Frequently Asked Questions
Can you give me a m2 rate for building costs?
Our homes are Unique. A square metre rate does not apply, due to the level of finish and design criteria. Unforeseen costs such as subterranean profile may influence the final cost of construction.
How long will construction take?
I like to give myself a reasonable amount of time to build your home that you have spent endless hours designing in your mind before it went to the Architect for perfection then it came to me to create. You don't spend all those hours creating just for a builder to rush your dream. A builder may commit to a shorter construction period only for you to find that for one it was unrealistic and two the quality and detail of work was not up to standard, this is due to the builder not having sufficient time to inspect and reinspect the tradesman's work. We pride ourselves on quality and finish, an artist needs time to perfect and so do we. If you are not concerned about quality and finish then we are not the builder's for you.
Will I see you on site after we sign the contract?
You won't be able to keep me away. From the moment we have our first meeting our relationship will begin to flourish. We pride ourselves on quality; you cannot get quality unless you have proper supervision. Our name and reputation is on the line, when you put on other people to do your job, they just go home at night and their livelihood is not affected at all if they do not supervise properly. With years of on-site experience, and my background as a qualified carpenter by trade, only I can say if a job is good enough or not. Too many builders have young unapproachable supervisors with their own ideas but not the experience, not us.
What makes your designs ‘Unique’?
All plans are drawn to the Client’s specific needs and desires, as no two people are the same. Each plan is as individual as you. Clients want their home to express who they are, so when they move into their new home, they have achieved an ‘expression of themselves’ and as a result evolved as one. Our designs are created to compliment every aspect of your land. By designing to suit your aspects you achieve excellent energy saving thermal and acoustic qualities. This is of the utmost priority in today’s society.
Are you a project builder and what is the difference?
We are not a project builder therefore no two homes are the same. A project builder has set plans and set prices. Their trades do the same work on different blocks, just repeated designs. We build what you have in your heart, you can walk away and say this is exactly what I designed and it is exactly what I want. By building with a project builder you are building someone else's dream and you will live in someone else's dream. History has proven that if for some reason if you sell your home, a home will sell for a higher price and also quicker if it is unique.
What constitutes a difficult site?
A difficult site may be that the area in which construction is to take place is isolated or the land may be gently sloping, up to a cliff. The type of soil may mean there is specialist engineering for footings required, weather its highly reactive clay, sand or rock it may be difficult to build on. The design may require basement parking or large retaining walls, big excavations or large amounts of fill. All of these type of sites require specialist engineering and also these type of sites usually have unique quality’s making a truly magnificent architectural home stand out.
Do we have to use your Architect/Designer or can we use ours?
We have no objections to building your home from your plans and specifications. We can build anything as long as you own your design, as copyright applies.