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FAQ regarding
M Architects + Builders 

FAQ regading M Architect + builders

What type of services does M Architects + Builders offer? 

M Architects + Builders offers architectural design and build for architect designed homes in the Sydney hills and northern beaches regions. We provide one-stop-shop solution from the time you buy your land or knockdown-build, all the way through to design, approvals, build, and completion. 

How much experience does your team have in the industry? 

Our team has over 70 years of collective experience in the industry and has worked on over $3 billion worth of world-class projects.

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Can you provide a portfolio of your previous projects?

Please refer to our Homes page. 

What is the process for building a custom design home with M Architects + Builders?

The process for building a custom design home with M Architects + Builders includes an initial consultation, design and planning, approvals, build, and post-build services. Please refer to Design and Build pages for more details. 

Are you able to work within a budget?

Yes, we are able to work within a budget and will provide a detailed estimate for your project. 

Can you design and build homes in specific locations in Sydney (e.g. Sydney hills, northern beaches)?

Yes, we are able to design and build custom homes in specific locations within the Sydney hills and northern beaches regions. 

Are your architects and builders licensed and registered?

Yes, all of our architects and builders are licensed and registered.

What are the advantages of working with a one-stop solution for my custom design home? One-stop solutions provide the convenience of having all aspects of the project handled by one team, ensuring a cohesive and seamless process.

Can you provide references from previous clients?

Yes, we can provide references from previous clients upon request. Please also refer to our Testimonials

Can you provide a timeline for the project?

We will provide a detailed timeline for your project after the initial consultation.

Are you able to work with my existing plans or do you only work with your own designs?

We are able to work with existing plans or provide our own designs.

How do you communicate with clients throughout the project?

We communicate with clients throughout the project through regular online as well as face-to-face meetings, phone calls, and email updates. We can also create WhatsApp group for the project.  

How do you ensure that the final product meets the client's expectations?

We work closely with our clients to ensure that the final product meets their expectations and make any necessary adjustments during the construction process.

Can you provide information on the materials used in your custom design homes?

We use high-quality materials in our custom design homes and can provide information on specific materials upon request.

Can you provide information on the energy efficiency of your custom design homes?

Our architect designed homes are designed with energy efficiency in mind and we can provide information on specific energy-saving features upon request.

 

Are you able to provide post-construction services?

Yes, we offer post-construction services such as maintenance and repairs.

 

Are you able to provide interior design services?

Most out our designed do not need a separate interior designer as we specify all the material. However, if you require we can engage some of the best known interior designers in the country and offer interior design services as an additional option.

 

What is your policy on changes or revisions during the construction process?

We are open to changes or revisions during the construction process, but any significant changes may affect the timeline and budget.

 

How do you handle unexpected issues during the construction process?

We have a contingency plan in place to handle unexpected issues during the construction process.

 

Are you able to provide a warranty on your work?

We offer warranty on our work. Contact us for details. 

What is your policy on delays or overruns in construction?

Any delays or overruns in construction will be discussed and addressed with the client.

 

How do you ensure quality control during the construction process?

We have a strict quality control process in place to ensure that the final product meets our high standards.

 

Are you able to provide financial solutions for clients?

Yes, we can provide financial solutions for clients.

How do you handle disputes or complaints?

We have a dispute resolution process in place to handle any complaints or disputes.

 

Are you able to provide green or sustainable building solutions?

Yes, we are able to provide green or sustainable building solutions.

 

How do you handle permits and approvals for the construction?

We handle all necessary permits and approvals for the construction.

 

Are you able to provide maintenance services for the custom design home?

Yes, we offer maintenance services for custom design homes.

 

Can you provide information on your insurance coverage?

We have insurance coverage for all of our projects.

 

Are you able to provide virtual tours or 3D renderings of the custom design home?

Yes, we are able to provide virtual tours or 3D renderings of the custom design home.

 

How do you ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations?

We ensure compliance with all local building codes and regulations during the design and construction process.

FAQ regarding Custom Home Building

FAQ regarding
Custom Home Building 

What is a custom home?

A custom home is a one-of-a-kind home that is built to the specific specifications and desires of the homeowner.

 

How long does it take to build a custom home?

The time it takes to build a custom home can vary depending on the complexity of the design and the availability of materials and labor. Typically, it can take anywhere from 6 months to a year or more.

 

How much does it cost to build a custom home?

The cost of building a custom home can vary greatly depending on the size, materials, and location of the home. A rough estimate is around $300,000 and above.

 

What is the difference between a custom home and a production home?

A custom home is built to the specific desires and specifications of the homeowner, while a production home is built in a factory and then transported to the building site.

 

Can I make changes to the design of my custom home during the building process?

Yes, changes can be made to the design of a custom home during the building process, but it will depend on the stage of construction and may incur additional costs.

 

How do I find a builder for my custom home?

You can find a builder for your custom home by researching local builders and reading online reviews, contacting the local home builders association, and asking for referrals from friends or family.

 

What is the process for building a custom home?

The process for building a custom home typically includes: obtaining financing, purchasing land, designing the home, obtaining permits and approvals, and construction.

 

Can I build a custom home on my own land?

Yes, you can build a custom home on your own land as long as the land is zoned for residential use and all necessary permits and approvals are obtained.

 

What are the benefits of building a custom home?

Building a custom home allows you to design and build a home that is tailored to your specific needs and desires, and it allows you to choose the materials and features that you want in your home.

 

How do I choose the right floor plan for my custom home?

Choosing the right floor plan for your custom home depends on your specific needs and preferences. Consider the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of the living areas, and the location of the rooms.

 

What kind of materials are used in custom home building?

The materials used in custom home building can vary greatly depending on the design and specifications of the home. Common materials include wood, brick, stone, and stucco.

 

How do I choose the right builder for my custom home?

Choosing the right builder for your custom home involves researching local builders, reading online reviews, and asking for referrals from friends or family. It is also important to interview multiple builders and ask for references.

 

Can I have a say in the selection of materials and fixtures for my custom home?

Yes, you can have a say in the selection of materials and fixtures for your custom home, but it will depend on the specific builder and the stage of construction.

 

Are custom homes more expensive than production homes?

Custom homes can be more expensive than production homes, but they are also built to your specific needs and desires, so they may be worth the extra cost.

 

How do I get financing for a custom home?

Financing for a custom home can be obtained through a variety of sources including banks, credit unions, and private lenders.

 

Are there any special permits or zoning requirements for building a custom home?

Building a custom home may require special permits and approvals depending on the location of the home and the specific design and specifications.

 

How do I maintain my custom home after it's built?

Maintaining your custom home after it's built involves regular cleaning, repairs, and maintenance to ensure that the home stays in good condition.

 

Can I build a custom home that is energy efficient?

Yes, custom homes can be built to be energy efficient by incorporating energy-efficient materials and appliances, and by designing the home to take advantage of natural light and heating.

 

How do I ensure that my custom home is built to code?

Building a custom home to code involves obtaining all necessary permits and approvals, and following all local building codes and regulations.

 

What kind of warranty do custom homes come with?

The warranty for custom homes can vary depending on the builder and the materials used in construction. Typically, a custom home will come with a one-year warranty on labor and materials, and a 10-year warranty on structural components.

FAQ regarding Architect Designed Homes

FAQ regarding
Architect Designed Homes 

What is an architect designed home?

An architect designed home is a custom-designed home, created by a licensed architect, that is tailored to the specific needs and desires of the homeowner.

 

What are the benefits of an architect designed home?

The benefits of an architect designed home include unique design, increased energy efficiency, and the ability to incorporate specific features that are important to the homeowner.

 

How does the design process work for an architect designed home?

The design process for an architect designed home typically begins with an initial consultation with the homeowner to discuss their needs and desires for the home. Thearchitect will then create a design that incorporates these elements, and the homeowner will have the opportunity to make revisions and provide feedback before the final design is approved.

 

How long does it take to design and build an architect designed home?

The time it takes to design and build an architect designed home will vary depending on the size and complexity of the project, but it can take anywhere from several months to a year or more.

 

What is the cost of an architect designed home?

The cost of an architect designed home will also vary depending on the size and complexity of the project, but it is typically higher than a standard home.

 

Can I make changes to the design during the building process?

Yes, changes can be made to the design during the building process, but it is important to keep in mind that making significant changes can cause delays and additional costs.

 

What materials are used in an architect designed home?

The materials used in an architect designed home will depend on the specific design and the homeowner's preferences.

 

How is energy efficiency incorporated into an architect designed home?

Energy efficiency can be incorporated into an architect designed home by using energy-efficient materials and appliances, and by designing the home to take advantage of natural light and other energy-saving features.

 

Can I see examples of previous architect designed homes?

Yes, architects will typically have a portfolio of previous projects that they can show to prospective clients.

 

How do I find an architect to design my home?

You can find architects by searching online, asking for recommendations from friends and family, or checking with professional organizations such as the American Institute of Architects.

 

Can I use my own builder for an architect designed home?

Yes, homeowners can use their own builder for an architect designed home, but it is important to make sure that the builder has experience with this type of project.

 

How do I obtain planning permission for an architect designed home?

Obtaining planning permission for an architect designed home will depend on the specific location and requirements of the project. The architect will typically be able to advise on this process.

 

Are architect designed homes only for luxury homes or can they be for standard homes as well?

Architect designed homes can be built for luxury homes or standard homes.

 

Can an architect designed home be built to suit my specific needs?

Yes, architect designed homes can be built to suit specific needs, such as accessibility requirements or specific hobbies and interests.

 

How do I know if an architect designed home is right for me?

It depends on your personal preferences and the specific needs of your home. An architect designed home may be right for you if you are looking for a unique design and have specific features that you want to incorporate into your home.

 

What is the difference between an architect designed home and a standard home?

An architect designed home is a custom-designed home that is tailored to the specific needs and desires of the homeowner. A standard home is typically a production home that is built using pre-designed plans.

 

Can an architect designed home be built on a budget?

Yes, it is possible to build an architect designed home on a budget by prioritizing certain features and being mindful of costs during the design process.

 

Can an architect designed home be built to be environmentally friendly?

Yes, architect designed homes can be built to be environmentally friendly by incorporating sustainable materials and design elements.

 

How can I ensure my architect designed home is built to the highest quality?

To ensure that your architect designed home is built to the highest quality, make sure to work with a reputable architect and builder, and stay involved throughout the building process to ensure that the work is being done to your satisfaction.

 

Are there any specific regulations I need to be aware of when building an architect designed home?

Building codes and zoning regulations vary depending on the location and it is important to ensure that the design of your architect designed home complies with these regulations. The architect will typically be able to advise on this.

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