FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does this all work?

We provide an initial Low-Cost custom home design Feasibility solution that allows you to properly the estimate building costs of your proposed design. 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 you and their 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 your circumstances. 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 or design and/or provide construction plans.

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 we have provided the design service and you are not satisfied with the plan options presented and  we cannot amend the design to your satisfaction. Construction plan fees are non-refundable.

How much will this cost?

The Design Feasibility comes with a small fee ireespective of whether we supply the design or not. The build-cost estimate is to provide you the flexibility to make informed design choices for a favourable home design and build outcome. It allows you to move forward with confidence.

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.

We will also work with your preferred designer or architect to facilitate a favourable outcome for you.

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.