HOUSE DESIGNS

HOUSE DESIGNS

If you are searching for house designs or home designers Melbourne then get in touch with Harvan Design on (03) 5940 2340 to discuss your next building project.

 

The old adage “your home is your castle” is realised at Harvan Design by listening to your ideas to custom design a space that encapsulates your ideas, wants and needs, creating your own personal haven.

 

The design is the single most important element in creating a new building, whether it be a residential or non-residential building. Building Design is a complex task that is best entrusted to a professional. It is not simply a matter of ‘drawing a set of plans’. Every building project is unique and has its own complexities.

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It is the task of the Building Designer to understand the complexities and maximise the possibilities of the site.

 

A Building Designer sees things from your point of view and puts many years of practical design experience into taking and shaping the client’s brief to a final concept. Value for money is the Building Designer’s key objective to meet the client’s requirements.

 

Our team can produce a design for your residential or commercial project from a brief or a sketch you have prepared, or an idea you have in mind. It is not essential that your Building Designer be located in the same vicinity or municipality where your project is to be located.

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The Harvan Design team:

  • interprets client briefs and prepares and develops sketch plans for the client’s consideration;

 

  • once approval is received from the client, the building designer prepares detailed architectural drawings and documentation, showing internal and external layouts of the building;

 

  • analyses the design, and prepares preliminary sketches and detailed instructions;

 

  • prepares working drawings showing plans, elevations, sections, materials and finishes, as well as other aspects such as electrical layouts, plumbing layouts, floor coverings plan In internal elevations;

 

  • liaises with relevant consultants (structural, civil & geotechnical engineers, thermal performance assessors, land surveyors, building surveyors, planning professionals etc) to ensure all aspects required for the project are adequately addressed;

 

  • examines relevant codes and local council by-laws in the course of undertaking project documentation.

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Building Designers are required to be registered with the Victorian Building Authority, in accordance with the Victorian Building Act 1993. Part of the registration requirement is to have in place professional indemnity insurance to the minimum amount of $1 million.

 

Harvan Design is registered under the category of Draftsperson, Class of Building Design (Architectural).  In accordance with the Building Act, registered building practitioners are required to adhere to certain professional standards, including performing their work in a competent manner, and to a professional standard.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE BUILDING PERMIT PROCESS?

  • We engage the relevant Contractors and Authorities to obtain the Soil Report, Land Survey, BAL Assessment, Property Information which includes Sewer SDO, Stormwater LPOD & the Property Information Certificate.

 

  • While the Soil test is underway, the Working Drawings are started and if Planning Drawings are available these plans are sent off to the structural engineers for quoting.

 

  • 2 weeks later – Soil information is added to the Working Drawings and then the plans are sent off to the structural engineers to obtain a quote or make a start.

 

  • 4 weeks later – Structural engineering comes back and is reviewed against the Working Drawings. Energy Ratings are now ordered.

 

  • 2 weeks later – You are presented with all the documentation required to engage & submit to a private building surveyor of your choice. We recommend using a local private building surveyor.

 

  • From here you can send plans out for accurate quotes from builders.

 

  • Once you engage a building surveyor, they will take 4 weeks to review the application and request further information to be shown on the plans and documents from yourself.

 

  • From there the building surveyor will stamp the plans and give you a building permit and you will be ready to start building.