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Kalka - Custom and Luxury Home Builders Brisbane


Home Building

We know you're busy 

Your time is valuable, and your free time should be spent having fun with family and friends.

This is part of why we've simplified our building process - so that you understand every stage of the journey and leave the building up to us.

Our process isn't like any other you'll find among luxury home builders in Brisbane, the Gold Coast or anywhere in Queensland. Our thorough and detailed approach from the outset ensures you get the most personalised building experience as well as accurate pricing and transparency. 

Pretty straightforward? That's what building a home should be.


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Preliminary process

Building your family home is easy. To kick things off, you'll meet with one of our New Home Consultants, and they'll do their best to understand exactly what you want in your new home. They'll visit your block of land and help you determine the best home design for your block.

The consultant will detail your new home assessment, budgets and requirements, and after you approve your quote, your paperwork will be finalised and sent to the office. 
Queensland custom home builder Kalka | Glass entrance at Rochedale display home

Investigation and design

The second stage of our new home building process involves investigation and design.

We'll carry out a number of tests on your block to determine your soil's reactivity, assess the contours, location of services and determine any eventual obstacles. 

After this you'll be introduced to your personal client services manager who will assist you through the remainder of your home building experience. The client services manager will present your preliminary plans and preliminary tender for review. 


Queensland custom home builder Kalka | Glass window with architectural light at Rochedale display home

Interior design

To firm up the final contract and price, our interior design team take you through the colour selection and design process.

At this meeting, you'll have the opportunity to select all of the colours, finishes and fixtures for your new home.

You'll then receive your colour tender as well as both development and covenant approvals, if they're required. 


Queensland custom home builder Kalka | Dining table and soft furnishings at Wooloowin display home


After all amendments have been finalised your contract plans will be completed and presented to you for signing. 

After this our office will lodge all council applications and we will receive your building approval. We will also complete your final construction drawings and order all products, which marks the beginning of the construction process. 

Brisbane luxury home builder Kalka | Free standing bath with side table featuring green plant and soap | Rochedale display home

After this consultation phase you will have final drawings, colour selections, and upgrades selected, time-frames and your final contract price.


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At this stage in the home building process, you will meet your Site Supervisor who will oversee the entire construction of your home.
During this meeting, your Supervisor will outline your personalised construction program for your home and be available to discuss the process and any questions you may have.
The following earth and site work stages represent the key milestones of your HIA contract. 
Brisbane luxury home builder Kalka | Custom joinery shelf at Rochedale display home

Pool shell

If your new home design includes a pool, we will start with that. Access to the site becomes a little restricted once the building commences - particularly if you're building on a small or narrow inner-city lot.

Base / slab

The slab is the first major tangible part of the home building process. Before any work can commence, a number of pre-pour process need be carried out. Watch our slab stage video for more detail.


After the slab has been poured and the site has been cleared and levelled, we are ready to start framing. The size and complexity of the build will determine the type of framing used - there are two types available in timber framing; pre-nailed framing and stick framing. 

Roof + Roughin

At this stage of the home building process, we will have received Form 16 from the certifier, which allows us to proceed past the frame stage, triggering the fitting of the roof onto the structure. All electrical pre-wiring and initial plumbing and pipework will also be completed at this stage. 


Once roof and roughin have been complete, we are able to enclose the home. This part of the home building process has a number of stages, which usually span over a few weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the home. 


The home is now enclosed, which means all the internal components of the new home, including architraves, cabinets, doors, cornices, and shower trays are fitted and fixed in position. 

Practical completion

In compliance with your HIA contract, at practical completion, all plans and specifications — including all statutory requirements to the building work — are complete. 

Handover + Maintenance

Upon completion of the construction program, the Site Supervisor will hold a near completion and handover meeting where any concerns are raised and promptly rectified prior to official handover.

We’re dedicated to customer service, and our team works to ensure you are completely satisfied with your investment long after handover. We offer twelve-month maintenance inspections along with a six-year structural warranty.

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