Your Dream Home Builders in Perth

Are you ready to build your dream home? Look no further than IQ Homes.

We are home builders that pride ourselves on offering the highest level of customer service, superior construction and tailored design options for your new home construction:
  • Free quotation – give us a call!
  • Draughtsmen
  • Full interior design service available
  • Reputable and prestigious trades and suppliers
  • Large range of standard home designs available
  • Customise your new home design to suit your needs perfectly
Your Dream Home Builders in Perth

Are you ready to build your dream home? Look no further than IQ Homes.

We are home builders that pride ourselves on offering the highest level of customer service, superior construction and tailored design options for your new home construction:
  • Free quotation – give us a call!
  • Draughtsmen
  • Full interior design service available
  • Reputable and prestigious trades and suppliers
  • Large range of standard home designs available
  • Customise your new home design to suit your needs perfectly

Ready to create your dream home to your exact specifications?

We are custom home builders that design and build to your requirements. You dream it, we’ll build it.

If you’re looking for a bespoke home fashioned using the finest craftsmanship, look no further than IQ Homes. Our unique custom design solution enables you to blend styles, brick, timber, acrylic or steel to create a property that matches your style.

Whether your needs are best suited for a luxury home, timber frame home, pole home, classic brick, breezy Hamptons style home, country-style or dual occupancy, we will ensure your vision is realised with our innovative 3D modelling and imagery services. This service allows you to visualise exactly what your design will look like when it’s built using the latest construction methods and materials.

We pride ourselves on engaging a quality workforce and being ahead of the game with all our home designs and builds, ensuring our new homeowners are 100% happy with the result.

Ready to create your dream home to your exact specifications?

We are custom home builders that design and build to your requirements. You dream it, we’ll build it.

If you’re looking for a bespoke home fashioned using the finest craftsmanship, look no further than IQ Homes. Our unique custom design solution enables you to blend styles, brick, timber, acrylic or steel to create a property that matches your style.

Whether your needs are best suited for a luxury home, timber frame home, pole home, classic brick, breezy Hamptons style home, country-style or dual occupancy, we will ensure your vision is realised with our innovative 3D modelling and imagery services. This service allows you to visualise exactly what your design will look like when it’s built using the latest construction methods and materials.

We pride ourselves on engaging a quality workforce and being ahead of the game with all our home designs and builds, ensuring our new homeowners are 100% happy with the result.

Timber Frame Homes – Australia’s most popular build!

Timber frame homes encourage flexible construction methods, allowing builders to gain far more diversity with dimensions that may be found challenging with traditional bricks and mortar.

If you’re seeking a change from traditional brick and cement style homes, timber may be a viable option for your new home build.

Timber is a lightweight building material that is extraordinarily durable and strong. There are many reasons why timber frame homes are popular in Australia, including flexibility, cost, and sustainability as well as comparable improvements in insulation and acoustic methods, numerous cladding options and the growing popularity of architecturally designed finishes.

Timber Frame Homes – Australia’s most popular build!

Timber frame homes encourage flexible construction methods, allowing builders to gain far more diversity with dimensions that may be found challenging with traditional bricks and mortar.

If you’re seeking a change from traditional brick and cement style homes, timber may be a viable option for your new home build.

Timber is a lightweight building material that is extraordinarily durable and strong. There are many reasons why timber frame homes are popular in Australia, including flexibility, cost, and sustainability as well as comparable improvements in insulation and acoustic methods, numerous cladding options and the growing popularity of architecturally designed finishes.

Why choose a Timber Home?

Flexible and Fast to Construct

Timber framing can be adapted to work well on both flat and sloping blocks of land. Its fast to construct and flexible for any changes that are needed. This also helps keeps cost down.

Strong

Timber framing has proven to be a strong and reliable building material even though it is more lightweight than bricks and steel.

Protected Against Termites

Timber used for home construction has already been treated for termites and white ants before purchase. This important protection is totally safe for people living in the home.

Sustainable & Renewable Building Material

In Australia, most timber used for construction is sustainably grown and sourced. It is usually certified by either Australia’s Responsible Wood or the Forest Stewardship Council.

Provides Great Insulation

Timber framing itself provides natural insulation as wood has in-built thermal insulation properties. Also, as cladding is often used with timber framing, additional insulation can easily be placed in the walls and ceilings.

Easy to Renovate

If future renovations are needed to add extra rooms or remove walls etc. then this is faster and easier to achieve with timber frames than brick homes.

Installing Extra Services

As time goes by, you may wish to do some extra electrical or plumbing work in your home. Adding extra power points, hiding electrical wires in walls (i.e. mounting TVs etc.) or getting some plumbing installed is easier to do with timber frame homes than other construction types.

Build a Pole Home on a sloping or tiered block

For sloping blocks, a pole home can be an innovative option for creating a functional home that captures the surrounding views and allows you a truly unique and versatile home.

Pole homes are also known as stumped homes or stilt homes as they are raised off the ground. There are many reasons to consider building a pole home and here are some of the main ones.

Build a Pole Home on a sloping or tiered block

For sloping blocks, a pole home can be an innovative option for creating a functional home that captures the surrounding views and allows you a truly unique and versatile home.

Pole homes are also known as stumped homes or stilt homes as they are raised off the ground. There are many reasons to consider building a pole home and here are some of the main ones.

Why choose a Pole Home?

Sloping or Uneven Land

Typically constructed using timber framed methods, pole homes are growing in popularity and offer a cost-effective solution to building on sloping, uneven or less stable sites, which can be perceived to be a little tricky. Poles are fixed at the required heights to create a level floor, which creates the support and framework to then build the remainder of the house.

An Economical Choice

Building a traditional style home on a sloping or uneven block can be expensive, whereas a pole home can be built with much less ground preparation. It avoids the hassle and cost of major earthworks to create a level foundation. You can also possibly save on buying the land in the first place, since sloping ground is often less desirable and therefore cheaper.

More Environmentally Friendly

Given that many pole homes are wood-based, this means that local and other environmentally-friendly materials can be used during the construction. These materials can be incorporated into a design that will blend into the local landscape, enhancing its natural beauty. The land will also suffer less of an impact from a pole home than a conventional one with the potential to maintain more of the existing flora. And finally, in terms of energy conservation, a pole home can easily be designed to maximise the heating and cooling potential of any site.

Faster To Build

A pole home is quicker to build, because it needs very little site preparation. It can also be built in stages to accommodate different timescales and budgets, allowing you to move in sooner rather than later.

Flexible Designs

Depending on the site, the design can actually step down with the slope, creating a unique character to your home. The design itself can also be as unique and innovative as you want it, with the bonus that it can be later modified and easily added to (design permitting). A pole home is a truly flexible living space, opening up options for open-plan living or split levels.

More Storage Space

Pole homes offer numerous design options and allow for additional space underneath your home. Depending on the site, that space can be utilised for storage, car parking and so on.

Wonderful Views

Another important advantage of a pole home is the views you can enjoy. Of course, this will depend on the block you purchase but as pole homes are elevated, you will always enjoy more of a view than a home built on the ground. Ensuring that you have an experienced builder and designer on board will help the maximise the effectiveness of the block and design.

Pole Homes Are Gaining Popularity In Perth

Pole homes aren’t as well known in Perth but are very popular in other states and countries. As they are starting to gain more popularity, the local real estate market is responding positively to this style of building. Your wallet, piece of mind and even your local environment can benefit from this method of construction, which creates stunning homes.

Has your property been rezoned? IQ Homes can help you with your subdivision.

Have you bought a sub-dividable property? Looking to get more value out of one of your investments with an unused backyard? Have your local area zoning rules changed?

IQ Homes can help you through the maze of subdivisions and ensure you find the best option for building.

Land infill programs by the government and zoning changes in local councils across Perth have resulted in the growing popularity of subdividing and building.

We specialise in constructing well-designed quality units that maximize the potential of your subdivided block.

But be careful…

Whilst subdividing sounds attractive, there are numerous pitfalls, traps and unknown variables in the process that individuals should be aware of before jumping headfirst into a subdivision.

Our design services & dual occupancy methods can show you ways of maximising your subdivision to its full potential and ensure you reap the financial rewards.

IQ Homes take the headache out of subdividing. We work closely with you to personally project manage the subdivision process at your Perth property. We offer transparent financial models, so you’re up to speed and involved in the process.

If you’re ready to find out more about your Perth subdivision or just want to know whether your property is suitable, contact us and we’ll crunch some numbers to see if you can divide and conquer!

The Building Process

Stage 1: The Design Process

The IQ Construction team work closely with you during initial site inspections and together we’ll create stunning concepts for your new home. In line with your budget and timescale, we’ll create your new home design to suit your family and your living space. We can also create 3D models and walk throughs, so you can visualise the design concept more easily. Once you’re happy with the design, we provide you a detailed cost estimate. Then, a preliminary plans agreement is signed (or what we call in the office the PPA) and we’re ready to get started with the documentation and approvals.

Stage 2: Council Approval

Once you have approved the design, we draft up the planning documentation and submit them to your local council on your behalf. This ensures we obtain the necessary planning approval where required. To obtain planning approval, we prepare a detailed site plan, floor plan and the four elevations. If planning approval is not required, we jump to stage 3.

Stage 3: Construction Documentation and Certificates

As soon at the council has approved your plans, we prepare your working drawings. This includes things like your cabinetry details, construction details, electrical plans and wet area specifications. Once they are done, we work directly with the engineers and certification professionals to arrange the necessary documentation and construction certificates for your new home. This is when Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) reports are completed and Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) are done to ensure your new home complies with any necessary regulations. Once this is in place, HIA contracts are developed and presented to you for final approval/authority to proceed. You will then complete your pre start meeting with our qualified interior designer and variations you have requested are prepared for your review and approval.

Stage 4: Permits and Finance

With the contracts in place, your bank can then finalise your finance arrangements. IQ Homes is highly experienced in working with banks and on construction loans to provide all the documentation that your bank may request. Sometimes this can be confusing for clients, so we regularly work directly with your bank or broker to ensure that all finance related matters are dealt with promptly. With finance in place, IQ Homes will start preparing for the building permit. A Certificate of Design Compliance (CDC) is requested for your new home and the application prepared for council. Part of this application includes the mandatory requirement to have insurance in place for your new home. Once the local council has issued the permit, we can move to Stage 5 – Construction!

Stage 5: Construction

This is usually the more fun part! Seeing your home materialise is exciting and IQ Homes endeavours to share as much as possible this excitement with you. While we have to ensure the safety of our trades and clients, we do encourage clients to visit the construction site and watch the construction happen. If you are interstate or overseas, we will happily email you photo’s along the way so you can share in the process that way. Each of our clients are assigned a project manager who is there to answer all your questions as they arise.

Stage 6: Handover

When our work on your new home is completed as per the contract, we file for the relevant completion paperwork and submit the necessary documentation to the shire. You also complete a preliminary hand over with the project manager, and a final hand over 10 days later. Upon handover, you are presented with all the necessary paperwork and documentation that comes with a new home. Sit back and relax in your newly renovated home.

Get in Touch

IQ Construction is your trusted builder in Perth. Contact us today about your new home, renovation or commercial building project.

Enquiry on:

Ready to create your dream home to your exact specifications?

We are custom home builders that design and build to your requirements. You dream it, we’ll build it.

If you’re looking for a bespoke home fashioned using the finest craftsmanship, look no further than IQ Homes. Our unique custom design solution enables you to blend styles, brick, timber, acrylic or steel to create a property that matches your style.

Whether your needs are best suited for a luxury home, timber frame home, pole home, classic brick, breezy Hamptons style home, country-style or dual occupancy, we will ensure your vision is realised with our innovative 3D modelling and imagery services. This service allows you to visualise exactly what your design will look like when it’s built using the latest construction methods and materials.

We pride ourselves on engaging a quality workforce and being ahead of the game with all our home designs and builds, ensuring our new homeowners are 100% happy with the result.

Ready to create your dream home to your exact specifications?

We are custom home builders that design and build to your requirements. You dream it, we’ll build it.

If you’re looking for a bespoke home fashioned using the finest craftsmanship, look no further than IQ Homes. Our unique custom design solution enables you to blend styles, brick, timber, acrylic or steel to create a property that matches your style.

Whether your needs are best suited for a luxury home, timber frame home, pole home, classic brick, breezy Hamptons style home, country-style or dual occupancy, we will ensure your vision is realised with our innovative 3D modelling and imagery services. This service allows you to visualise exactly what your design will look like when it’s built using the latest construction methods and materials.

We pride ourselves on engaging a quality workforce and being ahead of the game with all our home designs and builds, ensuring our new homeowners are 100% happy with the result.

Timber Frame Homes – Australia’s most popular build!

Timber frame homes encourage flexible construction methods, allowing builders to gain far more diversity with dimensions that may be found challenging with traditional bricks and mortar.

If you’re seeking a change from traditional brick and cement style homes, timber may be a viable option for your new home build.

Timber is a lightweight building material that is extraordinarily durable and strong. There are many reasons why timber frame homes are popular in Australia, including flexibility, cost, and sustainability as well as comparable improvements in insulation and acoustic methods, numerous cladding options and the growing popularity of architecturally designed finishes.

Timber Frame Homes – Australia’s most popular build!

Timber frame homes encourage flexible construction methods, allowing builders to gain far more diversity with dimensions that may be found challenging with traditional bricks and mortar.

If you’re seeking a change from traditional brick and cement style homes, timber may be a viable option for your new home build.

Timber is a lightweight building material that is extraordinarily durable and strong. There are many reasons why timber frame homes are popular in Australia, including flexibility, cost, and sustainability as well as comparable improvements in insulation and acoustic methods, numerous cladding options and the growing popularity of architecturally designed finishes.

Why choose a Timber Home?

Flexible and Fast to Construct

Timber framing can be adapted to work well on both flat and sloping blocks of land. Its fast to construct and flexible for any changes that are needed. This also helps keeps cost down.

Strong

Timber framing has proven to be a strong and reliable building material even though it is more lightweight than bricks and steel.

Protected Against Termites

Timber used for home construction has already been treated for termites and white ants before purchase. This important protection is totally safe for people living in the home.

Sustainable & Renewable Building Material

In Australia, most timber used for construction is sustainably grown and sourced. It is usually certified by either Australia’s Responsible Wood or the Forest Stewardship Council.

Provides Great Insulation

Timber framing itself provides natural insulation as wood has in-built thermal insulation properties. Also, as cladding is often used with timber framing, additional insulation can easily be placed in the walls and ceilings.

Easy to Renovate

If future renovations are needed to add extra rooms or remove walls etc. then this is faster and easier to achieve with timber frames than brick homes.

Installing Extra Services

As time goes by, you may wish to do some extra electrical or plumbing work in your home. Adding extra power points, hiding electrical wires in walls (i.e. mounting TVs etc.) or getting some plumbing installed is easier to do with timber frame homes than other construction types.

Build a Pole Home on a sloping or tiered block

For sloping blocks, a pole home can be an innovative option for creating a functional home that captures the surrounding views and allows you a truly unique and versatile home.

Pole homes are also known as stumped homes or stilt homes as they are raised off the ground. There are many reasons to consider building a pole home and here are some of the main ones.

Build a Pole Home on a sloping or tiered block

For sloping blocks, a pole home can be an innovative option for creating a functional home that captures the surrounding views and allows you a truly unique and versatile home.

Pole homes are also known as stumped homes or stilt homes as they are raised off the ground. There are many reasons to consider building a pole home and here are some of the main ones.

Why choose a Pole Home?

Sloping or Uneven Land

Typically constructed using timber framed methods, pole homes are growing in popularity and offer a cost-effective solution to building on sloping, uneven or less stable sites, which can be perceived to be a little tricky. Poles are fixed at the required heights to create a level floor, which creates the support and framework to then build the remainder of the house.

An Economical Choice

Building a traditional style home on a sloping or uneven block can be expensive, whereas a pole home can be built with much less ground preparation. It avoids the hassle and cost of major earthworks to create a level foundation. You can also possibly save on buying the land in the first place, since sloping ground is often less desirable and therefore cheaper.

More Environmentally Friendly

Given that many pole homes are wood-based, this means that local and other environmentally-friendly materials can be used during the construction. These materials can be incorporated into a design that will blend into the local landscape, enhancing its natural beauty. The land will also suffer less of an impact from a pole home than a conventional one with the potential to maintain more of the existing flora. And finally, in terms of energy conservation, a pole home can easily be designed to maximise the heating and cooling potential of any site.

Faster To Build

A pole home is quicker to build, because it needs very little site preparation. It can also be built in stages to accommodate different timescales and budgets, allowing you to move in sooner rather than later.

Flexible Designs

Depending on the site, the design can actually step down with the slope, creating a unique character to your home. The design itself can also be as unique and innovative as you want it, with the bonus that it can be later modified and easily added to (design permitting). A pole home is a truly flexible living space, opening up options for open-plan living or split levels.

More Storage Space

Pole homes offer numerous design options and allow for additional space underneath your home. Depending on the site, that space can be utilised for storage, car parking and so on.

Wonderful Views

Another important advantage of a pole home is the views you can enjoy. Of course, this will depend on the block you purchase but as pole homes are elevated, you will always enjoy more of a view than a home built on the ground. Ensuring that you have an experienced builder and designer on board will help the maximise the effectiveness of the block and design.

Pole Homes Are Gaining Popularity In Perth

Pole homes aren’t as well known in Perth but are very popular in other states and countries. As they are starting to gain more popularity, the local real estate market is responding positively to this style of building. Your wallet, piece of mind and even your local environment can benefit from this method of construction, which creates stunning homes.

Has your property been rezoned? IQ Homes can help you with your subdivision.

Have you bought a sub-dividable property? Looking to get more value out of one of your investments with an unused backyard? Have your local area zoning rules changed?

IQ Homes can help you through the maze of subdivisions and ensure you find the best option for building.

Land infill programs by the government and zoning changes in local councils across Perth have resulted in the growing popularity of subdividing and building.

We specialise in constructing well-designed quality units that maximize the potential of your subdivided block.

But be careful…

Whilst subdividing sounds attractive, there are numerous pitfalls, traps and unknown variables in the process that individuals should be aware of before jumping headfirst into a subdivision.

Our design services & dual occupancy methods can show you ways of maximising your subdivision to its full potential and ensure you reap the financial rewards.

IQ Homes take the headache out of subdividing. We work closely with you to personally project manage the subdivision process at your Perth property. We offer transparent financial models, so you’re up to speed and involved in the process.

If you’re ready to find out more about your Perth subdivision or just want to know whether your property is suitable, contact us and we’ll crunch some numbers to see if you can divide and conquer!

The Building Process

Stage 1: The Design Process

The IQ Construction team work closely with you during initial site inspections and together we’ll create stunning concepts for your new home. In line with your budget and timescale, we’ll create your new home design to suit your family and your living space. We can also create 3D models and walk throughs, so you can visualise the design concept more easily. Once you’re happy with the design, we provide you a detailed cost estimate. Then, a preliminary plans agreement is signed (or what we call in the office the PPA) and we’re ready to get started with the documentation and approvals.

Stage 2: Council Approval

Once you have approved the design, we draft up the planning documentation and submit them to your local council on your behalf. This ensures we obtain the necessary planning approval where required. To obtain planning approval, we prepare a detailed site plan, floor plan and the four elevations. If planning approval is not required, we jump to stage 3.

Stage 3: Construction Documentation and Certificates

As soon at the council has approved your plans, we prepare your working drawings. This includes things like your cabinetry details, construction details, electrical plans and wet area specifications. Once they are done, we work directly with the engineers and certification professionals to arrange the necessary documentation and construction certificates for your new home. This is when Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) reports are completed and Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) are done to ensure your new home complies with any necessary regulations. Once this is in place, HIA contracts are developed and presented to you for final approval/authority to proceed. You will then complete your pre start meeting with our qualified interior designer and variations you have requested are prepared for your review and approval.

Stage 4: Permits and Finance

With the contracts in place, your bank can then finalise your finance arrangements. IQ Homes is highly experienced in working with banks and on construction loans to provide all the documentation that your bank may request. Sometimes this can be confusing for clients, so we regularly work directly with your bank or broker to ensure that all finance related matters are dealt with promptly. With finance in place, IQ Homes will start preparing for the building permit. A Certificate of Design Compliance (CDC) is requested for your new home and the application prepared for council. Part of this application includes the mandatory requirement to have insurance in place for your new home. Once the local council has issued the permit, we can move to Stage 5 – Construction!

Stage 5: Construction

This is usually the more fun part! Seeing your home materialise is exciting and IQ Homes endeavours to share as much as possible this excitement with you. While we have to ensure the safety of our trades and clients, we do encourage clients to visit the construction site and watch the construction happen. If you are interstate or overseas, we will happily email you photo’s along the way so you can share in the process that way. Each of our clients are assigned a project manager who is there to answer all your questions as they arise.

Stage 6: Handover

When our work on your new home is completed as per the contract, we file for the relevant completion paperwork and submit the necessary documentation to the shire. You also complete a preliminary hand over with the project manager, and a final hand over 10 days later. Upon handover, you are presented with all the necessary paperwork and documentation that comes with a new home. Sit back and relax in your newly renovated home.

Get in Touch

IQ Construction is your trusted builder in Perth. Contact us today about your new home, renovation or commercial building project.

Enquiry on:

Ready to create your dream home to your exact specifications?

We are custom home builders that design and build to your requirements. You dream it, we’ll build it.

If you’re looking for a bespoke home fashioned using the finest craftsmanship, look no further than IQ Homes. Our unique custom design solution enables you to blend styles, brick, timber, acrylic or steel to create a property that matches your style.

Whether your needs are best suited for a luxury home, timber frame home, pole home, classic brick, breezy Hamptons style home, country-style or dual occupancy, we will ensure your vision is realised with our innovative 3D modelling and imagery services. This service allows you to visualise exactly what your design will look like when it’s built using the latest construction methods and materials.

We pride ourselves on engaging a quality workforce and being ahead of the game with all our home designs and builds, ensuring our new homeowners are 100% happy with the result.

Ready to create your dream home to your exact specifications?

We are custom home builders that design and build to your requirements. You dream it, we’ll build it.

If you’re looking for a bespoke home fashioned using the finest craftsmanship, look no further than IQ Homes. Our unique custom design solution enables you to blend styles, brick, timber, acrylic or steel to create a property that matches your style.

Whether your needs are best suited for a luxury home, timber frame home, pole home, classic brick, breezy Hamptons style home, country-style or dual occupancy, we will ensure your vision is realised with our innovative 3D modelling and imagery services. This service allows you to visualise exactly what your design will look like when it’s built using the latest construction methods and materials.

We pride ourselves on engaging a quality workforce and being ahead of the game with all our home designs and builds, ensuring our new homeowners are 100% happy with the result.

Timber Frame Homes – Australia’s most popular build!

Timber frame homes encourage flexible construction methods, allowing builders to gain far more diversity with dimensions that may be found challenging with traditional bricks and mortar.

If you’re seeking a change from traditional brick and cement style homes, timber may be a viable option for your new home build.

Timber is a lightweight building material that is extraordinarily durable and strong. There are many reasons why timber frame homes are popular in Australia, including flexibility, cost, and sustainability as well as comparable improvements in insulation and acoustic methods, numerous cladding options and the growing popularity of architecturally designed finishes.

Timber Frame Homes – Australia’s most popular build!

Timber frame homes encourage flexible construction methods, allowing builders to gain far more diversity with dimensions that may be found challenging with traditional bricks and mortar.

If you’re seeking a change from traditional brick and cement style homes, timber may be a viable option for your new home build.

Timber is a lightweight building material that is extraordinarily durable and strong. There are many reasons why timber frame homes are popular in Australia, including flexibility, cost, and sustainability as well as comparable improvements in insulation and acoustic methods, numerous cladding options and the growing popularity of architecturally designed finishes.

Why choose a Timber Home?

Flexible and Fast to Construct

Timber framing can be adapted to work well on both flat and sloping blocks of land. Its fast to construct and flexible for any changes that are needed. This also helps keeps cost down.

Strong

Timber framing has proven to be a strong and reliable building material even though it is more lightweight than bricks and steel.

Protected Against Termites

Timber used for home construction has already been treated for termites and white ants before purchase. This important protection is totally safe for people living in the home.

Sustainable & Renewable Building Material

In Australia, most timber used for construction is sustainably grown and sourced. It is usually certified by either Australia’s Responsible Wood or the Forest Stewardship Council.

Provides Great Insulation

Timber framing itself provides natural insulation as wood has in-built thermal insulation properties. Also, as cladding is often used with timber framing, additional insulation can easily be placed in the walls and ceilings.

Easy to Renovate

If future renovations are needed to add extra rooms or remove walls etc. then this is faster and easier to achieve with timber frames than brick homes.

Installing Extra Services

As time goes by, you may wish to do some extra electrical or plumbing work in your home. Adding extra power points, hiding electrical wires in walls (i.e. mounting TVs etc.) or getting some plumbing installed is easier to do with timber frame homes than other construction types.

Build a Pole Home on a sloping or tiered block

For sloping blocks, a pole home can be an innovative option for creating a functional home that captures the surrounding views and allows you a truly unique and versatile home.

Pole homes are also known as stumped homes or stilt homes as they are raised off the ground. There are many reasons to consider building a pole home and here are some of the main ones.

Build a Pole Home on a sloping or tiered block

For sloping blocks, a pole home can be an innovative option for creating a functional home that captures the surrounding views and allows you a truly unique and versatile home.

Pole homes are also known as stumped homes or stilt homes as they are raised off the ground. There are many reasons to consider building a pole home and here are some of the main ones.

Why choose a Pole Home?

Sloping or Uneven Land

Typically constructed using timber framed methods, pole homes are growing in popularity and offer a cost-effective solution to building on sloping, uneven or less stable sites, which can be perceived to be a little tricky. Poles are fixed at the required heights to create a level floor, which creates the support and framework to then build the remainder of the house.

An Economical Choice

Building a traditional style home on a sloping or uneven block can be expensive, whereas a pole home can be built with much less ground preparation. It avoids the hassle and cost of major earthworks to create a level foundation. You can also possibly save on buying the land in the first place, since sloping ground is often less desirable and therefore cheaper.

More Environmentally Friendly

Given that many pole homes are wood-based, this means that local and other environmentally-friendly materials can be used during the construction. These materials can be incorporated into a design that will blend into the local landscape, enhancing its natural beauty. The land will also suffer less of an impact from a pole home than a conventional one with the potential to maintain more of the existing flora. And finally, in terms of energy conservation, a pole home can easily be designed to maximise the heating and cooling potential of any site.

Faster To Build

A pole home is quicker to build, because it needs very little site preparation. It can also be built in stages to accommodate different timescales and budgets, allowing you to move in sooner rather than later.

Flexible Designs

Depending on the site, the design can actually step down with the slope, creating a unique character to your home. The design itself can also be as unique and innovative as you want it, with the bonus that it can be later modified and easily added to (design permitting). A pole home is a truly flexible living space, opening up options for open-plan living or split levels.

More Storage Space

Pole homes offer numerous design options and allow for additional space underneath your home. Depending on the site, that space can be utilised for storage, car parking and so on.

Wonderful Views

Another important advantage of a pole home is the views you can enjoy. Of course, this will depend on the block you purchase but as pole homes are elevated, you will always enjoy more of a view than a home built on the ground. Ensuring that you have an experienced builder and designer on board will help the maximise the effectiveness of the block and design.

Pole Homes Are Gaining Popularity In Perth

Pole homes aren’t as well known in Perth but are very popular in other states and countries. As they are starting to gain more popularity, the local real estate market is responding positively to this style of building. Your wallet, piece of mind and even your local environment can benefit from this method of construction, which creates stunning homes.

Has your property been rezoned? IQ Homes can help you with your subdivision.

Have you bought a sub-dividable property? Looking to get more value out of one of your investments with an unused backyard? Have your local area zoning rules changed?

IQ Homes can help you through the maze of subdivisions and ensure you find the best option for building.

Land infill programs by the government and zoning changes in local councils across Perth have resulted in the growing popularity of subdividing and building.

We specialise in constructing well-designed quality units that maximize the potential of your subdivided block.

But be careful…

Whilst subdividing sounds attractive, there are numerous pitfalls, traps and unknown variables in the process that individuals should be aware of before jumping headfirst into a subdivision.

Our design services & dual occupancy methods can show you ways of maximising your subdivision to its full potential and ensure you reap the financial rewards.

IQ Homes take the headache out of subdividing. We work closely with you to personally project manage the subdivision process at your Perth property. We offer transparent financial models, so you’re up to speed and involved in the process.

If you’re ready to find out more about your Perth subdivision or just want to know whether your property is suitable, contact us and we’ll crunch some numbers to see if you can divide and conquer!

The Building Process

Stage 1: The Design Process

The IQ Construction team work closely with you during initial site inspections and together we’ll create stunning concepts for your new home. In line with your budget and timescale, we’ll create your new home design to suit your family and your living space. We can also create 3D models and walk throughs, so you can visualise the design concept more easily. Once you’re happy with the design, we provide you a detailed cost estimate. Then, a preliminary plans agreement is signed (or what we call in the office the PPA) and we’re ready to get started with the documentation and approvals.

Stage 2: Council Approval

Once you have approved the design, we draft up the planning documentation and submit them to your local council on your behalf. This ensures we obtain the necessary planning approval where required. To obtain planning approval, we prepare a detailed site plan, floor plan and the four elevations. If planning approval is not required, we jump to stage 3.

Stage 3: Construction Documentation and Certificates

As soon at the council has approved your plans, we prepare your working drawings. This includes things like your cabinetry details, construction details, electrical plans and wet area specifications. Once they are done, we work directly with the engineers and certification professionals to arrange the necessary documentation and construction certificates for your new home. This is when Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) reports are completed and Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) are done to ensure your new home complies with any necessary regulations. Once this is in place, HIA contracts are developed and presented to you for final approval/authority to proceed. You will then complete your pre start meeting with our qualified interior designer and variations you have requested are prepared for your review and approval.

Stage 4: Permits and Finance

With the contracts in place, your bank can then finalise your finance arrangements. IQ Homes is highly experienced in working with banks and on construction loans to provide all the documentation that your bank may request. Sometimes this can be confusing for clients, so we regularly work directly with your bank or broker to ensure that all finance related matters are dealt with promptly. With finance in place, IQ Homes will start preparing for the building permit. A Certificate of Design Compliance (CDC) is requested for your new home and the application prepared for council. Part of this application includes the mandatory requirement to have insurance in place for your new home. Once the local council has issued the permit, we can move to Stage 5 – Construction!

Stage 5: Construction

This is usually the more fun part! Seeing your home materialise is exciting and IQ Homes endeavours to share as much as possible this excitement with you. While we have to ensure the safety of our trades and clients, we do encourage clients to visit the construction site and watch the construction happen. If you are interstate or overseas, we will happily email you photo’s along the way so you can share in the process that way. Each of our clients are assigned a project manager who is there to answer all your questions as they arise.

Stage 6: Handover

When our work on your new home is completed as per the contract, we file for the relevant completion paperwork and submit the necessary documentation to the shire. You also complete a preliminary hand over with the project manager, and a final hand over 10 days later. Upon handover, you are presented with all the necessary paperwork and documentation that comes with a new home. Sit back and relax in your newly renovated home.

Get in Touch

IQ Construction is your trusted builder in Perth. Contact us today about your new home, renovation or commercial building project.

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