Plans Process


Building Drawings, Plans & Designs Process

BUILDING DESIGNERS BRISBANE

 

Building projects can be fairly complex at times with many different factors that need to be taken into consideration. Our experienced team can guide you through the process.  Whether it’s raising your house, building an extension or a new home, there are generally 4-5 steps required to get the project up and going.

STEP 1 – DRAFTING YOUR PLANS

 

At Designer Planning, we provide an efficient and cost-effective drafting house plan service to our clients. This step includes and site measure/visits to gather all the information for your project. We know what councils and builders want to see on their plans, in consultation with our clients we can prepare complete house plans for your project.

STEP 2 – FINALISING PLANS & PREPARING FOR ENGINEERING

 

During this stage, the elevations for your projects will be finalised and all the necessary details completed for the engineering process to begin.  Also, an accurate quote for engineering can now be formalised.

STEP 3 – SOIL TEST & ENGINEERING

 

Our engineers sign off on the structural integrity of the project and ensure that the project is constructed in the correct way. Once a soil test is complete our soil engineers can design correct footings and foundations. Designer Planning can include this as part of our service. If you already have plans prepared by another architect or building designer, we can finalise the engineering for your project.

STEP 4 – DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION

 

This step may or may not be required depending on the scope of your project. We can advise at the beginning of the process. If however you do need Town Planning we will asist you through the process.

STEP 5 -CERTIFICATION

 

A quote for private certification can be obtained from any registered certifier. The private certifier requires plans that we develop with our clients along with the soil and structural engineers plans to grant building approval. We can recommend several private certifiers at this stage depending on your project type.

Contact Us

Designer Planning can help our clients at every step of the way.  We understand there can be council hurdles to jump through at times, so we aim to ensure we make the process as pain-free as possible. At any step, you call our friendly team who can take you through the process.

We service all areas of South-East Queensland including:

  • Brisbane (North and South)
  • Ipswich
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gold Coast
  • Townsville