Here at Homes by Maxim we firmly believe that building an architecturally designed home will make your new home more sustainable, affordable and valuable in the long-term.

People’s homes are their most valuable asset, so you want to get it right when you build. At Homes by Maxim, we guide you through the design, planning and construction process to reach your end goal. Maximising space and light, adding functionality, or building on a steep section are all within our remit.

Homes by Maxim works in partnership with Philip Bidwell and his team of experienced architectural designers. Philip himself has over 25 years of experience and knows how important it is to get the home to work for the customer. So at Homes by Maxim, we start by asking you lots of questions, so we can seek to understand what is required. This is a great way to get all your ideas and aspirations out of your head and onto paper. You can be sure you get exactly what you need.

“The house has to look and feel appropriate for what is meaningful to you, how it supports what you and your family value, and what you want and need as an amenity,” states Philip.

But it can still be a daunting experience. We understand that. Unless your construction project is a very small one, it makes sense to talk to an architectural designer before you embark on building, to ease some of the worries. Planning permissions, design briefs, approvals and consents, detailed drawings, recommending and working with builders are all within our remit. And who needs the hassle of doing these tasks on your own?

You can also save yourself money when you use an architectural designer. By designing a well-conceived building to maximise heating from the sun, you can feel good about reduced electricity bills over time. And of course, that’s good for the environment and your pocket.

Also, an architectural designer can work with your budget and help you select the appropriate materials and finishes at a fair price. They can help you choose materials that are durable as well as beautiful, so saving on frequent maintenance and replacement costs. And of course a well-designed house can have a higher resale value, so you can actually make money. Now there’s a pleasant thought.

Because the folks at Homes by Maxim have such a wealth of experience, they know how much of any given material is right for your job. So you will have less waste and many more efficiencies when working with an architectural designer.

Still not convinced? We frequently hear our customers telling us how easy we are to work with. ‘They saved me so much time and hassle and money,’ said Paulette. ‘There was no pressure, only cooperation throughout the whole process. I’m delighted with the result.’

And one happy couple told us, ‘We look back on a process that was almost ‘fun’. They sought to understand our needs, and we are delighted with how energy efficient our new home is.’

We could all do with those people that make our lives easier. And building can be a long and complex process. So let’s make that beautiful dream home a reality. We’re with you every step of the way.