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Design stages

How all of this coming together?

To achieve a good, sustainable design you need to think about it at the time you buy your site or home to renovate to make the most of its natural attributes. Contact us at the very beginning of the project so that we can contribute to your project to achieve the best outcome. 

 

The processes involved in realising architecture are complex, time consuming & often frustrating, yet ultimately rewarding. To produce architecture, clients require advice on many competing issues within budget and time constraints. 

 

The four main stages in the process are schematic design, development application, tender & construction documentation & construction administration. These stages are outlined below. 

As much or as little...

We will discuss your inspirations, budget and requirements at the beginning of the project. Pasko Design can help you with every step on the way. However, we know that all situations are different, which means that you might only need our services only in a particular stage of the project. We will be involved as much or as little as you want us to be, it’s your choice.

SCHEMATIC DESIGN This stage begins with the client's brief and measuring up the existing building. A professional site survey is also required for most projects. From this information, two or three plan options are developed to present to the client for initial feedback. The feedback allows further development of the scheme, along with schematic design sketches, models & photomontages to give the client the best understanding of how the project will be in reality. 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION Once the schematic design has been approved by the client, further fine tuning can occur along with the production of council development application (DA) documents. These documents typically include drawings of, both the existing building and proposed buildings, photomontages, external finishes, a 'Basix' certificate, reports from consultants, along with a report 'stating the environmental effect' of the project. 

 

TENDER & CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION Once council approval has been granted, tender & construction documentation can begin. This stage includes further development of the design to a point that clear and concise documents can be tendered to builders to receive tender pricing. If pricing for the scope of work and the client's budget align, the building process can begin. 

 

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION Pasko Design is experienced in providing advice to clients on everything from the selection of the builders, to drawing up of building contracts. We can administer the contract and advise the client of up & coming matters during the building process. This stage includes providing advice as to whether the building is being built in accordance with the approvals and building codes, determining progress payments to the builder and general quality control throughout the construction stage.