DCP and Character Codes

Costs Breakdown – Brisbane House Extension

Brisbane House Design, DCP and Character Codes, Residential House Design - August 28, 2013 - 0 Comments - by

Many home owners contact us looking for indicative costs for their Brisbane house extension, usually as a way to improve the value of their property and/or to make way for a growing family. Determining the most cost effective way to achieve more space to a home can be difficult “Do we raise and build-in or […]

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Understanding Brisbane Home Design Floor Plans

Brisbane Drafting, DCP and Character Codes, Home Renovation Plans, House Floor Plans, Residential House Design - July 9, 2013 - 0 Comments - by

Home floor plans are widely recognized by most people and provide great insight to the functional characteristics of the home; however house floor plans tend to be underutilized by non-builders / designers, who often use their floor plans only to identify the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces. In most cases you will be […]

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Why do I need drafting plans before I build?

Brisbane Drafting, DCP and Character Codes, House Floor Plans, Residential House Design, Residential Structural Engineering - May 28, 2013 - 0 Comments - by

Drafting plans are drawn to show the location of a home on a property in its context. Measuring the site allows the drafting plans to correctly reflect the position of your sites structure within the boundaries of your property.  Your site plan allows council (or accredited certifier) to assess compliance against regulations. For simple extensions […]

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5 Planning Requirements Needed for Building Approval in Brisbane

Brisbane Drafting, DCP and Character Codes, House Floor Plans, Residential House Design - May 10, 2013 - 1 Comments - by

The pre-building process in Brisbane is all about ensuring your plans for building comply with the various codes and regulations prior to Building Approval being granted. Understanding the various requirements and applicable codes that need to be satisfied before your building work begins can help you budget effectively for your major home renovation project and […]

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Building in B.C.C. ‘Flood Planning Areas’

Brisbane Drafting, DCP and Character Codes, House Raise and Build In Under, Residential House Design - March 14, 2013 - 2 Comments - by

You can now see exactly how the Draft New City Plan will affect homes in Brisbane, following the release of interactive mapping, including flood zones. The new mapping was made available on the Brisbane City Council (BCC) website this week and enables homeowners to examine the impact of proposed flood planning provisions within the draft […]

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Water Tanks for New Homes No Longer Compulsory in Brisbane

Brisbane Drafting, DCP and Character Codes, Residential House Design - February 15, 2013 - 9 Comments - by

The extra costs of rain water tanks and energy efficient hot water systems are now at the home owner’s discretion, no longer a compulsory requirement for new residential homes built in Brisbane or Queensland for that matter, commencing February 2013. Master Builders Director of Housing Policy Paul Bidwell welcomed the decision, along with many Queenslanders […]

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Character Codes and Extensions… No Problem!

Brisbane House Design, DCP and Character Codes, Home Renovation Plans, House Floor Plans, Residential House Design, Residential Structural Engineering - December 7, 2012 - 1 Comments - by

A challenging residential project was completed recently, and though this extension was very unique, the challenges that were overcome during the design, planning and approval stages were the same as faced by many Queenslanders looking to extend or renovate their homes.

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How will the proposed Brisbane City Plan affect your Renovation?

Brisbane Drafting, DCP and Character Codes, Home Renovation Plans, Residential House Design - December 5, 2012 - 6 Comments - by

Brisbane City Councils Draft New City Plan (Due for completion late 2013 / early 2014) has been released, providing a blueprint for Brisbane’s growth over the next 20 years, still maintains a focus on protecting the city’s character. Included below are areas of the plan that will affect residential developments…

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Developers push for reduction in red tape!

Brisbane Drafting, Brisbane House Design, DCP and Character Codes, Residential House Design - October 30, 2012 - 0 Comments - by

Gaining development approval in south east Queensland can be a costly and time consuming exercise, and as many with firsthand experience will know, a regulatory mind field.

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Why Custom Home Renovations

Brisbane Drafting, Brisbane House Design, DCP and Character Codes, Home Renovation Plans, Residential House Design - October 24, 2012 - 1 Comments - by

Having trouble finding a home that ticks all the boxes? SEQ Building Design have worked with many property owners who have bought properties knowing full well it wasn’t what they were after but had a firm plan in mind for shaping their newly acquired house into their ideal home.

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