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Design

We design:

  • new homes
  • townhouses
  • dual occupancies
  • alterations and additions
  • interior space
  • outdoor entertainment areas

How it works

1. We meet with you and measure the site

 We discuss what you would like to achieve. Prepare images of what you like and, importantly, what you do not want to see in your house.

We measure the existing building and do site analysis. Expect us to take photos of the whole property and go into every room even if you want to renovate one part of it. This is because we will need to show complete floor plan and elevations if Council approval is required.

2. You obtain site survey

You will also need to get a surveyor to prepare a detailed survey suitable for designing the house. This survey contains a lot of information such as topographic level, trees, sewer line, pits, trees, roof and gutter level etc. You may want to engage your own surveyor or we can request quotes for you. A survey takes a good part of the day and can be as long as six hours depending on the site size and complexity. You do not have to be present all this time.

3. We research Council regulations

While you wait for the survey we research the Council regulations applicable to your site. These include:

  • Regulations and guidelines that apply to the site
  • How they affect the proposed development
  • Issues that Council could potentially contend
  • Consultants that you might require for development application and range of their fees

Once we get the survey we can start working on the sketch design.

What you get

We prepare the main option and allow up to two revisions after which revisions can be made on hourly rate.

The sketch design includes plans, section and elevations if necessary. Once you are happy with the sketch design we proceed to the next stage – design development and then planning approval.

To learn more about design development go to this page or check our full service packages.

We work across all of Sydney, especially often with Canterbury, Hornsby, Kogarah, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Leichhardt, Manly, Marrickville, Mosman, North Sydney, Pittwater, Ryde, Warringah, Willoughby Councils.

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