PROJECT STAGES

Initial Meeting - Free of Charge

We come to your home and assess your preliminary Brief and Scope of Works. We assess the changes you hope to achieve in order to advise you on the feasibility of the Project. 

Once fees and Scope of Works have been agreed upon we return to undertake a detailed Site measure and analysis, as part of the Concept Plan Stage. 

1. Concept Plan - includes Site Measure and existing conditions drawings, determination of the Brief and Budget. Preliminary advice on Planning and site constraints. Internal features not explored beyond schematic layout.

2. Design Development - the further development from the initial concept plan to a firm design approved by the Client. Concerned primarily with the layout and external aesthetics of the proposal. Internal detailing is an ongoing process and continues into the Construction Documentation Stage.

3. Town Planning - required for Heritage Overlays or where the land is under 300m2 or 500m2 in some councils. We are happy to advise you early in the process as to whether your project requires planning permits.

4. Construction Documentation - drawings for Building Permit, and these are used for Tender to different builders for accurate costings. Full documentation of all joinery and internal and external detailing sufficient for accurate pricing. Assistance with the selection of fittings, fixtures and finishes.

5. Tender and Contract Negotiation - firm pricing by up to 4 builders and negotiation and administration of the signing of the Building Contract. Obtain Building Permit once Building Contract has been signed and Builder's warranty insurance obtained.

6. Contract Administration - overseeing the construction stage, ensuring quality control and management of the terms of the Building Contract. Liaison between Builder, Client and all Consultants engaged on the project. Administration of additional items and Variations if required. We ensure that Builders' progress claims are fair and reasonable and issue certificates for progress claims.

 

Fees

Fees are assessed on a project by project basis, either as a fixed fee based on a percentage of the projected Cost of Work, or an hourly rate. We assess each project individually before issuing Fee Proposals.