supporting you

consultancy services

 

consulting for clients who are 

building or renovating

If you are thinking about building a new home or renovating your existing home, then it’s worth speaking with a professional consultant before you start spending thousands of dollars on plans. We help clients by providing them with a comprehensive overview of the reality of building or renovating.

  • The building process, costs, approvals and timeframes

  • The best way to select a builder

  • The difference between a custom designed home and a project home

  • The difference between an architect, building designer and draftsperson

  • How to design your own home

  • Advantages and disadvantages to owner building

  • Town planning and the council constraints on your land that you need to be mindful of

  • Construction process and the importance of contract administration

  • Key issues that you should be aware of

  • Disputes and what to do if things go wrong

A two hour consult may end up saving you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run. Give us a call today.

 

Do your due diligence before you buy

Pre purchase inspection

Before buying your next home contact us for a pre purchase inspection. This is not a building inspection. it is a design and compliance inspection.

Our inspection and advice covers:

  • Identifying any illegal structures or other building works on the property

  • What your options are if we do find illegal building work

  • Identifying any town planning constraints that you should be aware of

  • Providing design advice if you are considering a specific alteration or addition after purchase

  • Building plans and permits search

We have completed work for hundreds of homeowners who have purchased a home, only to find out after settlement that the previous owner had completed building work on the property that was ultimately illegal. This can have huge ramifications. We have clients who have been forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars to have these issues rectified. The time, stress and financial burden this puts on a homeowner in this situation is unconscionable. Contact us today to find out more or book your inspection.

 

 need advice on the best way to

increase your property’s value

Would you like to improve your property’s value but are unsure where you should be spending your money? We can complete a detailed analysis of your property and formulate a strategy that will give you the best value for money. We’ll identify the areas that will ultimately give you the best return on investment (ROI) so you can make informed decisions about where to allocate your funds. No matter what your budget there are always compromises. Knowing which areas you should be focusing on and which areas are not so important is the key to improving your property’s value and getting the best ROI.

Services include:

  • Client brief to establish your budget, requirements and what you are trying to achieve

  • Research all possible options including developing the land, knock down and rebuild or renovating

  • Present options for owner selection

  • Prepare a detailed scope of works with estimated costs and timeframes to complete

  • Coordinate consultant and trade services if required

  • Organise materials, furniture and other supplies if required

  • Negotiate with suppliers, trades and consultants for better pricing and terms

 

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Need advice about a

show cause or Infringement notice

We can help you If you have received a show cause or infringement notice from council. Having helped hundreds of homeowners, we provide you with options and expert advice. We will guide you and manage the process to limit your stress and reduce your financial outlay.

Services include:

  • We deal direct with councils and certifiers on your behalf

  • Complete field measures and as-constructed plans of applicable structures

  • Project manage the entire process from beginning to final approval

  • Coordinate relevant consultants and trade contractors

  • Provide advice and options as details change or unfold during the process

  • Provide response to information requests

  • Supervise rectification works

  • Be present during council or certifier inspection

  • We act on your behalf and in your best interests