Building Process

STEP 1: You will need to ensure building permits and access for shipping containers are allowed on this site.  A local crane company will generally give a free quote to check accessibility. You will also need to have a rough idea of the home that you are after, either one of our standard designs or a custom plan of your own.

STEP 2: An initial drafting fee is required to start the drafting process. For our standard homes, single or double storey and or 2 stage projects up to 250 sq. M the price is $16,700 excluding GST. The drafting fee will cover drafting of plans and Basix or energy assessment. It now also covers soil test (up to $800) and engineering allowance to fit your new home to your block. It does not cover council fees or other reports if required such as a site survey, fire or flood report.

STEP 3: You will need to contact and pick a builder that you are happy with to install your new home, we will liaise with the details of the build once drafting and engineering is done.  Our drafting team will contact and liaise with you to work out all the internal and external features of your new home. We will also organise the soil test to be done for your house site.

STEP 4: Once the final design has been confirmed, we then proceed to run the energy rating/BASIX certificate on the building.  The engineers will receive a copy of the soil test and plans to design and engineer the footings or supports for your new home.

STEP 5: Container Build Group will supply a fixed price contract on the final design and spec to build the containers and will liaise with the builder to get you a price for the install of your new home.

STEP 6: You will receive all necessary documents to lodge to council where your local council fees will need to be paid.

STEP 7: Once the initial 50% of the contract is paid, we fabricate the building according to plans and specifications and get your approval either with an onsite visit or emailed photos.

STEP 8: Once approved and the other 50% of CBG’s contract is paid, the containers will be ready to leave via your approved transport company.

STEP 9: Your builder installs the building at your agreed price.

STEP 10: You move into your brand-new container home.


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