eBook: Understanding The Building Process With Exclusive Residence

If you’re in the market for a custom-built luxury home in Perth, you’ll be aware that there are many empty promises out there. Looking for a premium builder means more than just finding a good price or an acceptable time frame – you need to find the best process.

Exclusive Residence is uniquely positioned in the Perth luxury home builders market, with the ability to meet your timeframe, budget and quality expectations – and exceed them. We do this through our S2F Process (Start 2 Finish), which considers every aspect of the design and build stages, maximising efficiency to save you time and money.

What Makes Exclusive Residence Different?

While most builders in WA would say they can deliver a home quickly, Exclusive Residence goes one step further. We commit to a 12-month timeframe, from earthworks to completion. This is unprecedented in the Perth custom home market.

However, speed doesn’t come at the expense of quality or architectural flair. When you work with us, you deal directly with Builder and Director John Douglas, who will walk you through the entire process, ensuring you receive the ultimate in customer service and design and build quality.

Our luxury homes in Perth are all six-star rated for energy efficiency, meaning you get the very best in comfort and efficiency in your home. This comes down to superior materials and techniques, as well as planning considerations and passive design to make the most of your environment.

The Process of Building a New Home

The S2F Process we mentioned? It’s not a daunting task. In fact, this is something we can go through over a coffee. It helps us to understand your needs, including floor size, budget, time frame and custom design considerations. And if you’re not sure about the first steps on your journey to owning a custom-designed home, S2F is a great start, as there is no obligation to proceed. It’s a friendly chat that lays out the procedure for you, with your specific criteria in mind.

From Concept to Design

After walking you through the process and discovering your unique requirements, it’s time to put together a budget and a timeline. If these meet your needs, we’ll sign a preparation of plans agreement and get our award-winning designers to survey the site. After which, they’ll come up with a design based on our previous discussion.

After tweaking this and that, and coming up with a final design that absolutely thrills you, we’ll submit it on your behalf for Design Authority (DA) approval. We don’t sit on our laurels, though. While the shire processes this documentation, it’s time to meet our world-class interior designers.

This is one of the most exciting parts of the home building process. You will get to work with a designer to select:

  • colours
  • textures
  • materials and finishes
  • fittings

When the DA approval comes back, we’ll be able to sit down with you and talk about the next step in the process. We’ll sign a working drawing authority and confirm the selections you’ve made with your award-winning interior designer, and commence designing the working drawings from there.

From Design to Scheduling

Completion of the working drawings requires a lot of coordination with designers, engineers and consultants from all fields. And don’t worry, we’ll manage all of this for you. This includes everything from creating your energy-efficient lighting plan to liaising with air-conditioning experts and building material suppliers. We leave no stone unturned to ensure that your home is shaping up to be the best it can possibly be.

Throughout this period we’ll be making sure that every contractor and supplier is aware of the scope and timeframe of your project. This helps us to stick to our budget and completion date.

And don’t worry, we won’t leave you in the dark while managing this process. You’ll be fully informed and consulted on pertinent details along the way.

At the end of the day, you’ll have a complete design which details your colours, materials, fittings and fixtures – everything you can imagine. The working drawings and engineers details will be Building Code compliant and will meet energy efficiency requirements too. With all of this together, a submission is made to the shire for a Building Licence.

From Scheduling to the Construction

Again, at Exclusive Residence, we don’t waste time. While the shire is busy with your paperwork, we’ll get to work on a schedule for your build. Before we sign a contract and you get your finance approval sorted, we’ll correlate all costs and put together a building timeline.

The building schedule will be presented to you in an easy to understand Gantt chart, which details the entire process. Once we’ve agreed on the way forward, we’ll sign a building contract and figure out a start date on site. We’ll also make sure this works with all contractors and suppliers.

From Construction to Completion

At this point, you can put up your feet and relax. With everything set in stone, there’s nothing further to do, and you can check on progress through your private online portal. This unique facility is provided through our website, where you can check weekly progress photos from anywhere you have an internet connection. You’ll also get regular updates from your building consultant so you know how things are going.

So, whether you’re on honeymoon in Hawaii or business in New York, you can check in on the progress of your dream home in Perth.

As exciting as this process is, nothing quite beats completion day – when you can take that first step into your new home and see your vision come to light. At Exclusive Residence, we understand that joy, which is why we do what we do.

We undertake every project with passion and enthusiasm as if it were our own home. This means embracing customer feedback, industry innovation and a constant attitude of self-improvement.

How Will This Does Process Save Me Time and Money?

This is perhaps the most important question you could ask. If you weren’t getting a better quality home cheaper and faster, why would any of this matter to you?

Our S2F Process is designed to save you months of time on the design and build process, and hundreds of thousands of dollars too.

There are three ways in which we save our clients money:

  1. Time is money. We all know the old adage, and in building, it’s equally true. Every day on site costs you in build-time overheads. We minimise this by streamlining our procedures and getting your build completed quicker.
  2. Efficiency is king. By meeting with our award-winning designers and getting all selections completed upfront, there are no hidden costs or extras down the road. We have a fixed price commitment, and we stick to it.
  3. Time is still money. Not only does building quicker mean less is wasted on the construction process, but it also saves you doubling up on living costs. Expenses like rent can quickly get out of hand if you’re building for two years or more. Our commitment to a 12-month timeframe will halve this for you.

You might wonder if all this speed reduces quality. That’s a fair question. We don’t save time by cutting corners, as we believe there is no shortcut to quality. In order to deliver a completed custom home to you, quicker than any of our competitors, we create efficiencies throughout our entire operation.

While one job is going, another is getting underway. There’s no waiting around or sitting on our hands, and we certainly won’t draw out the process to charge you more. We’ve committed, and we’ll stick to it.

A lot of the time this comes down to a highly organised schedule, and great trades. Getting people to site exactly when they’re needed, and knowing they’ll do a great job in the time that they have, means we can build with confidence. This confidence is reflected in the many Housing Industry Association and Master Builders Australia awards our homes have won.

How Can Exclusive Residence Commit to Such High Levels of Quality and Customer Service?

At Exclusive Residence our clients are more than just sales contracts. We limit the number of clients we take on each year to ensure that each person we deal with can get the full Exclusive experience. This means direct contact with our Builder and Director John Douglas.

Our Values are Your Values

When you decide to build your dream luxury home in Perth, you will have a few things on your mind. You want to complete your project within a certain time frame and under budget. You want the ultimate in quality and design, and you want to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly too.

We don’t think any of these ideals are in conflict with each other. At Exclusive Residence, this is what we do. We create outstanding, award-winning luxury homes that surprise and delight their owners.

If you would like to find out more about how to experience the joy of owning an Exclusive home, get in contact with John or the sales team today. We’ll have that coffee and no-obligation chat, to find out exactly what it is that you need out of your builder and your new home. If we’re the right fit for each other, we’ll set off together to make your dream home a reality.



Experienced, Professional, Transparent

As a highly awarded and recognised luxury home builder in Perth, we are here to work with people who are at a certain stage in their lives, either financially, or in terms of the lifestyle they want to live.

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