Residential House Design

What’s the deal with Brisbane Building Designers?

Brisbane House Design, Residential House Design - June 4, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

We often get asked by Brisbane home owners investigating house renovation option ‘Why do I need a building designer? I know what I want!’. This is a great question because we agree that nobody knows their home better than someone who lives in that home; we have learned though, that the design process is not […]

Feasibility of Major House Renovations in Brisbane

Brisbane House Design, Home Renovation Plans, House Raise and Build In Under, Residential House Design - March 27, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

There is no shortage of online information detailing the potential hidden costs of a major house renovation, but what you won’t read is how these costs will specifically affect your property, how much you should budget and if or how these potential hidden costs can be avoided. Having the right information at the very beginning, […]

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.

Six reasons to engage a building designer

Brisbane House Design, Design, Home Renovation Plans, Residential House Design - January 16, 2014 - 0 Comments - by

Major renovations can be a great experience, mapping out the perfect space, adding your personal touch and constructing something that is truly your own. Once you make the decision to renovate you will become more aware of home-reno shows, pester friends and family about your ideas and their thoughts and… sometimes… you may even find […]

Add a Little Tradition to Your Queenslander House Design

Brisbane House Design, Residential House Design - October 11, 2013 - 0 Comments - by

We Love WORKING ON Queenslanders! Designing beautiful functional spaces within the traditional Queenslander style homes is something we pride ourselves on. Our Queenslander house design plans have helped many home owners get more from their Brisbane home renovations, and we would certainly like to hear from you if you’re about to commence design on your […]

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8 Things Brisbane Building Designers want you to know!

Brisbane House Design, Residential House Design - September 25, 2013 - 1 Comments - by

Home owners are often curious about what really goes into a set of design plans, to help shed some light on the situation we have interviewed three Brisbane building designers from SEQ Building Design to get their perspective on everything that makes it in to a set of plans and the ‘behind the scenes’ work necessary […]

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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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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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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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