Do you have a Quality Control Process?
Yes, we pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship which is backed up with a Quality assurance checklist that is followed with each scope of works that is conducted. All Faraday Homes accredited Contractors are familiar with our process and they insure nothing is left for question. As a final stage of our “Quality Control Process” all work is inspected by two of the Company Directors.
How long will the building process take?
Because every home we build is original, especially the Custom Homes we design for our clients. Building time frames are determined on an individual basis, factoring in size, complexity, and specification requirements as well as the time of year construction begins. Based on our past experience the average time frames can vary anywhere from 6 Months to 18 Months.
What areas in Melbourne do you build?
We cover most of the Inner Melbourne Metropolitan Area. If you are unsure if we cover your area please do not hesitate to contact us for verification, who knows we may be building a new home in your suburb right now.
Is there Warranty on my new Home?
Yes, Faraday Homes are governed by the “Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995” which is there to protect you and your new home. Not to mention the additional Domestic Builders Insurance. There is also the Manufacturer’s Warranty on Materials and Appliances etc.
Can you assist with Town Planning?
We are fully aware of the complexity of Town Planning and Council expectations as well as Sub- divisional requirements. We have assisted many clients from arranging all Town Planning through to the more basic tasks required from Council and Service Providers including Vic Roads approvals for road closures and road opening permits.
Do you use Sub-Contractors?
Good Sub-Contractors are hard to find and as part of our selection process they must pass strict quality testing to become part of the Faraday Homes Team. Once selected we continuously utilise the same Contractors for all our work, and in many cases our Contractors have been working for Faraday Homes for over 10 years. We always encourage / promote a professional and friendly work environment with-in our Team of selected contractors and many have become friends outside of the work place. We utilise the same contractors for all our work from Multi Unit Developments through to $1,000,000.00 plus homes. All our Contractors know that we at Faraday Homes expect quality workmanship and are aware of all our strict quality control standards.
Who will I be dealing with at Faraday Homes?
As part of our commitment to Customer Service, quality control and longevity in the building industry all our Clients will be dealing with the same person from Design to Sales all the way through to construction. That same person has a vested interest in assuring your satisfaction due to being one of the Directors of the Company.
Do you build and sell homes?
We randomly build homes throughout the year that are put up for sale, which can be viewed from our Website.
Are you able to demolish an existing house prior to construction (Knock down Rebuilds)?
Yes, as we have done many times in the past we can organise the demolishment and termination of all services prior to construction.
Will you build with my own supplied plans?
Yes, off course we will be happy to accept your own plans/working drawings for construction.
Do you have any References?
Yes, we are proud of all our Testimonials from our clients, and although we would like to have them all displayed we have placed a select few on our website for you to review at your convenience.
Can we inspect the house during construction?
Yes, and we encourage you to organise a time with your building Supervisor at least once at every stage of construction. This allows you to oversee the quality of the construction of your new home and discuss any possible changes you may want to do, saving you time and money.
Have you won any awards?
Yes, we are proud to say that we are an award winning builder recognised by H.I.A. (Housing Industry of Australia).
Do you build Multi Unit Developments or Dual Occupancy Projects?
Yes, Multi Unit Developments and Dual Occupancy Projects have become more and more popular over the past decade and we at Faraday Homes have been building and assisting clients with these developments for many years. We can assist you with all your requirements from Demolishment through to Design and Town Planning and all your council and service requirements and off coarse Construction.
Can you assist with the design of our Custom Home?
Yes, we are proud of our innovative design experience and have helped many clients achieve a uniquely designed home allowing them to capture their own individuality and vision. By incorporating all of Faraday Homes many years of experience into their newly designed Custom Home, we have saved our clients tens of thousands of dollars on the design, energy efficiency and overall cost of construction.
Do you build on Sloping Blocks?
Yes, we have built on many challenging sloping blocks, and it takes a very experienced Builder with specialised skills like Faraday Homes to be able to build a house on a sloping block. And due to our experience we can offer allot of insight in the design and build process of your new home. There are many extra things to consider when building on a Sloping Block from Health and Safety issues to restricted site access to specific soil conditions. On the other hand by designing the home the right way you can minimise site cuts and excavation costs while allowing very innovative design ideas with split level floors and high Ceilings.
What Insurance policies do you have?
Our Insurance Policies include: Individual “Domestic Building Insurance” and “Construction Insurance” for each home we build, Public Liability for the Company and Work cover for each employee.
Is there Building Insurance for my new home?
We will always include the cost of the Domestic Building Insurance as part of your quote, which is mandatory for all builders to supply if the value of work is above $16,000.00. “Domestic building work more than $16,000 (previously $12,000) will require domestic building insurance and will cover costs up to $300,000 (previously $200,000) to fix structural defects for six years, and non-structural defects for two years from 1 July 2014.”
Can we see homes that are currently under construction?
Yes, we encourage new clients to view some of our work that is currently under construction. Generally we always have a Spec Home that we are building for ourselves to utilise new techniques and experiment with our innovative ideas. As a courtesy to our existing clients, there are times when they prefer not to have anyone look through their Custom Built Home during construction. And we respect their privacy.
Do you have a display Home?
Yes, we have two displays that can be viewed via appointment only. These Custom Built Homes are a statement of Faraday Homes design and build quality and both portray original, unique construction achievements, just as all our homes that we design and build for our Clients are original. In the meantime you can view some of our work via our Portfolio menu.
How long has Faraday Homes been in Business?
We have a long and proud history stemming back to the Co-Founder Alfred Farrugia back in 1974. The name Faraday Homes was registered back in the 90’s and has been trading under that name ever since.
What Memberships and Registrations do you hold?
We are a Registered Builder through the Victorian Building Practitioners Board and are proud to say that we hold an unblemished Domestic Builders Unlimited Licence. We are also members with H.I.A. (Housing Industry of Australia) and have been members as well as licensed for over 25 years.
What Styles of Homes do you build?
We are proud to say that there isn’t much we haven’t built in the past. To name a few: American, American Gothic, American Colonial, Tuscan, Edwardian, French
provincial, Modern, Contemporary, Classic and Traditional Style Homes.
What do you do?
We are Designers and Builders of Custom Designed Single Story Homes through to Double and Multi Level Homes. We also have extensive experience in Dual Occupancy and Multi Unit Developments, not to mention knock down Rebuilds and Split Level, and we also build on Sloping Blocks, which many builders cannot do. We also cater for clients who prefer the complete package which may include Home Automation, Landscaping, Decking’s, Pergola’s and Swimming Pools etc. Which we have all done in the past for many happy Clients throughout Melbourne.