Residential Structural Engineering

Legal Height – Building In Under a Queensland Home

Brisbane House Design, House Raise and Build In Under, Residential House Design, Residential Structural Engineering - March 17, 2014 - 3 Comments - by

Building in under is an attractive option for Brisbane home owners looking to increase the available space within their homes. We talk to many home owners who want to explore alternatives to raising their home, alternatives that generally require a compromise on quality which can add substantial costs that you may not be aware of. […]

Soil Testing – Importance when Structural Engineering Brisbane Homes

Residential House Design, Residential Structural Engineering - January 23, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Any building work requiring footing and slab inspections by a certifier during construction should have a soil test completed during the preparation of your structural engineering plans, too often this is not the case and often leads to increased costs later on for the home owner.

House Plans Required for Building Approval and Why – Brisbane Building Design Terminology Explained

Brisbane House Design, Home Renovation Plans, House Raise and Build In Under, Residential House Design, Residential Structural Engineering - September 13, 2013 - 0 Comments - by

Included below are common Brisbane Building Design planning requirements prepared during the pre-construction phase of your major Brisbane home renovation. The requirements listed below are needed to satisfy building codes, council codes and building certification (approval) and acts as an instruction sheet for your builder of choice to explain your renovation requirements and form your […]

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What’s really included in your Design and Structural Engineering Plans – Buyer Beware!

Brisbane Drafting, House Floor Plans, Residential House Design, Residential Structural Engineering - August 13, 2013 - 0 Comments - by

As a Brisbane Residential Design company providing both House Design Plans and Structural Engineering Plans for Brisbane Home Owners we are exposed to all facets of the pre-construction process. At times we will work with Brisbane home owners on their structural engineering plans only, using plans from other house designers and draftsman to develop structural […]

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Structural Engineering Complements (not conflicts with) Smart Home Design…

Brisbane House Design, Residential House Design, Residential Structural Engineering - June 26, 2013 - 0 Comments - by

Continuity between design and structural engineering requirements are vital for achieving the best results from your Brisbane renovation or new home project… Just ask your builder? Creating brilliant open living spaces, seamlessly integrating outdoor and indoor living spaces, ensuring accessibility for small or narrow lots or just achieving a certain look requires a means for […]

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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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Plan a Successful Raise and Build In Under

Brisbane Drafting, Brisbane House Design, House Raise and Build In Under, Residential House Design, Residential Structural Engineering - December 20, 2012 - 1 Comments - by

Raising and building in under your Queenslander home can be a stressful and complicated project, even for the seasoned professionals. It is all too common for house raising projects to end up way over budget, costing home owners more than they can afford. Being equipped with the right information from the beginning can save you […]

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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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