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Everything we offer is designed to help you create a beautiful home that you will love at a price you can afford.
Custom Architectural Designs
Designing Resilient natural buildings and supporting you every step of the way
Most people have never actually hired an Architect or designer before. If this is the case for you, you may not know what to expect in the design process. It would be hard to think of what questions you may need to ask to be sure that you will be hiring the right person to design your home. Hence, we have designed a process with heaps of personalized steps for you.
We want you to understand your new home. We want you to feel empowered to make the right decisions throughout the design process and the construction process of your home. From the sizes of the bedrooms, to how the house flows, to the appliances and fixtures you install.
We will support you every step of the way
Are you interested in designing your new home with us?
Our Design Kit
Healthy materials, Energy Efficiency, and good orientation are part of every good design, not later add on. Our homes work in harmony with the planet
Creating Spaces – We start designing by understanding how you live. Understanding your life and vision ensures that we design your home to be comfortable and efficient.
Materials – Our homes integrate a pallet of eco-friendly materials. These materials have been chosen to maximize energy performance and healthy living space.
Site – Our design solutions create a supportive relationship between your home and the environment. That means minimal site disturbance, protecting trees, and harnessing solar energy and wind power to create comfortable spaces.
Adaptability – Your home is your future. We ensure that your home will adapt to your future needs without painful renovations.
Energy Efficiency – All of our homes incorporate natural daylight and extra insulation. This means that you are saving on energy costs. We also integrate renewable energy and solar hot water.
Solar Passive Design – We take advantage of the climate conditions to minimize heating and cooling your home without the use of mechanical equipment. Free heating in winter and cooling in summer.
We want you to feel empowered enough to engage in every bit of designing in your home. We want to help your whole project proceed with the least amount of stress as possible.
Collaborative Design – we design your home with you, not for you. Hence, we have created this design process that will encourage you to participate. We want you to understand the design of your home and feel your vision has been realized.
Integrated building materials – Each material has been chosen for its energy-efficient qualities. Brick and other insulating materials keep our interior spaces comfortable with minimal energy usage.
Support – We will support you every step of the way. Building your home is exciting, but there will always be moments of stress especially during construction. Building a home is a very large investment you will undertake and you will need to make countless of decisions. Unexpected challenges can get you off-track. Hence, we would like to stay with you from start to finish.
Our goal is that you are involved and supported throughout the construction of your home. Hence, we have developed a design process with heaps of support to help you with your decisions.
Predesign stage – Understanding you and your project – The first step with anything you want to build is to clarify your vision, how you want it to function. The spaces you like. Before we commit working with you, we would help you to clarify your vision and ensure that we are aligned in our thoughts.
Schematic Design – Drawing your project – This is where we will transfer your vision to paper. There will be several solutions to your vision and then we can work together to find the best solution for you.
Tendering – Finding a builder – Once the schematics have been finished we will tender out the design to a couple of builders. You will choose the one you are most comfortable with.
Design Development – Finalizing the nitty-gritty bits – By the end of Design Development, you will have a better sense of your home, aesthetically and functionally. During this time the builder will draw up your building permit drawings to be submitted to the council. Depending on the builder, the builder will start working with you regarding the final colours, appliances and finishes to your home. At Eco Abode, we will be designing the systems that make the home function comfortably and eco-friendly. For example, recycling, wastewater, rainwater, solar power etc.
During Construction – The final leg – Construction time is full of excitement and stressful too. We would stay with you through this time to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.
Don’t want to go through the whole process with us?
We have different packages to meet your needs
WHAT'S YOUR ECO BUILD?
Whether you are deciding to renovate an existing home or extending it or build a new home or even build an investment portfolio we will cater to your needs.
Most of our designs focus on Eco Difference and Adaptable Solutions. Wherever possible we try to incorporate these fundamental values into our designs.
Extending or Renovating?
As your lifestyle changes (children growing older, needing more privacy, families grow larger ) a big decision needs to be made – move to a larger home or extend the current one? Due to various reasons (such as schools, local sports, social lifestyles, etc. ) many decide to extend their current homes. We are able to help you design it to your requirements.
You have made a decision to build a new home instead of buying an existing house, we design individual homes to suit your lifestyle and needs.
Property is a solid asset. If you intend to purchase a property, to build on and rent or even to sell, a ‘My Eco Abode’ design will give you the edge due to its smart adaptable eco designs.
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