Everyone’s dream home is different

So, at McCarthy Homes the first thing we build is an understanding of your dream home. One of our experienced consultants will sit down with you and talk about the size and shape of your block, the floor plans you prefer, how many bedrooms you want, how many bathrooms and your dream kitchen.

We’ll also talk about how your family likes to live, indoors and out, what kind of style and materials you like and how we can make your dream and your budget work. Shaping your dream.

It’s the first step to building it.

Step One

Shaping your Dream

Everyone’s dream home is different. So, at McCarthy Homes we start with a casual conversation. An experienced McCarthy Homes consultant will sit down with you and get a real understanding of what your dream home looks like.

Step Two

Scoping your Dream

With a clear understanding of what your dream home looks like, your consultant will do some homework, including visiting your site, conducting online searches, developing a concept plan and possible inclusions for your review, and an estimate. All at absolutely no cost to you.

Step Three

Detailing the Dream

Step 3 is all about nailing down the detail to deliver your dream. This stage includes survey and engineering reports, certifier’s assessment, detailed sketches, a 3D presentation of your design, and an estimate of costs based on your inclusion selection. You’ll need to sign a preliminary agreement and pay an initial deposit.

Step Four

Signing off on your Dream

Now you’ve approved sketches and the cost estimate, it’s time to finalise your drawings and get the contract signed. This will initiate slab and footing designs, your energy report, contract drawings, a letter of offer with final costs. A secondary deposit is required at this stage.

Step Five

Your Dream gets real

You get to meet your personal Client Service Manager to finalise documentation to commence work – things like selecting tiles, colours and fittings, construction drawings to lodge with Council, and final documentation. At this time we’ll need some paperwork from you, including unconditional finance approval or evidence of funds to complete the build.

Step Six

Building your Dream

Your build gets underway and at McCarthy Homes we take you on the journey. You’ll meet your Construction Supervisor on site, who will consult with you and keep you informed at every stage: Commencement, Base, Frame, Enclosed, Fixing, Hand-over and Maintenance.


Want to take this information with you? Download our 6 Steps to your Dream Home brochure here.


Look through our gallery for inspiration for your own dream home design.


Have questions about the process? Download our 6 Steps to your Dream Home form and submit to our team.

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