects for 10 years Non-structural defects for 2 years Alternative accommodation You’ll also be covered by the Consumer Act and the Fair Trading Act.

Do I need a building consent?

If you are carrying out building work you may need to apply for a building consent. Here are some examples of work that requires consent: Any structural building including new buildings, additions, alterations, accessory buildings (sheds), and re-piling Plumbing and drainage Heating (fireplaces), ventilation and air conditioning systems Siteworks for a building: Retaining walls higher

At what stage do I involve a builder?

Get your builder in first. Simple advice from a Registered Master Builder when making critical decisions early on can save you a lot of hassle. Topline Carpenters help put you in contact with the right architects and engineers and save you time and money by walking you through a preliminary budget process with plans