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Your Tender and Contract Presenter will schedule the contract signing and payment, which in most cases can be combined with your Tender Acceptance Meeting at Wisdom Homes' Head Office.


Upon acceptance of your Wisdom Homes Tender, a non-refundable deposit of $5,000 is required in order to prepare the New Home Building Contract documentation.

 

A copy of our Standard Building Contract will be provided to you before your Tender and Contract Acceptance Meeting. Please take the time to review this contract thoroughly and ask any questions before your Contract signing.

 

In your tender acceptance, contract signing meeting you will be given your personalised New Home Building Contract, with all the specifics of your new home outlined in specific detail incorporating your signed tender and contract plans.

 

Please ensure that each person listed on the Contract is at this meeting to sign the Contract documentation. Upon signing your New Home Building Contract, you’ll be required to pay a balance of 10% deposit, less payments made to date.

From this point and beyond, no structural or façade changes are permitted to your build.

 

Please Note. We advise all our clients that they are responsible for seeking their own independent legal advice.

  • Landscape design
  • External selections
  • Internal selections
  • Tiles and flooring
  • Electrical
  • Kitchens and bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Blinds and shutters
  • Home security

 

These selections can take time, so please allow up to two days for these design consultations. Once your Tender is signed and your deposit is paid, we will be in touch to organise your Canvas Quarter Selection Studio appointment. Our Canvas Quarter studio hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm, open strictly by appointment only.

Canvas Quarter is our dedicated, state-of-the-art interior and exterior design studio. Once your tender Is signed and complete, the next step who are here to help you turn your dream home into your everyday reality. The CQ showroom is located right next door to the Wisdom Homes Gregory Hills Head Office. Appointments are available Monday to Friday during office hours.

With building now underway, the Wisdom Homes Construction Team expertly coordinates every trade involved in the build process to ensure a professional and quality construction that is on time and within budget.

This is a 6-stage process which we have briefly outlined for you below. If you find that you have further questions around the build of your new home, please feel free to ask your Site Supervisor or CSR any questions or get your copy of our New Home Journey guide which takes you briefly through our construction process. Please find a brief outline below.

 

Stage 1. Site start and Slab Pour.
Stage 2. Frame and Trusses.
Stage 3. Brickwork.
Stage 4. Plasterboard.
Stage 5. Practical Completion Inspection (PCI).
Stage 6. Settlement.

During the Construction Process, you are guaranteed:

  • Site Supervisors conduct weekly site inspections.
  • Detailed quality audits by our Area Construction Manager prior to plasterboard stage and Practical Completion.
  • Inspections with your Quality Assurance Team.
  • Client inspections at Practical Completion and Settlement. You can also schedule additional site visits during the build in conjunction with your Site Supervisor.

Wisdom Homes will coordinate all of the required building approvals so your build can proceed as quickly as possible.

Below Is a list of the Independent third parties that need to approve your build before Wisdom Homes can proceed with your build. 

These include:

  • Land developer (where applicable)
  • Council
  • Principle Certifying Authority
  • Structural Engineers
  • Hydraulic Engineers (where applicable)
  • BASIX – Energy and Thermal Assessment
  • Sydney Water
  • Power and Gas Connection
  • Bushfire (where applicable)
  • Acoustics (where applicable)

Once all the items of the Building Contract are satisfied and complete and the final funds are received, we’ll hand over the keys to your new home at our Head Office.

You will be provided with a 'settlement pack' which Includes a maintenance check list. This is part of our After-Care program and the check list can be submitted to Wisdom Homes for our team to make adjustments to your home for any issues that may have occurred within the agreed scope.

Wisdom Homes has a proud reputation for building beautiful homes of the highest quality. During each stage of planning and construction we deliver on our promise through our quality assurance program.

Now that you have settled into your new home, you can benefit from the peace of mind with the Wisdom Homes' After Care Program, because we stand by our quality commitment to you.

In your settlement pack, our customers receive a maintenance check list as part of our After-Care Program, which allows you to record any adjustments or issues that may have occurred which need to be rectified. This checklist can be submitted 90 days after the Practical Completion for routine maintenance and any adjustments that have occurred.

For your added assurance, if you have any home emergencies or urgent queries, our hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

We offer comprehensive guarantees and support for Wisdom Homes customers Including

- 25-year Structural Guarantee on your build, giving you peace of mind.
- 90 Day Aftercare maintenance.
- 3 Quality Build Inspections
- 24/7 Maintenance Emergency Care

For any Information about our build, please contact us by submitting an enquiry on our website, visiting one of our display centres or calling our number on 1300 855 775.

Yes! The benefit of building with Wisdom Homes is that we offer the complete turnkey solution offering a wide range of landscaping services and pools. We specialise in custom concrete pools as well as offer a range of fibreglass pool packages. Our landscaping services includes retaining walls, fencing, driveway, decking, pergolas, garden design, and more!

Building with Wisdom allows you to enjoy one builder, one contract and one-timeframe with our comprehensive turnkey landscaping service including pools and spas.

From a small service to a full scale outdoor renovation, we can create a unique outdoor design to suit your home and lifestyle. 

Contact us to find out more about how Wisdom Homes can build you a new home complete with a pool and landscaping.

Standard inclusions are products, fixtures and appliances that that are included in the advertised cost of the home. Wisdom Homes has 3 inclusions packages to choose from. Luxury Inclusions Package comes standard with the cost of the home, our next level up is Prestige followed by Signature which is available at an additional cost. Any of your inclusion items can be upgraded dependant on your budget and lifestyle requirements.

As standard, all Wisdom Homes customers will have an opportunity to make further upgrades to their home inclusions in our Canvas Quarter Selection Studio appointment. With an experienced interior consultant, you are able to select your external and internal colours and further upgrade items such as lighting, flooring, tiling, tapware, benchtops, electrical and more. One of our experienced interior design consultants will also demonstrate what is included as standard.

A ‘site scrape’ means to remove the top layer of the block, to make it clear for construction.
 
An ‘excavation’ is needed when the site is required to be at a certain level and usually consists of a cut and fill method.
 
A ‘cut and fill’ refers to the process of cutting into the hillside or slope of your site. The material removed from area is then used to ‘fill’ the site to achieve the desired level. 

A restriction on the title of your land to which that part of the land is to be left free for some purpose.

Plans submitted to be approved by the Local Council. Approval is granted by a number of conditions which the builder and/pr owner has to meet before Construction can commence.

Site costs are those that arise due to a chosen home placed on a block of land that has such items as:

  • Dirt that needs to be taken away, or brought in, to have a levelled building platform
  • Changes to concrete slab due to site classification
  • Building close to sewer mains or easements (drop edge beams, additional piers, and additional approvals).
    And more!

Wisdom Homes pricing includes standard site costs* as part of the price, as well as standard BASIX* requirements, Standard Council requirements* and more.

*Additional costs may apply due to your individual block and council requirements.

A provisional sum is an amount of money included in the contract sum to cover work or materials, the extent of which cannot be specifically detailed when entering the contract. A provisional sum may be credited back if it is not required via a post contract variation, after the contract has been signed.

This amount may or may not affect your finance depending on your budget as it will be factored into the final contract amount.

Yes, Wisdom Homes has a range of seven granny flat designs that can be added to your Wisdom Homes build at an additional cost**.  Adding a granny flat to your build will incur additional costs and is available subject to individual block such as the size of the block, council requirements and more.

**Subject to individual land.

To find out if your suburb falls within our build zone, please see our build zone page. Extra building zone charges apply to specific areas within our build zone.

If you are unsure of where your suburb falls within our build zone map or if you would like to get a comprehensive estimate for what the build costs might be for your project, speak to a Wisdom Homes sales consultant today.

Yes. Wisdom Homes is proud to offer the customisation of plans and can work with you to tailor your unique home, pool and landscaping design to suit your individual requirements. Please note, we don't offer major structural changes, but we can alter smaller details like room sizes, positioning, windows and doors and more.

Please note, ALL changes to house plans are subject to compliance approvals and will incur additional costs and may delay the build time.

A $2,000 deposit is required to secure your price and prepare your tender. Upon receipt, we will begin the preparations of your initial house plans and tender document, which includes the itemised costings, upgrades, pool and landscaping provisions of your build.

The contour survey will give us accurate levels, check boundary lines and determine the exact slope of your land. It will help us to accurately determine the site costs and cost to run services to your new home. This is organised by our pre-site team once the deposit is paid, before contract signing.

Wisdom Homes will undertake a soil test to understand if the block is suitable for the right foundations. This is organised by our pre-site team once the deposit is paid, before contract signing.

At Wisdom Homes, we have a range of seven Granny Flat designs which can be added to your Wisdom Homes build**. Please note, we do not build granny flats on their own. They must be added to your Wisdom Homes, house build.

**Subject to individual land.

Yes, we have 3 different split-level homes, architecturally designed to suit steep or sloping blocks. Our Ashcroft 30 is designed to suit a high-side lot whereas our Pinnacle 30 and Zenith 31 both suits side-sloping lots.

A “Ready Built Home” is a newly construction home that you can simply move into. It follows a more standard process to purchase an existing home. With Ready Built by WISDOM, you get the benefit of a brand new home without having to wait for construction.

We have a range of Ready Built homes available at various price points. To see our Ready Built homes for sale, visit our ready built page on our website.
 
For more information on our Ready Built Homes, please visit our website to submit an enquiry or contact us on 1300 855 775.

No. As our Ready Built homes are either already completed or have been designed and constructed by our projects team to suit council and developer requirements, meaning the plans have already been submitted to council. Therefore,  you are unable to change a Ready Built home by WISDOM.

Driveway is not included in our base price however, we can add this in for you as we offer landscaping services, including pools and can add this to your build.

All homes feature our luxury inclusions, and you can select the façade, exterior, and interior colours and finishes to suit your individual sense of style.

Our complete turnkey package typically includes:

  • Home design and facade of your choice (*Conditions Apply)
  • Standard Site Costs (Up to 1m of fall over block & M class slab)
  • Standard Council, Environmental Management, and Work, Health & Safety Requirements
  • Standard BASIX Package (including rainwater tank)
  • Ceramic Tiles to Entry, Foyer, Kitchen, Dining and Leisure Room ($25m2 tile allowance)
  • 50/50 Wool Blend Carpet to remainder of the home (excluding wet areas)
  • Concrete to front porch including Ceramic Tiles Over ($25m2 tile allowance)



Landscaping can be added to your build as part of our pools and landscaping services. 

No problem, if you’re ready to purchase a new home and love our designs but have a busy lifestyle, the easiest option for you would be to purchase a ready built home. (sometimes called Spec Homes) It’s brand-new, with all the quality inclusions and finishes that you would expect, as a standard. Speak to our Sales Consultants today about purchasing a ready built home.

No, whether you’re just getting into the market, upsizing, downsizing or investing and prefer a simpler way to ownership, with little need for modification, our house and land packages allow you to choose a block of land in an established estate already pre-packaged with a quality Wisdom Home for sale at a fixed price, a very cost-effective option in Sydney. Speak to one of our Sales Consultants today.

Congratulations! The first thing to do is to find a design the suits not only the site, but your family’s lifestyle and requirements. Its best to spend a fair amount of time documenting your required inclusions, a wish list, before meeting with the Sales Consultant to determine what’s possible and what you may need to compromise on.  Wisdom have a variety of designs to suit most sites, and we allow some modification during the sales process to our standard designs to better suit your needs.

No!  You can select your design, make your wish list and finalise your tender and plans, even sign contracts on unregistered land. The only thing that will take a little longer is the approval process as we will need to update the plan with registered contours/site requirements & site costs within the tender before we submit to the Council or PCA. We can however action the Developer approval, based on unregistered plans

Developed land requires finalisation with the NSW Government – Land and Property Information – before the approval process can commence, whilst this may increase the period it takes to commence onsite it affords you some time to pay off the land purchase before starting the house build. The typical timeframe from registration to site commencement is 10-20 weeks dependant on the submission type and site requirement. Ie. DA, CDC, KDR.

KDR is an acronym for Knock Down Rebuild. It refers to the demolition of an existing house to make way for a new one, most KDR sites require additional stormwater requirements, known as Hydraulic requirements, speak to one of our Sales Consultants about your site’s requirements.

Registered land means we can order reports necessary to prepare plans and a tender with known site costs. Once the home building agreement has been signed we can commence the approvals process and schedule site commencement, the typical timeframe from signing the agreement to site is 10-20 weeks dependant on the submission type and site requirements. Ie. DA, CDC, KDR.

If you would like to find out how much it costs to build a Wisdom home, please submit an enquiry on our website via our build an estimate tool, or give us a call.

To receive an initial estimated cost to build your chosen design, we will ask you to provide the details of your land. This could be in the form of a developer disclosure plan, sales plan, estate guideline or the contract of the purchase of your land. If you do not have these records available, Wisdom Homes will help you source the information.

Once the land details have been received, Wisdom Homes will begin to check your selected home design meets the requirements of your land, the developer, council and more.

Once the compliance has been checked and approved, an obligation free design interview will take place to finalise the estimated cost of your selected home.

Yes. Once you have received an estimated cost to build your chosen Wisdom Homes design, an initial non-refundable deposit is required to secure the current listed base house price and promotional offer (if applicable) and prepare your tender and contract.

$1,500 for a Greenfield
$2,000 for a Knock Down Rebuild


This deposit forms part of the overall contract price of your new home.

Your new home journey starts here.