Residential design & construct
We offer design services with preferred architects that understand budget and are disciplined to work within that budget. Skookom manages this process and is heavily involved in design and budget decisions right from the start. We can manage all consultants involved from concept stage to building approval on your behalf.
As a team we take a collaborative approach when designing your home, to meet your needs and budget, not ours. By the end of this process we know the building intimately and have ironed out most of the potential issues. This is a huge benefit delivering efficiencies before we commence onsite.
Fixed price design
We present a fixed price proposal for this pre-construction/design phase which we break down into manageable stages. You can stop at any of these stages, we do not lock you in.
At the end of this process if you decide not to proceed with Skookom as your builder, you take ownership of the intellectual property you have received and paid for along the way that has enabled you to make informed decisions. This is clearly stated in our agreement at the beginning.
Working with existing plans
Our projects usually come through word of mouth, recommendations from previous clients. Although we prefer to be involved early in the design process we do take on projects which have approvals in place.
We do not competitively tender as we believe this process is flawed in the custom residential market. Therefore our engagement with clients and architects is as preferred builder. This enables us to solidly commit to your project and deliver you actual realistic costings through transparent comprehensive estimates at either DA and/or BA stage.
Pre-purchase land selection advice
The land you choose to build your home on can significantly impact your build budget and design parameters. Being aware of its constraints or opportunities is the foundation to buy or not to buy with confidence.
Skookom will work with you to ensure the land you ultimately purchase is suitable for your dwelling and construction requirements.