Simple steps towards your dream home

Our integrated design process encompasses 4 stages required to create your new home – project outline, design & selections, fabrication and construction within a short 20 weeks.

2 out of 20 weeks

10%
DISCOVERY STAGE

Tell us what you’re after and we’ll offer a solution.

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Let's talk!

The whole journey towards your new ecokit home begins with an initial meeting where you tell us all about your dream house. Through this meeting we can provide you with all the important information and guide you through the steps that will follow. We also provide more detail about our process and further explain our fees.

In this initial meeting we talk fun – wish list, “styles”, and likes and dislikes; and we will talk serious – about budget, timeline, and design goals. After this meeting we can get started planning out ideas for the home.

By the end of this Discovery Stage you will be provided with a proposal outlining all of the project requirements which is to be designed or specified by the architect and discuss the timeline and budget for the project.

Contact us with any questions or arrange a chat with us if you would like to claim your obligation free initial meeting.

4 out of 20 weeks

30%
EVALUATION STAGE

Let’s work out the design and get you all the permits.

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Your vision coming to life

During this stage we will develop floor plans, exterior elevations + details to further describe the characteristics of the project.

First, we gather as much site information as we can find – site plan, land survey, trees, topography, drainage, views, features, information about neighbouring properties, sun orientation, zoning and permit information and go through your answers to our many questions about how you live and what you like.

We will also create a set of drawings and specifications which will be then submitted to the local council’s planning department for planning permit / development application.

We work with you through this phase to refine a design to meet all of your home ownership dreams.

4 out of 20 weeks

50%
PRODUCTION STAGE

Sit back, relax and pop a cold one while we get to work.

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Let the experts to do the heavy lifting

Together with your chosen builder we will complete the Construction Drawings required for submitting for a Building Permit. Then it’s time to accept the quote, sign the Kit Delivery Agreement and pay the first deposit.

At the same time, we prepare details for our manufacturing and assembly partners to ensure that everything goes as planned. Within a short time the components for your new ecokit home spring into life in our factory. We will keep you up to date by sending you regular photos as your kit is being manufactured.

We will also send you a step by step ecokit assembly instruction manual and an invoice for the second payment just before completion and shipping of the kit to your site.

10 out of 20 weeks

100%
CONSTRUCTION STAGE

Your new home is growing fast, get ready to move in!

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The excitement is growing!

In no time, the kit-of-parts for your new home is shipped directly to your building site.

While the kit is on its way to you, your chosen builder will commence work on the site, preparing foundations, services, and landscaping, compressing the timeframe for your project significantly!

The assembly is super quick - we are talking days - and once the structure is weather tight, the internal fitout can commence.

What’s involved?

Let us guide you throughout the whole process in 12 steps

The process of planning your new home can often be overwhelming, especially if this is your first time. The visual tool below outlines the next steps involved with your project.

At ecokit, we want to make this journey as much simple and smooth as possible. We will work with you throughout the whole process, from design and documentation to the construction of your home.

01

Free Consultation

01 Free Consultation
  • design requirements
  • level of service
  • budget
  • time frame

02

Briefing

02 Briefing
  • development of the briefing requirements
  • land survey including surrounding properties, levels and boundary re-establishment
  • provision of title/ F&L Survey and other relevant docs

03

Site Analysis

03 Site Analysis
  • orientation, supaths & views
  • access to site
  • understanding of slope
  • climate zone & micro-climate
  • prevailing winds
  • climate risks

Note: often involves a discussion or meeting with relevant Local Planning Department to understand any site restrictions or overlays

04

Site Plan & Schematic Design

04 Site Plan & Schematic Design
  • sketch plans drawn to scale including the building envelope, sketch floor plans, boundary setbacks and outdoor spaces (holistic overview of site)
  • preliminary hand-sketch of internal layout & elevations
  • consideration of options
  • suggestion of external materials/color scheme
  • a project budget analysis and costs breakdown

05

Town Planning

05 Town Planning
  • site analysis review
  • written planning submission
  • prepare town planning plans including schedule of external finishes and materials selection
  • planning application forms & submission

06

Contract Documentation

06 Contract Documentation
  • review documents for construction
  • final budget overview
  • creation of project timeline

07

Design Development

07 Design Development
  • interior layout, external elevations and materials selections
  • all plans drawn to scale with sizes and dimensions added
  • consult with authorities (i.e. Council, sewer, water, power etc)
  • select all consultants (structural engineer, landscape designer, interior designer, building surveyor)
  • “3D” exterior designs with VR (virtual reality) walk through option

08

Preparation for fabrication

08 Preparation for fabrication
  • ordering material
  • digital files preparation
  • liaison with manufacturer

09

Peripheral components

09 Peripheral components
  • order & purchase of membranes
  • order & purchase of insulation
  • windows manufacturing

10

Delivery

10 Delivery
  • quality assurance
  • logistics organisation
  • tool hire

11

Construction

11 Construction
  • quality assurance
  • site visits and troubleshooting

12

Post Construction

12 Post Construction
  • contract adherence and defects period

ENOUGH TALK,

Let’s Build Something Together