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Build Process

To ensure the process is a simple one, we’ve outlined your whole journey right up to handing over the keys to your new home.  Keeping you well informed and on track from the very beginning is as important for us as it is for you.

At Orbit we understand that what is second nature to us may be new for you, which is why we’ve made the process as transparent and straight forward as possible. Follow our step by step guide to ensure that you stay informed at every point along your building journey.

Pre-Contract Stages

Start your journey
Explore your new home selection

What we do
Understand your needs and guide your research.

What you do
Visit an Orbit display home and explore the website.

Start your journey
Confirm your finance

What we do
Introduce our recommended finance partners.

What you do
Confirm your choice of home design, budget and finance plan.

Pay your initial $1,000 deposit (refundable).

Pre-Contract Journey
Choose and Select

What we do
Provide a personalised fixed price house quote.

What you do
Secure your quote, including promotion and lock in your contract and site start month.

Provide finance pre-approval.

Pay your confirmed $2,000 deposit (non-refundable).

Pre-Contract Journey
New Home Proposal (If Applicable)

What we do
Prepare and present New Home Proposal including final upgrade pricing and preliminary drawings.

What you do
Attend your New Home Proposal appointment and sign your fixed price New Home Proposal.

Pre-Contract Journey
Contract Preparation

What we do
Prepare your contract working drawings.

What you do
Review standard HIA building contract template in readiness to attend your imminent contract appointment.

Pre-Contract Journey
Style and Colour Selection

What we do
Provide our design and style focused OH! Magazine to help inspire your style and colour selection appointment.

What you do
Attend your colour selection appointment at the Orbit Homes Design Studio.

Colour selection appointments held Monday – Friday.

Pre-Contract Journey
Contract Signing Appointment

What we do
Prepare and present the HIA Building contract including full working drawings and contract specifications.

What you do
Attend your contract signing appointment.

Pay balance of 5% deposit, less any deposits already paid.

Post-Contract Stages

Pre-site Journey
Contract signed and prepare for permits.

What we do
Your Customer Service Officer will call to introduce themselves and arrange for applications to be lodged to relevant authorities in preparation for your Building Approval application.

What you do
Provide your Customer Service Officer with your finance approval and land settlement confirmation.

Pre-site Journey
Pre-start on-site meeting.

What we do
Your Project Manager will discuss your pre-construction site requirements and the first stage of construction.

What you do
Attend your pre-site inspection meeting with your Project Manager.

At this stage, you will need to ensure your block is ready for construction. This means your site needs to be clean and the survey pegs must be in place.

Pre-site Journey
Building Approval

What we do
Building Approval application will be lodged with an Independent Building Certifier.

What you do
Provide your Customer Service Officer with a copy of your Unconditional Finance Approval.

Pre-site Journey
Commence Construction

What we do
Commencement of construction will be confirmed and your Customer Service Officer will provide your building permit stamped and final construction drawings to be signed and authorised.

What you do
Get excited, you’re about to see your dream home come to life!

Building Journey
Slab Foundation

What we do
Underground services will be installed and your slab will be poured.

What you do
Pay your slab stage claim invoice.

Building Journey
Frame

What we do
Frame is erected and roof trusses are installed.

What you do
Pay your frame stage claim invoice.

Building Journey
Lock Up

What we do
External cladding, electrical and plumbing rough ins are completed and external doors are hung to secure your home.

What you do
Meet with your Project Manager for your pre-plaster inspection and pay your lock up stage claim invoice.

Building Journey
Fixing

What we do
Painting, tiling and final fit offs are completed.

What you do
Meet with your Project Manager for your pre-tile inspection and pay your fixing stage claim invoice.

Building Journey
Quality Assurance

What we do
Quality Assurance Inspection is carried out on the home and final inspection by the Building Certifier.

What you do
Meet with your Project Manager and you will inspect your home.

Building Journey
Handover-collect your keys

What we do
Appliances are installed along with any final touch ups.

What you do
Collect your keys and finalise the settlement of your new home.

Building Journey
90 Day Maintenance

What we do
Contact you to you see how you have settled into your new home.

What you do
Write down any questions or queries in relation to maintenance during this period.