How important is it to set a budget at the beginning of the building process?

It’s important to decide how much you can spend right from the start, because that will determine other important issues about your new home, such as the size, the type of materials used and the fittings you are looking to install. Before we start working with you on a design, it’s good to consider how much elements of your dream house will cost you, so you can be informed of the financial elements of the build.

Am I able to change my mind on various fittings after the build has started?

Some changes can be made after the start of the build, but they often will result in cost overruns and time delays. We feel that it is best to take the time right at the beginning to make sure you are totally happy with all your choices in fittings before work gets underway. The more time you spend planning, the smoother the build process will be. We can help you with samples of various finishes to make sure you understand what your options are before we start.

As the owner, how involved should I be in the building process?

We consider it a privilege to partner our customers when building their new home and we encourage clear and regular communication throughout the build. You can follow the progress of the work through our online programs, or have regular site visits to chat with the iLiv team. You get to decide how involved you will be.

What sorts of ways will I get to communicate with the iLiv team?

One option is to use the Buildertrend software as the primary means of regular communication. You will get your own log-in so you can follow the progress of your project in real time. We will also organise fortnightly site meetings and weekly progress reports – and you will deal with the same builder from start to finish of your build, to make communication simpler and more straight-forward. Other clients prefer to have more regular site meetings, emails and phone conversations to keep in touch with the build as it progresses.


If you want to build your dream home or medium density development with iLiv Constructions, speak to our team today and arrange your first obligation-free meeting by calling us on (07) 5502 0088. Our experienced team is ready to partner with you on every step of this exciting journey. Here’s a sample of what you can bring to your first meeting to get the process started:

High End Renovation Gold Coast Site certificates and zoning requirements.

Renovations Gold Coast Proposed plans.

Luxury Home Builder Gold coast Suggestions or samples of the final finishes you are looking for.

Premium Homes Gold Coast Budget expectations.

Luxury Custom homes Gold Coast Your suggested timeline.