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Don't know where to start?

taking the first step

Getting started is sometimes the hardest part. We know clients often consider (and reconsider!) their options for over a year before making first contact with us and sometimes by then, are quite overwhelmed. Many people are at a point where they want or need to do something: renovate, extend, or knock-down and re-build. Others know what they ultimately want but don't know how or if it can be achieved.  In each case, it is difficult to make informed decisions when you do not know

  • if your home has the potential to meet your future needs AND
  • how much it may cost to realise it



Concept Design Service

getting the information you need

To arm our clients with the information they need to make an informed decision, we provide a standalone Concept Design Service. It delivers 2 important outcomes

  • a workable design concept, based on a synthesises of the site & project brief
  • an associated cost analysis conducted by a professional Quantity Surveyor

At the completion of the Concept Design Service, you will know how your brief can be accommodated: renovation, extension or new build, and have a number of design directions to consider. Once you've settled on a direction you will receive a realistic estimate of what it will cost in the current market.

It is also a good opportunity to get a feel for working with us and to see how our approach and design ethos works for you. 


Concept Design Service typically includes

  • a site visit
  • client brief questionnaire
  • identification of the drivers of the project
  • interrogation of the brief
  • site analysis and investigation (including preliminary assessment of statutory and regulatory requirements)
  • typically 2-3 concept design directions
  • presentation of options to client
  • refinement of selected option based on client feedback
  • report for costing by Quantity Surveyor

Full Architectural Services

where to from here?

Concept Design is the first step in the full scope of services available. It is clichéd but true, that each client, each brief and each site are unique. It follows that each project is unique and the scope of services must be tailored to suit. A typical project could involve the following stages:



  • Integration of adjustments from Concept Design following costing review
  • Development of unresolved aspects of the Concept Design
  • Investigation of statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Preliminary contact with Council (if required)

town planning*

  • Preparation of drawings and supporting documentation for Town Planning application
  • Management of application process and liaison with Council

*if required


design development

  • Coordination of consultant engagement and input
  • Development of interiors including palette, finishes, appliances, fixtures and joinery design
  • Investigation of building servicing systems such as heating and cooling
  • Consideration of landscape design
  • Review of cost estimate
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  • Development of drawings and supporting documentation to obtain a building permit
  • Management of application process and liaison with Building Surveyor

contractor selection

  • Advise on contractor procurement method
  • Preparation of documents for calling of tenders 
  • Manage tender / contractor negotiation process
  • Review and advise on tender(s) received

contract administration

  • Preparation and execution of building contract
  • Overseeing of construction process including:
  • periodic site inspections
  • management of contractor queries, progress claims and variation requests
  • monitoring and reporting of progress
  • administering completion, defects and finalisation of the contract