Architectural Design & Build Options
Moss Brothers specialize in designing 1881 to 1940 period replica and Queenslander style homes and homesteads, plus provide a range of other related services for those wishing to build.
Options supplied and available from Moss Brothers:
- Moss Brothers carry out the full building contract - from design to hand-over.
- Moss Brothers build to an incomplete stage - the most popular is to shell/lock-up.
- Supply building materials to shell/lock-up in kit-set form.
- Provide plans and specifications only for a building permit.
Here is a detailed explanation of what each option means, and the benefits:
- Full Building Projects:
Moss Brothers fully design then price the complete project and submit a contract price for the entire build. This is probably the most preferred option. Unlike options 2-4, we take care of all aspects of the build. This also means you only have one set of accounts to check. Because we've been in business since 1985, our history, including 43 testimonials and 31 Master Builder House of the Year awards means you can have confidence we can perform to your expectations also. We'll also provide a 10-year workmanship guarantee that covers all new construction projects completed by us. What this means is if there is a fault or failure in our workmanship, we fix it for free for up to 10 years after completion of the building project, no if's or but's.
- Shell Or Lock-Up Building Projects:
Moss Brothers build to an incomplete stage. The most popular is to completion of the shell/lock-up – for more details request the document DT 7.10. This stage is popular because the building is lockable and water proof – although unpainted. You can then carry on knowing that the most difficult part is complete and work on the project can be carried out at times that are convenient to you, knowing that materials are safe and secure from the elements. It's important that the shell/lock-up is completed quickly as some materials are only guaranteed for a limited time when exposed to the weather.
- Kit-Set Shell Or Lock-Up:
The same as 'Built to Shell' but just without any carpentry labour or concrete or concrete related products. But including plans and specifications, materials supplied pre-cut, selected lengths and random, pre-nailed wall frames and gang nail trusses, supply and fit the roof and spouting (warrantees will be provided), all (loose) nails, bolts and building paper, aluminum external window and door joinery and flashings and external cladding and period trims. Moss Brothers can provide internal period mouldings that we have made as they can't be purchased off the shelf.
- Provide plans & specifications only for a building permit:
Moss Brothers provide all plans and specifications for a building permit only. The architectural design and drafting work will be charged out on a % of the completed cost of the building project, plus any professional services such as engineering and surveying. The cost of travel incurred in collecting site information for a building permit, and any other costs incurred in providing this service will be charged at cost plus our usual margin. This means you have all the necessary plans and specifications to build your new residence, giving you total control, and you select and employ all tradesmen.
Important Notice: Clause 3 above is the minimum Moss Brothers supply our Period Replica Villa, Queenslander or Frontier range of homes and homesteads. Moss Brothers will provide 'plans only' on all other designs if requested.