After you call, email or fill in the contact form on our website, Emily will touch base with you and schedule a free start up session where we come out and meet you, look at your home, and go over your plans and ideas, as well as run you through how the rest of the project will proceed.
The goal of this step is to meet you, discuss your ideas, and help you address any uncertainties or fears you may have for the project. We will answer your questions, give you a price estimate, discuss potential implications and really get to know you and your dreams for the home so that we can help you best!
After the start up session the next step is to begin design. We strongly recommend working with one of our certified architectural designers for this step, but if you have your own plans that’s fine too. We meet with you and the designer, and begin mocking up your dream home.
The purpose of this step is to begin drafting designs for your new home and to begin getting your dream ideas onto paper. Once the concept drawings are finalized by the designer, the full working drawings will begin. These drawings are where the final floor plan for your dream home will be, as well as all the subsidiary details for council consent.
This stage is when council gets involved as we work with them to obtain building consent. Dealing with Council on your own is very frustrating and difficult, so we are glad to help our clients with this important step. It can take up to 20 working days for Council to process the consent. The final price costs for the entire project is also accurately calculated and given to you.
Once we obtain building consent, we conduct a site visit with all of our subcontractors involved in the project and begin building an action plan from the information they provide us. This action plan is an 18-page document that breaks your project down into 25 components, making it easy to know when and what’s going on with your home. Once you accept the action plan, we begin building your dream home.