About Latitude 37

About Latitude 37

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Our Vision

Our Vision
Happy Clients, Great Homes.

To consistently achieve this Vision, we brought together a team of industry professionals, committed to a culture of honesty and integrity, innovation, proactive and transparent communication and simply doing what we say we will do.

We work hard to ensure we design and deliver innovative, liveable, great quality homes within agreed timeframes, offering exceptional value. We personally stand behind this Vision – we’re always available to speak with our clients should the need arise.

History

History

Latitude 37 was established in 2006  with a vision to deliver exceptional  outcomes and high levels of client service.

From humble beginnings and a handful of initial staff we have quietly established ourselves as a quality custom design and build company, now employing almost 60 professionals in areas like management, sales, marketing, design, interior design, estimating, and construction.

By specialising in sloping sites and unique blocks, the company has grown rapidly through word of mouth and referral business, and are proud to be regarded as one of the most respected and trusted custom home builders in Melbourne.

Our focus on design solutions for each individual client has led to us having built hundreds of individually designed homes across Melbourne’s East, South East, Bayside and along the Mornington Peninsula.

Awards are judged on Design, Construction quality and Client Service. Judges inspect each home and discuss the process with our client. We are very proud of our awards and that they were won for “real” homes built for “real” clients.

Awards

Latitude 37 have consistently won awards from peak housing industry bodies, Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Association.

Housing Industry Association Best Builders
HIA Australian Professional Medium Builder
HIA Victorian Professional Medium Builder
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Housing Industry Association Awards
Best Custom Home $1M – $2M
Best Custom Home $700K – $1M
Best Custom Home $500K – $700K
Best Custom Home $350K – $500K
Best Custom Home under $500K
Best Custom Home under $350K
Best Project Home
Best Townhouse/Villa Dev. 6+ Dwellings
Master Builders Association Awards
Best Custom Home $500k -750k
Best Custom Home $300K – $400K
Best Integrated Housing Development
Best Custom Home under $300K
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Frequently Asked Questions

General
How many homes do you build each year?

We limit the number of homes we build each year to ensure the highest quality service and communication at every step of the process from initial engagement through to conclusion of the maintenance period. We achieve this by capping the number of site starts per month to ensure consistent workload across our staff and trades.

We build around 80 custom homes each year. We achieve this by capping the number of site starts per month to ensure consistent workload across our staff and trades. We consider this to be an ideal number. Large enough to offer stability and financial security, underpinned by a robust project management systems and an experienced team. Small enough to offer a flexible, inclusive approach focused on client satisfaction.

How much do you charge for a new home?

We build custom homes from $600k to $1.5m+ with rates per square varying due to the custom nature of our work. Every home we design is an original and the price to build depends on the size, complexity of the design, site costs, materials, fitout and finish. We work with each client to create a custom solution that aligns with their design brief, site requirements and budget and we workshop the solution until the right balance between these requirements is achieved.

How does the process work?

Our process begins with a Concept Design Agreement, followed by a meeting with you to discuss your brief and budget and inspect your site. Design Concepts are then developed and we present your custom home design in stunning 3D form offering a virtual walkthrough to experience and visualise the building form, layout and proportions, exterior elevations and materials. Designs are workshopped where required, before preparing a detailed pricing proposal to enable you to make an informed decision.

What areas do you build in?

We design and build homes throughout Melbourne’s Easter, South-Eastern & Bayside suburbs and the Mornington Peninsula.

How long have you been in business?

Latitude 37 was established in 2006 with a vision to deliver exceptional outcomes and high levels of client service. Our Directors have tertiary qualifications and extensive construction industry experience across the commercial, industrial and residential sectors.

Design
What is your design style?

Our Design team have a great depth of talent and experience and can provide design solutions to suit a wide range of styles to suit any design brief.

Do you offer any ‘standard plans’ or do you only build custom homes?

Whether you draw inspiration from our comprehensive portfolio or commence with a blank sheet for a bespoke custom home, rest assured Latitude 37 will collaborate with you to create your dream home to suit your site, lifestyle or budget.

How long does it take to design and price a home?

The timeframe varies depending on your ability to meet with us and provide prompt feedback. Typically we would meet with you within 3 weeks of signing a CDA (allowing time to obtain a site survey) and produce an initial Design Concept within 4 – 6 weeks. Pricing takes around 2 weeks once the design concept has been approved.

Quality Control
How do you manage quality?

At Latitude 37, we are passionate about designing and building high quality custom homes. We outline below details of our 3 tier QA system which is aimed at ensuring that we achieve consistently high quality standards on every project we undertake.

  • Building Surveyor – issues a Building Permit prior to commencement of the construction works and conducts mandatory inspections throughout construction to check compliance of your new home with the Building Code, relevant Regulations and Standards and the Building Permit.
  • Independent Building Inspector (IBI) – we also engage the services of an Independent Building Inspector, BSS Group, on each of our projects to conduct quality inspections at pre-plaster, pre-paint and completion stages and to assist our construction team to consistently achieve high quality standards.
  • Construction team inspections – our Site Manager and Construction Manager also conduct regular inspections and work with the Building Surveyor and IBI with the aim of ensuring that all items identified are addressed in a timely manner. We limit our Site Managers to a maximum of 8 homes at a time to ensure attention to detail is maintained. Site Managers are required to achieve QA sign-off at each stage before proceeding to the next stage.
What warranties and guarantees do you provide?

We warrant all of our work in accordance with statutory warranties and in accordance with manufacturers’ warranties for equipment and appliances. Our full-time Maintenance Team will return to your home three months after you have moved in to rectify and 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.

Construction
How long will my home take to build?

Including our detailed QA process, we generally complete the construction phase from site start to handover in around 7 to 15 months depending on design complexity, site challenges etc. Straight forward projects of level sites are typically 7 to 10 months to build. Larger more complex projects and projects on steep sites or involving basements, pools etc vary perhaps 10 to 15 months.

Who will manage the process?

A dedicated Project Manager will oversee your project from Design stage through to Contract signing and site start. Once on site, you will be introduced to and have direct contact with your Site Management team who will coordinate all on-site activities, manage quality, safety and timeframes and keep you informed throughout the construction stage. For maximum efficiency, a Stage 1 Site Manager will coordinate exterior works up to lockup with a Stage 2 Site Manager overlapping and commencing internally, taking the project through to completion and handover. This team, together with your office based Construction Coordinator, is managed and overseen by a regionally based Construction Manager with key stages signed off by a QA consultant.

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