Where Do I Start

1. Call us or contact us to arrange a meeting.

2. Prepare some information prior to our meeting. Ideally this should include:

Design Brief
The design brief may include the following information:

  • Open plan or formal living requirement.
  • Dining room arrangement.
  • Master Bedroom with robes included or separate robes.
  • Ensuite and what facilities to be included.
  • How many other bedrooms and with robes.
  • Laundry and what facilities to be included.
  • Kitchen arrangement and what facilities to be included.
  • Bathroom arrangement and what facilities to be included.
  • Guest Powder room if required.
  • Rumpus or other retreat room and what other facilities to be included.
  • Decks and balconies required.
  • Garage or carport for how many cars and what other requirements.
  • Other particular requirements.

 

Budget
You should have some idea on the amount of money you hope this project will cost, and this should correspond with the amount you can afford to spend for all design and documentation services, and the building cost. Be realistic and be honest. If you are not honest about this, it makes it difficult to provide honest and accurate advice at the beginning of the design process. If you can not afford what you wish to achieve, you will be told so we can adjust your brief to suit your circumstances. We believe that it is much better to have accurate and honest building information at the start of these processes, rather than be in a situation of half way through a building contract with spiralling and unaffordable costs. So please let us know your honest budget.

 

Other Documents
If you have a copy of your Title or Section 32, please bring this. If not we will access these for you. Similarly, planning information can be downloaded. We can do this also for you, and they will be included as a disbursement
Existing house plans would be helpful, but a check measure will still be required to ensure accurate information for existing conditions.