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Building Design & Drafting

Design Process


Feasibility Studies:

are preliminary studies undertaken in the very early stage of a project. They tend to be carried out where there is some uncertainty regarding the proposed development or for large and complex projects such as unit developments. Alternatively a feasibility study may be carried out to see if a design will work on a small or restrictive site. A site layout plan is prepared for the purpose of the analysis, but does not involve a building design. Read more.

Conceptual Design:

The initial design phase takes into account the site and its surroundings, your desires, needs, budget, aesthetics & practicality. Every project is unique and individually tailored to meet your needs. Floor plans, elevations and when requested, 3D renders are produced. Sitting down with clients, running through the design, making suggestions and further refining the design reassures us that you are acquiring exactly what you want. Read more.

3D Perspectives:

This involves modelling the building using 3D software. The software enables you to move 360o around the model and capture an image from any point on the site. This is an invaluable tool by assisting you with a visual understanding of your home, how it will sit on the site and how the new additions will tie in with the existing building. Read more.

Town planning:

Should a planning permit be required, plans displaying compliance with relevant overlays & ResCode along with supportive documents will be sent to your local council for approval. Read more.

Construction drawings:

These are technical drawings demonstrating compliance with the National Construction Code (N.C.C.A) & relevant Australian Standards. Plans and documentation relating to your proposed building are used to obtain a building permit through a registered building surveyor. Plans can then be used to obtain a building quote and along with other relevant consultant’s plans will be used by your builder to construct your home. Plans include general notes, site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections & details. Read more.

Thermal Performance assessment: 

Is a calculation of the heating and cooling loads required to maintain a comfortable indoor living temperature, with minimal help from heaters or air-conditioners. Only a trained and accredited assessor can certify a home with a 6 Star Energy Rating. All new homes, extensions and relocated houses in Victoria require a 6 star Thermal Performance Assessment under the energy efficiency measures of the National Construction Code of Australia (N.C.C). Specialized software is used to assess a dwelling’s design, taking into consideration the buildings size, wall materials, roof construction, floor construction, window style, glazing, insulation, climate zone and orientation of the building. Read more.