Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use YNH rather than approaching builders?
As one of Victoria's largest Building Brokers we have a huge amount of buying power and provide consistent work to our qualified network of builders.
Our goal is to make the process of engaging builders:
Less time consuming
Enjoyable rather than stressful
We provide expert advice and match you with the best builders from our network. We then go through a selection process with you and invite the top builders to meet and greet.
It is a complete role-reversal of the typical construction process: Easy, transparent, genuine, and in the customers hands. The client always wins.
How will YNH save me money?
There are 2 main reasons.
1) We are industry experts.
Builders know who we are and there is no BS when we give them a job to price. We have a unique tender process that allows us to pick up any nonsense and point it out to the builder.
Due the competitive nature of our tender process, all our builders know that they have to come in at a very good price to win the work.
Are all the qoutes accurate and comparable to each other?
Yes, this is key in our "apples for apples" tender process.
This is done not only for simplicity but also ensures that all builders are pricing the exact same quantities, specification, inclusions and removes any confusion.
This approach produces outstanding results for our clients.
Will the quality differ?
Your Next Home currently has a panel of more than 35 builders who have been vetted and carefully selected after rigorous investigation of their capabilities, past work and stability.
Which builders do you tender to?
YNH builders range from larger builders constructing more than 250 homes per year, down to small boutique and higher-end custom builders. The beauty of our service is that the final choice of builder is entirely yours and you are welcome to nominate companies of your own.
We don't tender to Volume builders (i.e - Metricon) as they don't work off designs that aren't done by their own company and isn’t the the type of market we offer our services to.
Our clients will be asked for preferences, to help identify the type of builder most suited to each project. All selected builders will be required to meet our stringent quality and service criteria.
The tender panel will be selected based on your needs, each builder’s capability for the project and their ability to meet your budget. YNH will make expert recommendations, to help you decide on which builder to use, but again, the ultimate choice is yours.
Will I own Copyright to my design?
Yes you own the Copyright to your design. This is an integral part of our process to ensure absolute fairness to our clients.
How do I know I will get Planning Approval?
At the end of the day, council members are people too. We have never had a permit knocked back or failed to achieve DA. Our team has over 20-years of townplanning and design experience.
We will work diligently to ensure that the approval process is as painless and as swift as possible - Don't stress, we handle this usual headache for you!
How much will your service cost me?
In short, it doesn't cost you (the client) anything. We get paid a fee from the builder that you decide to go with.
Perhaps, a better question would be how much EXTRA would you be paying without YNH? The answer to that question is around 5.1%
Our network, reputation and immense buying power means that inclusive of our fee, paid by the builder, the prices you will pay are unattainable! In short by using YNH you will save, big time.
Otherwise, YNH can provide you a quote to organize all the items required for DA and then tender your plans to our network of builders. We're typically half the price of an architect to look after all design, consultants, documentation and town planning.
If you prefer to use your own Architects or Drafting Firm - No worries!
We can look after you for the tendering phase only.
Can you tender my existing plan?
We would love to chat with you about our tender only service.
If you decide to go ahead with one of the builders, then we're all winners!
What are the next steps to get started?
Depending on where you're at with your project.
Schedule a call here and we'll help you out!
Can you tender for Renovations or Extensions?
Yes, we do! Your Next Home offers a home renovation and home extension service starting from $150,000.00.
I want to do a development or subdivide, can you help?
Your Next Home offer a detailed feasibility study to advise you on costs and benefits of doing a development or subdivision project. We will take into account your budget, the area and what the market is looking for. YNH will provide subdivision layouts and concept designs.
Unlimited Design Revisions (or send us your existing plans)
HOW IT WORKS
YNH prepares an initial design brief that takes into account sizing, budget, and your individual desires.
We work with a number of design partners and will connect you with the most suited for your project.
They will now become part of the project team. YNH and the designer will work in tandem to deliver your requirements.
Note: If you already have existing plans and permits, or would prefer to use your own designer; then we go straight to the pre-tender phase (Step 3).