CUSTOM HOME BUILD PROCESS

Building a home is a large commitment. It takes time, money, energy and sweat, but it also provides amazing rewards – at last the lifestyle you deserve !

It should be a fun journey too.

You will spend more on this single purchase than almost every other thing you every buy – let’s enjoy the spend, the process, the experience, the journey.

Building a home is a large commitment. It takes time, money, energy and sweat, but it also provides amazing rewards – at last the lifestyle you deserve !

It should be a fun journey too.

You will spend more on this single purchase than almost every other thing you every buy – let’s enjoy the spend, the process, the experience, the journey.

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR LIFESTYLE

So that we can help to develop a new lifestyle for you and your family we need to identify what matters to you, what you value and of course what you dream of.

We also need to look at your project parameters – it could be a small block of land, council building restrictions, budget or even the diversity of your family and their individual needs.

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PRE-BUILD

Our initial consult, which explores the lifestyle your new home needs to provide you with, is a simple briefing process conducted face-to-face.

We then prepare a project brief to sit down with you and discuss further. Costs are provided and material options are considered.

From this point, we put together a design package. When we are all agreed on the details of the package, costs are finalised and a project schedule devised.

Development images can be provided and reminders sent for any material or construction decisions that need to be made.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Behind any good build project is a system to keep everything on track and to keep everyone fully informed.

Our project management software allows you to see, in real time, how your project is tracking and as well as handling the communication on specific items and choices.

It also tracks the schedules and selections, any changes that are made and logs them along with photos, messages, questions asked as well as warranties.

You’ll have access to your build project in our system via an app on your phone.

TIMING

When we set a project schedule we do so with extensive knowledge about the project parameters. We then work closely with you to ensure deadlines are met. Whilst we can’t do much about weather delays, most other things are taking care of – effectively and efficiently.

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ROAD HUMPS

Big projects inevitably have some challenges along the way:

  • unforeseen circumstances
  • the weather
  • material changes
  • other priorities for you

They can all contribute to a need for adjustment.

Our project management software provides a simple way of adjusting schedules and budgets, overcoming hurdles and even smoothing out technical wrinkles along the way.

COMMUNICATION

We love a chat .. but we much prefer an update – an important regular discussion about progress and outcomes.

In most cases our contact is weekly during a build but this can be adjusted to suit whatever your needs and availability require.

There’s a lot to be said for the old saying ‘a stitch in time saves nine’. In most cases budget and schedule blow outs can be removed or reduced simply by being in constant contact and providing regular status updates – “bathroom’s about to be completed”, “are you still sure about that antique claw foot bath in your new contemporary style oasis ?”.

Phone calls, meetings, site photos and project updates are all part of our regular communication process. Tell us the frequency with which you wish to be contacted and involved in the project and we can do the rest.

SUPPORT

We believe that our role in the build extends well beyond getting the work done on time and on budget.

You may need an ear to listen, a sounding board for ideas, a prod in the right direction or a shoulder to share the burden of any nagging concerns.

We’ll be there to ensure that you have understanding and confidence . It’s what we refer to as ‘providing support’. Whilst we may build houses every day, we appreciate that you don’t.