We have planning/development approval (DA), so now we move on to documentation. Good documentation takes three-to-four months, but it saves money, so we take this seriously. We have your interior and exterior selections finalised, your design drawn up by our Draftsman, engineers work on the structural plans and we complete a mandatory energy assessment. There are many consultations, including air conditioner installers, home automation specialists, lighting designers, electricians, cabinetmakers, pool installers and us (or your chosen interior designer and landscaper). Put simply, the documentation is the ‘map’ to ensuring a smooth build. Absolutely everything required for all trades to start work is recorded in our working drawings and our specifications. The benefit for you working with Humphrey Homes is that we all work together under the one roof – architect, estimator, draftsman, supervisor and builder – to ensure the best outcomes in terms of cost, speed, quality and communication. Plus, with us, you have access to everyone involved in your new build during all the various stages.