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Whereabouts do you build?

Laing Homes specialises in building custom homes in Devonport, surrounding towns, and the northwest Tasmania regions.

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What makes Laing Homes different?

As custom home building specialists in the Devonport area, Laing Homes is dedicated to building homes that perfectly suit your needs – giving your design and build process the same care and attention that we would give our own homes.

In addition, all our homes are specifically designed and built to work in harmony with the environmental requirements and heritage of the northwest coast of Tasmania. Contact us today to find out more.

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What’s the difference between a custom builder and a project builder?

Project builders are usually large building companies that build hundreds of homes a year from a variety of pre-designed plans. Typically, they provide standard floor plan designs, materials and fixtures and finishes for you to choose from. Their focus is primarily on volume and getting a house built fast.

Custom builders are typically smaller building companies who carry out a small number of projects a year. Custom builders will tailor your home to your specific design requirements and needs, parcel of land and lifestyle. As a custom home builder, Laing Homes always delivers a personalised collaborative service that results in a smooth construction process and a flawless finished product.

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What are the benefits of a custom home over a project home?

The biggest benefit of a custom home is that you can create your ideal home instead of being restricted by a limited choice of floorplans and finishes. You can choose any layout, any finishes, and any features you can envisage (depending on your budget and any site restrictions).

Typically, you usually get a better built home as well, as most custom builders use higher quality materials and more experienced tradespeople when building your home. At Laing Homes, only select the finest trades and materials suppliers to ensure your home stands the test of time

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Aren’t custom homes really expensive?

At Laing Homes, we specialise in building affordable, high quality custom homes by controlling all the elements of your build from design to completion. We use the design phase to create a detailed plan for your home with our inhouse drafting facility – fixtures and fittings included – and carry out detailed site investigations so there are no (costly) surprises at the build stage.

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How do you determine the budget for a custom home?

Firstly, we talk about your vision and work out what a comfortable, realistic budget is for you. We then work with you closely to design a home that fits your budget. We also carry out thorough preliminary site investigations and testing before developing a comprehensive quote.

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I want my custom home to be highly energy efficient and sustainable. Can you help?

Yes! Every single one of our custom homes prioritises sustainability from the ground up, making use of factors like insulation, double-glazed windows, passive design, sustainable materials and energy-efficient appliances. Incorporating these elements not only reduces energy bills but also makes your space more comfortable and environmentally friendly. Contact us today to find out more.

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What’s the process of building a custom home?

At its simplest, there are four main stages to building a custom home:

  • We discuss your vision: At an initial meeting, we talk about what your dream home looks like and sketch up a realistic budget.
  • We create a detailed design: Working closely with you, we design a home with your desired customisation and extras that fits your budget.
  • We finalise the price: We carry out thorough site investigations and develop a fixed-price contract. No hidden costs or extras!
  • We build your dream home: We manage all elements of the build, including arranging the necessary building approvals and certifications,  trades management, keeping you updated and ensuring an extremely streamlined build schedule.
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I already have a design from an architect. Can you build my home from their plans?

Yes – we are well accustomed to partnering with architects to create the ultimate in dream homes. We’ll work closely with your architect to ensure your forever home is not only buildable, but tailored for the north Tasmanian coastal environment. Contact us today to find out more.

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My parcel of land has sloping terrain on it – can you help?

We certainly can! We are well acquainted with building on sloping and/or difficult sites – if anything, we see this as an opportunity to create a striking and unique property! As with all our custom builds, we will carry out detailed site investigations so we can work this into our plans and the overall budget so there are no surprises down the track. Contact us today to find out more.

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Can you help with applying to council for planning and building approvals?

Yes – we are well acquainted with council and other requirements in Devonport and surrounds. We will manage all local planning and building approvals throughout the project.

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Can I change my mind during the construction process?

At Laing Homes, we pride ourselves on being flexible and strive to accommodate your needs of clients. While it’s best to firm up any changes during the design phase, we can accommodate alterations during the build phase on a case-by-case basis, depending on how far into the building process your home is.

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Can I visit the site to look at progress?

You’re always welcome to visit the site. However, we do require you to make an appointment and be accompanied by a builder’s representative for safety reasons.

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I want to carry out a knockdown rebuild – can you help?

Yes – a Laing Homes knockdown rebuild project will take your old property and replace it with your personalised custom home. We can look after every element of your project from start to finish: designing your unique new home, manage all council approvals, safely demolishing your old home, and building your dream home with seamless integration and minimal downtime. Contact us today to find out more.

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I am looking at building a boutique unit development. Can you assist?

Yes. Laing Homes is the first choice unit developer in Devonport and surrounds. We bring the same attention to detail and luxurious approach that we’ve honed on custom house builds to ensure your unit development will be the most desirable on the market! Our  all-inclusive unit development service that covers design and property development through to construction. We take care of everything: applications, approvals, site preparations and build. Contact us today to find out more.

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