What you need to know

Not only does our team comprise experienced concreters, our team also includes a Registered Building Practitioner. This is important because all construction works on your property over $5000 require you to enter a Domestic Building Contract. You can only enter into a Domestic Building contract with a Registered Building Practitioner.

The benefit of having a Registered Building Practitioner on the Concept Concrete team is that before commencing any work on your driveway we provide you with a Domestic Building Contract meeting all the requirements of the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995.

Having a Registered Building Practitioner as part of our team is unique to Concept Concrete. This unique service and the provision of a contract that meets all the legal requirements will provide you with security and peace of mind throughout the construction of your driveway from concept to concrete.

The Domestic Building Contract is a binding document between you and Concept Concrete that provides you with information and rights in relation to start and completion dates, warranties and insurance, termination and payment options. For all concrete construction works on your property we will provide you with a Domestic Building Contract for Minor Works.

The Domestic Building Contract provides you with extra security including rights of termination in relation to the construction of your driveway if the builder is in substantial breach of the contract.The Domestic Building Contract provides you with extra security including rights of termination in relation to the construction of your driveway if the builder is in substantial breach of the contract.

Under the Domestic Building Contract there are limits on the deposit amounts that you can be required to pay.

The payment obligation under the Concept Concrete Domestic Building Contract provides that:

  • the amount of the deposit cannot be more than 5% of the original contract price if that price is $20,000 or above
  • the amount of the deposit cannot be more than 10% of the original contract price if that price is less than $20,000
  • This reduces the burden on you making a large upfront deposit for work on your driveway.

All construction works on your property that are over $12,000 must be covered by Home Owners Warranty Insurance.

Another benefit of having a Registered Building Practitioner as part of the Concept Concrete team is that the registered building practitioner is able to take out Home Owners Warranty Insurance for construction work on your driveway.

When you enter into a contract with Concept Concrete for works on your driveway over $12,000 we arrange Home Owners Warranty Insurance. This warranty will begin from the date of completion of the construction work on your driveway.

Driveways are considered non-structural works. When you have Home Owners Warranty Insurance there is a two year non-structural guarantee for your driveway.

This guarantee provides you with additional security once your driveway is completed by our team*.

*Note that on completion of your driveway, the maximum strength of your driveway will not be achieved for at least 28 days. As a result, we recommend that you do not drive any vehicle on your driveway for at least 28 days following the pouring of the concrete.