But it doesn’t have to be that way!
At Herm Built, we apply the parametric BIM framework to proven expertise in design, development and advanced project management technology into an all-inclusive overarching robust and agile construction management framework.
Within this framework, we can address your wants/needs for
- More Space?
- Complete Update?
- Enhanceing The Sale Value?
- A New Design + Build to Your Scope and Budget?
What ever your needs are, our aim is to exceed your expectations by offering outstanding professional service, reliability, comparably competitive rates; and a fixed-price … be it an affordable ‘project home’ or a ‘custom designed smart-home’ with state-of-the-art luxurious fixtures, fittings, appliances and finish.
Our extensive design and construction experiece spans residential, commercial and indistrial projets, including design + build of:
- Extensions, Alterations and Renovations
- Granny flats and Cabins
- New Build: Single and Multi-level
- Multi-dwelling Housing: Townhouses and Terraces
- Unit Development
- Mixed developments
- Age care / Senior living
- Office buildings
- Factory & Warehouse units
- Shop & Cafe fit-outs
- Modulare (portable) buildings
- Aminity blocks
In addition, we also provide a stress free environment for you, the client/owner. Through this access – you get transparency and accountability across every stage of design and build – from our 1st meeting notes, to DA (Development Approval), to OC (Occupation Certificate) … and during the warranty period, including any and all design change or variations made.
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As the process start with you, wanting an outcome, we start with you. And from the outset, we apply BIM to collaborate with you, to understand your projects scope of work (SoW), the features and functions that matter to you, the level of finish that you want… and finally, your budget and delivery time-frame.
2.1: We start by considering the application of ‘passive design’ to take full advantage ‘good orientation’ to maximise passive heating and cooling… and to minimise the cost of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
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2.2: “On-Site” or “Off-Site” Construction?
We apply the SoW to the passive design parameters to consider the best building and construction method that will deliver the project to scope, on-time and to budget.
2.3: Within the agreed to construction method, we produce a ‘rough design, including rough internal + external rendering’ of what your finished project may look like.
2.4: With designs that sit directly above soil, we provide for perimeter foundation with crawlspace allowing for easy access, and for a dryer foundation.
2.5: We produce a ‘rough estimate’ of the project cost + delivery time.
Subject to approval, we will produce the final designs, including a ‘fixed-price’.
3.2 Building Approval
We will work with relevant authorities and Council to secure your DA (Development Approval) and CC (Construction Certificate).
3.3 Allowances / Customisation
We will provide for allowances within the project for ‘customisation by you’. Within customisation, or variation, you can splurge a little, or a lot on alternate – fixtures, fitting, finishes, energy efficient appliances, features, etc., including ‘smart-home technologies’ and off-grid solar + wind energy solutions … that defines your project as You!
3.4 PC (Practical Completion) + OC (Occupation Certificate)
At PC, we will ‘hand over’ the project to you; and collaborate with you and all stakeholders to secure your OC. After this, and within 6 months of OC, we will make a further visit to address any ‘settling-down issues’ that you may have, or may arise.
In compliance with Home Building Act 1989, HERM Built’s warranty period is 6 years for a breach that results in a major defect in residential building work, and 2 years in any other case.
Our design + build project management practice include some of the best processes for owners and owner builders building on reactive soils, difficult and extreme terranes, and in cyclonic regions
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