Frequently Asked Questions

Build it the way you want it!

We believe no question is silly! We encourage our customers to ask as many questions as possible as building your own home is a new process to a lot of people. We understand customers will have a lot of questions. Below is a list of questions to help you begin this process.

  • Do we have to bring our own plans?

    You can, but if you do not have any plans Mick can design a house in consultation with you to suit your needs. Mick has a specific computer program which designs floor plans efficiently and effectively, ready to submit for Council approval.

  • How much does it cost to build a house?

    Mick finds this a difficult question to answer until he sits down with you and talks to you about the size of the home you would like and the inclusions. On a budget? Mick can design a home to suit it!

  • What Sub-Contractors do you use?

    We use a team of local, high quality sub-contractors. If you would prefer to use other sub-contractors, we can also accommodate this.

  • Do you also include items like curtains/blinds and turf?

    This is totally up to the customer. We can supply these inclusions in the price, but we can also leave them out if you want to do them yourself.

  • How often does Mick visit the job?

    Mick regularly inspects all Banksia Building work sites to ensure quality and safety are always of a high standard.

  • Do I get to choose the colours, appliances and fittings that go in my home?

    Yes, you can to choose all of them, unless you are time poor and want to leave it up to Mick. However, our motto is “Build it the way you want it” so we always recommend you choose everything you would like in your home.

  • How long will my home take to build?

    4 – 6 months depending on the size of the home, weather permitting and whether you build over the Christmas period.

  • How flexible is Mick with the house building process?

    It’s your home – Mick will build it the way you want it!

  • When can I contact Banksia Building?

    Banksia Building office hours are from 7am – 4.30pm. In case of an emergency, we can be contacted after hours. Otherwise, the team are probably water skiing or watching the footy!!

  • Does Mick know how to swing a hammer?

    YES...Mick has 22 years of trade experience, starting as an apprentice through to managing Banksia Building.





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