How to avoid the biggest mistake when designing your dream home.

It may surprise you to learn that over 80% of designs never get built. Why? They came in way over budget. The reason for this is simple. Architects design homes that meet a consumer’s brief rather than their budget. While budgets are generally discussed with architects at the briefing stage, building designers and architects have […]

How an interior designer can be helpful when choosing materials and colours for your new home.

There are so many decisions to be made in your journey of building a new home. From picking your block of land, to finalizing your homes floorplan all the way through to the material selection. Your material/colour selection should be the one of the most exciting parts of any home build. It is the time […]

The Design Phase – How to get the results you want.

The design stage can be one of the most daunting but fun aspects of building your dream home. It involves a detailed amount of work from the clients, architect, interior designer and builder. At Elcom Homes we believe that having all parties involved at this stage of the build is critical to making sure our […]

What is a site survey and why are they so important?

What is a site survey? A detailed site survey should always be the first step of any build. It covers all aspects of the building site and allows us to: Measure and mark out building contours (topography) Establish and mark out the land’s boundaries Calculate the size of the land and its shape Note the […]