New Home Designs

Hiring The Right Designer For Your Project

Building your dream home…what an amazing experience! If you are looking at getting a new home design, engaging a suitable and qualified architect or building designer is a great first step to the process. Our unique business model means when you work with us, all documentation aspects are taken care of. From BASIX® to Design, Engineering, Surveying and Private Certifier approvals, our team of draftsman and designers can take you from concept to construction.

Hiring a draftsman provides total control of new home designs. Provided that you pick out a well established and reputable draftsman to take care of your project, you will have that peace of mind knowing that you are working with an expert who has experience in creating finished products similar to what you are looking for. The draftsman’s extensive experience will give them a good understanding as to what the builders require and what buyers are in search for, too.

How Can A Draftsman Help You?

When getting started there are many things to think about and many people to deal with. Our service provides more than just a draftsman, being a streamlined process from Design through to Approval, whether through Council or a Private Certifier.

Our team work closely with home owners, builders, developers and suppliers daily to make sure every aspect of your new home design is catered to, providing a tailored design that responds perfectly to your sites pros and cons. Forget about all the complex industry talk and Council regulation jargon, that’s what we’re here to handle.

We’re different because we listen,
and we care.

Factors You Need To Consider

There are many factors to consider before taking the first step with your new home design. The site constraints, budget and personal requirements are the main important elements. If you are unsure of where to start, we offer a free 15 minute consultation to help you outline the details involved in weighing up these factors.

When considering the site, it is important to have spent as much time there as possible. Some of the smaller details are in the things like which way you can see your favourite views, or where the cooling summer winds blow in from. To get even more technical, neighbouring structures and overshadowing as well as sun paths can be discussed and assessed to really plan your home properly.

Experience Is Essential

Don’t forget to work with an experienced draftsman. Keep in mind that today’s technological advancements, as well as the availability of various computer programs, allows nearly anyone to come up with a floor plan. However, only experienced individuals will able to competently take all these drawings to the next level. The draftsman you hire should also be capable of creating all the required plans so you can get approvals as well as a buildable home. We pride ourselves on providing descriptive, detailed, neat and tidy plans that are not only visually appealing but practically too. Through assessing and learning from previous projects, we strive to continually improve and provide greater service each and every time.

Understanding Your Own Requirements

We have provided a blog post which outlines how to develop a design brief. This is a critical requirement for your draftsman, designer or architect to establish a reference point and benchmark on what the final outcome of your home is. This not only reminds you of exactly what you want, but keeps a written reference for your designer too, so nothing is forgotten. The planning phase is the most time consuming period for new home designs, where all factors are considered when preparing the initial plans for you. This should not be a rushed part of the process.

Communication Skills Count Too

Renovate Plans has a track record and testimonial base to prove our communication skills are real and worthy. Communication is key for a perfect finished product. A good draftsman knows how to listen to the ideas and requirements of their client, not ignore them.

Apart from all these things, your hired help must also be ready and willing to answer all of your questions. Some of our projects throw thousands of questions at us, each and every one answered, no calls unreturned. Keep in mind, hiring only the best is important especially since new home designs represent significant investments.

New home designs cover a lot of territory from the roof down to the floor plan. Everything must be in the right place and in accordance with the Building Code of Australia, Council and/or State regulations and Australian Standards. Taking into account all the points discussed above will help you create the home of your dreams. Take your time working with your building designer or draftsman. Keep in mind that it is much easier to be upfront about what you want and do not want that it will be later when the construction has already started.