The Process

Step1:  The Brief

  • We meet with you to introduce ourselves and to get an idea of your expectations of the project.

  • We look at your site with you and discuss your ideas and what opportunities are available to you.

  • We investigate the local planning requirements and restrictions and inform you of them and the possible impact on the design.

  • We discuss your budget and give you a rough guide of what your project will cost, and if the scale of the project you are after matches your budget expectations.

  • We will send you a check list for you to fill before our 1st visit so you can have some of these issues already thought through.

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Step2:  Preliminary Drawings

We will need to know if you have any specific ideas that you want to incorporate into the plans. A sketch will be a good start.

Once we have an understanding of your expectations & requirements, we will complete the  concept plans to help clarify the initial brief.

 We want to make sure we address your needs as well as look at any other opportunities / restrictions that the overall project offers up. We then meet up with you again and use these plans as a basis for refining the design.

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Step3:  Design Development / Documentation

Once we have reached an agreement on the plans and the look and feel of the building it is time to fill in the details and address some of the more practical issues.

We will produce.

  • Drawings for your final review to enable you have an understanding of the level of quality and detail of the project, so that there are no surprises. This level of detail also helps refine the budget before choosing a builder and look at cost options.

  • Included in the drawings are what most councils generally require, as a minimum...

  1. Site & Sediment control plans.

  2. Site Analysis Plans (including Site Description, Floor Space Ratio, Deep Soil Areas, Landscape Ratio, Boundary Setbacks)

  3. Floor Plans

  4. Elevations

  5. Sections

  6. Shadow Diagrams (if required)

  7. Window & Door Schedules

  8. Electrical Plans

  9. Waste Management Plans
  10. Notification plans

    Documentations if Required

  1. Basix Certificate
  2. Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE)

Once approved by you, the drawings and documentations will be ready for your submission to your local Council.