Frequently Asked Questions
At Least Some of Them...
What kind of projects can Decocorp deliver?
We pride ourselves on delivering a wide range of design and build projects in various industries like healthcare, workspace, education, community, retail, transport & aged care.
Why would I go with Decocorp for my project?
From inception to completion, Commercial projects can be a fairly complex procedure. Our teams range of experience, combined with our strong company values, ensures our clients have peace of mind when engaging to work with us.
We keep working with you far beyond the project completion, providing training and ongoing support right through to our next project together. We want to work with you for life, and we do this by our clients having complete trust in our rigid processes & procedures.
Is Decocorp licenced, accredited and insured?
We have an active Builders Licence and hold the following insurances:
- Public Liability
- Workers Compensation
- Professional Indemnity
- Contract Works Insurance
- Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF)
How does Decocorp maintain and guarantee high quality?
We maintain and continuously improve an Integrated Management System that complies with the requirements of the International Standards ISO 9001:2015
Through our Quality Policy we are committing to:
- Individual acceptance of personal accountability and responsibility for consistently delivering agreed construction services.
- Following all agreed customer requirements and all statutory and regulatory requirements related to our construction service.
- Continual monitoring and reporting of all agreed service quality and performance indicators as set by the industry
What is the rough cost for the project?
This depends on the methodology, materials & finishes selections.
We often develop cost plans to suit your budget and actively value engineer your scope in line with budget expectations.
Working with our estimating & project teams, we are transparent with our budgets and allowances keeping you informed all the way through the tender process.
Do you have a project timeline, and do you stick to it?
We do what we say! Each proposal receives a programme which includes pre-construction, construction and handover activities. We track our programmes through regular project updates, and report on all project milestones weekly.
Do we need a CDC (Complying Development Certificate) or a DA (Development Approval)?
Generally any works altering the street view or changing use will require a DA.
If your proposed development meets the standards for a CDC, it can be approved through this fast tracked process.
Minor refresh work can be conducted under Exempt Development. Exempt development activities do not require Council approval.
Early Contractor Involvement vs Construction Management vs Lump Sum, what’s the difference?
Under an early contractor involvement engagement, we would be engaged for a fee, effectively for our preliminaries and overheads. At the time of entering into the contract, the actual cost of construction is unknown. This is because the design is yet to be finalised, or at least has not been priced.
Early contractor involvement models offer faster completion, subcontract transparency and early input from us to avoid design issues.
Under construction management, the client engages us to administer the contracts and trades on their behalf with a percentage fee attached.
Unlike construction management, with typical lump sum building contracts, we would submit a quotation proposal to ensure the overall contract price if a fixed price.