The slew of home renovation programs featured during television prime-time is testament to the large appetite Australians have for the magic of a house makeover. The rooms are beautifully styled, and with slickcamera work and a stirring soundtrack, many a domestic diy-er is tempted to start ripping off wallpaper and pulling up carpet to achieve a new interior.
However, home renovation can be a deceptively risky and expensive exercise that might not quite hit the mark. A complete rebuild may be a better option, and Latitude 37’s luxury home design and building expertise has just seen them awarded the winner of the HIA Australian Professional Medium Builder for 2015, after winning the HIA Victorian Professional Medium Builder award in 2014.
Latitude 37 specialises in custom home projects in the East, South East and Bayside suburbs of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Clients collaborate with Latitude 37’s in-house Design team to create a unique, custom home solution that brilliantly combines their own design ideas with Latitude 37’s award winning expertise. The team often work with challenging and sloping sites and this has become an area of particular expertise.
By partnering with Latitude 37, clients are able to:
- Achieve a bespoke, luxury new home solution, that is both beautiful and functional and appropriate for their site
- Make an informed decision to build based on an all-inclusive, upfront pricing proposal that is within reach and delivered on budget
- Invest in a home that is designed and built to stand the test of time
Now employing a team of around 70 construction professionals, Latitude 37 is a force to be reckoned with, with over 12 industry awards under its collective tool belt.
Latitude 37 was one of the first clients to appoint Pitcher Partners when we opened our new offices in Melbourne’s South East in 2013. Since then, we have provided them with the guidance and support needed to grow the business significantly. Looking for the services of a full service accounting firm in order to meet the increasingly complex requirements of the business, Latitude 37 initially engaged Pitcher Partners to deliver a strategic risk assessment workshop and attend to their statutory compliance
requirements. The relationship has continued to grow with the appointment of Pitcher Partners to an outsourced CFO role, including the provision of monthly financial reports to the Board.
Latitude 37 has a strong governance mindset and embraces a ‘no surprises’, rigorous approach to transparency throughout their whole business which is demonstrated by their commitment to a rolling internal audit program. Pitcher Partners’ internal audit reporting provides the directors of Latitude 37 with a deep understanding of operations at every level and allows excellent oversight of the whole operation.
A key component of any house construction project is a thorough assessment of the existing building, land and street environment as well as knowledge of council and planning restrictions.
Pitcher Partners took a similar thorough approach when we first started to work with Latitude 37, undertaking a risk assessment workshop that provided much-need strategic direction for the business, and also gave Pitcher Partners a unique opportunity to understand the business from the inside out.
As Latitude 37 continues to achieve commercial success and receive accolades from industry insiders, Pitcher Partners is delighted to share the journey with them.