How long does the design and build process typically take?
It depends on the scope and scale of the project. Once we have met and discussed your initial brief, we can then provide a guideline on the timeframe your project will take. Typically, the design and approval process takes between 6-9 months for custom homes and renovations or extensions.
What are the advantages of working with a custom builder?
Because we only take on a limited number of projects each year, we’re able to focus more on the important things, like attention to detail, providing a more personalised service and making our team members available to answer any questions you may have. We’re also more flexible about the design, style and type of builds we offer and making changes during construction.
How do you choose which trades will work on my project?
With several members of our team having worked as tradespeople, and our parent company Daly & Shaw Building having some 35+ years of industry experience, we know what makes a good tradesperson, and are able to put together the best team for every job.
What makes you different from other builders?
Our inherited 35+ years of experience and the fact that we’re a true custom builder, able to adapt to you and your requirements. That and our meticulous attention to detail, customer focused approach, integrity and transparency.
Is there a typical value range for your projects?
Typically, custom homes range from $750k – $2m and renovations or extensions from $500k – $1m.
What’s involved in the design and build process?
We explain our process in detail for you here.
Can I live in my home while it is being renovated or extended?
In many cases, yes. It all depends on the nature of the renovation or extension. We create a plan at the initial stages of discussion with regards to the most efficient way to carry out the work with minimum impact on you.
Can you build using alternative construction methods (other than double brick)?
Simple answer, yes. We have extensive experience in all forms of modern-day construction, from brick, timber and steel frame, to reverse brick veneer and all types of external cladding.
Can you design my home or renovation?
We work with a select group of very talented designers and architects and can suggest 1 or 2 who we think would be the best fit for your project.
What if I already have plans prepared for my new home, renovation or extension?
No problem. If you BYO plans, we can build it. Find out more here.
Is it better to start by speaking with a builder or a designer first?
We believe the best results are achieved when the builder and designer are able to work together with you from the beginning. This means everyone is working towards the same goal right from the start and saves time and ultimately costs.
What if I don’t have a specific budget yet?
We can help by giving you examples of past projects that are similar in scope to yours.
Can you help to subdivide my block if required?
Absolutely. Our parent company Daly & Shaw Building have extensive experience in multi-residential construction (units, townhouses and apartments) and we are able to call on them to assist with all aspects of subdivisions.
How does the pre-start (choosing colours, finishes and fixtures) process work with Evolution?
Technically, it starts at our first meeting and develops from there. We offer the services of an interior designer or, if you prefer to do it yourself, we can help guide you through the process.
Have you won any awards?
We have. And while we don’t like to brag, you can find out more about our awards here.
Are you a member of any industry associations?
We have been members of The Master Builders Association of Western Australia since 2016.
How long have you been building for?
The origins of Evolution started way back in 1984 when our parent company Daly & Shaw Building was founded. Evolution was officially created as a stand-alone business in 2016 to continue specialising in custom homes, renovations and extensions, allowing Daly & Shaw Building to specialise in multi-residential construction.
How does a building contract work?
There are three main forms of contracts used by home builders: standard contracts, fixed price and cost-plus contracts. Our team can explain the differences and benefits of each and recommend which contract would best suit your project.