Hicks Homes


Frequently Asked Questions

Please review our list of FAQ’s with answers to some of the most common queries. Please feel free to contact us for any additional information you may require. We would love to hear from you so you can discover why we are the right people to trust for your next new home.

Custom Home Pricing FAQs

Answers to pricing a custom built home

This can vary depending on the specifications and complexity of the project. We can give a more accurate figure once we have seen the plans and engineering in detail.

Custom built homes don’t necessarily cost more. When comparing price, it’s important to ensure you are comparing apples with apples. Check that all the specifications are exactly the same. Building a custom home is more about getting what suits your needs and requirements.

We will include everything that has been specified by you, and we can make allowances for anything that requires more time to select.

We are happy to work with you to achieve whatever request you may have.

Constructing a Custom Home FAQs

Answers for custom home construction

Custom built homes can take anywhere from 6-12 months to build. The time can vary based on the complexity of the build, additional site works, and size of the project. A more accurate time frame can be given once we have seen the plans.

Custom Home Plans FAQs

Answers relating to customized building plans

Yes you can. We are happy to work with your architect, or one of ours.

Building Contracts FAQs

Answers relating to custom house building contracts

We use a standard HIA building contract. Please contact us to view a copy of the contract.

Our Building Locations FAQs

Answers for locations where we build custom homes

Hicks Homes will build anywhere in metropolitan South Australia and the Adelaide Hills. We are also happy to travel but there may be additional costs associated with this.

Custom Home Warranty FAQs

Answers regarding custom built home warranties

All new homes come with a statutory structural warranty period of 5 years. All appliances and electronics come with the manufacturer’s warranty period. For more information visit South Australian Govt. Policy regarding builder responsibilities.

Specialised Home Building Definitions FAQs

Answers to Specialised Definitions for Home Building

A prime cost item is commonly referred to as a PC item. It is a reasonable estimate for the cost of materials not yet selected. An example of a PC item could be the tiles in your bathroom.

A provisional sum is a reasonable estimate for the materials and labour. An example of this could be your landscaping.