Our work covers a wide range of individual home styles, Dual Occupancy and Multi Dwelling developments. Commonly these require demolition or involve sloping or irregular shaped sites.
Our clients typically have a vision for a home that complements their land and are seeking confidence in the design solution, value, construction quality and service experience.
Our Designers are experienced with the various Council requirements and we employ a full time Town Planning professional to provide the necessary Town Planning drawings and expedite issue of a permit. We believe our service offer is unique in this regard.
Yes. We invite you to site at key stages of the build process to collaborate on details and review works prior to proceeding to the next stage
We build around 150 custom homes per year including a number of multi-unit residential projects.
We employ approximately 100 construction professionals. This includes Designers, Client Service Co-ordinators, Draftspersons, Interior Designers, Estimators, Site Managers and Warranty Supervisors. All of these individuals have many years of relevant experience and take pride in their contribution to our vision of ‘happy clients, great homes’
Yes. Clients regularly provide testimonials that can be provided on request or found on various on-line forums including productreview.com.au. In addition we would be pleased to put you in contact with past and existing clients.
That’s fine - we can incorporate this into the plans and provide all necessary design, detailing and engineering.
We were established in 2006 with a vision to deliver exceptional outcomes and high levels of client service, and have since been consistently recognised by MBA and HIA for delivering award-winning homes.
Yes, we do occasionally take on client supplied drawings when clients expectations align with our process. Whether you are at sketch stage or have a set of full working drawings we can provide you with a fixed price proposal to build your new home.
Yes. Our insurances include:
- Construction Works Insurance
- Public Liability Insurance
- Domestic Building Warranty insurance for each home
- Workcover insurance for all employees and contractors
We can assist you through the process of termination of services and demolition of existing structures, and provide contact details of appropriate contractors. This can be done concurrently with the pre-site process to save time.
We regularly design and construct Spec homes and Townhouse projects, please check our website for any currently for sale.
Your Client Service Co-ordinator will be your point of contact and will oversee the design and construction of your home from start to completion. When construction starts, you will meet your Site Manager who will co-ordinate all on-site activities, manage quality, safety and timeframes and keep you informed throughout the Construction stage.
Yes, Latitude 37 offers a range of pre-designed plans that can be tailored to suit your site, budget and needs. This complements our custom design service which designs and constructs bespoke custom homes.
Our Site Managers are full time employees and we employ best practice tradespeople on a sub-contract basis. We have strong relationships and use the same trades consistently, subject to their compliance with our Quality Assurance system and maintaining appropriate insurances.
No; we aren’t set up to cater for renovation or extension works.
Latitude 37 contracts range between $300,000 – $2,000,000+. Base prices range from $11,000 - $25,000 per square with the majority of our clients contracting at $13,000 - $18,000 per square inclusive of selected inclusions, upgrades and site costs.
On conclusion of the concept design, we provide you with a detailed New Home Proposal with all of your requirements allowed for including appropriate allowances for light and power points and a high level of fixtures and fittings.
We don’t charge a premium for site costs and clearly note whether landscaping, fencing, driveways, town planning and any relevant surveys or services are excluded. We strive to ensure that our clients are fully informed with no surprises.
We have talented Interior Designers who will guide you through the Interior Design and selection process to tailor the fit out and finish of your home to your tastes and budget. In addition, you will have access to Studio 37 - our design studio, which showcases the latest in fixtures, fittings and finishes.
We warrant all of our work in accordance with statutory warranties, which often exceed the Home Owner’s Warranty insurance period, and in accordance with manufacturers’ warranties for equipment and appliances.
We provide a warranty service whereby our full-time Maintenance Team will return to your home three months after you have moved in to rectify any defects that may become apparent in that time. Structural elements of your home are warranted against defects for as long as you own your home.
We invite you to meet us in Studio 37 (at our offices) or at a display home to discuss your building project and to provide you with any additional information you may require. The current addresses and opening times are under ‘Display Homes’ on the website menu or call us on 8795 3000 and one of our friendly team will be happy to assist.
We can design a home to integrate with a pool and then refer you to pool contractors that we have successfully worked with previously. It is important to co-ordinate the design and construction activities to save considerable time in getting the correct result.
Our Quality Assurance system is a core element of our culture. We assess and score our performance on every home we build to ensure that we achieve our quality standards – which typically exceed the minimum required by the Building Code of Australia.
We obtain consistency and compliance by utilising independent Quality Control inspectors, by ensuring that we have appropriate resources and limiting the number of homes assigned to each Site Manager so that attention to detail is maintained.
We recognise and reward outstanding performance on a monthly basis. All of this is backed by our Directors’ Guarantee - where we guarantee access to a Latitude 37 Director should you wish to discuss anything about your home.
Yes. We have won awards regularly since 2008 for our custom home and multi-unit projects from both the Housing Industry Association and Master Builders Association.
Custom home awards are judged on design, construction quality and client service. Judges inspect each home and discuss the process with our clients. We are very proud of our awards and that they were won for ‘real’ homes built for ‘real’ clients. Refer to L37.com.au for details.
Your Client Service Co-ordinator is available through the entire process and your first point of contact during the construction phase is your Site Manager
We are members of the Master Builders and Housing Industry Associations. Our Directors have a range of commercial and industrial construction experience and hold degrees in engineering.
Yes. We have particular expertise in custom designing homes that maximise the attributes of your site and overcome site challenges whilst meeting your design brief and budget.
Yes. We pride ourselves on designing with innovation and flair so that your home is unique and tailored to your site, your lifestyle and your budget. Our Designers analyse every site to fully appreciate the design context and then strive to provide the best use of space, maximise solar orientation, work with the fall of land, capture views and generally achieve the best possible design outcome within budget.
We hold Domestic Unlimited (DB-U) and Commercial Limited (CB-L) licences.
Yes. We have completed many Multi-Unit and Dual Occupancy projects. Because we custom design dwellings to suit your site, we are well placed to address the various requirements to streamline the process through Council and achieve an improved built form outcome. We have also completed several of our own Developments so we understand market expectations and project drivers.
We have developed a process flow chart to summarise the steps. Please contact us if you require a copy or refer to L37.com.au for details.
Timing depends on a number of factors including the size and complexity of your project, and the timing of decisions made by you. Generally, we expect to achieve the following time frames:
- Concept design and pricing proposal - 6 to 9 weeks
- Design Documentation - 4 to 6 months
- Construction - 7 to 12 months
These timelines do not include any Town Planning requirements for some projects.
Please refer to our website or contact us for the current locations and opening times for our displays.
Our website (L37.com.au) contains a folio of our custom home projects which is always evolving.
We design and build homes throughout Melbourne’s Eastern, Bayside & South Eastern suburbs and the Mornington Peninsula.
Our core business is to provide our clients a custom home design solution for their particular site, budget and needs. Whether we start with a blank sheet of paper, one of our pre-designed floor plans or a combination of both, guided by your budget we will create the best design solution for your particular needs. This includes the interior design and colour selection in Studio 37 – our design and selection centre.
We can also provide Town Planning services where required, demolition and provision of services and can offer turn-key solutions for those wishing to incorporate swimming pools, landscaping, driveways and fencing into one overall package.