We often recommend engaging a certifier earlier on in the design process to ensure a smooth as possible process. Engaging a Building Certifier prior to engineering helps us identify if there will be any potential future issues. Identifying these issues early gives us the ability to make adjustments without delays.
By admin May 19, 2021
Projects such as house raises and extensions require a BA or Building approval provided by a Building Certifier, however often when working on more complex jobs or some houses with a character overlay a development application is also required. This application is provided by a town planner and must be done prior to construction, your[…]
Can we recommend Builders / Town Planners / Building Certifiers for the job and help with this process?
By admin May 19, 2021
Yes we can, we work closely with the following companies. Building Certifiers Building Approval and Advice Town Planner Planning Insights Surveyor Kevin Holt Surveying (07) 3219 0400 Ian Davis Surveys 0738291811 You can find a list builder we recommend on our website here.
Costs to consider during the planning process for construction include: Design plans Engineering plans Site survey Building certification/council fees Town planning fees
No, our design quotes do not include engineering. However we can provide you with an engineering quote once the design plans are fully completed. You can also get our design plans engineered elsewhere.
Elevations are a 2-dimensional drawing or render that show the front, back or side view of, in this case, a house. An elevation is created to give an idea of what the finished product will look like and give the construction team the specifications from which to create the building. They show the structural and[…]
We have multiple builders who we recommend and work closely with. You can find a list builder on our website here.
We cannot guarantee anything will be approved by the council. However we will ensure we are following the rules and regulations. We do recommend you speak with a Building Certifier about relaxations, they may have some further advice relating to its chances of getting through council. Also we would recommend speaking to a Town Planner[…]
After your quote is accepted, a designer will be assigned to you and will be in contact within 48 hours to organise a site visit, usually within a week depending on our capacity. Once a site visit has been conducted, first draft floor plans are completed within 7 business days, the plans then go back[…]
As prices can vary depending upon the complexity of the design, in general for a ‘normal’ single storey home on a concrete slab or stumps we charge $2,310. However, for a double-story home, we charge $2970. There are certain aspects of a project that can drive the price up slightly. Then once the design plans[…]