While the planning stage comprises a small percentage of the overall cost of the project, it still represents a significant cost.
It is estimated that in excess of 70% of custom designed homes never get built in their original form. They often need to be abandoned or significantly reworked because build-costs exceed the budget.
This is because the focus of the process is naturally on ensuring you love the design. But you also need to love the price. Getting build-cost estimates on the fly is often difficult and time-consuming. Home designs rarely get priced before they are well-developed, after a lot of expense.
For this reason, we have developed and quick, low-cost design feasibility process. We create the home and prepare a sketch plan. This allows us to quickly prepare a reasonably accurate build cost and scope of works.
This process can be repeated to refine the design before you need to spend the money to prepare constructions plans and engineering.