What's possible and what's not? Comprehensive pre-build feasibility of your design and construction costs.
A holistic assessment of your needs based on the Six Elements methodology and presentation of
a concept design.
Selection of interiors, fittings and fixtures, plus development approval and compliance reports.
Completion of the BuildPrint, a comprehensive plan that enables a fixed-price construction contract.
how much will it cost?
We answer this question in our Aligned HomeTM project possibilities sessions. The first step is a FREE introductory phone call, where we conduct a half-hour assessment of your project and plans, as well as discussing your goals for the project.
After the introductory call, the next step is a project possibility session with a builder and architect. There are two levels of service, depending on whether or not you have selected your land. Both options include a detailed Pre-Build Feasibility of design costs, consultant costs, external and site costs, square metre rates and we will estimate the cost of your home construction.
If you have purchased land, or would like pre-purchase advice, we visit the site and do a site-specific audit for buildability.
capturing the details of your personal dream
Your team will collaborate with you through eight weeks of detailed briefing including a comprehensive site survey. You will be presented with a concept design, 3D-walkthrough and cost estimate for your approval
our comprehensive evaluation tool
You may need distraction-free space to focus on work, or tranquil space to disconnect from technology. You may need a place to make art or play music, areas to welcome guests, or safe spaces for children to play. You may have allergies to certain materials or a tricky site with access issues, or you may want to catch the winter sun, as well as the best view.
At Align, we conduct a thorough evaluation of your requirements in six areas:
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?
selecting interiors and completing development approvals
During this phase we also handle your Development Approval, including any required site-specific reports, such as a soil and site report, wastewater design and bushfire report.
finalising plans for a fixed-price construction contract
We then hand over to your Align-accredited builder who will use the BuildPrint to provide a guaranteed fixed-price contract to build your dream home.
1. A detailed house plan outlining all design decisions, that is fully costed and forms the central source of truth for the construction team
This comprehensive document sets out every design decision and material selection, long before the slab is poured. It acts as a central source of truth, eliminating all miscommunications, assumptions and last-minute decisions. It ensures that architects, builders and contractors all understand your vision and can provide accurate quotes.
holistic analysis of
your personal design
interiors proposal for
colour palette, lighting,
fittings and finishes
external reports and
project liaison with
suppliers and engineers
buildprint, enabling a
"The build was smooth, fast, organised and communication was excellent. We still can't believe how stress free the construction phase was for us...It seems essentially unheard of to get through a custom build on time and on budget with no stress. We feel very fortunate that this was our experience."
– Jess, The Barn House
"I am a raving fan about the process, the home, the outcome and your people (they are your secret ingredient - as with any business)."
– Gail Woodgate, Geminus One
"On every occasion, we received prompt responses to our questions and queries...At no stage did we feel as though our enquiries were dismissed. We were encouraged to ask as many questions as needed (and we asked many!!!)."
– Pearl Blandford, The Wool Rooms
"The best part was their attitude that just about anything was possible to do."
– Ted Schneider
"It was nice to know that someone was designing houses that we liked and stood out as not run of the mill."
– Michael Francis, Millhaven