How to Begin – Architecture Services For You

Our advice services are your first step. Each advice option is tailored to suit your needs whilst giving you expert advice on your project. If you go forward from the advice to our schematic design service the cost of the advice is deducted from the cost of this service.

If you would really like to meet Dion prior to one of these advice services to get a better understanding of our process in order to deliver your design and building project you are welcome to make a time to visit us at our office. Please note that no advice will be given in relation to your specific project.

Are you thinking about undertaking a renovation or a custom new home build?
Have a look at our three pre-design services to decide which one suits your project best.

DESIGN OPTIONS ADVICE
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Suitable for those looking to stay in their renovated home in the shorter term (3-7 years), smaller renovations or investors looking to build a new home.

This meeting goes for up to 2 hours and is held at your home or land.

We will consider:

  • What you love about your current home
  • What doesn’t work
  • What outcome you hope to achieve
  • How you currently live within your home
  • How you will live for 3 to 7 years
  • Your building budget
LIFE STYLE DESIGN OPTIONS ASSESSMENT
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Suitable for those looking to live longer term in their renovated home, mid to large renovations or a custom new home.

This meeting goes for up to 3 hours and is held at your home or land.

We will consider:

  • What you love about your current home
  • What doesn’t work
  • What outcome you hope to achieve
  • How you currently live within your home
  • Your longer term needs
  • Your building budget
PRE-PURCHASE DESIGN OPTIONS ADVICE
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Suitable for those who are considering purchasing a home to renovate or a block of land for a new build.

This meeting goes for up to 3 hours and is held at the house or land you are proposing to purchase.

We will consider:

  • If it suits your lifestyle needs
  • What is the potential
  • Design solutions
  • Indication of potential costs

This advice is not a substitute for a pre-purchase building or pest inspection which should be undertaken independently.

These assessments are verbally presented. No illustrations, drawings or plans are included in this stage.

What Each Advice Includes

Pre-Purchase Design Advice & Lifestyle Design Options Assessment cover the same topics
Pre-Purchase Design AdviceLifestyle Design Options AssessmentDesign Options Advice
Up to 2hr Design Options Advice (orally presented)checkcheck
Up to 3 hr Lifestyle Design Optionsd Assessment (orally presented)checkcheck
Current Lifestyle Requirements: Looking at your preferred lifestyle, your hobbies, interests and favourite pastimes. We consider how worthwhile your proposed renovations are with regard to maximising your lifestyle and the overall liveability of your home.checkcheckcheck
Future Lifestyle Requirements: Are you thinking about starting a family? Or perhaps you have school age children that will soon grow into teenagers? Or maybe you are approaching your retirement years? As part of this assessment we will look at likely changes in the future and how they might best be catered for in your design.checkcheck
Design Solutions: Based on your long term lifestyle needs we look at design solutions that will ensure that your home offers you the highest levels of comfort and overall liveability now and into the future.checkcheckcheck
Specific Design Option Solutions: Based on your specific needs at this time we look at design options that will resolve your current needscheckcheck
Budget Assessments: It is important to understand what you can achieve with the budget you have allocated. As part of your Lifestyle Design Options Assessment we will look at your proposed project and give you some initial thoughts on how far your budget will stretch.checkcheckcheck
Capitalisation: Will your project leave your property over or under capitalised? We are not financial advisors and recommend that you get professional, independent financial advice in relation to this question, however feel free to ask us during your assessment if you would like our opinion on any potential capitalisation issues in relation to your project.checkcheck
Honest Feedback: Years of experience has taught us that the thing that our clients value most is honest feedback, which is why we will challenge you if we don’t believe that a proposed change you are considering will be of benefit to you. You can rest assured that we will provide real direction to ensure that your project provides you with the maximum benefits in the long run.checkcheckcheck


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