Welcome to a new way of home design and delivery. One that offers a true Alternative to the default.

No longer do you have to choose only between the project home (volume) market and expensive, one-off custom architectural design.

We understand that the process of home building can be stressful, time consuming and expensive. We know through years of experience in the industry that having too many choices is counter productive and does not add to your happiness ( the 'Paradox of Choice' ) We have learned from what others are doing and what we have done in the past as to what works and what just causes problems and sleepless nights ( yours and ours!).

Explore our unique Process to see what we offer as a different way of doing things.


The Six Step Process

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STEP 1

DISCOVERY

We invite you to explore our website and designs to determine which alternative may be right for you - a full custom design, or choosing one of our pre-designed homes from our Collections. If you need guidance on this, drop us a line, we will be able to steer you in the right direction in no time at all. Or arrange a visit to our Studio for a complementary consultation and to see the full range of designs, finishes and materials. We understand that the more information you have, the easier it is to move onto the next stage of your great adventure.

 

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STEP 2

EXPLORATION / SKETCH DESIGN

At this stage we will look at the feasibility of your proposal and provide you with an initial sketch design, site plan and budget cost of the proposal. We will also advise on any issues which may need to be addressed, such as Planning Controls, bush fire design (if applicable) and any other factors that need consideration. For Custom Design this process will typically take 2- 4 weeks, but with our Collections homes we can reduce this time to 7 days from first meeting.

 

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STEP 3

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

In Stage 3 we finalise the chosen design in terms of Interiors selections, details and Energy Efficiency. Material options, colour  schemes and pre-selection of fittings and fixtures is completed. Engineering of the structure, slab and footings will be undertaken by our consultant Structural Engineer.  Planning Application approvals are prepared and submitted for evaluation.

 

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STEP 4

PREPARATION OF PLANS

At this stage we prepare full working documentation including detail room layouts, lighting plans, window schedules, details - everything required for your home to be built to the exacting standards we require. No detail is left to chance, everything is documented to exceptional standards in our leading 3-d CAD package.  A Final lump sum contact price is agreed with your selected builder and a Building License submission is prepared.

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step 5

CONSTRUCTION

This is the stage where you see the physical embodiment of your dreams start to emerge from the ground. Our carefully selected building teams will ensure this part of the process is as efficient as possible, the site is carefully managed, and the build progresses in a timely , scheduled manner.

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step 6

HANDOVER

This is the goal the entire team has been working towards - a successful handover of the keys, and a happy client! Our involvement doesn't end there though. We follow up with post-occupancy surveys, instruction manuals on how to maximise the performance of your new home, and ensuring any issues that may arise in the defects liability periods are remedied. Which thanks to meticulous documentation and the quality of our builders, should be very little.

This is the time to enjoy your house, and make it your HOME.


At Arcologic we realise that you spend most of your time living in your home and not just looking at it from the outside - so no matter how stunning our homes look, they have to live beautifully as well. We spend as long designing every aspect of your interior as we do on the envelope and look of your home to ensure you are cocooned in spaces that make you feel comfortable and have a positive impact on your health. To achieve this we have brought together a talented team of interior specialists that work with our product suppliers to create spaces that have a world class level of design and finish applied to every surface.

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We have searched far and wide to find the most effective , beautiful and sustainable materials to make up your dream home so that you  are not faced with the prospect of too many choices (the 'Paradox of Choice') . We have partnered with leading Australian and International product and appliance manufacturers to bring you the latest in sustainable, timeless and functional interiors at the best price point possible. We have pre-selected many unique combinations to cater for various moods, budgets and tastes but also offer the choice of one - on -one consultations with our interior designers should you choose to create your own one-off individual interior.

ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICES

All our interior selections are based around the ethos of reduced environmental impact, longevity and ease of maintenance. Low VOC * finishes and healthy materials are our priority as we take your family's health and future well-being of the planet seriously. We offer a range of products that are natural, renewable or have a low carbon footprint in manufacture and use. Wherever possible we use local and Australian made products in preference to imported to reduce the carbon footprint associated with transport and to support local industry.

(* VOC : volatile organic compounds found in many adhesives, paints and laminates)

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INTERIORS AS INDIVIDUAL AS YOU ARE

We use our cutting-edge visualization software to craft your interiors in realistic 3-d before committing anything to site, so that you can see exactly what you are getting at the very start of the process. No more guessing how combinations of colours and textures may look and traipsing through endless showrooms - we have done the 'hard yards' for you so you can get on with other important things in your life. 

SMART LIVING IN A CONNECTED HOME

We believe technology should be used to make our lives as simple as possible and work seamlessly with minimal stress. We have partnered with leading local product suppliers to harness the power of simple to use Smart technology - to not only make living in your home a  breeze, but also to make your home function optimally and save on utility bills. The system utilised by this Smart technology is intuitive to use and is both affordable and highly energy efficient.