Frequently Asked QuestionsWe remain true to the same principles on which our company was founded over a hundred years ago: providing superior service to our clients, putting safety first, creating opportunities for our people!
What is CAIN BUILD LTD?
DO I GET A GUARANTEE?
YES! Not only will our guarantee go above and beyond but CAIN BUILT Ltd will give you a 287-point Quality Assurance Checklist so even the smallest
details of your home is checked, ensuring your home is built to the highest standard. The Quality Assurance Checklist is a checklist set up by our company, to make sure that we leave no stone unturned and to ensure we deliver an
excellent standard of workmanship.
PAYING FOR THE BUILDING PROJECT HOW DOES IT WORK?
Payment options depend on the type of contract you choose to use. With a full
contract you only make payments to one company, with payments made either fortnightly or at set milestones. When you receive your contract from CAIN BUILT Ltd, we will provide you with both a payment and a project schedule, which will give you an overview of what to expect with your build, and how much the initial amount of the build will cost.
SHOULD I REQUEST A FIXED PRICE QUOTE OR CHARGE UP?
A fixed price quote can give more certainty at the outset of your build and works really well with new builds. However, there is going to be certain “tagged” items of your build (common in renovations), where a price cannot be confirmed until work begins. At CAIN BUILT Ltd we will advise you on which choice would work best with your budget and give you ample time to consider and make your decision.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO LIVE ONSITE DURING CONSTRUCTION?
Yes, in most cases you can. However, each job is different. We have come up with some creative ways of ensuring you can live in your home for the
majority of the project, if not for the entire duration. We take into consideration your budget and realise there are times when you cannot be expected to live in a hotel or motel, for the duration of your build when money is tight. Hence, we assess every case individually, with serious consideration given to safety and feasibility and only then deliver a verdict as to whether you can live onsite or not.
HOW CAN I BE SURE MY PROJECT WILL BE WITHIN BUDGET AND ON TIME?
Unforeseeable circumstances such as bad weather or structural rot (common in renovations) are sometimes likely to arise which can push your budget over.
It is always important to find out how much you’ll be charged for variations and extras BEFORE you sign any contract. Many companies use this area
to make a lot of money by keeping it hidden or obscure. But don’t worry, at CAIN BUILT Ltd our experienced project manager will be there to inform you and deal with any hiccups to ensure a smooth running project which is as stress free as possible, giving you an alternative solution that you will be happy with. However, we always do advise that you have a contingency amount in your budget, especially when renovating, to cover any unforeseen variations that may arise. At CAIN BUILT Ltd we always provide open and
transparent pricing for variations which will be found in your quote, so you can be assured that your build is in the right building company hands.
These documents are crucial because it will give you a better understanding of the allocation of costs and how they apply to any variations to your build,
this will assist you in keeping within your proposed budget. At CAIN BUILT Ltd we will provide you with a project schedule to stick within time frames, with a start and finish date. We will also provide you with an in depth quote which outlines the cost of every detail in your project, and includes any variations that might arise down the track with your build.
INSURANCE - DO I NEED IT? WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Yes, you absolutely do. At CAIN BUILT Ltd we provide Contract Works Insurance for new homes ensuring you can sleep easy. For renovations,
insurance must be added to your existing homeowner insurance policy. In this case we provide Public Liability Insurance as we are unable to insure
the renovation if we don’t own the house. In addition to this, we also provide you with our very own guarantee, to ensure that you are covered on all fronts and receive only the best quality.
WHAT TYPES OF CONTRACTS ARE THERE?
• Full Contract
A full contract involves a fixed price for your whole project and the building company will organise everything involved from contractors to the final
building inspection. Our most popular.
• Cost Plus
A cost plus contract includes the price of all materials plus the builder’s margin. Although this type of contract does not offer a fixed price, it
allows you to take advantage of builder’s discounts on materials and trades as well as giving you the flexibility, to make changes as the project progresses. Under Cost Plus the building company will also organise everything from contractors, to the final inspection.
AT WHAT STAGE DO I CONTACT A BUILDER?
Most people do not have a background in the construction industry. They do not know where to start or who to contact. A lot of building companies
will not be prepared to take on your project until the plans are drawn and approved by council. However, at CAIN BUILT Ltd we strongly believe
that involving us earlier in the project allows us the opportunity to advise you in order to deliver the best results possible. We will work together with
the architects or designers so we can offer practical suggestions, to make your build easier, faster and cheaper. If you do not have an architect, we can
recommend you one of the excellent architect’s we have contact with. When you involve us from the start, this allows us to plan and organise everything
we need in advance. This gives us the opportunity to address any variations that might arise with your build, so that you have ample of time to make