New BASIX Changes 2016/17
29-07-2017 
Increases to BASIX targets effective 1st July 2016 will increase construction costs of standard home by up to $15K! Those who sign building contracts before 31st December 2017 can use the older targets.

2012 MBA Award Winner!
25-06-2012 
for beach house at Red Hill Parade Tomakin.

Congratulations to Paul DeWinter from Sealine Homes,
and to our wonderful clients Ruth & Claire :-)

 
Fee comparisions
15-04-2019 
Lately I have had people query why my fees are often half of the fees quoted by other drafting companies.
Don't assume that because our fees are lower that you recieve a lower quality of service, if fact, quite the opposite is true.
Our experience (over 20 years) and best industry software, means we provide an efficient service that just takes less time. 
More fees usually means you're paying for other's less experience and poor quality software.

Surveys for new projects
16-01-2019 
Please note, to ensure accuracy and compliance for relevant planning rules, we will not commence projects until a site survey has been completed and cad files received from the surveyors.  This applies to all new homes and most renovation projects. A list of surveyors can be found on our web site in the trades section. We can arrange this on your behalf if that is your preference.

Design Process and Budget
22-12-2018 
For me, budget is key. I will always be honest about expectations/brief vs client's budget. Don't be fooled by project home company marketing, you will end up paying the full price eventually (added 'site costs' or inflated 'design and application fees'). This article provides a good summary and includes links for cost calculators;


Christmas Hours
04-12-2018 
Christmas closing dates this year will be 20th December (Thursday) through to Wednesday 2nd Janruary.
Please note, I will have limited availability for the remaining school holiday period, upto the end of Janruary.
For all of Janruary, I will be contactable via email only (no phone service).

How Much Do Draftsman Charge?
15-10-2018 
Feel free to compare with local draftspersons

Looking to monitor DA progress?
15-10-2018 

update January 2019 - this function on the ESC website is currently down, ETA is  March for new tracking site.


Visualisation Videos
19-09-2018 

Biodiversity Changes for Land Clearing
04-01-2018 
** UPDATE
CUT OFF DATE FOR DA SUBMISSIONS TO AVOID NEW RULES IS  FEB 25th 2018.

For lots that require clearing (for building footprint &/or Bush Fire Management) new rules will have a significant impact.

More Information;
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/biodiversity/localgovernment.htm

BASIX Changes now in force
04-01-2018 
New changes to the energy rating process associated with new dwellings and renovations are now in place.
Expect additional costs for Consultant reports, increased Glazing and Insulation requirements, as well as manatory Solar Electrical Systems as of 1st January 2018.

Granny Flats
27-08-2017 
Granny Flats or Secondary Dwellings set to take off on the coast. I'll be working with local builders to provide quality custom designs for this purpose soon..


Train Street Development underway
29-07-2017 
Work has now begun on the long anticipated Train Street Development by Peter & Lee Louttit.
What a great spot for an office ;-)
http://www.trainstreetcentral.com.au/

Eurobodalla House Prices set to soar
29-07-2017 
https://www.domain.com.au/news/batemans-bay-expected-to-experience-surge-in-price-growth-over-coming-years-20170127-gttmzs/


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