Detailed Concept Design Pack
Service 3: Detailed Architectural Design Pack – from $2500
This is an affordable Architectural design service that provides basic project feasibility and a preliminary design concept – including more detailed analysis and additional elevation and colour perspective drawings.
Service 3 Includes:
- An on-site consultation with a qualified Architect
- Site appraisal & basic building measure up
- Simple design brief including a discussion of your accommodation requirements or project ideas
- Basic analysis of site constraints, Council codes and state SEPP analysis
- Plan preparation of existing dwelling
- Plan preparation for one design option – Plans prepared include: Floor plan, Elevations and 3D perspective drawings or life like colour concept sketches of the development.
- Report document prepared by Architect – Summary of requirements with scope, basic controls and cost guide s
Why use this service?
This service gives you a more detailed set of drawings including a lifelike project exterior. These drawings can be used for a number of purposes such as:
Meeting with council
To gauge their response to your proposal and the likelihood of gaining council development approval. This is a very important consideration for large, controversial or more complex renovations and developments. When proposing a development local council will not provide any feedback on the proposal without sighting architecturally prepared drawings. This service lets council know what you are proposing and can save significant amounts of time and money spent on designs that council has no intention of approving.
Understanding the Design –‘big picture stuff’
Architectural Design is a complex process that relies on drawings to convey an idea. A black and white two dimensional floor plan can be difficult to clearly visualise and a coloured three dimensional picture of your development is the best way to understand the design – ‘big picture’ perspective drawing of the building exterior
Getting a more accurate cost of works
The more detailed the drawings and design intention the more accurately the project cost can be calculated. Detailed pricing is usually done by Builders that are interested in getting the job and the more information provided the better.
Finding an Architect
By this stage you should know if you want to proceed with your Architect. If not, no harm done. You can use the drawings to easily find another Architect and save money on the cost of the commission.
Finding a Builder
Finding the right Builder for your project can be difficult. Builders like detail and need this information to know what the project entails and if they want the job. Depending on the project, engaging a Builder early in the design process can assist with a number of technical and practical considerations and they can help you save money by considering different construction methods and materials. After all they will be the ones to take the project from drawing to reality.
Affordable and easy
Architectural services can seem expensive or inaccessible for most people and knowing how and where to start the ball rolling for your building project is daunting. Generally speaking you will need to commit to an Architect before receiving any design feedback and there is nowhere to go for project feasibility or preliminary design ideas with ‘no strings attached’.
No strings attached
Sydney PrePurchase can help you establish the feasibility of your project and give you design ideas with no obligation of continued service. If you decide to proceed further with your project you can independently engage the Architect for more detailed design, other design options, the preparation of a Council development application or a full project management service.