Your Building Journey

There’s something very special about building a new home. From helping you choose the perfect design through to handing over the keys to your new dream home, we’re proud to be part of the whole journey.

We like to partner with our customers throughout the entire building process. The McDonald Jones team are here to support you through every step. Our aim is to make your home building journey as enjoyable as possible.

Steps to prepare your building site

We can't wait to deliver your dream home. In this video we're going to take you through the key steps needed to turn your raw block of land into a site that is ready for the build of your home to commence.

See your dream new home come to life

Once the slab is poured the real fun begins. In this time lapse video you can watch the process of building a beautiful new home being built (in this case the Portsea One by McDonald Jones), going from concrete slab to completed home.

Now let's walk through the process

Now let's walk through the process
Choosing your design

After experiencing our display homes or viewing them online our Building and Design Consultants can walk you through designs that align to your lifestyle needs, block of land and budget. Should you like to modify a design they will work with you to achieve the home you desire. We’ll help you find the best home design. Once you have selected your preferred design we’ll then undertake a site inspection, complete soil tests, conduct a land survey. Once complete we’ll meet again to discuss the outcomes, present the quote, generate a Consolidated Tender and outline the next steps. Once the Consolidated Tender is signed off we’ll move forward on the pre-build phase.

At this stage you will also need to confirm your finance with your lending institution so there are no surprises or delays.

A little help from the MyChoice Experts
A little help from the MyChoice Experts

Once you have selected your preferred design and provided a deposit we will start to work with you to create a home that is uniquely yours. Our team of interior stylists will work with you to select your home’s colours, fixtures, features and appliances, all within a central location at one of our MyChoice Design Studios. Our MyChoice Design Studio’s allow you to relax and make your selections in comfort without having to run around town searching for all the elements for your home, all of your options under one roof for you to consider. Our team will work with you to bring your vision and preferred style to life. 

Building layer by layer
Building layer by layer

When all approvals are finalised and we have received Authority to Commence Construction we’ll move to the build phase. Our Construction Team will now order all materials, schedule labour and prepare your site for work to commence. During this exciting period you will see your home progress from excavation and pouring of the slab, through to seeing your home visibly take shape as the frame and roof is installed. Your Construction Supervisor will invite you to visit the site on numerous occasions throughout the build including prior to the installation of linings and the kitchen, we’ll even meet to discuss your ceramic tiling. Now that we have moved indoors we will install plasterboards, timber skirting and architraves plus commence the tiling, this will see us move to ‘lock up’ stage.

The finishing touches
The finishing touches

At Practical Completion we are now putting the finishing touches on your new home; this is a really exciting time for you as we complete the painting, wall and floor tiling. Once the electrical and plumbing installation is complete and the last elements are included such as the shower screens, splashback and mirrors we will invite you to inspect and walk through your new home prior to handover. It’s time to schedule in family and friends to help you move in plus mark the diary for the house warming.

Handing you the keys
Handing you the keys

The day you have waited for has arrived. Upon settlement we will meet with you to present the keys to your new home. As you walk in the door of your new home for the first time your new life will be realised and it’s time to truly visualise your future. There really isn’t anything quite like that feeling of walking into a brand new home, and now it’s yours!

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It’s really just the beginning

Now that you have moved in and you’re enjoying your new home, we know that there may be a few small things that may have occurred during the settling in period. So our team is still here to ensure that all items are attended to and corrected. It’s all part of McDonald Jones service. We know that your new home will be your personal oasis and a place to generate wonderful memories with family and friends. With every home that we build we are thrilled to have shared the building journey with you.