Design & Approvals

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Do you offer a Custom Design process?

Yes. If our standard range of homes does not appeal to you, we can provide a full Custom Design process, where you will be able to meet with one of our experienced resident Designers to create your dream home. The cost of a Custom Design process is $4,400.

How flexible are you in changing your designs?

We utilise our plans as a first concept and then work closely with you to adapt the design to best suit your budget and lifestyle. We believe every client has different wants & needs; therefore, our philosophy is that no two houses are built the same.

Do you have colour consultants that can help with our internal and external selections?

Yes. We understand that there are a lot of decisions to make when building a home. Our in-house Interior Designer will be available to assist you with your selections and guide you through the colour selection process.

We are associated with reputable suppliers, such as; Reece Plumbing, Amber Tiles and PGH Bricks, and one of their specialist representatives will be available to assist you when you visit their showroom to select bathroom items, tiles and bricks.

What is the difference between CDC & DA approval?

A Complying Development Certificate (CDC) is a NSW state government regulated Environmental Planning (SEPP) policy, which outlines the generic housing code requirements. If your proposed dwelling complies with the SEPP code, then you are eligible for approval through an accredited Private Building Certifier.

A Development Application (DA) is a formal application that requires consent under the NSW Environment Planning & Assessment Act (EP&A) and can only be lodged to and approved by your local council.

CDC is normally a more expedient and cost-effective process when compared to a DA, as CDC’s bypass neighbour notifications and are a generally shorter time-frame for approval.

However, if your home doesn’t meet the requirements for a CDC, then lodgement for a DA is the alternative method. Although the DA process takes longer, the benefit of council is their planning policies can be more flexible with setbacks and floor-space ratio, and are often assessed on merit, as opposed to a strict guideline.

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