for example family size and age, lifestyle, and ownership cycle.
02. ESTABLISH A BUDGET
and finance requirements.
03.CHOOSE AN ARCHITECT, DRAFTSMAN OR DESIGNER
( your designer must be a registered building practitioner)
04. FINALISE DRAWINGS AND CONSULTANTS DOCUMENTS
and engage a building surveyor.
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.
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.
01. SOIL REPORT
provides information on the soil type, any fill etc, to the structural engineer to design footings
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
The structural engineer will design a footing system and specific’s of timber framing and any steel framing
The qualified energy rater will assess the levels of heat loss/gain to determine the glazing and insulation requirements
Only for fire prone areas
A trip to your local council is the only way to be sure, however you may need to provide drawings for them to review
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.
Are sometimes required when building outside the council approved building envelope, or in a manner that does not atomically comply to building regulations