What will it cost

Sketch plan
Sketch plan

The cost to develop a project varies depending on the complexity and whether its an extension or a new dwelling. The design phase goes through  several stages. Initial meeting / briefing, gathering information and researching the regulations relating to your site, preparing initial sketches and reviewing them. Preparing more detailed sketches then progressing to enough documentation to lodge a Development application or Complying Development application. A Complying Development application involves all the planning to be done up front before submitting it while a Development Application can be submitted without having to have prepare final documentation. Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages.

Copacabana extension
Copacabana extension

Once we have had a chat about what is required we can proceed on an hourly fee basis which is very cost effective or i can provide a detailed quote before starting any work.

Then there are the cost of consultant services that may be required  for the project. Here is a list of potential consultants. The costs associated with these consultants will vary depending on the complexity of each job and is quoted separately:

Surveyors for surveying the land.
Structural Engineers design.
Hydraulic Engineers design.
Soil test report.
Arborist report.
Town Planner.
Heritage Architect.
Interior Designer / colour consultant.

Architectural drafting and design