Designer, Builder or Architect? Who do I talk to first?

Thinking of building a high-end, quality home? Whether you’re starting from scratch, knocking down and rebuilding or doing a major renovation, this is for you!



There are so many questions and options to consider before getting started… So, how do you know where to start and who to talk to first? It is a bit like the chicken and the egg!

Do you speak to an architect, a designer, or a builder?! There are so many ways to go about it. However, some can be simpler

Look for a full-service “Concept to Construction” design and build team!

When you speak to a team that does the full sha-bang, you’re getting an all-in-one service, which means one point of contact, and a lot less stress!

It saves you having to communicate with designers or architects, engineers, environmental consultants, town planners, builders, interior designers all on your own. Depending on your block and development you are wanting to undertake, there can be a huge number of consultants required to get it across the line – and that’s before you even start building!!

For this reason, we offer a unique service where we do all the hard work on your behalf, taking the stress, confusion and time-consuming communication out of the process. As your one point of contact, you can rest assured we will always have your best interests in mind, always conscious of your budget and brief!

Keeping things simple and streamlined

Before doing any design work, we will investigate planning requirements for your property and go from there! Unlike a lot of design and construct companies, our designers are in-house. Our team has been designing homes for 15+ years and working with trusted consultants on a weekly basis. A perfect team, guiding you from concept to construction, and beyond!

Our unique process allows you to have control around your specification of finishes, fixtures, and fittings, giving us the opportunity to provide consistent feedback on your budget throughout the process. This keeps everything simple and streamlined.

We give advice from site costs, house and landscape design, and construction aspects from the beginning to make sure you are fully aware of potential costs involved. We’d hate for you to go through the whole process with an architect and fall in love with a house that comes well over the budget initially outlined! Or have a handful of builder’s quotes, to then try and compare what each quote includes, picking one and ending up with details you aren’t happy with, or missing out on inclusions.

As you can probably tell, there are so many aspects of designing and planning from countless consultants and decisions to make throughout the home building process. It only makes sense to do it in a simplified and streamlined way, which is exactly what we do here at Life Home Builders!

Our aim is to provide a seamless experience where you feel supported at every stage of the design and build process, with every detail covered (big or small!). By managing the entire design, planning and build in-house, our focus remains on your vision, and it is of utmost importance that we meet your expectations every step of the way.

Get in touch if you’d like to learn more about our in-house design and build service.

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