The Safest Way to Build on a Budget & Get What You Want ... Exactly!

tHIS STRIKING NEW APPROACH OPENS UP A WHOLE NEW WAY TO AFFORDABLY BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME -LEARN HOW

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Step 1. Getting to know you

This is a structured meeting  so we can hear your story and understand your goal as it relates to your home. It starts with a call, and we have a face-to-face meeting to get know each other. 

You also have an opportunity to fully understand our process. After, we will be able provide a cost-effective way to help you find your home design solution.

This is a free consultation. There is no cost & obligation.

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Give us an idea of what you want to achieve.

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    Step 2. Design Feasibility

    A Low Cost Design Feasibility (LCDF) allows us  to prepare preliminary design sketches along with build cost estimates to help evaluate the feasibility of your project.

    A small fee applies with no obligation to accept the design plan. It does give us the opportunity to fine-tune the concept.

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      Step 3. Project Planning

      The LCDF will indicate if you can confidently have the project documentation Prepared. 

      Construction plans, surveys, engineering and trade quotes are all expenses you should only commit to if you are sure about the project. 

      Avoid wasting time, effort & money.

      No lock in Contracts.

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          Get the home you want ... exactly!

          helping you to confidently create a Home that is handcrafted, to budget, by A skilled trade based builder.


          Don't be mislead by well-meaning bad advice that wastes time & money & leaves you frustrated.

          Creating a home that is exclusively yours, & irresistibly priced is doable. We know you want the best home your money can buy.

          Our experience and in-depth building knowledge will give you the professional edge you need to make the experience extraordinary ... Effortlessly, Reliably, Affordably.

          as easy as one, two, three

          Getting to know you

          Step 1
          • Site Meeting
          • Analyse
          • Research
          • Action Plan

          Design Feasibility

          Step 2
          • Sketch Plan
          • Build Costs
          • Refine
          • Scope of Works
          • Inclusions

          Project Planning

          Step 3
          • Construction Plans
          • Engineering
          • Survey
          • Trade Quotes
          • Project Delivery


          What our customers say

          Understanding their excitement & sharing their goal to get the best value for their money.

          Revolutionary

          "We had some Plans Drawn by another group, had difficulty getting anyone to quote on it and when we did the price seemed unrealistic to us... It really was that Building Buddy wanted to know how much to spend and design to that, rather than get plans drawn up and take it to the market and find out that is not near what you wanted it to cost."

          Bernie and Marylin Smith

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          Revolutionary

          "I would not hesitate to recommend Building Buddy for any building project, whether you really need all their skill or not. You can never know when specialist knowledge of an issue at hand will come in handy, as it did on ours."

          Carmel Davy

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          Awesome

          "Having a look on the internet for plans ...but we didn’t have much luck, we then came across building buddy ...I don’t know how but they just managed to nail everything we wanted in a design... It seemed like a very quick process, one minute we had a design, next minute we had the quote and the next minute we had builders."

          Jim & Donna Smith

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          Amazing

          "We wanted to undertake a Dual Occupancy DA on a difficult site. Six builders turned us down. … until Building Buddy … and we eventually had our DA … we are extremely pleased with the outcome and have no hesitation in recommending Building Buddy."

          Mark Reardon

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          Home Designs

          Step 1

          A gallery of  our home plans arranged in categories.  We almost always will custom design your home so you get what you want exactly. Nevertheless, browsing can sometimes provide ideas. 

          You are a quality builder, talk to us about how you can provide an easy one-stop design service for your customers, while at the same time providing superior quality and service. 

          Completed Projects

          Step 1

          A collections of our recently completed projects. all were custom home design and build projects cost-planned to suit. 

          The principle behind cost-planning is to control costs during the design process. This allows you to make value judgements about design options.

          Having this information available to you is an essential tool to managing your expectations & achieving the best outcome you can get.


          FAQ

          Step 3

          Need more answers?

          Check out the Frequently answered questions for clarification about our service and process.

          How does this all work?

          We provide an initial custom home design sketch solution that is a low-cost alternative to an architecturally designed home. We are then able to properly and accurately estimate building costs. This is a professional service using the platform developed by us over the past decade. It produces better home design build outcomes than any similar service offered in the market today. Test drive today, you have little to lose.

          What if I don't go ahead?

          If you don't go ahead, you will at least come away with a clearer understanding of the design options available to and build cost implications. You would have had a quick & easy overview of your proposed project.There will be no additional charges.

          What about your 'standard plans'

          You can select one of our existing designs found on this site. It is always better to draw a home specifically for you. However, using design ideas from an existing plan, in whole or part, can sometimes be an easy way to find what you like.

          We will gladly modify one of our standard plans if you prefer.

          Please read our terms & conditions, for further guidance.

          Yes, we will happily give form to your own plan ideas provide working drawings.

          Will you provide costs for the homes you design for us?

          Our service is integrated with build-cost estimates. It is important to know, what your home will cost to build. A design process we call cost-planning, is the easiest way we can eliminate wasting money and effort of expensive custom home design that costs more than you want to spend.

          Refund Policy

          Building Buddy will refund preliminary low cost design feasibility fees (LCDF), if you are not satisfied with the design provided if we cannot amend the design to your satisfaction. Construction plan fees are non-refundable.

          How much will this cost?

          There is a small charge for our preliminary concept design work.It varies depending on the style of design. Along with build-cost estimates, these concept plans allow you the flexibility to better plan for a favorable home design and build outcome. You are then able to make an informed decision to move forward or not. From time-to-time we provide an incentive special in specific geographic areas.

          Can I pay you for your design?

          Yes you can pay for the design and own the right to build it.

          We also get paid by our affiliated builders to provide these designs as a promotional service to their prospective customers. We also get paid by our builders to provide plan, estimation, marketing and other admin work on our platform.

          If you would like more control, and to be free to shop the design around, we provide a cut-price drafting service. You still benefit from our design expertise.


          * All drafting prices are subject to review prior to work commencing

          Can I use these plans as part of the DA process?

          A small additional charge will apply if you want want to lodge prelim concept plans as part of a Development Approval (DA Plans). Please ask for a fee proposal if you want to take this route.

          Evaluate your Custom Home Design Options.

          Free 30 minute Call to...

        • Evaluate your design & build options.
        • Quickly Understand what will work in broad terms.
          • Or call us directly!

            1800 710 102

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