We often find that people come to us because they want a home that is a little bit different to your usual “production line” home. Often these are people who have already engaged an architect to design their home and have had consent plans drawn up. However, when these clients have then taken their plans to a builder, they have been horrified to find that the price to build their architect’s design is double or even triple their budget. This is obviously an expensive exercise for the homeowner who ends up with some very costly plans for an architectural home that they can’t afford to build.
Because architects tend to work independently and are not involved in the costing of the build, this scenario occurs more often than you may think. A staggering 80% of architectural home plans never actually get built, because the design ends up being unaffordable for the client.
If you choose to build with Fraemohs Homes you get the advantage of a design that is different from the norm. Clients in Canterbury can access our full architectural design and build service, while clients nationwide can choose from our architectural Timbermode kitset homes. Our Timbermode range of plans have been designed by one of Australasia’s leading architects and offer a choice of stunning designs that will work for the majority of sites. Each of these plans can be customised to suit your specific needs.
Just as importantly, we can give you clear advice on how much your chosen design will cost to build. Our sales team work closely with our pricing team so right from the get-go we will work within your budget and let you know exactly what you can get for your money.
Skilled advice helps maximise your budget
Our sales consultants aren’t traditional salespeople trained only in selling. Almost to a person, they are an experienced construction industry specialist in her / his own right. Using their combination of skills and experience, our team are equipped with the technical know-how to get you the best design possible within your budget. And yes, this genuine experience really makes a difference to what you can achieve with your money. The people you will be dealing with understand the cost implications of various design choices and can help guide you as to how you can achieve the end result you want in the most cost-effective way.
Our approach is to look at the whole design in relation to value and engineer the design to ensure our customers get more for their money. And it’s an approach which works – we’ve been doing it for 50 years.
If you are looking to achieve a beautiful architectural home while keeping your bank manager happy, you’re in the right place.