Terms & conditions - South Australia

1. Guarantees

Lifetime Structural Guarantee

Our LIFETIME Structural Guarantee is given to YOU, the original owner named within the building contract. This Lifetime Structural Guarantee is in addition to any statutory Warranty insurance guarantee in force within the relevant state of Australia.

Subject to the terms below, this LIFETIME Structural Guarantee is not transferable to subsequent owners of the home.

This LIFETIME Structural Guarantee will cover your home from structural failure, specifically the foundation and any structural members/components of the timber wall frames & the roof framing but does exclude the following:

(a) Structural Failure due to misuse or neglect. 

Structural Failure caused by neglect and or failure on your part to properly maintain your home or by the misuse of your home will not be covered under this LIFETIME Structural Guarantee (including, without limitation any works such as excavations that affect the Foundations and/or repairs by unqualified or unauthorised personnel). In addition to other maintenance precautions, you should have regard to the relevant State footing Guide as referenced within this document (such as CSIRO’s Guide to Foundation Maintenance and Footing Performance on how to care for your new home after completion). Failure on your behalf to carry out proper maintenance or improper use of the fittings or fixtures on your land including, drains, pipes, pits, plumbing works, electrical wiring will not be covered by this LIFETIME Structural Guarantee.

(b) Structural Failure due to Environmental factors.

 Failure and/or damage caused by natural forces or events, including weather, storm, fire, rain, flood, earthquake, wind and any termite damage is not covered under this LIFETIME Structural Guarantee. These forces or events can cause damage to roofs, windows, and other parts of the house, this includes adjoining/neighbouring properties with trees and surface water run off. You should consider building insurance for your home and regular termite inspections. In the event of such damage, you should contact your insurance company so that any repairs and rectification work can be put into effect as soon as possible.

(c) Structural Failure due to Natural causes & poor site drainage. 

Defects and/or damage to the footing system that arise due to abnormal site conditions and or changes to site conditions (other than seasonal changes), such as planting trees and tree species, inappropriate planting of garden beds, poorly designed landscaping and poor surface drainage will not be covered under this LIFETIME Structural Guarantee. For information and guidance on your landscaping that will help prevent a structural failure and or damage to your house you should refer to the guides as referenced in this document such as the CSIRO’s Guide to Foundation Maintenance and Footing Performance.

(d) Defects due to any modifications. 

Any structural modifications made to the existing home after handover including any additions, alterations, extensions or renovations will void this LIFETIME Structural Guarantee.

Limitations

We will rectify at our cost the structural failure of any of the following:

Any Foundation systems installed by Simonds Homes, concrete and or strip footing designs pursuant to the Building Code of Australia and all relevant Australian Standards including AS2870, Appendix B.

NOTE-Structural failure is defined as ‘Damage Category 3’ or higher (AS2870) for a structural failure to exist.

Structural timbers and steel in wall or roof framing where structural failure is defined pursuant to the Building Code of Australia and all relevant Australian Standards including AS1684.

Resultant damage to Brickwork where structural Foundation failure is defined pursuant to the Building Code of Australia and all relevant Australian Standards including AS4773.

This Structural Lifetime Guarantee is only provided to the original home owner.

Your Responsibility

You are required to maintain your own home in accordance with the documents provided to you as part of your Building contract, your approved Engineering, Handover settlement pack and any of the applicable documents referred to below specific to your relevant State. Failure to do so will void this LIFETIME Structural Guarantee.

VIC-CSIRO Guide - Foundation Maintenance and Footing Performance: A Homeowner’s Guide and the VBA Footing Guide- “Minimising foundation movement and damage to your house”.

NSW-CSIRO Guide - Foundation Maintenance and Footing Performance: A Homeowner’s Guide.

QLD-STA Document, The BSA document and The QBCC- A Guide to Preventing Structural Damage.

SA-CSIRO Guide - Foundation Maintenance and Footing Performance: A Homeowner’s Guide.

More information

For more information regarding our LIFETIME Structural Guarantee please call us on 1300 SIMONDS or visit www.simonds.com.au.

The LIFETIME Guarantee is offered to the original owners named within the signed building contract effective from 1st July 2018.

2. Imagery

General Terms and Conditions

All images are for illustrative purposes only and may not represent the final product as shown and should be used as a guide only. Images include examples of upgrade items (available for additional costs), and other items not supplied by Simonds Homes (e.g. furniture, landscaping), floor plans and inclusion options that are no longer available. Please speak with our Sales Consultants for actual working drawings for available façade options and inclusions. All information shown on www.simonds.com.au is owned by Simonds Group and is subject to the Copyright Act 1968. The materials used on www.simonds.com.au should not be reproduced wholly or in part without the express written permission of Simonds Group. While every effort is made to provide accurate information, Simonds Homes does not warrant that www.simonds.com.au is free from errors or omissions, and does not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or cost associated.

3. Price holds

Elite Range Homes

12 months from date of payment of the Initial Fee

Elevate Range Homes

12 months from date of payment of the Initial Fee

Emerge Range Homes

12 months from date of payment of the Initial Fee

4. Inclusions

Elite Inclusions - "Say hello to a new standard"

Simonds Homes Elite 2024 inclusions are based on the standard house plans. Additional costs will be incurred for structural changes and the selection of some design options. Please speak to your New Home Specialist for clarification. 

Simonds Homes reserves the right to substitute the make, model or type of any of the above products in the event that Simonds Homes changes suppliers, or due to the product being unavailable or no longer being compliant. Inclusions to be read in conjunction with standard house design plans. Simonds Homes is not obligated to provide a credit where the design constraints of your selected house type do not allow for upgraded inclusions.

All photographs in this brochure and on our website are for illustration purposes only and include examples of upgrade items that are not included. Display items such as furniture, lighting fittings, security system, fireplaces, air conditioning, carpets and floor tiling (to areas other than wet areas), landscaping, fencing, driveway and paving are not included.

Simonds Homes reserves the right to withdraw or alter these inclusions without notice. Simonds Homes Elite 2024 Inclusions effective 1 May 2024. 

Elevate Inclusions - "Say hello to a new standard"

Simonds Homes Elevate 2024 inclusions are based on the standard house plans. Additional costs will be incurred for structural changes and the selection of some design options. Please speak to your New Home Specialist for clarification. 

Simonds Homes reserves the right to substitute the make, model or type of any of the above products in the event that Simonds Homes changes suppliers, or due to the product being unavailable or no longer being compliant. Inclusions to be read in conjunction with standard house design plans. Simonds Homes is not obligated to provide a credit where the design constraints of your selected house type do not allow for upgraded inclusions.

All photographs in this brochure and on our website are for illustration purposes only and include examples of upgrade items that are not included. Display items such as furniture, lighting fittings, security system, fireplaces, air conditioning, carpets and floor tiling (to areas other than wet areas), landscaping, fencing, driveway and paving are not included.

Simonds Homes reserves the right to withdraw or alter these inclusions without notice. Simonds Homes Elevate 2024 Inclusions effective 1 May 2024. 

Emerge Inclusions - "Say hello to a new standard"

Simonds Homes Emerge 2024 inclusions are based on the standard house plans. Additional costs will be incurred for structural changes and the selection of some design options. Please speak to your New Home Specialist for clarification.  Simonds Homes reserves the right to substitute the make, model or type of any of the above products in the event that Simonds Homes changes suppliers, or due to the product being unavailable or no longer compliant. Inclusions to be read in conjunction with standard house design plans. Simonds is not obligated to provide a credit where the design constraints of your selected house type do not allow for upgraded inclusions. 

All photographs in this brochure and on our website are for illustration purposes only and include examples of upgrade items that are not included. Display items such as furniture, lighting fittings, security system, fireplaces, air conditioning, carpets and floor tiling (to areas other than wet areas), landscaping, fencing, driveway and paving are not included.

Simonds Homes reserves the right to withdraw or alter these inclusions without notice. Simonds Homes Emerge 2024 Inclusions effective 1 May 2024. 

5. Promotions

"Receive ducted reverse cycle heating & cooling for just $5K" - Elite promotion

For a limited time only, Simonds are giving customers who purchase an Elite range home within the South Australian build zone ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling[2] when customers spend $5,000 on their Elite home, included in their building contract, subject to the below terms and conditions (Offer):

1.     This Offer commences on 1 May 2024 at 12:00am (AEST).

2.     Simonds Homes reserves the right to vary and/or withdraw this Offer at any time.

3.     The Offer is only valid on Simonds Homes South Australia build zone. Speak to your New Home Specialist for more information on Simonds Homes build zones.

4.     The Offer is only available to customer(s) who purchase an Elite range home in a Simonds Homes South Australia build zone and is subject to the customer(s):

(a)   paying the initial fee to Simonds Homes within fourteen (14) days of receiving all sales documentation (provided to the customer(s) by Simonds Homes) [1];

(b)   signing all sales documentation (where applicable) and returning to Simonds Homes within fourteen (14) days of receiving all sales documentation (provided to the customer(s) by Simonds Homes) [1]; and

(c)   having their new home file sales accepted by Simonds Homes within fourteen (14) days of paying their initial fee to Simonds Homes [1].

5.     This Offer is not available in conjunction with any other Simonds Homes offer.

6.     The Offer is not redeemable for cash. Simonds Homes is not obligated to provide a credit where the design constraints of your selected house type do not allow for upgraded inclusions.

7.     This Offer is limited to one discount per building contract.

8.     Simonds Homes reserves the right to substitute similar products to those referred to in this promotion should an item not be available.

9.     All prices are correct at the time of publication (April 2024) and may vary depending on build region.

10.  The Offer must be read in conjunction with the building contract and these terms and conditions.

[1] Sales documentation includes but is not limited to the initial terms and conditions, a sales advice estimate and a preliminary agreement.

[2] Ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling is based on standard house plans. Additional costs will be incurred where structural changes and the selection of some design options increases the number of zones required.

Please speak to a Simonds Homes consultant for more information and visit simonds.com.au for full details.

"Receive ducted reverse cycle heating & cooling for just $5K" - Elevate promotion

For a limited time only, Simonds are giving customers who purchase an Elevate range home within the South Australian build zone ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling[2] when customers spend $5,000 on their Elevate home, included in their building contract, subject to the below terms and conditions (Offer):

1.     This Offer commences on 1 May 2024 at 12:00am (AEST).

2.     Simonds Homes reserves the right to vary and/or withdraw this Offer at any time.

3.     The Offer is only valid on Simonds Homes South Australia build zone. Speak to your New Home Specialist for more information on Simonds Homes build zones.

4.     The Offer is only available to customer(s) who purchase an Elevate range home in a Simonds Homes South Australia build zone and is subject to the customer(s):

(a)   paying the initial fee to Simonds Homes within fourteen (14) days of receiving all sales documentation (provided to the customer(s) by Simonds Homes) [1];

(b)   signing all sales documentation (where applicable) and returning to Simonds Homes within fourteen (14) days of receiving all sales documentation (provided to the customer(s) by Simonds Homes) [1]; and

(c)   having their new home file sales accepted by Simonds Homes within fourteen (14) days of paying their initial fee to Simonds Homes [1].

5.     This Offer is not available in conjunction with any other Simonds Homes offer.

6.     The Offer is not redeemable for cash. Simonds Homes is not obligated to provide a credit where the design constraints of your selected house type do not allow for upgraded inclusions.

7.     This Offer is limited to one discount per building contract.

8.     Simonds Homes reserves the right to substitute similar products to those referred to in this promotion should an item not be available.

9.     All prices are correct at the time of publication (April 2024) and may vary depending on build region.

10.  The Offer must be read in conjunction with the building contract and these terms and conditions.

[1] Sales documentation includes but is not limited to the initial terms and conditions, a sales advice estimate and a preliminary agreement.

[2] Ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling is based on standard house plans. Additional costs will be incurred where structural changes and the selection of some design options increases the number of zones required.

Please speak to a Simonds Homes consultant for more information and visit simonds.com.au for full details.

"Double Your Money" - Emerge Promotion

For a limited time only, Simonds are giving customers who purchase an Emerge range home within the Simonds Homes Victoria, Queensland, or South Australian build zones up to $10,000[2] worth of upgrade packs when customers spend $5,000 on upgrades to their Emerge home, included in their building contract, subject to the below terms and conditions (Offer):

1.     This Offer commences on 1 May 2024 at 12:00am (AEST).

2.     Simonds Homes reserves the right to vary and/or withdraw this Offer at any time.

3.     The Offer is only valid on Simonds Homes Victoria, Queensland and South Australia build zones. Speak to your New Home Specialist for more information on Simonds Homes build zones.

4.     The Offer is only available to customer(s) who purchase an Emerge range home in a Simonds Homes Victoria, Queensland or South Australia build zones and is subject to the customer(s):

(a)   paying the initial fee to Simonds Homes within fourteen (14) days of receiving all sales documentation (provided to the customer(s) by Simonds Homes) [1];

(b)   signing all sales documentation (where applicable) and returning to Simonds Homes within fourteen (14) days of receiving all sales documentation (provided to the customer(s) by Simonds Homes) [1]; and

(c)   having their new home file sales accepted by Simonds Homes within fourteen (14) days of paying their initial fee to Simonds Homes [1].

5.     This Offer is not available in conjunction with any other Simonds Homes offer.

6.     The Offer is not redeemable for cash. Simonds Homes is not obligated to provide a credit where the design constraints of your selected house type do not allow for upgraded inclusions.

7.     This Offer is limited to one discount per building contract.

8.     Simonds Homes reserves the right to substitute similar products to those referred to in this promotion should an item not be available.

9.     All prices are correct at the time of publication (April 2024) and may vary depending on build region.

10.  The Offer must be read in conjunction with the building contract and these terms and conditions.

[1] Sales documentation includes but is not limited to the initial terms and conditions, a sales advice estimate and a preliminary agreement.

[2] This amount is based on the total recommended retail price of the chosen upgrade packs for any Emerge home.

Please speak to a Simonds Homes consultant for more information and visit simonds.com.au for full details.

Note: Any reference to a ‘base sale price’ includes any promotion(s), offer(s) and/or discount(s) applied to the base house price.

Upgrade to a roof made from COLORBOND® steel at no extra cost.

The promoter is Simonds SA Pty Ltd ABN 37 143 563 900, 280 Pulteney St, Adelaide SA 5000. This promotion is only valid for customers who purchase a Simonds home design in South Australia from 1st June 2024 to 1st September 2024. Please refer to Simonds Homes South Australia build zones for geographical eligibility. To be eligible to upgrade to a roof made from COLORBOND® steel, participants must pay in full the $2,500 Preliminary Fee and whose file is Sales Accepted within 14 days from payment of the Initial Fee for a property in the South Australian build zones. This promotion cannot be used with any other running promotions other than the “Double Your Money” Emerge promotion, “Receive reverse cycle ducted heating and cooling” Elevate & Elite promotion. Upgrade is to a roof made from COLORBOND® steel (custom orb profile) and excludes sarking. Not valid for COLORBOND® steel in a Matt finish, COLORBOND® steel Ultra steel or SUPERDURA®, where additional charges may apply. This promotion can be withdrawn or extended at any time by Simonds Homes. This promotion is not changeable or redeemable for cash. Extra charges may apply for changes during colour selection prior to contracts being signed. The price of the roof does not include any Seven Star Energy requirements or additional developer requirements. COLORBOND® steel colours must be selected in accordance to developer guidelines. COLORBOND® and SUPERDURA® are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited, ABN 16 000 011 058. All rights reserved. This promotion is administered by Simonds Homes and not BlueScope Steel Limited. To the maximum extent permitted by law, BlueScope Steel Limited is not responsible or liable for the administration of, nor liable for any damage or loss arising from, this promotion. Please direct any questions regarding this promotion to Simonds Homes. © 2023 Simonds SA Pty Ltd - ACN:143 563 900 – Builders License 237036.

Get up to $15K off* your new home with titled land.

For a limited time only, Simonds Homes are giving customers who purchase an Elite, Elevate or Emerge range home within the Simonds Homes South Australian build zone, a discount of up to (Discount):

·         $15K off the advertised price of Elite double storey homes; or
·         $13K off the advertised price of Elite single storey homes; or
·         $12K off the advertised price of Elevate range double storey homes; or
·         $11K off the advertised price of Emerge range double storey homes; or
·         $10K off the advertised price of Elevate range single storey homes; or
·         $9K off the advertised price of Emerge range single storey homes.

 subject to the below terms and conditions:

1.    Subject to clause 2 and clause 3, this Offer commences on 15 June 2024 at 12:00am (AEST) and ends on 13 July 2024 at 11:59pm (AEST).

2.     The Offer is only valid on Simonds Homes South Australian build zones. Speak to your New Home Specialist for more information on Simonds build zones.

3.     The Offer is strictly limited to customers who:

a)    Either own titled land (of which they are the registered proprietors of) or have signed a contract of sale to become the registered proprietor of land upon settlement [3], within a Simonds Homes South Australian build zone;

b)    paid their initial deposit to Simonds Homes within twenty-eight (28) days of receiving all sales documentation (provided to the customer(s) by Simonds Homes), to construct a Elite range home, Elevate range home or Emerge range home on the land described in clause 3(a) [1][2]; and

c)    All sales documentation, provided by Simonds Homes to the customer(s), being signed by the customer(s) (where applicable) and returned to Simonds Homes within twenty-eight (28) days of payment of the initial deposit [1].

4.     This Offer is not available to customers who have:

a)    Signed any sales documentation with Simonds Homes [1]);

b)    Signed a building contract with Simonds Homes; or

c)     Paid a deposit or any other fees to Simonds Homes in anticipation of any preliminary work or other building work.

Prior to 3 June 2024.

5.     This Offer is limited to one (1) Discount per building contract, applied strictly as follows:

a)    A discount of up to $15,000 applied to the advertised price of a Elite range home, or a discount of up to $12,000 applied to the advertised price of an Elevate range double storey home, or a discount of up to $11,000 applied to the advertised price of an Emerge range double storey home, or a discount of up to $10,000 applied to the advertised price of an Elevate range single storey home, or a discount of up to $9,000 applied to the advertised price of an Emerge range single storey home; and

b)    The contract price reflected on the building contract between the customer and Simonds Homes is inclusive of all discounts and promotions.

6.    This Offer is not available in conjunction with any other Simonds Homes offer.

7.    This Offer is not redeemable for cash or any other form of credit (including a credit which may be applied for use towards the relevant building contract).

8.    A reference to a date for the commencement and completion of building works associated with this Offer may not apply to all Simonds Homes designs and must be read in conjunction with the building contract and the Simonds Homes terms and conditions (https://www.simonds.com.au/sa/terms-conditions).

9.     Simonds Homes reserves the right to vary and/or withdraw this Offer at any time.

10.  Simonds Homes reserves the right to substitute similar products to those referred to in this promotion should an item not be available.

11.  All prices are correct at the time of publication (June 2024) and may vary depending on build region.

[1] Sales documentation includes but is not limited to the initial terms and conditions, a sales advice estimate and a preliminary agreement.

[2] The initial fee must be paid by the customer(s) to Simonds Homes no later than 11:59pm (AEST), 13 July 2024.

[3] Settlement of the land, being the subject of the contract of sale between the customer and the seller, must occur no later than twelve (12) months from the date the initial fee is paid.