You’ve chosen your lot of land, selected the floorplans and design options to suit your lifestyle, and your construction loan has been approved. Now it’s time to get this build on the move in the construction phase!
From preparation of your ‘pad’ to the final finishes, the construction phase is perhaps the most exciting period of the entire building process except for of course, stepping into your new home for the first time.
Making sure your land is a clean canvas is an essential preliminary step. By following the below tips it’s simple to make sure your new home has a solid, stable base to be gently placed upon to avoid movement and damage in decades to come.
Soil that effects the footings of your new home extends well beyond the line of your home.
For example, tree roots from some distance away can cause movement to the site. We recommend removing nearby trees early in the build process, allowing time for the soil to settle before your footings are prepare and your home is delivered.
Before the arrival of your brand-new home, you must prepare the ‘pad’ – the area of soil your new home will sit.
The pad itself must consist of a minimum 100mm of road base or similar material, compressed to 100kpa. A highly compressed pad will prevent any movement in your home and must be at least 2m wider than the footprint of your design, including any verandas to allow room for jacks in the set down process.
Tie down holes must also be drilled in the exact locations specified on the plans provided.
By following these guidelines to prep your pad you can rest easy knowing your home will have a solid, sturdy foundation and is protected as best as can be against unwanted movement.
Things are starting to take shape! From floor framing to doors, here’s what you can expect to see unfold in the initial phase. Handy hint: make sure to check in regularly on the customer portal for photo updates of your home!
Your Supaloc steel floor framing is assembled and precision-engineered frame and truss system is now erected.
Glass windows are inserted into the frames. Followed by:
With the fundamental elements of your new home complete, it’s time to start adding the finishing details – inside and out – to get your home ready for delivery.
Once the final touches have been applied, your brand-new Akora home is ready to embark on its journey right to (what will be) your door.
Contact our team to kickstart your journey with Akora Homes.
Next month is truly the most exciting time – your new-home is on its way to wherever you call home. In case you missed them, click here to read part 1 and part 2 of our Akora Homes Build Process Series, where we cover starting the processing and preparing for your build.