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Process of building a custom designed home

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You have ideas, a vision and now it is time to bring it all together with our help. There are a few steps that need to be taken to use your ideas & our home building consultants knowledge to create a new custom-designed home Newcastle. That is why it is important we get to know you and that you understand how we operate. We like to understand what you need from your home and how you like to communicate. It is a long process from concept to completion and our goal is to make that journey one that is enjoyable and remembered as a good experience.

We do all the hard work for you and some of the steps during the process include the following…

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Concept Stage

The concept stage is a collaborative process to start to turn your vision for your home into reality. Understanding your site, your lifestyle, budget and ideas are all part of the concept stage. If you already have plans, we take the time to understand more about your site and how we can build your custom home.

  • Site analysis and investigations
  • Organising a detailed survey of the land
  • Preliminary concept design drawings

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Design & Development Stage

  • We work closely with you during the design & development evolution. This approach ensures that your land and design are in sync and your dream home is on the road to reality.
  • Preliminary discussions on any planning controls on your land which may impact materials and colours you have in mind.
  • Preparation of plans required for a development application or complying development consent.
  • Preparation of BASIX Certificate (water, thermal and energy efficiency).
  • Preparation of Glazing Schedule

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Construction Certificate Stage

We organise all the relevant certification required during the building process. This can simplify and streamline the approval process, eliminate delays and give you peace of mind when it comes to starting the construction. It includes the following:

  • Coordination with specialist consultants as required: e.g. Engineers
  • Consultation with Principle Certifying Authority
  • Preparation of documents required for a construction certificate application

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Construction Documentation Stage

We do all the worry for you. Because we are dealing with the building authorities on a daily basis we understand the relevant legislation and process. We are able to undertake further drawings and documentation if it will assist our clients. These could include but are not limited to the following.

  • Wet area drawings
  • Electrical Plans
  • Construction details
  • Detailed drawings for Stairs, balustrade etc.
  • PC Items schedule
  • Finishes Plan

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Our Expertise

Your ideas become our job. Working closely with you ensures we understand your goals for your new custom designed home. Our experience is building you a quality, custom designed and built home that is reflective of your expectations.

Before the first piece of soil is turned you will be confident that your final decisions are sound and researched with the support and experience of Indie Living. Your decision to build a custom designed home should be based on best value not best price.

At Indie Living we work with you from the very first meeting to the day you take ownership of your new home. You will be offered advice and suggestions on practical ways to manage costs. We navigate the building pathway to deliver you the custom built home of your dreams.

Our experience of over 40 years years combined ensures you have the peace of mind that we know how to build quality homes within your budget based on your lifestyle needs.

6 Steps To your Custom Home

Everything you need to know about building a custom home. Packed full of helpful tips this is the first place to start when trying to decide on what steps to take when building your custom home.

We run through the entire custom home building process in detail. From concept all the way though to the build and handover.

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Contact Details

P: 1300 794 246
E: [email protected]
A: 6/22 Templar Place, Bennetts Green NSW 2290

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