Take a look at the questions we are frequently asked about home design and home renovation.
It all depends on the project scope, but you can use a guide of 10% of the build cost for a guide.
We use a range of $3000 – 3500+gst per square metre
Whether you are renovating your home or building from scratch, you should contact a Building Designer (also sometimes known as a draftsman) first.
This specialist will talk to you about your budget and ideas before creating the detailed home designs you can share with your builder.
We always recommend you don’t, it’s not safe if you have young children, it’s noisy and dirty, and most of the time you won’t have an operational bathroom or kitchen
We recommend you allow 9 – 12 months for design and documentation, an additional 6 x months if you require a planning permit. The building process for a major renovation or rebuild will take a similar time frame of 9 – 12 months.
It is a myth that you save money as an owner-builder, as you need to run the project and not be able to work in your usual occupation.
It is easy to apply to be an owner-builder, but if you are not in the building industry, then you have no knowledge of what you are doing.
If there is a problem on-site, then it becomes your problem. You need to wear the builders and project managers hat! Here are lots of building shows, but that’s not what it is like on a real worksite.
Building designers and architects share many of the same skills.
Once known as draftspeople, modern building designers have evolved to have a diverse skill set that extends across the design of functional, energy efficient and unique homes.
Many building designers have qualifications as architects as well as qualifications in a number of different design fields.
Talk to your Melbourne building designer about their experience and career history to make sure they are the right choice to design your home.
A cleverly designed home should eliminate the need for a lot of heating in winter and air conditioning in summer. This is because it is created in a way that maximizes natural light and air flow, while being easy to seal and keep warm in winter.
When we say ‘sustainable’, we are focused on reducing your energy costs. We also think of your family and how your home will continue to work for you as your children grow.
A sustainable home in Melbourne is well-insulated to help maintain a steady air temperature. With the right design techniques, your home develops its own ‘climate’, giving you more comfort, year round.