Our Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to use a registered building practitioner?
Yes. Only a registered building practitioner can undertake domestic building works with a value greater than $5,000.
This includes kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, construction of decks and landscaping. Only a registered builder can provide builders warranty insurance.
Why do you need to know my budget?
A budget is very important when designing your project. Our aim is to match your vision with your budget. It is our common experience that clients present with architectural detailed drawings that when priced for construction fall well above their budget.
We provide you with a detailed proposal, which includes allowances for fixtures and fittings matching the approved concept design. But you should allow for unforseen contingences especially when working with older homes.
What documentation do I need?
Before any work can commence to build your new home, addition and renovation and in some cases decks and pergolas a building permit is required.
We can undertake the building permit process on your behalf and arrange all the various documentation that is required by the building surveyor. The building permit application needs to contain various supporting documents and these include:
• Detailed architectural drawings
• Planning permit and endorsed drawings (where applicable)
• Structural engineering computations
• Site survey information
• Soil report
• Energy rating report
• Overlooking and overshadowing diagrams
• Builder’s Warranty Insurance Certificate
The permit application and documentation are an additional cost and need to be included in your project budget.