How do I achieve a house design that stays within my budget?

Apart from buying a house design off the plan, if building an individual design the way to do this is to follow the flow path on the INDIVIDUAL DESIGN page of this website (click here to view).  As costs have a direct relationship with floor area, it is wise to start with your approximate desired floor area as a rough guide. For a certain standard of finishes, this will equate immediately to a final cost (within plus or minus 10%).  The builder will guide you at all stages and build a cost base early on in the process to help you stay within budget.

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