Six Simple Steps - Custom Designer Homes

Our Six Simple Steps will have you in your new custom built home sooner. There is no need for time delays in getting your new Unicus custom home underway. Our process ensures an effective design that reflects your requirements and budget, as well as simplifying the process making building your dream home enjoyable.


Step 1 - Consultation


Our first consultation is in our office. Please bring with you any ideas you may have, pictures, sketches etc. land/site documentation. We will discuss things such as: 

  • Lifestyle requirements
  • Style and design of your new home
  • Land size/requirements
  • Go over wanted and needed inclusions
  • The feasibility of your build and your budget


Within the next few days after our first consultation an estimated costing for your new Unicus Home is calculated and presented to you.


Step 2 - Reports 

Once you have received your estimated construction price based on our discussions and you are satisfied to proceed, Unicus will then:

  • Arrange a site contour survey (if this isn’t already done)
  • Arrange site soil testing (if this isn’t already done)
  • Obtain planning and zoning requirements for your site
  • Have informal discussions with council if required


Step 3 – On Site Meeting 

Now that the survey and soil testing is complete and the project design has been discussed with our designer we now meet on site and we:

  • Listen to what you would like to achieve in relation to your home and land
  • Discuss your build in relation to your land shape, size, slope, views etc. 
  • Discuss your home position and location on your land
  • Give ideas and suggestions for what will work best
  • Take into consideration neighbouring aspects or restrictions


From this meeting our builder and designer will then work together and begin discussing ideas and the plan for the design ensuring that all of your requirements are met as well as ensuring that your building budget is achieved.


Step – 4 Design 

Now that we have had our on-site meeting and we all have a full understanding, the design begins. This consists of:

  • Meeting in our office with our designer and builder
  • Going over the design requirements and inclusions together
  • Suggestions and advice from our team
  • Discussing and finalising inclusions


The concept design begins on your new home and once completed the design is presented for you to go over and review. We then discuss:

  • Any changes and alterations to the design
  • Discuss any further ideas or inclusions to the design


On your approval the final design is completed and a formal Tender with documented inclusions is prepared and presented to you for your approval


Step – 5 Building Contract and Development Approvals

On your acceptance of our formal tender we prepare and submit the development application. This consists of:

  • Preparing detailed application drawings
  • Gaining all required reports and documentation 
  • Select external material finishes and colours (required for DA)
  • Sign the building contract


Submit your development application to the local council authority for building approval


Stage – 6 Details and Construction Commencement


Now that we have gained the building approval we:

  • Prepare detailed construction drawings for your home
  • Prepare a full set of engineer details for the structural elements of your home
  • Obtain the construction certificate


You are then invited to site to be a part of this exciting stage. Earth works commence and the construction of your new Unicus Home begins.