Our Process

Stages 0 - 11

A step by step approach to design, approval, documentation, through to completion.


We consider each project in terms of 12 self-contained stages from 0 to 11. Stages are the same for new homes, renovations and extensions, and each stage does not tie you into further stages.

Stage 2 - Site Measure

The starting point to get a systematic measure, site photos and notes to create measured plans and a 3D model of the existing property and surrounding area. These act as the foundations to define the opportunities and constraints of your property and project and can save you money during the build.

We can provide you with a cost guide for this part of your project, following an Initial Service.

1:100 Measured Drawings

Concept Design Plan and 3D Model

Concept Design Plan and 3D Model

Stage 5 - Design Development

In this stage, we further fine-tune and improve our initial concept sketches with a higher level of detail and prepare preliminary plans, elevations and drawings for review, costing and approval submission.

Stage 6 - Approval Submission

This incorporates the changes from the Design Development stage and devising the best strategies for getting the approval you need. This may be via a council development application (DA) or through the Exempt and Complying Development Codes (CDC).

Stage 7 - Post Submission

This may not be required; this stage is for our projects that are pushing the boundaries of what is allowed. Additional information or negotiations may be needed for approval.

Stage 8 - Interior Design

Ensure you get the look and feel you want for your home, we offer a full interior design service. We want to make sure the aspects inside your home such as lighting, finishes and layout complements your needs as well as the exterior.

Stage 9 - Tender Document

This stage provides detailed construction documents for tendering to builders and construction. We provide the specifications and details that minimise the chance of variations or errors in the work. A simple and well managed tender process should result in lower tenders and less chance of disputes on-site.

Stage 10 - Construction Certificate

A Construction Certificate approval (CC) issued by a Private Certifier is the final step before building can start. A CC is an approval that ensures compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) which may require some amendments to our drawings to incorporate any changes or approval conditions.

Stage 11 - Contract Admin

The peace of mind ensure the project is built in accordance with the drawings and builders contract sum. We strive to be on time and budget with site inspections during construction working with the builder to problem solve or identify any improvements that could occur.

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Email or call 0412 348 575 and speak to our principal Architect about your project.

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