House design advice for custom built homes
In some cases quoting opportunities come to us already designed to Building Approval level and we are happy to meet with you and arrange to submit a quote in due course. Even though you have an initial plan there is still many details we will need to discuss to clarify your expectations of the finished project.
These days we find more owners are looking for guidance on the whole custom build process, especially for luxury homes or complex Queenslander renovations. That’s where our systems can help you the best. We have created systems to ensure nothing is overlooked in the early design stages which could effect the design.
And to help with getting all the details right we can recommend a certifier to provide early ‘pre-design’ information (relative to the specific site and the proposals). This will assist the designer to ensure the design takes into consideration everything up front, rather than later in the process which may involve a major redesign and budget review.
We work with you to create a full design and quote – leaving no surprises
Choosing whether to use an Architect or Building Designer for your project will depend on the scope and type of project being considered.
Budget considerations are a vital element. A fully detailed plan is needed to ensure the design is within the budget capabilities of the owners. Here we can use typical costs per square metre of completed projects similar to what is being designed to ensure the design keeps within the budget.
Get the input of an experienced builder of custom homes in Brisbane
We can also provide a builders input on the choice of materials or the approach for structural elements to make sure the drawings incorporate the latest techniques and products, such as engineered timber products, or steel details that can be easily resolved because we can offer on-site welding in contrast to using standard bolted details.
We can either guide you through the design and approval stage, or if you prefer we can enter into a Preliminary Contract with you for the design phase, and look after everything for you.
Contact us for an initial discussion about your project. We’d love to speak with you.