Deciding to build or renovate is difficult. There are so many factors involved. Can you get what you want with what you can afford? What is it exactly that you want? Will it add value to your home? And what is the best way to achieve all this?
Our Concept and Viability Study helps you answer these questions without going to great expense. We visit your home and discuss your project with you. We then professionally analyse your site, its buildings and the state and local government regulations likely to affect it. We provide a written report, budget estimate and preliminary sketches, which give you the necessary information to begin making the big decisions.
Shape your Inspiration: At HACK we think of architecture as a conversation. Our Concept and Viability Study interprets your desires and budget and provides you with two possible building options in sketch form. These drawings give you a vital reference point for thinking about the project and talking your way through to the best possible design.
Let’s Be Practical: Some architects are strong on ideas but not on the potential costs of building them. At HACK we understand the need to work within budgets to achieve dreams. Our Concept and Viability Study gives you a realistic idea of the costs of materials and builders, crucial information to making the right decision for you and your family. You can be safe, too, knowing our advice is professional and independent of any builders or suppliers.
Reduce the Risks: Not knowing how the building or approval process works can expose you to risk. Poor design once built can be difficult and expensive to undo, if it can be undone at all. That’s why it’s important to get it right the first time. We identify potential design, cost and regulatory risks and suggest solutions that will grow your understanding of the work involved and give you the confidence to move forward.
Streamline the Red Tape: One of the biggest disincentives to renovation and/or building is the sheer amount of approvals that have to be gained before a project can even start. Our step-by-step plan helps you to the clear the development approvals process as quickly and cleanly as possible.
Add Value: Good design makes a difference, not only to how a place looks but how it feels to live in. That’s a lasting value for you and for buyers down the line.
Our Concept and Viability Study costs $2400 ex GST, but 80% of the people who have undertaken it, choose to go to the next stage. If you’re thinking of building or renovating, but don’t know how to start why not talk to us about getting started on creating your dream today.
Keeping the Conversation Going: Our Concept and Viability Study comes with no strings attached, but if you’ve enjoyed the conversation with us, then why take your project to the next stage. It can save you stress, time ands ultimately money by
- Handling the Development Approval
- Refining your ideas and turning them into construction drawings for the builder to follow
- Provide advice on materials and fittings.
For those building in an area remote from where they live, or who aren’t sure how to deal with builders and tradesmen we can project manage the build too, from finding the builder at the right price and supervising the building process to ensure you get peace of mind.
Without doubt David positively and significantly improved our line of thinking and appreciation of our project and guided critical design considerations that will both drastically improve the year-round enjoyment of our home and as well as the value of the property itself should we ever sell.
Matt & Debbie (Redhead NSW)