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What is a Structural Engineer? Structural engineering is a branch of engineering that addresses the design, construction and maintenance of construction works. A structural engineer pays the most attention to infrastructure, such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, transportation routes and water treatment facilities. Residential structural engineers have specialised knowledge and training to calculate forces in residential[…]

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House raising is the process of raising a residential property to provide more functional opportunities and improve the aesthetics of the home. But the question is, are there any benefits to raising your home? The answer is yes! There are plenty of benefits that come with raising your home which include; improvement of views and[…]

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What is a Development Application? A Development Application is a formal request to the council to gain approval to carry out a development. Depending on the complexity of your project, the application process may be smooth and simple or more timely. Each council has its own requirements and getting approval will depend on your plans[…]

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How Much Does It Cost To Get House Plans Drawn Up

How Much Does It Cost To Get House Plans Drawn Up? When it comes to creating your dream home, designing the house is an important aspect that can range in cost. Most companies will charge an hourly rate or a price based on a percentage of the construction cost of a project.  Architects, drafters and[…]

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House Raise Toowong

Things To Consider When Designing A Home When starting the process of building a new home, it’s important to consider a few things, even from the very beginning, before the design process begins. Budget The most critical part of any project is to establish a realistic budget. This is important as it determines what you[…]

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New House Clayfield

Government advice as of March 25th is that building and construction remains an essential service and is open for business. Designer Planning provides house plans and drafting services, a range of different projects, including:  House raising  New homes  Renovations  Extensions  Decks & carports  Retaining walls  Granny flats  Pools Commercial projects  We wanted to update you[…]

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Town Planning

Town planning is the process of seeking council approval for residential developments or small commercial and industrial projects in the form of a planning permit. It involves liaising with local Councils to request approval for new developments or changes to buildings and/or land use. Councils have specific and strict regulations and policies and a town[…]

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Building In A Flood Zone

Building In A Flood Zone   Building or renovating in a flood area can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Anyone who lived through Queensland’s 2011 flood isn’t likely to forget the destructive brunt they had on homeowners and communities.  Before building or renovating a FloodWise Property Report needs to be explored to[…]

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