Our client brief includes a detailed analysis of the site and project needs.
We determine what you can build in accordance with the local development codes. We consider the project budget while maximizing the development potential of the site.
We can provide a planning summary which considers the highest and best use of the site. This will result in accurate project feasibility for consideration.
Pre - Purchase Investigations
Understanding the development potential of the site is crucial.
Development sites may have affectations i.e. heritage impacts, utilities and services, easements, restrictions on title, trees, flooding, overshadowing can all have an impact to the intended outcome and the permissible use of the land.
We can provide a planning summary to ensure the intended project can be achieved.
Re-Zones & Gateway Proposals
Done via a pre-gateway review for larger developments we can co-ordinate and prepare planning proposals to increase the height and density of the site for redevelopment.
If the Planning Assessment Commission finds that the proposal has ''strategic merit'' it will be granted further consideration.
Our concept plans are CAD produced, scaled to fit the site and show adjoining development to analyze privacy & solar impacts to and from the site. Our concept plans are presented in color for clearer illustration of the intended functionality & design.
Upon completion of these concepts , a joint discussion / meeting is held where final ideas, decisions and amendments are made.
The amended concepts will be re-presented for your final approval.
In this phase the concept plans are fine tuned and developed into accurate elevations, sections, site plan and the like as per the necessary requirements of the consent authority.
We co-ordinate 3rd party consultants plans, reports, development summaries and all required information for the relevant application submission, typically either a;
1. (DA) - Development Application
2. (CDC) - Complying Development Application
3. (PCA) - principal certifying authority.
We liaise with the Consent Authority throughout the process and attend to meetings as needed, providing advise on any necessary adjustments.
In the construction document phase we prepare all necessary conditions which are set out in the development consent in order to obtain the Construction Certificate (CC).
We also prepare and cordinate 3rd party plans and reports needed for construction. Typically these are
structural engineering and detailing,
stormwater plans, heating air conditioning and ventilation systems, plumbing, electrical, gas, products and materials are selected and scheduled.
We typically do our construction documents by providing separate drawings customized for each work type. For example the electrician gets his own drawings that only show the electrical work, and the concrete contractor only gets drawings for foundations and concrete work. This reduces confusion on job sites and makes it easier for everyone to price the job and know exactly what they are responsible for.
We provide design and interior decorating service for both residential and commercial projects.
Our service is scale-able to meet your project needs and we will assist you throughout each stage of the project from design to final fit out.
We work with a team of dedicated trades and offer you a high quality finish.
* Decorating service
* Interior and exterior colour scheme consultancy
* Soft furnishings and accessories
* Tailored reflective ceiling plans
* Electrical layouts and fittings
* Floor plans
* Furniture layouts
* Kitchen and bathroom plans, elevations & joinery details.
* Custom designed kitchen and laundries
Whether you need to upgrade your existing home, transform your commercial space, add value to your property prior to sale on the market, we can assist to your needs.
We forward your plans and documents package to Multiple contractors and invite them to submit a tender on the project. Alternatively the client can directly hire a contractor without getting competitive bids.
If you need to adhere to an exact budget a preliminary tender can be started at the beginning of the project. You do not need to wait until all of the construction documents are completed, however the price will be more accurate if you do.
At this time the client prepares to select the contractor for the project and signs contracts to proceed with construction.
The Project Management or Contract Administration phase is the final phase.
Either the designer and our licensed builder will periodically visit the job site to see it's progress and ensure the contractor is following the plans. If needed we can review contractor’s monthly invoices to confirm work completion.
We can provide additional information and problem solve issues that may arise. During this phase it is not uncommon that some additional plans or docs need to be provided or amended due to changes which can affect material orders.
We take photos and provide feedback to our client for each inspection. We stay with the project until the the building is finished. Final inspections are completed, and the owner obtains the Certificate of Occupancy.