FAQs

  • How long is a builder’s warranty?

    All builders are subject to the same warranty obligations. Generally, these are 90 days from completion. However, at Highmark Homes we provide an extended maintenance warranty period of six months.

  • How long is a structural warranty?

    Builders must take out warranty insurance (Domestic Building Insurance) with an approved insurer as one of the requirements to obtaining a building permit. This insurance cover provides protection to the building owner (in certain circumstances) for a period of six years for structural defects and two years for non-structural defects. Beyond this, domestic building owners may take action against a builder up to 25 years after the issue of certificate of occupancy or date of inspection of report to initiate proceedings.

  • What kind of slabs do you use?

    At Highmark Homes we do not have a “one size fits all” approach towards slabs. We do not use waffle slabs exclusively; we also use conventional raft slabs. We only decide which is most appropriate once a contour survey and soil test is carried out. Our slabs are then designed and certified by a qualified engineer.