We offer a complete design and documentation service for Residential and Commercial projects including planning services, Interior Design and Energy Assessments.

The Design Stage

We will meet with you to discuss your requirements and budget, and develop a brief from which we can prepare some concept designs.

We visit and assess the proposed site to determine the most appropriate design solution for the environment, considering the orientation, solar access, views etc. as well as local planning controls.  A set of concept plans are presented for further discussion. Once you are happy with the design solution we prepare the Planning Application for the relative Council to obtain planning permission.

Documentation

Once planning permission has been granted we document the structural drawings to comply with the Building Code of Australia, energy efficiency provisions and all relevant Australian Standards. These drawings provide all the relevant information required to construct the project, and include sectional drawings and construction details. We may require an engineer to prepare or certify some of the structural drawings.

These drawings are then submitted to the local council to obtain the building permit.

Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD)

We are committed to achieving Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) outcomes for all projects. We believe ESD principles are important and try to work with all clients and their budgets to incorporate design features that will improve the energy efficiency of a building. We take advantage of passive design principles such as solar access, natural ventilation and existing landscaping and use elements such as windows, massing and external shading to increase energy efficiency;

Interior Design

If you are looking for a professional finish inside as well as out, we can provide an interior design service for your project. We can design and/or advise on appropriate fittings and finishes, cabinetry, joinery, furniture, lighting, and colour.

Planning

We liaise with and prepare the planning documentation for the appropriate council on your behalf. We ensure that your project meets with the local planning controls and moves through the council approval process with the minimum of fuss.

Energy Assessments

If required we can conduct an energy assessment of your project and provide a Thermal Efficiency Report (Form 55)

This report provides an accurate assessment of the insulation, glazing and ventilation in the building and allows the designers to modify these elements to achieve the best results.

Currently in Tasmania, 5 stars is the minimum energy rating required for residential homes.

Associated Service Providers

Your project may require some additional expertise. We have strong relationships with the appropriate professionals and can coordinate the soil testing, waste water design, Tasmanian Fire Service Reports and Engineering for your project.

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