Build with Shane

Complete your dream home with confidence – at Shane Cook Homes we guarantee only the best quality outcomes.

To help you understand if building with Shane Cook Homes is for you, here is a list of some typically asked questions. Want to know more? Please get in touch to discuss how we can help.

What type of projects does Shane Cook Homes do?

We focus primarily on residential design ranging from extensions to new homes – see our Case Study section for more. We also undertake dual occupancy and multi-unit development projects.

How much does it cost to extend or build a new house?

The cost to extend or build can vary greatly due to many reasons including (but not limited to) site conditions, site location, market forces, construction type and the complexity of the project. 

As a very general rule of thumb we estimate a range of $2,000–$3,000/sqm for most extensions and $1,500–$2,500/sqm for most new homes. In addition to these per square metre building costs you will need to consider other items such as driveways, decks, paving, fencing, landscaping and even a swimming pool. Costs are indicative only and it is best to contact our office to discuss your project requirements.

What is the conversion of a “square” into “square metres” (sqm)?

There is 9.29sqm per square; therefore a 15-square house is 139.35sqm.

What environmentally sustainable features do you incorporate in your designs?

As an accredited HIA GreenSmart designer with a strong interest in designing for minimal environmental impact, we utilise a number of sustainable measures to ensure that our designs are energy efficient. Key design considerations for sustainability include:

  • Orientation of the site/house
  • Passive heating and cooling
  • Natural ventilation
  • Natural light
  • Shading
  • Insulation
  • Thermal mass
  • Materials
  • Windows and glazing

Who are our preferred suppliers?

We have built long-lasting and trusted partnerships with quality suppliers that cover all aspects of the build, from bathroom and kitchen fixtures and appliances, to interior design and drafting services. Who we use is specific to your brief and needs, and we’re flexible if you want to choose your own suppliers, too.

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