Welcome Guide
Six Simplified Steps

Well done for taking the first step to designing your high-performing, low footprint home.

Having worked with many clients starting on their pathway to designing then living in a sustainable home we understand the first steps can seem difficult. So we created a guide aimed at helping people with building projects so they would start on the right path and reach their project goals.

Take your time to go through the below steps and we can arrange a meeting to go through any questions and details you have.

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Step 1: Getting Started Guide and Contact Details

Having worked with many clients starting on their pathway to designing then living in a sustainable home I understand the first steps can seem difficult. So, with my team, we created a guide aimed at helping people with building projects so they would start on the right path and reach...

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Step 2: Design Brief Draft

Before we get into the Passive House Design Brief here’s some background information about myself and Shelter Building Design. 

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Step 3: Refining the Design Brief and Your Style

It’s now time to start Refining the Design. Here at Shelter Building Design we’ve designed many homes and other projects and know how many questions people need to consider about their build. Decisions on room sizes, ceiling heights, finishes and appliances, not to mention budget, are all vital to creating...

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Step 4: Budget vs Cost

Budget Constraints and final cost This step we will start with the Passive House Budget. There’s probably no other word we use in our industry that consistently causes so much angst. When we mention the word ‘budget’ in our client meetings, things sometimes get awkward. For many, the cost of...

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Step 5: Consultants and Council approval

Consultants and Council approval We hope you are enjoying the design process so far. Next we will look at Consultants and Council approval around the Passive House preference. You may have heard stories of project timelines extending and designs compromised due to issues with council approval. Details that seem inconsequential...

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Step 6: We are on the way

Congratulations! We've made significant progress, but our journey is far from over. With the initial groundwork laid, it's time to delve deeper into the finer details of your project.

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