Our Process
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    01.DECIDE ON YOUR NEEDS,

    for example family size and age, lifestyle, and ownership cycle.

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    02. ESTABLISH A BUDGET

    and finance requirements.

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    03.CHOOSE AN ARCHITECT, DRAFTSMAN OR DESIGNER

    ( your designer must be a registered building practitioner)

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    04. FINALISE DRAWINGS AND CONSULTANTS DOCUMENTS

    and engage a building surveyor.

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    05. READY TO OBTAIN FIXED PRICE CONTACT QUOTES

     

    When a building permit is ready to be issued and you have finalised specifications, you are ready to obtain fixed price contract quotes. Anything prior to this is only an estimate of the actual building cost.

Document Checklist

It is important before you start planning for any building project to be aware of the required documentation needed to obtain a building permit or engage the services of A registered builder.

These documents will help you get an accurate idea of what it is you want to achieve, and how much it will cost.

Setting a budget at the start of the process is an essential guide for the building designer/architect and your builder so that when you start getting quotes they reflect your expectations.

Most documents are directly associated with the proposed project, however in certain cases other documentation may be required to satisfy local council and other specific authorities.

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    01. SOIL REPORT

    provides information on the soil type, any fill etc, to the structural engineer to design footings

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    02.WORKING DRAWINGS

    Drafts person or architect will convey your brief into technical drawings including a site plan, floor plans, elevations, section drawings, and others depending on the level of detail required. Kitchen bathroom and laundry elevations are highly recommended  

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    03.STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING (INC COMPUTATIONS & CERTIFICATE)

    The structural engineer will design a footing system and specific’s of timber framing and any steel framing

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    04.ENERGY RATING

    The qualified energy rater will assess the levels of heat loss/gain to determine the glazing and insulation requirements

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    05.BAL RATING

    Only for fire prone areas

Other Documentation
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    01.PLANNING PERMIT

    A trip to your local council is the only way to be sure, however you may need to provide drawings for them to review

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    02.CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT

    There are many types of consent required, for example building over or close to easements may require the consent of the relevant service authority. Consents from neighbours are occasionally required where building close to boundaries.

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    03.COUNCIL DISPENSATIONS

    Are sometimes required when building outside the council approved building envelope, or in a manner that does not atomically comply to building regulations