THE PATH TO YOUR LOW CARBON HOME
At Low Carbon Homes we believe in working collaboratively with you to create your custom designed sustainable home.
Our experienced Architects and Design Team will guide you through the design stage ensuring that the home you dream of is what we achieve
We hope the process below explains each stage of the process but if you would like to discuss further please contact us and our team will help.
Before we begin designing your beautiful home we begin with getting to know you and answering any questions you may have.
We aim to make building a simple process and from our first meeting you will gain a good understanding of our abilities and we would like to understand your aim and aspirations for your home.
We will go through the difference of building with us and how we can save you money for the life of your property.
If you have any ideas such as photo’s or sketches that would help highlight what you want to achieve, please bring them along. If required, we can assess your land and organise
a site survey and engineers report if it is necessary.
When we understand your aspirations along with your budget and timescales we can then move onto the creative stage
Our in-house creative team will contact you to find the best time to go through ideas and concept designs. We will work collaboratively with you to develop the home you want. We will discuss your individual design brief to ensure we design the home to include your style and features.
This meeting will allow our team to prepare a concept design for you and then make any adjustments you require. At this stage, we can include any energy saving technologies to meet your exact design requirements.
When we have completed your concept design, we will put together a design package which includes our designs, allowances for finishes and budgets.
Construction documents and approvals
When we have completed your concept design and gone through all your specifications and costs, the next step is to prepare building contracts and the construction documentation for council approval.
Depending on the local authority, it is likely that you will require a development approval. We will engage our own Building Certification Consultants to deal with the application process and government departments to ensures a smooth and fast application process.
Detailed Design & Planning
Once all the documents have been completed, we will begin working on your interior design. We want to provide beautiful interiors with a point of difference to make your property stand out and we will provide ideas and options for the inside and outside of your home.
When we have completed the design, which is tailored to your exact requirements, we will then submit the design for building license.
To ensure we begin construction as soon the building licence is issued, we will be sending copies of your plans to our suppliers ready to start on site. A detailed construction programme will be produced so you understand the stages of building and when your low carbon home will be ready to move in.
When we have received building approval we will then commence the construction phase.
The home building process will be planned and efficiently delivered using low carbon homes expertise in construction and engineering.
We will keep communicating with you all the way through the building process and send regular update reports. We will also invite you to regular informal meetings to explain each stage and go through our quality construction methods.
You will have a direct line to the Directors to discuss any issues as we are committed to ensuring the construction process is both successful and enjoyable.
Building with Low Carbon Homes will be a rewarding process where we can showcase our expertise in delivering low energy homes.
Handover and After Sales Service
Following extensive quality control testing your Low Carbon Home is now ready to handover.
We will go through all the functions of your home and provide a detailed home owners information pack which will include user manuals, set of plans, emergency numbers, warranties and keys.
From day one of living in your home the excellence in build quality will begin saving you money. Our extensive quality control testing will have highlighted potential weak points in your home and we will resolve them prior to you moving in so you feel the benefits as soon as you walk through the door.
Whether you have selected sustainable systems or simply an energy efficient building we will go through all the features and provide full training.
We will provide a maintenance plan and will rectify all defects when carrying out our maintenance inspections for up to 12 months from handover.
Low Carbon Homes will provide support in all aspects of your home to ensure your are happy and comfortable from day one.