Latitude 20 Homes follows a well-organized and planned process to ensure that your new home proceeds smoothly with minimal disruptions or unwanted costs and surprises.
Whether you contact us by e-mail, via the website or by phone we will be ready to answer any questions that you may have relating to building or renovating your new home.
We will arrange a convenient time to meet with you either on site or at our office for your initial appointment.
From our vast experience we can offer clients a rough price guide on construction costs.
ON SITE OR IN OFFICE INTRODUCTION
Involves a 1 Hr consultation to discuss your ideas, requirements and grand vision. We will also discuss our construction process with you.
If you already have your own plans drafted, we will examine these and offer feedback.
If you do not have your own plans, we can provide you with an estimate to develop concept designs.
Have a budget in mind so we can help you to achieve a home you love within your specified budget.
Concept designs are prepared based around our initial discussions.
It's through close collaboration on design and documentation that we can work within budget constraints to ensure that the new home that we design is actually one that you can build.
We will design your new home and present to you your floor plan, elevations and 3D images of external view of your home.
Your feedback is then sought and changes are made until we develop a concept for your new home that you absolutely love.
This point provides us an opportunity to cost the concept design and ascertain an approximate build cost to ensure that estimates align with your budget.
This part of the process will be carried out in conjunction with the concept design stage and involves liaising with our preferred Building Certifier and Engineers.
We proactively liaise with these consultants and where required amend drawings as necessary to obtain Building Approval promptly and efficiently.
Once you are 100% satisfied with your house plans we will prepare a fully detailed "Budget Estimate" itemising the cost of your new home based on the concept design that we created and all of your personal specifications and inclusions.
You will also receive a guided tour of our online client portal which shows you how easy it is to build with Latitude 20 Homes.
Fixed Price Building Proposal
Once you approve your Budget Estimate, we organise for working drawings and engineering to be created so we can provide you with a "Fixed Price Proposal".
At this stage, you will also be give access to our unique Online Project Management System where you will be able to start making all of the selections for your new home.
We will also organise for you to have a colour consultation and select your tiles and floor coverings for your new home.
Your detailed proposal includes expected overall costs and a detailed list of all inclusions.
This comprehensive presentation enables you to make a calculated decision based around facts, knowing that everything that you want to have in your new home has been allowed for, and there will be no nasty surprises at the end.
Contract And Building Approval
We will present you with and go over your Fixed Price Building Contract and specifications and sign all pages.
At this stage, you will be required to pay a 5% deposit - less any upfront fees already paid.
Latitude 20 Homes makes the application to the Building Certifier and once approved we are ready to commence on site.
Once your building approval has been issued we are in a position to start construction on site.
Latitude 20 Homes use a secure online project management program to ensure that you have access to your project file to monitor and manage all Selections, Schedules, Communications and Budgets 24 hours a day.
Finally, construction is complete and handover has arrived, but this isn't the end of the journey.
Latitude 20 Homes carries out a quality check to ensure all work is to our high standards of finish which gives you peace of mind that your new home is defect free.
Before handing the keys over to clients we make sure you are 100% satisfied.
We provide a 6.5 year structural warranty and a 12 month maintenance warranty, and will keep in touch with you to ensure that you love your custom designed home.