Briefing, Concept and Schematical Design
- Obtain client aspirations and project budget.
- Initial conceptual ideas, possible material considerations, privacy and bushfire issues.
- Assess site conditions and potential, obtain Land survey as required.
- Measure up existing site and buildings, etc. (if required)
- Establish council requirements and review documents.
- Prepare preliminary Conceptual sketch drawings to describe the design.
- At this stage general Schematical layout and volumes are designed with material requirements.
- Discussions with Neighbours to ensure design has a positive impact on their lifestyle & wellbeing.
- Develop the design in plan, section and elevation with materials shown.
- Assist client with engagement of other consultants such as structural engineer.
- Co-ordinate preliminary Structural Engineering drawings.
- Discussions with Council to ensure design complies with building and statutory regulations.
- Layout, volume and openings are confirmed. External materials are selected.
- At this stage the Development Application (DA) Drawings are submitted to council for approval.
- Prepare drawings at an appropriate scale including plans, elevations and sections,
- along with other details & schedules.
- Prepare BASIX Certification.
- Co-ordinate and integrate the work of consultants – Engineers to Manufacturers.
- Prepare specifications describing the quality of materials, finishes and workmanship,
- selection of internal materials, finishes, fixtures and fittings.
- At this stage the Construction Documentation and Drawings are submitted to council for
- Construction Certificate (CC) building approval.
- Provide supplementary details and information.