Archives of Building Design & Drafting

When do you need a Building Permit

When do you need a Building Permit ? A Building Permit is required for all major building projects including new homes, home extensions, garages and commercial projects. A permit is also required for many small projects including sheds, retaining walls, fences, decks, carports, verandah’s, swimming pools and spas. How Do I Get a Building Permit? […]

Understanding Building Designer’s Fees

The majority of people have no idea how much building designer’s fees are, and it is not without good reason. The different methods on how we can charge are confusing. Traditionally Building Designers charge on a percentage of the Cost of Works, other wise referred to as the construction costs. Here is an example on […]

Building Designers…….. who are we?

Building Designers … who are we? I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked ‘What is a Building Designer’. So here you go – here’s our answer. They are the people who design most of the residential and other work in Australia, but no one has ever heard of them. The Building […]

Should I engage a builder or a designer for project plans?

Many builders offer in-house project design services, but is this the best option, or should investors engage Building designer for designs and plans? While it might seem more convenient to use one company to complete your design plans and build your development, the truth is it could cost you more in the long run. Generally […]