Many people find envisioning the floor plan of their new home a daunting experience, but a new technology pioneered exclusively in Western Australia by Gemmill Homes will allow people to walk through a full-sized, interactive virtual layout before their pad is even poured.
Gemmill Homes Group Managing Director Craig Gemmill 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 Gemmill 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 Gemmill 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.”
Gemmill 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 Gemmill 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, Gemmill 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.
By Maya Anderson, 26 November 2018
Hear from Vince and Vy as they talk about their experiences with CADWalk and the great time they had walking through their new home
Hear from our clients about their experience walking through their floor plan with CADwalk by Gemmill Homes.
Fab Marion of Coast Homes invited client Rob Parker to visit CADwalk in Forrestfield for a review of the design plans for Rob's new home. After the session, Rob gave his feedback:
'Thank you for accompanying us through the design with the CADwalk demonstration. Both Nicolle and I found this a very helpful experience and appreciated the opportunity to take the virtual reality tour of the project.We have not been through the design of a home before and we have found it difficult to appreciate the real life dimensions of the plans. The process provided reassurance with respect to the size of the living areas but also allowed us to realise and modify some problem areas in the floor plan. This will hopefully avoid costly corrections later in the course of building.'
Fab concluded by saying:
'This was a great experience for us all and being able to confirm their design works for their requirements. As Rod mentioned, he had a few areas which he was unsure about and CADwalk was able to confirm these areas worked well with some minor tweaks. Such an innovative concept and I can see where this will help a lot of clients with assurance to their home design.'
Visualise your new home & floorplans with CADwalk, exclusive to Gemmill Homes
CADwalk have partnered up with Gemmill Homes to home planners a floor plan visualisation tool, exclusive to Gemmill Homes until the 31st of December, 2018. TV adverts are running through out the morning and evening on Channel 7 and Channel 10.
'It's an industry first that we're excited to bring to our customers and smoothen the home building process with the help of the latest in room visualisation technology', said Gemmill Homes
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Following the success of CADwalk's space optimisation and validation applications in the control room design and retail store fit out industries, now CADwalk enables you to walk through your dream home before you spend any money building or renovating it.
If you are in the process of designing your new home, living space, garden or renovation project, CADwalk is here to ensure what gets built is exactly what you'd dreamed of. CADwalk can model your home layout in a life size projection; meaning complete homes, rooms and gardens can all be simulated in original size, walked through, instantly edited and felt in cm for cm accuracy.
Bring your existing plans for a new home or a renovation or even a garden project to us. They may be sketches, builders plan on paper or in a digital format. Whatever the input, our team of experts can get your design ready for a CADwalk Workshop. After workshopping your project with our experienced Architect, to come up with your dream layout and design, you have the option of receiving your finalised plan as CAD drawings, 3D interactive models, precise renderings, whatever you need to finish the job.
CADwalk allows clients to understand plans and space in a new and exciting way by using the latest in advanced visualisation technologies to create an interactive, life-size design experience.