How does the whole Design process work?

Draftsmen are generally skilled in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and get your ideas into a 2D and usually 3D format. The only way to really gauge this is to ask to see previous work.. we are always happy to provide worked examples for you.

 

Sometimes CAD and Building has all been learnt in the classroom: David has learnt his Profession on site, both Building for himself, detailing construction details, and also High-End Projects   under some of the better Architects in Sydney .

NOTE:

David has a Cert III in Carpentry;

Was a Qualified Licensed Builder in NSW for many years; 

Cert. IV in Project Mangement

And over 30 years' Experience in the Building Industry.

 Draftsmen generally get on Paper YOUR ideas and give general guidance for the Local Council rules regarding this.

HilldBillda Building Design is an insured entity, so rest assured ther is Professional Indemnity and Public Liability coverage in place.

Not that it is ever needed, and David has never had a claim.. but it's there, nonetheless, as a Professional item for your peace of mind.

Many Projects are lodged with items that do not conform with Council’s Rules, which is common.

We can advise whether it is likely to succeed and what precedents have occured in your area.

 A small amount of leeway is generally assumed with most Councils, but don’t disrespect them. A little leeway doesn’t mean push every limit.

 

That sort of approach never ends well!

Do I need a Town Planner?

    The majority of people wanting their Draftsman to put their ideas on paper assume their Draftsman knows all the rules. 

Put quite simply, no we don't.

And we don't pretend to. What we do offer is an experienced eye; and for the majority of Building Projects, this is sufficient. Our main scope is to get YOUR ideas on paper to build what YOU and your family want.

Many Projects are lodged with items that do not conform with Council’s Rules, which is common.

 A small amount of leeway is generally assumed with most Councils- but  it's not expected as a given, its a possible flexibility and to be respected.

  For a full list of what you can and can’t do, and an idea as to how positively Council will see it, perhaps a preliminary Draft (from your Draftsman) needs to be done without “finishes” detail, and you can get Professional Advice from a Town Planner.