Project Management

Your home is an invaluable asset that for some is a status symbol of personal success whilst for most is simply a place of sanctuary, lifestyle and family comfort. Building a new home is certainly an exciting time however to the inexperienced it can be a daunting task and inevitably involves finding the right home design to suit your budgetary requirements. It takes a thoughtful and experienced professional to guide you through the property selection process – this is where we come in!

GRD has a depth of experience that enables our clients to make informed decisions around concept planning and site selection. Our dedication to timeframes always seeks to minimise our clients’ risks and maximise their equity position over the life of the project. In our lifetime, purchasing a new home is the single most important financial decision that most of us will have to make – our chief aim is to ensure that you get it right the first time!

Speak to anyone who has experienced the process of buying or selling real estate or built their own home previously and often their findings are a combination of excitement, confusion, stress, disappointment and ultimately compromise! In acting as your own personal project manager, GRD will remove any confusion and provide a transparent and definitive process that delivers a highly personalised project outcome – on time and on budget, exceeding your expectations!

The Planning Process

  1. Client Brief
    Detailed discussions around the client's key objectives including needs analysis, time frames and financial considerations.
  2. Project Evaluation
    Evaluate client requirements and determine optimum outcomes to achieve key objectives - this involves concept development, product selection, location, time frames, cost summaries, financial requirements, commercial outcomes and overall project feasibility.
  3. Strategic Partner Briefing
    Detailed discussions with key professionals needed to provide relevant services necessary to the individual project. This may include builders, architects, surveyors, certifiers, town-planners, financiers, council and local authorities.
  4. Plan Review and Tendering
    Upon determination of project requirements an initial concept draft and pricing schedule will be presented to the client. This will include concept plans, preliminary tender, building specification, time frames, financial requirements, processes and procedures.
  5. Formal Documentation
    Upon concept approval by the client and initial engagements, detailed formal documentation will be provided. This includes, formal plans, fixed price building tenders, contract details, finance approvals and relevant documentation. This may also include the marketing and sales strategies to be utilised by our sales and marketing division.
  6. Professional Introductions
    Round table meeting with key project partners outlining specific areas of responsibility and includes (but not limited to) the builder, architect, planning consultants or financier. This may run concurrently with step 5 and validates the relationships between the parties and reinforces the confidence in the processes and pathways forward.
  7. Approval Process & Construction
    Thorough planning processes and approval procurements are undertaken to deliver the project objectives as established in the client brief. GRD's areas of responsibility are all encompassing and may extend into the marketing and sales of the project upon the finalisation of construction.