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Frequently Asked Questions

We have gathered a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions below to provide you with quick and accurate answers to your queries. If you don’t see your question answered here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and we’ll be happy to assist you with any further questions. 

We pride ourselves on our reputation spanning over two decades of hard work, exceptional results, and most importantly, satisfied clients. At the core of our work ethos is our unwavering commitment to crafting homes with the highest level of care and attention to detail.

Our proven track record speaks for itself with over 70% of our business coming from existing clients or word of mouth referrals. Further bolstering our reputation, we offer a financially secure foundation from which to build your dream home. Our expert team is dedicated to delivering visually stunning yet functional homes that exceed your expectations. For an investment of this magnitude, it makes no sense to settle for anything less than the best. There are many more reasons to choose Davies Homes. Read them here >>

Our reputation for building luxury, high-end homes is well known and deserved, but we are also proud of the considerable number of affordable, modest homes that we have built over the years. Regardless of the budget, we never compromise on quality, never cut corners, and always deliver on our promise to provide the best of the best to every client. Our approach is not to build cookie-cutter homes, but rather to create unique homes that reflect the client’s tastes, needs, and lifestyle. We believe this type of service doesn’t need to cost the earth.

When it comes to building your dream home, you don’t want to cut corners. That’s why Davies Homes has earned a reputation for quality workmanship. Every home we build is built to last thanks to our highly skilled in-house builders, trusted contractors, and high-quality materials. But don’t just take our word for it. You just need to look at the homes we built in Fairview Estate over 20 years ago to see how quality remains long after price is forgotten.

While we may not be the cheapest – and that’s a good thing – we’re confident we offer the best value. We use our expertise to find the most cost effective options. We draw on our considerable building experience to look for smart solutions to achieve the wow factor for less. And we give you transparent pricing options to work within your specified budget, so you can customise your build to your desired investment level.

Plus, with Daniel Davies personally overseeing every project, you can be sure that your new home meets the highest standards of construction. To find out more about our process, please browse ‘The Davies Way’.

Practical yet beautiful

Our homes are cleverly designed to achieve the wow factor for a reasonable price. By leveraging years of experience, we can help you achieve your desired look at a lower price. Browse our gallery to see how much creativity and attention to detail goes into each home. By using our own in-house designers, we can often save our clients a lot of money on an architect’s services.

Our homes are tailored to the specific site, always taking into account the sun, views, privacy and positioning. They are functional, easy to live in, and carefully thought out with statement features that really set them apart. Here, you won’t find any impractical showpieces. With Davies Homes, you’re getting a home designed with precision and care, providing enhanced value for your lifestyle and investment.

Designed smart ot save you money

Too often, we see architectural designs that aren’t practical. They may look stylish, but they weren’t designed with cost effectiveness in mind. If an architect doesn’t have construction experience or hasn’t designed homes for a long time, he or she can’t know the most efficient building methods. Our clients benefit from our constant learning of the latest products and building techniques. After all, we do this every day, and we’ve been doing it for over 20 years.

As custom-home designers, we do not operate on a pick-your-plan system, however we do have various plans available for you to browse as a starting point. Of course, we can build directly from those plans, but a dream home is a custom home, so our in-house design team can modify them to meet your needs. More often than not we will create a design from scratch to suit your unique site and lifestyle. Create your wish list for your home, and talk to us about how we can make it happen for you and your budget.

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Whether you choose one of our plans, one of our plans with modifications, or have your dream home drawn on a napkin, our amazing design team will build the home of your dreams tailored specifically to your personality, taste, needs, and lifestyle. 

Daniel Davies is a Trade Qualified and Registered Master Builder with over 20 years of experience. The contractors we use are Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP). Above all, they are the very best, hand-picked by Daniel Davies.

With the support of a dedicated Project Manager, Daniel personally oversees your build to ensure everything runs smoothly. His commitment to quality assurance is unwavering. Our architectural design team creates stunning homes that capture your dreams and are a joy to live in.

Yes we do. Learn more about this by visiting our Turnkey Finance page.

Our show homes sell quickly, as people walk in, fall in love with them and want to buy them. To view our latest, please visit our Show Homes page.

We offer a no-obligation, free design and estimate to all prospective clients. This begins with an initial design meeting with our New Homes Consultant and Managing Director Daniel Davies, who is renowned for his exceptional design skills in creating beautiful homes. We work with you, for you, to create a home around your vision. Bring with you all of your ideas, your wish list and any plans you may have sketched, and Daniel will then draw up a concept plan for you with an incredibly detailed pricing estimate.

Once you’re happy with the design and price, after as many design meetings as necessary, we proceed to the Pre-Contract Stage where you begin to finalise your design and make selections on all the finer details. Our team works with you to fine-tune your plan, shaping it into the home of your dreams, until it is ready for the Contract Stage. Learn more about our Free Design & Estimate Service.

Every situation is different, depending on the complexity of the home, weather variables and how quickly decisions are made including the design, product and colour choices, house size, site, costing, building permits, and so on. A very reasonable timeframe will be provided to you depending on the unique factors of your build, and we will do everything we can to deliver on that deadline.

Absolutely! Davies Homes is a member of the Registered Master Builders Association. We offer an optional 10-year Master Build Guarantee (Standard, Classic or Premium) on each home that we build. Daniel also personally guarantees all of our new homes.

It covers you in the unlikely event of:

1. Loss of deposit
2. Non-completion of building
3. Material, workmanship and structural cover

Learn more about what’s included in your Master Builders Guarantee.

Absolutely. We care far beyond the mandatory one-year maintenance guarantee. Our team will be available long after this time to assist with any issues you may encounter with your new home.

The cost of a home is driven by you. We build a range of homes at a range of square-metre prices. There are many variables that influence this, including the design, products selected, such as exterior cladding, floor coverings, lighting, appliances, as well as your desired spec level, the nuances of each site, and so on. If you have a set budget in mind, talk to us to see what we can achieve for you.

Totally. The price we quote you is the price you pay. We provide you with very detailed specifications so that you know exactly what you are getting with your design and build. Our quote is for the entire project, with no hidden extras.

Once the concept plan, working drawings, and products have been selected, we will provide you with a fixed price contract. During the process, if you decide you’d like to upgrade or change your selected products, we will provide you with the revised costs for your approval.

Every new home we build is overseen by the Director of Davies Homes, Daniel Davies. He is pedantic and fanatical when it comes to quality control. Managing your build is our Project Manager Jake, who is incredibly detail-oriented and quality-driven. He will be on-site overseeing the construction of your home throughout the entire build. We have our own stringent quality checks throughout the construction process, as well as council inspections during construction and upon final completion of your new home. We also invite and encourage you to participate in quality checks.

Have you visited our Design Hub? Our Design Hub puts our clients in direct contact with the people and products they need to create their dream home. Building a home is a daunting task. There are countless options to consider and countless decisions to make. Davies Homes strives to make this process easier and more enjoyable for our clients. With our new Design Hub, we are able to offer our clients a superior design experience. A wide range of products from high quality suppliers are on display, from light switches and roof tiles to carpets and claddings. Creating your dream home has never been easier. 

Our design and project management team are absolute experts when it comes to advising, guiding and supporting you to make the best possible decisions throughout every phase of the design and construction process. We also have a team of Interior Designers, Kitchen Designers, Wardrobe Designers, Landscape Designers, and more, all of which you will meet with to make the important decisions in your home. You will be guided every step of the way.

We do it all for you. This is all part of the Davies Homes service. We try to ensure everything runs as smooth and stress-free as possible for you.

Site visits are permitted if you are accompanied by a Davies Homes team member.

Daniel Davies oversees each build with the support of our dedicated Project Manager, keeping you in the loop every step of the way.

We use wonderful cloud-based software that allows you real-time 24/7 access to the construction timeline of your new home. Not only will this help you to understand the entire construction process, but it allows you to see what is happening, the progress of your home construction, and when you will need to have made important decisions by.

We encourage regular catch-ups on site at your build. Your dedicated Project Manager and Project Coordinator will ensure everything is constructed according to plan and on schedule. Meetings are held at various stages throughout the build, but clients can request a meeting on site at any time if they like.

Yes. This means that we have been assessed to be competent to carry out work essential to a residential building’s structure or weathertightness. Being licensed means we must maintain our skills and knowledge.

Once the build is complete, one of our team spends a few days ensuring everything is as it should be, and undertakes any remedial work if necessary to ensure the whole house is ready to be handed over to you. From here, it is time to unlock the door of your new home and start the move into it.

If you have any other questions, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to answer them.