What to Expect
We understand that renovating or building a home can be a stressful undertaking, and our goal is to ensure all of our clients understand the process and are kept informed at every stage.
To give you an idea of what to expect during the design phase, our process involves the following steps:
In-house consult: This is where we visit you at your property to discuss your ideas, your budget and the feasibility of the project.
Documentation: Where required, we will obtain any existing documents and zoning information from local governing authorities.
Design concept: Based on our discussions with you, we will present two professionally drafted design options for you to choose from.
Quotation: Once you have selected a design, we will provide you with a fixed-price quotation within 10 working days.
Documentation: As part of our service, we will submit your CDC (Complying Development Certificate) or DA (Development Application) and CC (Construction Certificate) to Council for approval.
Once approval has been granted and this phase is complete, we can set a timeline for your project and begin work.
CDC (Complying Development Certificate)
This certificate combines planning and construction approval that can be fast-tracked by a council or private accredited certifier. CDCs are designed for new buildings and low-impact modifications to buildings or their uses and were established to bypass the more rigorous assessment via the local Council Development Application process.
DA (Development Application)
A DA is a formal request to your local council for consent to carry out development. This applies to subdivision, boundary adjustments, building a house and most additions and alterations to residential dwellings.
CC (Construction Certificate)
Once development consent has been given, a Construction Certificate must be obtained before any building work can begin. A CC is an approval certifying that the DA complies with the Building Code of Australia, the conditions in your DA consent and the relevant Australian Standards.