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Fantastic service! I built my home through IQ and was very pleased with the attention to detail and the quality of the home at handover stage. IQ Constructions was very open and honest throughout the whole building process and the staff were very friendly. There were no hidden costs and they were there to help in every way. I highly recommend this building company. IQ can be trusted!

- Cornelia van der Veen

Can you help with the design of our new home build?

Yes, we can engage a team of designers to create a design on your behalf or use one of our existing designs and tailor it to your needs.

How much will it cost to construct my home?

There are many variables to creating a price for each home and design is different from client to client so each of our quotes is tailored to your exact needs. Once your design is complete, our team will create a detailed quote with all the inclusions required and present this to you for your review and approval.

Do you work with the council to arrange the approval for the plans?

Yes, we can do all the paperwork on your behalf and liaise with the council to get your house plans approved.

Can you arrange construction certificates on our behalf?

Yes, we work with certifiers to arrange your certificate of design compliance for your build.

How long will the build take?

Usually, we will outline the exact time for your build ahead of commencing the project so you can keep up to date with each stage and progress. Our project managers are experts at what they do and will ensure the build process is as seamless and quick as possible. Depending on size, style and location a general guide to use (for the construction period only) is 6 months for single story homes and 12 months for double story. Learn more...

Will you keep me up to date with progress for the build?

Yes, our builders and trades are onsite and can give you informal and formal updates on your build. Our office team is also on hand to step you through each stage and ensure you’re kept in the loop.

I’ve found something wrong with the house, and I have already moved in, will you fix it?

We cover all defects in the build for up to 6 months after handover and will return once you settle in to check you’re completely happy with the craftsmanship on your build. During this time, if any maintenance or issues need to be reviewed our builders will attend to any issues and ensure you’re 100% happy.

What are the benefits of building a new house?

There are numerous reasons why building a new home instead of buying an established one is the best choice for many people. These include cost, design and location advantages. Get the details here...

How to choose the best house plan for me?

Here are the main points to consider:

  1. Your Lifestyle Needs
  2. Current Belongings & Furnishings
  3. Your Budget
  4. The Neighbourhood
  5. Future Needs

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How to choose a block of land?

Here are the key points to consider:

  1. Location
  2. Size, Shape, Slope & Orientation
  3. Site & Soil Conditions
  4. Building Restrictions

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Why choose a pole home?

A pole home is one where the structure is supported by poles, rather than a traditional concrete slab. Typically used for sloping blocks, 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. Learn more about pole homes...

Why choose a timber frame home?

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. Learn more about timber frame homes...

What should I know about building on sloping blocks?

There are some challenges involved in achieving this vision. Fortunately, with a bit of planning, and the right builder, you can have the perfect hilltop home with minimum fuss. Here’s what you need to know...

Should I choose a corner block?

When building a new home, many people wonder whether to build on a corner block or not. Find out what you need to know about corner blocks...

Should I renovate or build?

Deciding whether to renovate or build a new home can be a huge decision. Both have their advantages & disadvantages. These are:

  1. Budget
  2. Age of the property
  3. Charm & personality
  4. Desired remodelling
  5. Time & accommodation

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What is an energy efficient home?

Energy efficient homes are popular in Perth. They offer the same or better level of comfort than a standard home and save you money by using much less energy. The key points of an energy efficient home include:

  1. Solar passive design
  2. Choosing the right block
  3. Using quality building products
  4. Choosing the right appliances
  5. Planting trees and garden
  6. Solar power
  7. Rainwater tanks and grey water system

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Should we choose cladding or brick?

Both materials have their advantages and disadvantages, so it is best to think about these before you start on your new project. We've outlined the pros and cons of cladding vs brick and here’s what you need to know...

What flooring is best?

The type of flooring you choose depends on your budget, personal taste, and the traffic the floor gets. Some of the main types include:

  • Vinyl (Lino)
  • Vinyl Planks
  • Bamboo
  • Timber
  • Concrete
  • Tiles
  • Carpet

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What is a water efficient home?

Water efficient homes are a necessity in Perth. Saving water around the house has some great benefits, including paying less on your monthly bills, as well as doing your part for the environment. The key points of a water efficient home include:

  1. Efficient home appliances
  2. High rated WELS bathroom
  3. Greywater systems
  4. Rainwater systems
  5. Putting stormwater to work

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What are Hampton style homes?

Hampton style homes are a fusion of elegant and sophisticated design, giving off a coastal vibe, ideal for our Perth lifestyle. Some of the features include:

  • Gable-style roofs
  • Large balconies
  • Neutral and washed-out coloured furniture and walls
  • Large windows overlooking coastal views
  • Timber flooring

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What is Colorbond roofing?

Colorbond is a type of sheet metal roofing that's made of steel with a baked on colour finish. It's well suited to our Perth climate and comes in a variety of colours. Find out if Colorbond is the right choice for your new home.
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What is building information modeling (BIM)?

It's essentially a virtual workflow process used for planning, design, construction, and management of building projects. Importantly for our customers, it lets you see your dream home design in 3D!
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What are site works?

Site works, also known as earthworks, refers to leveling or preparing the ground before any construction takes place. Take a moment to review what's involved and a warning.
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You found a block! What next? You need a plan.

Whether you need an initial site survey, help to visualise your ideas or someone to guide you through the whole process, that’s where we can ease the way. We provide complete contour surveys, concept plans and 3D walk-through's. We also have interior designers who can help you add the finishing touches. Too easy.

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