Custom Design House Plans
You can choose from over 50 house plans. 30% of our clients bring their own sketch design or house plan. 70% customize one of our house plans or buy off-the-plan as is. For those buying off-the-plan we offer these Gold and Silver Package inclusions. One of the many reasons clients select desu Designer Homes is that we do not lock you into finishing items. Our clients are free to buy their own, with no administrative or margin charges. We take the view that there is no better way for a client to personalize a house plan than to have the option to go out and buy their own designer kitchen and bathroom finishings. We embrace the market changes and the increasing choice available to clients – all part of making it easy for our clients to get exactly what they want.
desu Designer Homes is best suited for clients that plan to live in the home for more than three years. These clients fall in love with our design briefing, finishing selections and 3D computer design process. They tend to appreciate the extra service and attention to detail we offer, because they plan to live in the home themselves. As a team our goal is to earn future referrals from every client.
We have house plans for narrow blocks, sloping sites and country acreages. There is no style of house plan we won’t take on. We are careful not to impose our own ideas and our professional team are there to guide and work with you. We are all about delivering on the client’s dream, making it easy for our clients to get exactly what they want. We also have a unique approach to managing the construction phase, ensuring the licensed builder actually works on site and puts quality and our client relationship above all else.
Our most popular house plans at the moment are the St Gervasi and the Valencia. Like many of our house plans the Valencia was inspired by a client’s sketch; as others do you may appreciate the minimal use of hallways and wasted space, and the wow factor upon entering the home and how it opens to reveal large open spaces flowing onto a deck and views.
Perhaps the most challenging and rewarding house plans we have encountered are the two large homes built on steep drop off to capture ocean and land views. These house plans are the shown on our Builds page, and you can see them here: Wamuran and Doonan.
Servicing all of Australia from our head office in Queensland means we are required to have an in depth knowledge of various building requirements of building in different areas all over Australia. Australia has 8 different climate zones, 8 different states, and an enormous number of site specific variables such as wind speeds, bushfire zones, flood zones, and varying council requirements, which all need careful consideration when planning the design and build of a new house.
The first phase in creating a suitable house plan for any given block is carefully factoring in the overlays and factors effecting the specific block of land, before creating any designs or plans, desu Designer homes runs a detailed property information check to determine what factors are going to effect the design of the house and also how these factors will effect the budget and final cost of the home.
Like any good architect or building designer will say, the design and layout of the home should reflect the inhabitants and the living requirements of those living there. As well as capturing the specifics of the block of the land, desu Designer Homes also carefully looks at the client’s tastes and specific requirements – these are captured in a comprehensive design brief before being applied to the house plans.
A detailed design brief is essential to fully capture the areas of the home that carry the most importance to each client. Although the same house plan may suit two different families or individuals, the details of the home and the allocation of the budget to different areas of the home can completely alter the look and feel of the end result. For example our St Gervasi plan is a favourite amongst a wide demographic of people, and variations of this home have been built from sloping blocks in metro Sydney to flat acreage style blocks in Western Queensland. Where some will go for a commercial style finish with polished concrete and corrugated iron cladding, others will go for modern and edgey claddings and internal finishes, so although based on the same house plan, the home can be totally tailored to suit the individuals.
desu Designer Homes utilises two key documents in the design phase of the project that demonstrate to the client the complete picture of the home. The first is the preliminary Drawings; these are essentially the house plans and showcase the floorplan, elevations, window and door schedules, as well as a site plan and 3D images of the home. However all the details of a new home can’t be shown on the house plans, and so our second key document is our design brief. This captures all of the key information that can’t be showcased on the plans, so things like kitchen and bathroom details, PC items, floor coverings, site services, cladding and wall finishes etc. are all critical aspects of the initial design phase, and by using both house plans and a design brief ensures that nothing is overlooked or missed in the initial stages of building a new home with desu Designer Homes.
As desu Designer homes services all of Australia from a central head office, it is imperative that we produce and track professional and accurate documents through all stages of the design, planning, and build process. Where some companies merely put hand notes on a set of house plans that they then produce a contract on, desu insists that the preliminary design, house plans, and design brief are 100% accurate before a final costing and producing a contract. This gives our clients complete comfort that they are signing up to the house they want, and the items and finishing’s that they want have been allowed for. We even go to the extra step of line item pricing PC items like ovens, cooktops, basins, mixers etc. and give our clients the freedom to change these selections later, or even supply these items themselves should they choose to.
There is also no limit to the house plans that we create with our clients, while many mainstream building companies limit their clients ideas to stock standard building practices, desu is happy to investigate new and innovative building materials, as well as various build methods and engineering principles – which leads to house plans and finished homes that have character, style, and a personal touch not often seen in current building in Australia.
Todays House Plan of the day: St Gervasi