WHERE TO BEGIN ON YOUR
DESIGN & BUILD JOURNEY.
Each build project is unique and here at Calley Homes our aim is to make the design and build process simple and easy to navigate. Our team has developed in-house systems and use the latest technologies that will have you feeling well informed and comfortable at every step of your project.
While we do work with clients who have had plans drawn prior to meeting with us, our preference is to work alongside our clients during the design phase so we can advise practical and economical construction methodologies.
We feel it is important to understand the project and design philosophy so we can meet the expectations of the design brief and project budget.
We provide transparent pricing which gives our clients peace of mind - providing exceptional value for investment.
STEP ONE: Initial onsite consultationWe’ve found the best way to understand your vision is to meet with you on your property to gain an insight into the project. Our team will talk with you and help you to understand the journey you are beginning. No two sites are the same and we need to assess key factors that could impact the design process and project budget.
STEP TWO: Developing the briefExperience and knowledge allow us to guide you through the process and acquire important information from you. Important points to consider and discuss at this stage are: Your intended budget, Time frames Site conditions, contours, geotechnical status, District or City plan requirements Number of bedrooms and bathrooms Prevailing wind directions North facing elevations to maximise sunlight Driveway location and garaging Design ideas Cladding options Any long-term maintenance issues Sustainable building methods and product options. Building restrictions that may apply After the initial site visit and the design briefing, we will have gathered enough information to confidently begin designing your new home.
STEP THREE: The Design PhaseThe design process is an exciting phase beginning with the drawing and presentation of the first concept plans. We take as much time as you need to go through the concept plans in fine detail to ensure you completely understand and are happy with the design and how it works for you on your site. Alterations and modifications can easily be made at this stage and we will continue to work with you until we have plans that perfectly fulfil your vision.
STEP FOUR: Working DrawingsOnce the concept plans have been confirmed, together we will go through room by room and document your desired finish. This process covers everything from doors to TVs – this is everything you want from your home. Product selection is a big task with so many quality products available to choose from and we have experience and expertise in this area so can assist and guide you. Our interior design partners can assist here too. Upon confirmation of finishes, the plans are priced officially for the building contract then presented to the Council to obtain the building consent. We can then agree a start date and from there we will produce a timeline for the project.
STEP FIVE: ConstructionWe encourage you to stay involved during the build. Onsite meetings and regular visits help you stay informed – and it’s exciting to watch the progress. At any time during the build process if there is anything you are unsure of or you want to add or alter, we are there to offer guidance, support and expert advice. Our online project management program allows you to track progress from your office desk, holiday overseas or smartphone.
STEP SIX: Living The DreamOnce construction is complete and the last detail has been attended to, our final job is to sign the 10 year Master Build guarantee and hand you the keys. All you have to do is pop the champagne and look to a very bright future in your brand-new home.