Built for Good’s ‘Self-made Neighbourhood’ services are designed to help you make your own custom designed home in your very own neighbourhood community, these projects can range in size from 2-3 home projects up to 20+ home projects. The services can be tailored to people who already know a lot about the property development process and just need some inspiration of what’s possible with the ‘Self-made Neighbourhood’ model to people who know very little and need all the information.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN INKLING BUT ARENT READY TO JUMP STRAIGHT IN
FREE CONSULTATION OVER COFFEE
This is for people who have thought about developing their own home with some others, they might be family or friends, or maybe you haven’t found your group yet and want to know what it involves and if it is right for them.
What happens at the free consultation? Together (with your chosen beverage) we discuss what your ideas, hopes and fears are. We work through your vision, answer questions and identify a way forward for you and/or your group.
A free coffee consultation normally takes an hour and can be done either face to face, our office is in Newcastle or via phone or skype.
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE IDEA AND NEED TO KNOW MORE
A session on the self-made neighbourhood model sets out the ins and outs of developing your own home together with other people. What are the unique advantages and disadvantages and how to avoid the main pitfalls. You will also walk away inspired by the range of possibilities available to integrate into your home design and more importantly neighbourhood design that are not commonly found in projects on the normal property market.
By the end of the workshop, you will feel more prepared to take the first steps on your very own project.
The workshop takes approximately 2 hours and can be scheduled to fit in with peoples busy schedule.
FOR THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED TO GET STARTED
PROJECT FACILITATION SERVICES
Running a project under the self-made neighbourhood model can be a time consuming and frustrating process, Built for Good works with you to simplify the process and take on any of the management that you and your group do not have time for.
Our services assist your group to manage your project to ensure that it fulfils your goals, we minimise the confusion and provide support during any bumpy periods in the process.
We can help to form the group, clarify the process to generally make it less scary by providing you with guidance and information. Services provided will be tailored to your group’s individual needs and explained in a way you can understand it. Basically we make it less daunting, services can include:
- Choosing a site
- If you don’t have any people we show you how to attract other people
- How to find out if you can use your First Home Buyers Grant
- How to calculate your budget
- How to design for quality
- What features can be included
- How to choose a consultant
- How to find out how to finance the project
- Identify potential risks and how to mitigate them
The facilitation is flexible and works around the busy schedule of the group. It will include a mixture of scheduled face to face meetings, phone calls and feedback via email when needed. Various templates and resources will be provided to you to explain the basics up front.