Your building process

As an award-winning builder, we pride ourselves on providing a positive experience, from design inspiration and aspiration, to accountable service and high quality construction and delivery.

With over two decades of industry experience, Plantation Homes continue to set the benchmark for new home builders in Queensland. We have established ourselves as leaders in design, innovation and sustainability, as well as style, quality and service. To make your experience more enjoyable and transparent for you, we have outlined the various aspects involved in your new home build.

Display inspiration and sales

A Plantation Homes display centre is your first address for new home inspiration, showcasing the best of what we can do; a reflection of the quality and style we build each and every day. With six display centres, including two World of Homes experience centres located in premium locations across South East Queensland, you can immerse yourself in a world of creativity, lifestyle and quality as you explore features, options, inclusions and upgrades that will become the foundation of your new home vision.

Here, you will also be able to discuss your budget, needs and aspirations one-on-one with a Plantation Homes New Home Consultant. Review designs and discover the options available to create a home that will become the framework of your future.

It is at this time that you can also choose to review the offering from Waterstone Finance, with the option to complete a convenient consultant over the phone, or simple finance qualification process at our Springwood head office.

Home Styling Appointment

Whether you have a defined style vision, or it is just starting to take shape, our team of professionals at our Plantation Design Studio will help you through your colour and material style selections, from tapware and basins for a sleek bathroom, to rooftops finishes for ultimate street appeal. By partnering with leading brands and suppliers, we are consistently bringing you the best of industry wide inspiration, quality and innovation.

You will have everything at your fingertips to craft your premium Plantation home at your home styling appointment and electrical appointment, all in the comfort of our all-encompassing studio. Curate your new home design with a light refreshment or coffee in hand, with one simple appointment that will bring all of your styling decisions together. These will be booked for you between 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Allow approximately 3-4 hours for single storey home and approximately 6 hours for double storey home appointments.

The Plantation Design Studio is located at our Springwood head office, and is open to peruse at your leisure without appointment between 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, as well as Saturdays between 11:00am and 2:00pm. You can schedule an appointment for a Plantation Design Studio Information Session on Saturdays between 10:00am and 11:00am, where an accredited Interior Design Stylist will guide you through the studio and also assist you in preparing for your Home Styling Appointment.

Tender and contract

Following the selection of your home design, its suitability to your chosen block of land, and confirmation of floorplan variations, a new home proposal appointment will be scheduled where all of your planning and information, quote and payments come together in one place for review and final confirmation.

Appointments are available Monday – Friday, taking approximately 4 hours for a single storey and a full day for double storey homes. Refreshments are available on site to complement your appointment.

Administration process

During this administrative phase of your new home building process, your personal administrator will collate all of your planning and paperwork to assist you with preparing your new home build to proceed to site, including the council process. This includes covenant approvals and the lodgement of appropriate documentation for council approval.

Once approval has been gained, your final drawings will be prepared, including all details of your quote, tender, home styling and electrical selections.

Once we receive the full building approval, an authority to commence construction letter and 5% deposit from your finance institution, we will begin the process to commence construction on your site.


Now is the time for Plantation Homes’ construction team to take the lead, as you start to see your new home come to life onsite. The next section will define the main stages of construction for you and outline some of the things that may take place during each stage.

Base stage
Your block of land will be prepared so that it is ready to be built on, with temporary fencing installed, site excavation and underground connections laid. The base stage is complete once your concrete slab is poured.

Frame stage
This is when your dream home really starts to come to life. All your walls are marked out in accordance with your final drawings and construction of wall, window and door frames along with roof trusses begin. The frame stage is complete once the frame is completed, inspected and approved by a qualified building survey.

Lock up stage
This is a significant milestone as we are now able to ‘lock up’ your home. Temporary external doors may be hung and fixed into position in order to ensure the security of your site. The lock up stage is complete was exterior elements are installed, including windows, doors, fascia, guttering, roof cover, brickwork and walls. The plumbing and electrical rough in also takes place, as well as security systems, ducted air-conditioning, ducted vacuum systems and intercom roughs in if applicable.

Fixing stage
This is where we begin fixing all internal details into position, including the installation of your internal plaster for walls and ceilings, architraves, skirting boards, internal doors, stairs as well as cabinetry for your kitchen, ensuite and bathroom. During this stage, wet areas are also waterproofed with tiles to shower recess and kitchen, bathroom, ensuite and laundry walls are laid. The fixing stage is complete once the fixing inspection is approved.

Fit off stage
It is during the fit off stage that you will see your colour selections come to life. Whilst we paint your home, we will install your garage door, roof pointing, floor coverings, benchtops, shower screens, baths, mirrors and door furniture, as well as shelves to robes, pantry and linen cupboards. The final fit off for security, ducted vacuum, electrical and plumbing are completed. The fit off stage is complete once the final site clean has been completed and the private certifier and quality management inspection has been conducted and certified.

Practical completion inspection
Your construction administrator will book in your new home presentation two weeks ahead of the completion of your home. On this day, you will meet with a Plantation Homes representative who will present your new home to you, demonstrating its features and functions. At the time of your new home presentation, you will be able to settle on site and confirm final payment.

This is the momentous day which concludes your new home building journey! What started as a new home vision, and was carefully curated through planning, coordinating and decision making, now takes shape as your brand new Plantation home. On your handover day your Construction Supervisor will present you with your keys, warranty and maintenance information, as well as a special gift to help you settle in and celebrate this incredible milestone.

Home Assurance

Now that you have settled into your brand new home, it is time to commence with Plantation Homes’ industry leading aftercare program.

We have a commitment to quality at every step of your new home build, which is supported by a 12 month maintenance period. We understand that in Queensland your home will experience a vast variety of affects as four seasons come and go, which is why we allow your home to settle over 12 months. A team member from our professional team will contact you at approximately eleven months after settlement to book in a suitable time to assess your home. Should you wish to have your 12 month maintenance inspection brought forward, please contact our team by email or phone.

Beauty meets quality craftsmanship at Plantation Homes, which is why we confidently and proudly stand by our work, even after you have moved in. Each and every home that we build also comes with a 50 year structural guarantee*, so that your home is protected from structural defects that may arise. This demonstrates our commitment to giving you peace of mind, knowing that you have made the right decision in choosing to build with Plantation Homes.


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