- Initial consultation
Visiting your site is essential to get a feel for the features and surroundings of your home. If we’re doing alterations and additions, this is when we measure-up the house in order to draw up the house as it exists.
- Preliminary design
The drawings are amended and refined based on your feedback.
The end product is the agreed sketch design – this is what your house is going to look like.
- Design documentation and approval
The input from consultants (engineer, energy assessor, surveyor or the like) is coordinated into the drawings.
An opinion of probable costs is sought through this stage, providing the opportunity to bring the design into budget in the event it has strayed.
Documentation is lodged for approval with the relevant authority (ACTPLA or NSW local council).
- Construction documentation
Documents are submitted for construction certificate or building approval, dependant on the approving regulatory authority.
- Tendering and negotiating
Tenders are processed and a recommendation is made for the preferred tenderer.
- Contract administration
If you’re not prepared to manage the build, a building contract can be put in place where Shane acts as your representative in dealings with the builder.
You are involved in decision making and kept abreast of progress.