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HOW WE WORK

HOW WE WORK

HIGH TECH SOLUTION

We utilise the latest in engineering technology to deliver a seamless solution.

PROBLEM SOLVERS

You will be able to identify any potential future issues before it's too late.

FORWARD THINKING

Don't wait until it's too late, be proactive in your building process.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Our engineers and consultants are on hand to help you and your architect go through their designs.

Come on into Lifesize Plans and see the shape of your kitchen, the positioning of your stove, fridge, sink, island bench top and more.

Filling the layout of your bathroom to your bedroom, living room and dining room with the furniture of your desire, giving you the opportunity to rectify or change your plans without any costly variations, making sure your home is what you expect and saving you and your family thousands or maybe even tens of thousands of dollars.

Most of us cannot visualise and proportionate just by looking at plans, even as a licensed builder it is hard to see the finished product until it’s built. By then it’s too late to go through the hassle and expense of moving walls half a metre left or right and swapping areas and rooms around, so people are forced to live with what’s been built, not being 100% happy with the finished product.

In our opinion, anyone who spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on ANYTHING should be 100% happy with the product.

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OUR STORY

OUR STORY

SHARED BY CHRIS GHALEB, FOUNDER OF LIFESIZE PLANS
For the first time offered in architectural history, we invite you to walkthrough your house before it's built!

Bringing your architectural plans and your future house to a real-life size before you put $1 on building your home.

With the use of state of the art technology and tailored programs we are able to show your complete dwelling – including upper and lower floors, backyards, swimming pools and entertaining areas, along with driveways and parking spaces to a ‘true’ 1:1 scale.

You can park your car in the garage and walk around your whole property without annoying glasses or goggles. Your whole family can experience this all at the same time.

We incorporate the use of real furniture and household items, as well as partition walls and decorations, to give you the best chance possible of perfecting your design

We encourage you to push the furniture around and place them in your rooms, hallways and living area, so you can get a true feel of your layout and size.

You may then find that you need more space or that your space is not used to its full potential. You may then also realise that you are overbuilding and can reduce the size of your home, saving yourself thousands of dollars per square metre; but for this to happen you have to walk through the home with furniture and measuring tapes and see for yourself – only at Lifesize Plans!

OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

Chris Ghaleb
Founder/Director

Chris is the founder of Lifesize Plans and will be a Director on the Board. An inventor with over 10 years experience in the building and construction sector in Australia, Chris has made several practical inventions in the construction and building space and has a portfolio of patents to his name.

Chris first appeared on the Television Show, Shark Tank, where he received several offers for the business and has since brought on a team and successfully raised capital for Lifesize Plans.

James Hickey
CEO

James is CEO of Lifesize Plans. He is a scale-up specialist with a proven track record at CEO & Board level. James has had an illustrious career prior to Lifesize Plans including as CEO of Maincom Group. He led a collective of construction companies across Australia and New Zealand and grew the business 3-fold during his 6 year tenure as CEO.

James’ experiences also include working in over 20 international markets and lead a number of programs of transformational change.

Stuart Cook
Chairman

Stuart is the former CEO of Zambrero - an international Quick Service Mexican restaurant chain. During his time as CEO, Stuart grew the company to over 100 restaurants and expanded the business into three countries.

Since 2011, Stuart through TWIYO Capital and Advisory, has invested in over a dozen businesses, led capital raises and has been an investor, advisor, board member and mentor to numerous startups, charities and high-growth businesses.

Andrew Blow
Director

Andrew is Managing Director of global creative and digital agency, Topham Guerin. He has more than 10 years’ experience in senior strategy and communications roles, and was a direct report to the Australian Prime Minister.

Andrew comes to Lifesize Plans with advanced skills in marketing and advocacy and a sophisticated network of public and private sector contacts. He is former Director of ASX-listed Fremont Petroleum Corporation, which is a U.S. based onshore oil and gas producer.

faqs

faqs

Where are you located?

We are located at 1A Queen Street, Auburn, NSW.

Our driveway access is accessed from facing Marion Street or Kerr Parade.

Who can I bring to my showing?

We see family, friends, architects, interior designers, and builders all attend meetings, so you can choose how many people you want to bring ensuring they are all there to collaborate to help you.

You will also have a Client Concierge Tech Operator there too who can assist you if you need help.

How big is your projection space?

We can fit most homes in our 600 square meter facility. If a project is larger than that we move the plans around to ensure you can see it to real life scale.

What if I have multiple floors?

We operate by touchscreen, so easily managed, if you are showing more than one floor, we start with the ground level, then move to upstairs or to the basement. This only takes seconds to do.

What can I expect in my showing?

During your session you will have a Plans Design Consultant operating the projection of your plans and will be in your showing ensuring it is progressing smoothly, changing the plans if needed, moving furniture around, and they are also ensuring your personal comfort is attended to. Our staff have construction and design experience.

You can expect your session to be filmed and photographed during your onsite customer visit. At times this footage may be used for social media and marketing platforms. However, this will only be with customer prior approval to be filmed and photographed.

How much is it?

Our business is based on projection time in our showroom, therefore to provide an accurate quotation we'll need details on the size in square meters and number of levels of your home to be able to provide you an agreed quotation.

In general, the larger the project, the more time you will need. We do not provide quotes over email, we need to either take your brief or see the plans to provide a quotation. Our minimum projection time is 45 mins, yet some sessions can run for a few hours, or even the full day.

What do people use our site for?

We have a vast range of uses, including private custom home plans from large premises to granny flats, owner builders, interior designers and commercial plans such as office layouts, retail and franchise layouts, landscaping and pools, health practices such as medical centres. In summary anything that is a plan we are able to show it.

What are our goals?

We are here to provide a collaborative and networking space, with a technology solution to bring parties together to achieve the “Perfect plan”. “Plan to perfection” is our Vision. Everyone’s perfect plan is different therefore this is about the parties discussing this together, aligning, and preparedness for a smooth construction process.

Are we good value for money?

If you are about to handover $500,000 or more, we are a very wise investment. Preparedness for construction especially if you haven’t been through one before is everything and for a small cost we see our value as saving you further costs ahead in the building process. How much do you place on peace of mind?

Get it right and get across those plans!

When is the best time to visit?

Ideally when you have your last drafted plans and before council submission or before the build has commenced. That will ensure you have had every opportunity to make final changes.

What are some of the benefits of having a plan projected?

As the market moves towards customisation every plan we see is different in size and layout.

For the home building or renovation market any homes even though designed aren’t actually built.  Some of the key benefits can include:

  • Understanding the flow of your project from room to room.
  • Understanding the actual size of your layout ensuring you get it right.
  • Not having to make changes once construction has commenced which is far more costly once commenced and time wasted.
  • Doors - The way doors open and close – is a cavity slider better use of space?
  • Garages - Knowing if your car will fit in your garages.
  • Stairs - You can ascertain if stairs are the right width and depth.
  • Kitchens – Is it laid out correctly and if not laid out correctly can see one walk around inefficiently too much, therefore breaking the triangle reach design rule.  
  • Appliances - Ensuring your fridge and planned appliances will fit.
  • Media rooms – Will the TV you're planning to buy actually fit the room?
  • Our moveable walls will see how high your ceiling will be.
  • Hallways, whether a hallway is wide enough. The key benefit is you will see your plan on the floor without interior design distraction which will give you your real footprint.  
  • Boundaries – Some clients are ascertaining on a tight space whether their project will fit within the boundaries or allocated space.
  • Pools and landscaping – Do they flow well off the back of the home and are they the right scale too.

For commercial plans, every square meter counts, therefore ensuring you have the best layout for your commercial operation can save your business on unnecessary cost and maximise its operational opportunity.

How should I spend my time?

It is important you spend your time where the most investment is, so for a home it is where you spend the most time. There are though specific reasons why you are having a projection to give you confidence in your plan, therefore prior to your session have a think about where you need more clarity. For some clients it is the entire project, for others it is specific rooms or aspects of the plan they need to nut out. Our advice is to think about what is keeping you awake at night that doesn’t feel right.

Do you have furniture we can use?

Yes - we have a range of beds, chairs and movable walls that will be used during the session to ensure you can see how your furniture would fit.

How do I book in?

Contact us via our website and once your enquiry and quotation has been issued, you can email us requesting the time you want to book in and forward your plans 48 hours prior.

Does the time include setup time?

Your plans are reviewed for projection 48 hours prior to your booking and this is all included in the fees. Your plans will be on display 15 mins prior to your booking time ready for your arrival.

What are our operating hours?

We operate Monday to Friday with session times scheduled every 2 hours starting from 8am with last session commencing at 4pm with your plans at 48 hours prior to your booking. We have commenced on select Saturdays at present due to growing demand.

How does the technology work?

We have an extensive investment in multiple top class projectors that all talk to each other, and these are located suspended from the ceiling in our showroom facility. These all talk to each other and our software program takes the file, runs it through the software program and it tells the projectors how to project it to the right scale. (The rest of the technology - well that’s a well-guarded secret for LSP employees only).

What format does my plan need to be in for a showing?

A PDF file is ideal, ensuring the scale is marked on it as well as one floor measurement per floor. We can adjust our computer for the different scales. The most common one is 1:100, but others are fine.

Are there other showing facilities?

We are the only facility in NSW, and noting we hold the global patent legally therefore we are the only ones in Australia to have legal rights to do so.

What is ahead for Lifesize Plans?

Watch this space… we will be like no other business you have seen before in the next edition of us due late 2021 and you will think about design and see your plans ahead in a very digital and customer hands on way. (We are very excited and will share more soon)

Where are you located?

We are located at 1A Queen Street, Auburn, NSW.

Our driveway access is accessed from facing Marion Street or Kerr Parade.

Who can I bring to my showing?

We see family, friends, architects, interior designers, and builders all attend meetings, so you can choose how many people you want to bring ensuring they are all there to collaborate to help you.

You will also have a Client Concierge Tech Operator there too who can assist you if you need help.

How big is your projection space?

We can fit most homes in our 600 square meter facility. If a project is larger than that we move the plans around to ensure you can see it to real life scale.

What if I have multiple floors?

We operate by touchscreen, so easily managed, if you are showing more than one floor, we start with the ground level, then move to upstairs or to the basement. This only takes seconds to do.

What can I expect in my showing?

During your session you will have a Plans Design Consultant operating the projection of your plans and will be in your showing ensuring it is progressing smoothly, changing the plans if needed, moving furniture around, and they are also ensuring your personal comfort is attended to. Our staff have construction and design experience.

You can expect your session to be filmed and photographed during your onsite customer visit. At times this footage may be used for social media and marketing platforms. However, this will only be with customer prior approval to be filmed and photographed.

How much is it?

Our business is based on projection time in our showroom, therefore to provide an accurate quotation we'll need details on the size in square meters and number of levels of your home to be able to provide you an agreed quotation.

In general, the larger the project, the more time you will need. We do not provide quotes over email, we need to either take your brief or see the plans to provide a quotation. Our minimum projection time is 45 mins, yet some sessions can run for a few hours, or even the full day.

What do people use our site for?

We have a vast range of uses, including private custom home plans from large premises to granny flats, owner builders, interior designers and commercial plans such as office layouts, retail and franchise layouts, landscaping and pools, health practices such as medical centres. In summary anything that is a plan we are able to show it.

What are our goals?

We are here to provide a collaborative and networking space, with a technology solution to bring parties together to achieve the “Perfect plan”. “Plan to perfection” is our Vision. Everyone’s perfect plan is different therefore this is about the parties discussing this together, aligning, and preparedness for a smooth construction process.

Are we good value for money?

If you are about to handover $500,000 or more, we are a very wise investment. Preparedness for construction especially if you haven’t been through one before is everything and for a small cost we see our value as saving you further costs ahead in the building process. How much do you place on peace of mind?

Get it right and get across those plans!

When is the best time to visit?

Ideally when you have your last drafted plans and before council submission or before the build has commenced. That will ensure you have had every opportunity to make final changes.

What are some of the benefits of having a plan projected?

As the market moves towards customisation every plan we see is different in size and layout.

For the home building or renovation market any homes even though designed aren’t actually built.  Some of the key benefits can include:

  • Understanding the flow of your project from room to room.
  • Understanding the actual size of your layout ensuring you get it right.
  • Not having to make changes once construction has commenced which is far more costly once commenced and time wasted.
  • Doors - The way doors open and close – is a cavity slider better use of space?
  • Garages - Knowing if your car will fit in your garages.
  • Stairs - You can ascertain if stairs are the right width and depth.
  • Kitchens – Is it laid out correctly and if not laid out correctly can see one walk around inefficiently too much, therefore breaking the triangle reach design rule.  
  • Appliances - Ensuring your fridge and planned appliances will fit.
  • Media rooms – Will the TV you're planning to buy actually fit the room?
  • Our moveable walls will see how high your ceiling will be.
  • Hallways, whether a hallway is wide enough. The key benefit is you will see your plan on the floor without interior design distraction which will give you your real footprint.  
  • Boundaries – Some clients are ascertaining on a tight space whether their project will fit within the boundaries or allocated space.
  • Pools and landscaping – Do they flow well off the back of the home and are they the right scale too.

For commercial plans, every square meter counts, therefore ensuring you have the best layout for your commercial operation can save your business on unnecessary cost and maximise its operational opportunity.

How should I spend my time?

It is important you spend your time where the most investment is, so for a home it is where you spend the most time. There are though specific reasons why you are having a projection to give you confidence in your plan, therefore prior to your session have a think about where you need more clarity. For some clients it is the entire project, for others it is specific rooms or aspects of the plan they need to nut out. Our advice is to think about what is keeping you awake at night that doesn’t feel right.

Do you have furniture we can use?

Yes - we have a range of beds, chairs and movable walls that will be used during the session to ensure you can see how your furniture would fit.

How do I book in?

Contact us via our website and once your enquiry and quotation has been issued, you can email us requesting the time you want to book in and forward your plans 48 hours prior.

Does the time include setup time?

Your plans are reviewed for projection 48 hours prior to your booking and this is all included in the fees. Your plans will be on display 15 mins prior to your booking time ready for your arrival.

What are our operating hours?

We operate Monday to Friday with session times scheduled every 2 hours starting from 8am with last session commencing at 4pm with your plans at 48 hours prior to your booking. We have commenced on select Saturdays at present due to growing demand.

How does the technology work?

We have an extensive investment in multiple top class projectors that all talk to each other, and these are located suspended from the ceiling in our showroom facility. These all talk to each other and our software program takes the file, runs it through the software program and it tells the projectors how to project it to the right scale. (The rest of the technology - well that’s a well-guarded secret for LSP employees only).

What format does my plan need to be in for a showing?

A PDF file is ideal, ensuring the scale is marked on it as well as one floor measurement per floor. We can adjust our computer for the different scales. The most common one is 1:100, but others are fine.

Are there other showing facilities?

We are the only facility in NSW, and noting we hold the global patent legally therefore we are the only ones in Australia to have legal rights to do so.

What is ahead for Lifesize Plans?

Watch this space… we will be like no other business you have seen before in the next edition of us due late 2021 and you will think about design and see your plans ahead in a very digital and customer hands on way. (We are very excited and will share more soon)