SERVICES

  1. General
  2. Schematic Design
  3. Design Development
  4. Contract Documentation
  5. Tendering
  6. Contract Administration
  7. Other Services
  8. Consulatants
  9. Company Memberships

GENERAL

We provide a high level of service for all our clients at realistic charges whether it is a residential extension or a commercial development.

Our office can tailor fees to suit the project type and the extent to which our office is to be involved.

In many of our smaller projects, the extent of our services may be limited to the design and construction drawings of the project or just simply the design. In other cases we may be asked to provide complete architectural services.

Stages of services that can be provided are:

SCHEMATIC DESIGN

  • Preparing sketch plans further to a site inspection and briefing by client.

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Consolidating the sketch designs to a final layout and submitting to local Town Planning departments for approval (if required).

CONTRACT DOCUMENTATION

Preparation of construction drawings and specifications incorporating door, window, and finishes schedules.

TENDERING

  • Preparation of documents and issuing to prospective builders.
  • Assessment and reporting of tender results to clients with recommendations.

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

  • Regularly inspecting works as they progress for the term of the construction period.
  • Assessing of builder’s claims for payment.
  • Co-ordination of site meetings.
  • Producing final inspections (defects) lists at the conclusion of the job.
  • Inspecting works at the completion of the defects liability period.

OTHER SERVICES

  • Site yield analysis.
  • Site measuring and documentation of existing buildings.
  • Design concept sketches – incorporating 3D computer imaging and animations.
  • Interior design of commercial projects.
Whilst our commercial and industrial work is located throughout Victoria our residential work is located primarily in the following suburbs:

Canterbury, Kew, Surrey Hills, Mont Albert, Balwyn and Malvern.

As many of these suburbs have large areas of heritage overlays we have considerable experience in designing in context and working with heritage advisors from the local authorities.

CONSULTANTS

The building process can involve a team of people to bring a project to completion particularly with larger developments.

Our office works with and co-ordinates other consultants on our client’s behalf.

Some of these consultants are:
  • Town Planning Consultants
  • Civil & Structural Engineers
  • Building Surveyors
  • Land Surveyors
  • Energy Raters – Residential and Commercial
  • Quantity Estimators
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Sprinkler Engineers
  • Fire Engineers
We currently work with all of the above disciplines, as per each job’s requirements, and can provide a total design team.

COMPANY MEMBERSHIPS

Australian Institute of Architects

Association of Consulting Architects

Registered Architectural Practice
No. C50916. Victoria.