We invest year on year into designs and continue to grow our plans library. A key item to be able to compete with any builder is designs and we put a focus into making sure that we have designs that suit all block types and keep withthe current market trends.
Over 120 designs available to use
Over 60 interchangeable facade images
Coloured design marketing brochures in print or web for all designs
Standard working drawings for all designs
Façade upgrade working drawings for majority of our designs
Stylised floor plans for all designs
High resolution facade imagery
8 design brochures to choose what designs best suit your market
Adaptable Living, First Home & Energy Efficient designs
All design have a detailed bill of quantities
Range specific designs broken into varying block types
A core part of the Independent Builders Network setup is networking and being able to talk with other builders in a non-competitive nature.
While not a first thought of builders looking to join IBN, once they are in they realise quite quickly how important it is and many deem this to be one of the main features of the IBN setup.
Network with builders in a non-competitive environment
Regular zone meetings to learn what others are doing
Input other builder practises into your own company
Training days & Conferences with other builders
Trade & Subcontractor sharing for specific areas
Possible display opportunities as a zone to share costs
Negotiate as a collective not as an individual in specific zones
Peer group training
Something that every builder can relate to is suppliers and this forms a crucial part of our network. We work closely with our supplier partners and negotiate on a regular basis to make sure our prices and products are market compatible. No longer talking to a supplier as an individual but a collective of builders quickly allows you to fast track your business and skip through the process of setting up suppliers.
Access to over 20 national suppliers
Access to local or state specific suppliers
Quality products with warranty focus
Display Home Support
Contracted suppliers negotiated regularly
Products specific to many markets
Brochures & Marketing Collateral made available
Product support to show rooms by selected suppliers
Contacts designated to the IBN account with each supplier
Suppliers attend meetings & national conference
Account setup assistance
Designated supplier manager to support your business
We have dedicated professional partners for all important parts of a construction company. Our professionals are a key part of the network as they allow our builder members access to different sides of their business to improve professionalism.
Dedicated drafting company for not only IBN designs but custom designs
Engineers for all types of construction
Insurance brokers who specialise in construction & warranty insurance
Digital marketing professionals & Graphic designers who specialise in web & social media
Association with HIA
Professional consultants in the disability sector
Work place relation support
Estimating program association
GeoSite is a home siting system our members have access to (Geosite fee applies)
Several other professional companies are made available to you
Like having your own staff on board, the head office staff are there to assist you with your many needs.They specialise in particular parts of the construction industry and can be used to further enhance your knowledge or just assist you when needed.
Sales & Marketing
Finance & Business Management
Leads Management & Client Assistance
Suppliers & Professionals
MentoringLand Developer Assistance
Signage & Marketing Collateral
Displays & Spec Homes
Internal Systems & CRM’s
We understand how important your time is and have developed marketing material that you can use immediately when you join. Development of marketing collateral that is useful to our builder members is extremely important to assist with professionalism and help clients better understand the IBN setup through our members.
Company Brochure & Newsletters
Adjustable House & Land Documents
IBNsider internal magazine
Signage Specific Templates
Branded clothing options
8 Range Design Brochures
Standard Inclusion 4-Page Overview
Standard Inclusion Selection Book
Adaptable Living Homes Brochure
Other adjustable templates
We have developed a setup that our members can choose to utilise, or you can setup your own as we have a professional company on board that can assist with any digital marketing needs.
Professional web page with continued updates
Design page that can be utilised on your website
Facebook setup with great information you can share
Detailed blogs that can be shared on your pages
YouTube videos on our designated channel
Pinterest Boards showing our work
Instagram & Houzz pages
Continued updates as the market changes
There are many marketing opportunities we get involved in to try and generate leads.
Attend major homes shows in Melbourne & Brisbane
Attend selected local home shows, ag shows, field days & expos
Assist in the online advertisements of displays
Promote Shop fronts through our digital marketing channels
Create & supply marketing material for member use
Advertise our members through social media outlets
Assistance with TV or Radio advertising
It is important to note that as part of the Independent Builders Network membership we cannot guarantee leads but we work tirelessly to gain them for you.
Ongoing training was requested by our members to further develop their business skills and it's become a great success. We speak to them regarding the kind of training they would like and seek out the best for the job. Some of the different companies that have presented are HIA, building contact lawyer, suppliers, professional, sales trainers and more. At our conference we target specific high-profile presenters and invite all of our supplier & professional partners who are there to assist our members.
Annual National Conference
Multiple state professional development days
Suppliers & professionals at zone meetings
Induction to IBN when you join
Product training through selected suppliers
Sales & Marketing Training
Establishing house pricing that a builder is comfortable with can be a daunting task especially when we have over 120 designs. We have developed standard pricing for all our designs it is now a great opportunity for you to create a price point for your specific area. All the IBN designs have a detailed bill of quantity done so you can price any design yourself or through a dedicated estimating system if you have one setup already.
Area specific pricing document
Detailed costing sheet for each design
Adjustable pricing docs to suit your area
Quick turn key pricing options
Bill of quantity for all standard designs
Standard Inclusion documents
Project spec documents (for client use)
Façade breakdown for quick upgrading
A key part of the IBN setup is our members and helping grow your business. Franchise setups rely on builders growing their company while leaving your own brand behind, but we are here to help grow your name and your business. When we say Your Home, Your Builder, we mean it and helping local builders remain prevalent in the industry is our goal.
Assist with local community opportunities
Your logo and details feature on the IBN website
Advertise as a local builder company
No limitations on where you can build
Allow you to promote your company first with IBN co-branded
No restrictions on how you would like to promote your company
Create marketing material that co-promotes your company
A critical part to any company is having a strong internal system setup that can be used to assist our members. We have spent many years developing and honing our internal systems so our members can have access to information at anytime and anywhere. We also run multiple CRM systems to help control client leads and company information. We can teach and show you how our systems best work to make life easier.
Keep In Touch is a CRM system we use to maintain client leads
Multiple procedure manuals are created for the different company offerings
We use systems like Box Net & Drop Box to control information
We run an internal CRM system to control our communications with builders
Office 365 controls the day to day business
MYOB allows our accounts to run smoothly
IBN Space is our internal system created to give our members access to all the IBN information at anytime and anywhere
It is important for us to keep up with the different market trends and see what our clients are looking for. Doing this has allowed IBN to get involved with many marketing opportunities that further enhance our company and create many opportunities for our members to be a part of.
Adaptable Living Homes
IBN First Homes