Do I need a planning permit?


Each property is allocated a planning zone and planning overlays outlining policy that determines if planning permission is needed.

We will establish whether or not you require planning permission from our earliest consultations.




Do I need a building permit?


Whether or not planning permission is required, the majority of building works, no matter how insignificant, require a building permit prior to the commencement of work. If the structure of your building will be altered this is a good indication a building permit is needed. This includes eco friendly building designs and alterations.

We will advise whether or not a building permit is required from our earliest consultations.




How much do Architectural services cost?


Fee structures may differ from one Architect to another, however all are normally based on either a percentage of construction costs, hourly rate, or a fixed fee.

Our preferred structure is a fixed fee based on the size and complexity of a project. We are confident in our sustainable home design process and believe this helps you establish your projected budget from the outset.