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the aligned homeR workshop

get your dream home designed and built on time and on budget

your dream home can be built:

to perfectly match
your needs

with sustainable materials
and techniques

on time and
on budget

designing your own home is daunting

common problems include

design overwhelm

Designing a home is an enormous project, composed of thousands of small decisions, each one impacting on the ones that follow. The problem for most people starting out is that you don't know what you don't know.

runaway costs

Everyone's heard the construction horror stories. Custom-designed homes are notorious for looking pretty on paper, but quickly blowing the budget. However, there are ways to design a home that gives an accurate final cost.

quality control

When building a home you must entrust your dream to a team of other people – architects, builders and contractors. But assumptions can be made about your taste, values and lifestyle that lead to a finished design that doesn't feel like 'you'.

align's six elements of a dream homeTM methodology

can help you clearly define your dream home

Why are you building, where
will you build, and how will the design fulfill your specific


How do you envisage your
home interacting with the
site, locality and climate?


How can your floor plan be laid out to ensure daily activities are efficient, productive and user-friendly?


How will your home support your physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing?


How can your home reflect your taste, style and aesthetic and create different atmospheres and moods?


How will your home use the latest building technology and smart design for sustainability and comfort?

what you’ll get from the workshop

you’ll come away with
a clear plan

The next steps for turning your home dreams into a dream home

a design narrative

Your needs captured by our holistic six principles methodology

a costing framework

Knowledge of how a project is costed and how blowouts occur

an industry overview

Pros and cons of different design and construction approaches

a team approach

Tips for working with an architect, interior designer, builder and contractors

presented by

luke davies

align founder + future builder

Align founder Luke Davies is an award-winning builder and the founder of Davies Design & Construction. His book outlining the Six Elements of a Dream HomeTM will be published in 2023.

michael loubser

principal architect

Michael is the principal architect of Align. His experience spans from high end residential to commercial architecture, with recognition in the form of a national Master Builder Award for his design of the Blackwood House.

secure your place in our next workshop

$99 per ticket

We plant 5 trees for every participant. Book now – places are strictly limited to 10 people per workshop.

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    Lucy Everette

    "I had not considered things like how my peace of mind would be affected
    by my home design, Align opened my eyes to new ideas."

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    Joanna Croxton

    "Align walked us through his Six Elements system and it was like an ‘aha’ moment. We’ve entirely changed the way we’re thinking about our home design since taking the workshop."

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    Tania Cole

    "What was really valuable was the budgeting information – Align went through the different costs involved and the system he uses to put together a building quote."

our carbon-positive construction goal

Align is committed to sustainable building and advocates for a cleaner, greener construction industry. For every workshop we run, we plant 5 trees per participant to offset the carbon footprint.
secure your place in our next workshopregister now

1 home designed = 150 trees

1 home built = 500 trees

1 build/design referral = 50 trees planted

1 person attending workshop = 5 trees planted

commitment to

sign up for our 7 steps to building your dream home guide

our values

be bold
build the future
align for good

take our dream
home evaluation

a simple, eight-minute quiz with easy yes/no questions on the six elements of a dream home

start your dream home evaluation