Building a new home is exciting, challenging and rewarding! Here at Manor Homes, we want to help make building your dream home as easy and stress free as we can. We will work together with you every step of the way, so you always know where you are on your journey – and that there are no surprises. It’s good to understand each step of our design and build process, so let’s get started…
The Manor Process - 7 Steps from Start to Finish
This is where your journey begins! We will help you to get a feel for what we can offer and make sure it suits your lifestyle vision. We’ll answer any questions you may have, talk you through our process and there’s no hard selling – we promise! If you’re ready to take the first steps towards your dream home, get in touch with us today!
At Manor Homes, we understand your new home is about so much more than just floor plans and rooms. In our Discovery Meeting we take you through a framework to provide a clear view on how to continue your build journey with clarity and confidence. Discovery Meetings take place face-to-face at our Display Home in Lisarow, NSW. We are also set-up to conduct meetings over Zoom if you can’t make it to our Display Home.
We’ll chat about how we can help you achieve your lifestyle dream – Are you planning a new home for a growing family or a luxurious holiday house? Maybe this home is for retirement or a secondary dwelling on your existing land? When do you hope to move in? And what does your budget need to include? We’ll help you think about the best layout to suit your day-to-day life, such as the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry designs. This may make you think about some items you have not yet have considered, which helps avoid nasty surprises later in the build. If at this stage we can’t help you, we’ll tell you that and point you in the right direction, and you’ll have a great resource to keep with you. Once you’re happy and we know we can deliver for you, we’ll move onto the next step, the Design Solution. Your Discovery meeting is a signature experience of partnering with Manor Homes, and we look forward to helping you on every step of your build.
This step starts with a Design Meeting. We look at everything we discussed in our Discovery Meeting together with some initial research on your site, to see how best to create a design solution that meets your needs.
We’ll talk about potential views and natural features like sunlight and landscape. We will address Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) ratings, flood issues, slopes, and many other possible constraints. This will help us recommend the best home design for your site. Here we will also explain the next steps of building a home, how we can help with finance options and other building related services. It’s all about making it easy. At this stage you can also choose your main styling preference from our 4 stunning themes – Classic Country, Hamptons, Contempo or Coastal.
Our six Master Collections offer wide-ranging floor plans to help you achieve your dream home. We understand you might want to personalise the design, to ensure your home is perfectly suited to you. We will present ideas specific to your needs, such as adding verandahs, positioning of windows and doors or whether you would like to include an integrated garage with internal entry or a standalone building.
This is our Planning and Approvals Streamline Start (PASS) pack which gives you a head start on the journey without yet committing to the build of your home. We conduct a site inspection, prepare a full set of drawings, obtain various reports and manage the whole Council application and approval process. We know dealing with Councils can be frustrating, so we make it part of our standard service. We treat every project as if it is our own, and work with many Councils and specialist consultants, resulting in an easy, streamlined and fast approval process for you.
At this stage, you will meet with our Selections Consultant to choose from a wide range of premium finishes, colour schemes, fixtures and fittings – Everything from kitchen surfaces, window coverings, wall finishes, timbers, external cladding, bathroom tiles, light fittings, appliances and more.
Manor Homes has partnered with premium brands to ensure premium quality and durability. It’s at this stage you can enjoy making this home your own! We’ll discuss any changes and additions to ensure you’re happy with the end result and it’s within your budget. Once your finance is in place and council approval obtained, we finalise the contract and build time, so you can plan your move with certainty and confidence.
Note: your PASS pack investment is deducted from the cost of your home.
It is usually only 12* weeks before you move in. Modular home building allows for a construction process that is precise, efficient and cost effective. Quality is tightly controlled and we provide an environmentally friendly build using sustainable products which can be recycled with minimal wastage. Unlike a traditional build the weather will not impact construction, we typically build 90% of your home within our secure Lisarow factory before transporting it to your land and making finishing touches.
Delivery within a certain distance of our factory is included in the home-build price, and other locations can be economically serviced. Equally, there will be no costly surprises about the suitability of your land during the build; your new home will be built in a controlled environment and delivered as promised! Once completion has taken place and final payment made, the local council or private certifier will make their last inspection, ready for you to move into your dream home.
* This is a pre-covid construction time, however during the pandemic this temporarily extended to 20 weeks. This build time will reduce as materials and labour shortages ease.
Our care for you and your home doesn’t end when you move in. We like to meet with clients for feedback about the experience of building with Manor Homes. We pride ourselves on a defect-free finish, and a six year major defects warranty applies for your peace of mind. We also have a comprehensive minor defects warranty, to ensure we have delivered on your lifestyle vision.