FAQs

Q?What costs are associated with this service?
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The Adelaide Build Assist service is at no cost to you, the client.  When you build a home through ANY builder there is a fee which is included in their price.  This fee is usually a small percentage which is paid to the Builder’s sales/administration staff as a commission. When you deal with Adelaide Build Assist this fee will be paid directly to us for handling you as our client – so it is NOT an added fee, it is a redirection of the fee that you would have normally been incorporated regardless of the Builder you choose.

After all, we’re here to reduce your building stress, not add to it.

Q?Why offer a free service?
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25 years combined  in and around the building industry, we noticed much money is wasted on initial construction due to poor decisions and inaccurate estimations and lack of attention to detail. Unfortunately this goes down the line leaving the customers wearing the financial burden, often leaving them with very little to add finishing touches to their homes. Carmel being an interior architect/designer found this frustrating as the interior of the home is the last of the process and deserve more than it is often allocated.

Being a forward thinker, great with budgets and exceptional negotiation skills she paired up with Luke Foster an industry mastermind who shared the same views, developing the “ZERO DEFAULT” theory and putting it to the test, they found no shortage of  clients.

There is no greater thrill than to see logical thinking put to action and reaping the results.  We are always thrilled to see another happy customer.

If a client referral is the greatest compliment we can receive, then we are very grateful to all our past and present clients.

Q?What is Adelaide Build Assist?
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Adelaide Build Assist is your personal building assistance service. We help people gain control of their building experience by assisting them with managing the entire project from start to finish.

Q?Whats the difference between Adelaide Build Assist and a builder?
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The difference between dealing directly with a builder and working with Adelaide Build Assist is that you get a more personalized service, you get a more competitive price as you will have numerous builders competing for your business, and you will have the peace of mind that we are able to step in at any point and help out when you need it.

Q?If we choose to engage Adelaide Build Assist, how will the process work?
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We meet with you the client and discuss the direction you would like to head with your project. We assess what stage of the building process you are at, whether you have purchased land, and if you have begun to look at your interior specifications.  Once we have had this chat we can then discuss your budget and make sure your goals are achievable.

Q?What happens when you get all of the quotes back?
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Once we receive all of the tenders we will arrange for you to come back into the office and we will then go over the tender with you in detail.  It is at this point that we can then suggest some cost saving exercises and optional extras.  After this meeting we will arrange to introduce you to the builder and discuss your building contract with your chosen builder.

After this initial discussion we would suggest you meet with our in-house architects to begin designing a plan for your home.  Adelaide Build Assist will guide you throughout this process and offer tips and tricks, once all of your documentation is completed we will then begin the process of writing an ABA specific specification so that all builders are quoting for the same thing.  Essentially this allows us to compare apples with apples and get you the best possible price for your project.

Q?What is the benefit of using Adelaide Build Assist?
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Stress relief and financial gain, Many of our clients feel immediate relief and satisfaction as we assist in educating and guiding them on their building experience and directing them towards achieving their goals during the building process.

Making the right building decisions, You will be able to make the right choices and decisions while maintaining total control of your project.

Q?Will I loose control of the building process?
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Absolutely not. When you become an Adelaide Build Assist client you don’t lose control of the building experience—you gain control of it. Your building plan is live and dynamic; we are with you every step of the way. If anything unexpected should arise, all you need to do is contact Adelaide Build Assist and we’ll address any necessary achievable adjustments to your building plan.

Q?Are Adelaide Build Assist project managers?
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No, Adelaide Build Assist are not project managers. Our aim is to help our clients get what they want whilst keep within their building budget.  Adelaide Build Assist helps you to manage your building experience and get you the best outcome on “YOUR budget”, not the builders. Adelaide Build Assist is an independent third party; we’ve dealt with builders for many years. We are often able to negotiate more affordable outcomes and solutions on your behalf because builders and tradesmen have confidence in our system and process.