A typical build process will progress in the stages below, we have outlined on this to give you a better understanding of what to expect.

A Typical Build Process Will Progress As Follows:

The first step is for us to get together and discuss your new build or renovation. Our site office at 138 Burnett Street, Buderim is the ideal place to meet or we can work with you at a place and time that suits. Here, we’ll discuss your budget, priorities and expectations as well as design and functionality requirements.

Once we’ve met with you initially, we’ll then go onsite to your block or property to assess the project. Our team will consider the feasibility of the proposed dwelling, offer advice on the construction type and costs efficiencies. We’ll also consider your way of living and the impacts on your lifestyle during the construction phase.

It is ideal (but not necessary) to have your building designer onsite with us, so we can work with them to create the design concept and requirements for the preliminary plans.

We have long-established working relationships with a fantastic building designer if you haven’t yet chosen one, or we can work alongside one of your choice.

Our building consultant and designer will collaborate to design your home with your specific requirements, taking into consideration the scope of the site.

In order for us to prepare an accurate quote we need to know what is underground. Therefore we may carry out soil testing and determine levels on your site. This enables us to more accurately price the earthworks, retaining and foundation costs for your quote if required. This is a process that we are thorough with, because if this step is not included, it can leave home owners out of pocket. We ensure we have all costings included and are thorough in this process.  

During this stage all quotes are obtained for pre-contract costs, and you will receive estimates from a Surveyor, Engineer, Soil Tester and Certifier. Your commitment to the process is confirmed with payment of these costs upfront.

These plans and certificates then become part of your property.

Please note: If you have already have your own plans, working drawings or engineers plans we are able to prepare a more accurate quote following the Selections stage.

Once the plans are drafted, you’ll be invited to meet with us to discuss these drawings in more detail and when you are satisfied with the design we will formulate the specifications and pricing for your new home, based on the preliminary draft plan and your selections.

It’s important that you receive direction and approximation on overall project costs from us before we progress to final drawings.

The specification and quote document for the build is prepared at this stage.

You’re given a copy of the document to read and review in the comfort of your own home before making an appointment with our Director, Mark Deighton, to discuss and finalise.

Once you decide to go ahead a deposit is required within five days of signing. Your quote is valid for 60 days.

Your plans will now be lodged with a Private Certifier to provide the permit for the Building Approval (BA) along with the permits for plumbing and effluent/waste management. You will be kept updated and we let you know when we receive the relative approvals. Your BA may have special requirements before we can obtain your Construction Certificate. Therefore any BA requirements will be costed and discussed at this point.

While your plans are with Council and the Certifier you will meet with our Interior Designer to go through the internal and external house colours, kitchen finishes and fittings.

Once approved, and the following has been completed, we are then ready to apply for the Construction Certificate (CC).

  • Colour Selections including kitchen and electrical layouts, signed off by you.
  • Settlement on your land.
  • Finance approval (letter of commencement on your loan, or a bank statement showing your capacity to pay should have been forwarded).

At this stage your block needs to be made ready for excavation and all appropriate trees must be removed and the grass slashed.

The construction stages (below) list the typical sequence of the construction of your home.

At completion of each stage we will invite you to inspect the progress and request you sign off on the progress. It’s important that you are with us every step of the way.

This is one crucial step in us delivering on expectations and ensuring quality control at every stage to ensure you’re delighted with the progress and the build. Once each stage is approved by you, a progress invoice will be issued for the stage payments.  

Typical Construction:

Payment is due on signing of contract.

Concrete slab.

Posts and Floor system, if above ground.

Wall frames.

Roof frames/trusses.

Tie Down and Bracing making the structure secure.


Electrician, Plumber and Air cons are roughed in before wall linings are installed.


Windows and external doors.

Internal and External wall linings.

Waterproofing to wet areas.

Trims and fixtures.

Kitchen and Vanities.

Tiling / Floor coverings.


Plumbing and electrical fit off.

Shower screens, mirrors and robe doors.

Final fit off- towel rails and door handles etc.

Walk through your home and check on finishes. We will attend to anything that you feel needs attention.

Certifier issues completion certificate.

Talk to us today about your new build or renovation

About Us

Ayla Constructions is a long-standing, well-respected Sunshine Coast building company that services the beautiful Sunshine Coast and surrounding South-East Queensland region.

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