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Understanding Building Design Timeframes in Geelong

The process of designing luxury custom homes can be an exploratory experience and a fulfilling journey between you and your designer. With this in mind, many people are curious about just how long it takes and, whilst we would love to give a guaranteed timeframe, there are many things that may impact the journey.

Typically, the luxury custom homes design process will take between 6 and 12 months, providing there are no external delays. SawMill Design’s founder, Sam, dedicates himself to your project during this time, working efficiently to create a home that matches your concept drawing.

Understanding Delays

Whilst there are few things you can do to avoid delays, choosing an experienced and supportive building designer to guide you through the process will go a long way in ensuring it continues to be an enjoyable experience. Having SawMill Designs create detailed and accurate final drawings, submit your plan to council and provide assistance and site visits throughout the final stages is your first line of defence against potential council delays, trade or material supply issues.

Smaller Projects DON’T Always Mean Smaller Timeframes

The most common myth surrounding timeframes is that ‘smaller project or block size means shorter timeframe’. In truth, smaller projects may require as much planning and preparation as larger custom projects. Experienced building designers will also take more than block size into account when determining your timeframe. Often, the slope of your block, accessibility and soil type play an equally important role.

Support and the SawMill Design Difference

Sam has been a pillar in this industry for over 17 years, operating initially as a carpenter, and now a draftsman Geelong residents can trust. During that time, we’ve been by the side of homeowners, working to get their dream home to the finish line. SawMill Designs can provide unique and innovative custom home designs, and we can act as your trusted industry expert throughout the process.

If you’re ready to reach out and begin designing your custom home, contact SawMill Designs online or call us on 0408 388 385 to organise your initial meeting with a draftsman Geelong trusts.


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