Virtual reality helps provide peace of mind

Maya Anderson
The West Australian

Many people find envisioning the floor plan of their new home a daunting experience, but a new technology pioneered exclusively in Western Australia by Endeavour Homes will allow people to walk through a full-sized, interactive virtual layout before their pad is even poured.

Endeavour Homes Group Managing Director Craig Endeavour said the company was excited to be the first builder in Perth to offer CADwalk, a unique, patented technology that allowed people to visualise their floor plan on a one-to-one scale.

Mr Endeavour said many people found settling on their plan a nerve-racking process and this was where CADwalk helped.

“People can find it difficult to read building plans and understand the flow and layout of their home if it is not to scale,” he said.

“Even ‘traditional’ virtual reality can be difficult for someone to understand how their furniture will look in their new home.

“By creating a floor plan that is to scale and putting scaled objects onto the plan, people can appreciate the size of their hallway, the distance from the front door to the main living area or the trip from the garage to the kitchen when carrying their shopping.”

Mr Endeavour said the technology also presented a large benefit for the company.

“As part of the sales process people can see changes they have made to one of our plans and basically confirm it is the house they want to build, which helps expedite the sales process,” he said.

“In the past, clients would continue to wonder if they should have made changes or whether they should have increased or decreased room sizes.

“CADwalk helps eliminate doubts about the design and clients can move forward with the colour and interior selections of their home with an idea of how their home will look once built.”

Endeavour Homes clients Sam Tindall and Amanda Bunschoten said their CADwalk experience was useful and enjoyable.

“You can see how big cupboards and wardrobes are going to be, where your windows sit and how furniture will fit,” Ms Bunschoten said.

“CADwalk made us realise how big our home was going to be, because it does look quite small on a plan.

“It definitely cemented our choice of home design – it made us realise it was a good plan and what we wanted.”

Mr Endeavour said since launching on October 1, numerous clients had experienced CADwalk and every client said the technology was invaluable.

“It helped them visualise their new home and make the necessary changes to ensure their new home suited their living requirements and preferences before a brick is even laid,” he said.

Currently the exclusive new home building partner with CADwalk in Australia, Endeavour Homes is offering the technology as a complimentary service to all its customers, whether they are building a custom or off-the-plan design, until January 1, 2019.

After this date a one-hour session costs around $1500 and can be booked directly through CADwalk.

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Gemmill Homes has recently changed its name to Endeavour Homes!!!

We are excited with the new name Endeavour Homes, business has been great for our customers and us last year, despite all the craziness of 2020.

Here are some wins:

1. Every one of our display homes won MBA awards in their categories.

2. One of our homes even won an MBA best home in Australia.

3. Most importantly, we have built some beautiful homes for our clients.

Why the name change you may ask?

Here are the two main reasons:

1. We reinvented the way we help clients and have a new way to provide better service, better quality and happier clients than ever before. We want to celebrate these changes with our new name.

2. We want to align the business name to our sister brand Endeavour Constructions as the business has been owned by the same family since our inception in 2004.

Anyway, enough about us…now it’s your turn, have a look around our website and see how we can help you.

All the best the Endeavour Homes Team