FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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. Give it a test drive today, you have nothing to lose.

What if I don't go ahead?

If you don;t go ahead, then it is probable you won't be using our design and 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 a site. Using design ideas from an existing plan, in whole or part, can often be an easy way to find what you like.

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

Please read our terms & conditions, for further guidance.

Yes, we will happily give form to your 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. It is design process we call cost-planning. It is the easiest way we can eliminate wasting money and effort of expensive custom home design.

Refund Policy

Building Buddy will refund preliminary fees if you are not satisfied with the design provided or the if we do not amend the design to your satisfaction.

How much will this cost?

There is a small charge for our preliminary concept design work which is conservatively valued at $2,000, 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. The fee for construction plans are

  • Single Storey- $1,750 GST Inclusive
  • Two Storey- $2,200 GST Inclusive
  • Split Level or more complicated plans- POA

A 20% deposit is required prior to any drafting work starting

* 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).