Left side lighhouses

Cost + fee structures

Cost + fee structures

Design + Documentation Package fees:

• First meeting - fixed fee of $300
• The LiFEHOUSES Design + Documentation package - deposit of $3000 + GST
Should you require any additional consultation (ie. to incorporate required modifications) our time will be charged on an hourly rate of $150.
• The LiFEHOUSES Design + Documentation package - balance of fee:
1 Bedroom -  $4500 + GST
2 Bedroom -  $5500 + GST
3 Bedroom -  $6500 + GST

Construction costs - a guideline*:

Based on the inclusions listed, these estimated costs need to be confirmed by obtaining a builder’s quote:

LiFEHOUSE   2.1 (1 bedroom)   $230,000 - ­$260,000
LiFEHOUSE   2.2 (2 bedroom)   $260,000 ­- $290,000
LiFEHOUSE   2.3 (3 bedroom)   $290,000 ­- $340,000


•  Sealed concrete slab on ground
•  Double-glazed windows (optional timber or aluminium frames)
•  High levels of insulation
•  6 - 8 Star energy rating (site and material dependent)
•  Bosch hot water service (5.5 Star energy rating)
•  Laminate finish to joinery generally
•  Low VOC painted plasterboard walls and ceilings
•  Tiled shower recess and kitchen splashback
•  Fisher & Paykel cooking appliances
•  Bosch dishwasher
•  Low-flow tapware
•  Low-energy light fittings
•  Downpipes (to ground only)


Choose from the following standard finishes to suit your style:
•  External cladding, shiplap hardwood timber boards, Ecoply, compressed fibre cement sheet
•  Joinery - extent of built-in joinery is up to you
•  Window type - frames can be either hardwood timber, or thermally improved aluminium
•  Floors - sealed high-trowel concrete slab, or lightweight timber construction


•  Any element beyond the building envelope eg. rainwater tanks, fences etc.
•  Individual site infrastructure eg. driveway, services connections etc.



a) These estimate prices are industry indicators only current for July 2017 and are subject to change without notice.
b) These prices are based on levels of finish and specifications as outlined on this website and are therefore only a guide.
c) These costs refer to LiFEHOUSES as shown on the LiFEHOUSE models page. If you wish to modify these layouts, construction costs will change accordingly, and will be determined by obtaining a builder’s quote. We can assist in finalising a layout that suits you after an initial consultation and determining your requirements.
d) Design + Documentation fees are subject to change without notice.
* Modification to standard designs will alter construction costs and design fees as outlined.