After conducting your initial contact with our office, we will collect your information including a project overview and conduct preliminary investigations of the site to establish your requirements. We will then make contact with you to arrange a meeting to discuss these findings.
This is an obligation consultation to discuss the proposed project brief. During this meeting, we will touch base on the detail design brief, budget, style and discuss with you our findings in regards to the permit requirements. We will run through our process and the services we offer with specific respect to your proposal.
We will prepare your detailed fee proposal based on the design brief meeting and specific permit requirements. On acceptance, we will send you our invoice along with a Provision of Service agreement. Once these items have been actioned, we will schedule your proposal for commencement.
In this stage, we undertake a site analysis which also involved a site measure of the existing dwelling (if required). We then armed with all the relevant information gathered and collaboratively explore architectural ideas and spatial planning. This is established through rough sketches and schematic models. From these initial ideas and sketches, we will work together with you to finalise the design. It may be required for us to engage with professional consultants such as; town planners, arborists, engineers or heritage advisors etc. which would be discussed with you through our design process.
The Town Planning involves statutory authority requirements. Once we have completed our concept design, the plans will be developed to form part of the town planning application. In some cases, we may decide to carry out a pre–application meeting with council prior to moving on with our full Town Planning documents. This document will also be accompanied by a full Town Planning report to address Clause 54 or 55 of the Planning Scheme. The lodgement of the application and application management throughout will be handled by AIM Architecture or the Planning consultant engaged.
The construction documentation stage takes the preliminary design through to full detailed working drawings. This includes all the architectural drawings which the Building Surveyor requires to issue the building permit as well as providing detailed drawings for the builder and trades to use on site to ensure the design intent is carried out appropriately. This stage will also involve close collaboration with our consultants to ensure everything comes together ready for the building permit application.
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