We discuss your needs, budget and design inspiration to turn this renovation project into your dream home.
I discuss packages available, depending on how much guidance you need. I pride myself on a friendly and approachable manner and the amount of work you engage me to do, is completely up to you.
From this information I form the basis of the design brief and outline how we can collaborate together to achieve your contemporary holistic home.
Site measure is required, internal interior measurements are done by myself, extra consultants such as site surveyor and or/engineer/ building consultants may also be required. I then collaborate with you via pinterest to uncover your style, and develop the conceptual design layouts.
Once we have selected a concept showing the extent of the renovation. I can go into more detail to get an approx. construction cost. This stage I may also be collaborating with a number of consultants such as building/ site surveyor, engineer, council.
Based on the approved Design Development drawings, I prepare Construction Documents consisting of drawings and specifications ready for filing with the Building Department and for construction by a registered builder.
Construction Documents shall include;
Then once the construction drawings are approved, the project moves into the bidding/ tendering phase. This is where I submit (if required) tenders off to various builders to get a firm quotation on the construction cost.
In this stage I’m preparing the documents for tendering out for builders quotations. Which will include:
In this stage I am also submitting your application to local council or a design compliance officer. The Design Compliance Consultant issues the Certificate of Design Compliance BA03 to form part of the certified Building Permit Application BA01 to the Permit Authority.
In this phase I liaise between the builder and yourself, meet on site to go over any questions the builder needs clarification on. Sometimes Renovations need quick decisions made in a timely manner and this is my role to help you through this process.
This stage we can also look at the interior fit -out of your renovation – See our Interior Design Service page. The soft furnishings, curtains, window treatments, furniture, paint colours, rugs and homeware accessories to tie the whole concept together cohesively.