1. Pre design meeting

  • Detailed client brief completed
  • Preliminiary budget is calculated and approximate target area of home is estimated
  • Site conditions
  • Regulatory constraints

2. Site visit

  • Inspect site and access site conditions and constraints
  • Discuss solar orientation
  • Direction of breezes
  • Privacy issues
  • Discussing concept ideas

3. Sketch design

  • Concept site plan, floor plans and elevations
  • 3D perspectives illustrating design features
  • Budget review is completed

4. Detailed design

  • Develop the approved sketch design into a preliminary design solution with drawings at an appropriate scale to enable builder to approximate quotation
  • Liaison with consultants such as town planner, surveyor, engineers as required
  • If your project require relaxation or Development Application preliminary documentation will be submitted to building certifier
  • We work with a number of builders for many years who are accustomed to our drawings

5. Building approval documentation

  • Prepare final drawings with all relevant council drawings and details required
  • Interior design/Schedule of fittings & finishes if requested
  • Consult with engineer to prepare soil test, footing and slab design, retaining wall designs, steel beams or structural building details as required

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We are very happy with the work Otto has done for us in the design for townhouses. He is very easy to deal with, open to our suggestions and very happy to listen to our requests and explain why he...

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of steel and timber frame?

There are many misconceptions about choosing steel or timber structure, such as steel structures are noisier than timber. However, with the refinement of the newer steel structures, there is a less noticeable difference.

Advantages of building with timber.

Slightly less expensive then steel frame Easier to work with Easier to fix errors on site Can be treated for termites. Timber has better a thermal transfer rate when comparing a house using similar building insulation (timber frame will keep your home cooler) Easy to install hooks and brackets off walls in the future

Advantages of building with Steel.

Termite resistance (keep in mind that using steel structure does not protect 100% of your home. Proper termite protection system should still be used to protect other items in your home (timber flooring, cabinetry, etc.) More accurate

It is also important to note that timber is a more environmentally friendly solution as the...

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