We design simple modern homes and work with clients to ensure we follow their needs. Plus Studio produce site -specific designs using timeless materials employing sustainable principles.


Design and Documentation Services

Stage 1: SKETCH DESIGN: Setting the Strategy and Vision

The sketch process investigates the design possibilities for your site & home, so you can make strategic decisions before proceeding with the further stages of project delivery (stage 2, 3).

This stage will assist you to decide your preferred design, the likely scope of construction works, required approvals and project budget. It includes:

• Site survey (by consultant) & existing dwelling measured drawings, site analysis, development controls assessment
• Initial sketch design, including design layout options, character & materials inspirations & 3D studies preferred sketch design

• Written outline scope of works
• Initial budget estimate by a consulting builder or quantity surveyor

Stage 2: APPROVALS: The Necessary Compliance

The complexity of the approvals process will be affected by the zoning and sensitivity of the site (ie conservation area, bush re area, waterfront property etc), the neighbours, and also if a DA (development application) or CDC (complying development certificate) is required. It includes:

• Approval submission including survey, architectural drawings, BASIX, required reports
• Coordination of required design consultants ie stormwater, heritage, bush, landscape etc lodgement of DA submission (fees, forms)
• Services during approval process (note: complying development certificate (CDC) is a combined approvals & documentation stage and is    lodged like a Construction Certificate at end of Stage 3)

Stage 3: DOCUMENTATION: The Detail and the Details

Detailed design and documentation of your building project ensures a thorough & co-ordinated set of documents for tendering, contract documents, obtaining a construction approval (CC) or Complying Development Certificate (CDC) & for on-site construction. It includes:

•  Drawings with construction information, outline specification, compliance with DA conditions of consent 
• Coordination of required design consultants ie: independent certifier (PCA), structural, stormwater additional documentation for tender /        construction ie: architectural drawings, electrical layouts & schedules, window & door schedules, detailed speciation, schedules of items      by  proprietor, schedule of PC sums, interior & exterior finishes schedule detailed design ie: kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, staircase,            robes replace, outdoor kitchen tendering
• Building contract lodgement of CC of CDC construction certificate (CC) or complying development certificate (CDC) submission


Solar Studies - Shadow diagrams - Council Approval strategy - Feasibility Studies - Risk Management - Builder selection process - Construction process and simulation process - 3D Modelling and realistic visualisations - Landscape design 




Tel: +61 4 5245 2753

Byron Bay, NSW, Australia