We aim for Hindley & Co’s architecture to sit alongside the very best of Australian design. We want to create a positive architectural legacy, to forge an enduring bond between you and your home, and to repay your emotional and financial investment emphatically.
We research each project to ensure we specify only the very best products and construction materials for your needs. We forge a strong working relationship with each builder to make sure your project is built to high standards.
Each project is designed with environmental consideration: drawing in natural light and warmth; shading through summer, and fully insulated and gap-sealed. We can help you select appropriate thermal mass, solar power, home battery storage, rainwater tanks and other high and low tech environmental solutions.
We use light as an expressive tool through the architecture: to articulate features; to light textures in the dwelling and landscape; to create ambience, and to provide accessible and task-focused lighting. We can integrate the latest home automation or keep homes low-tech and simple to use.
We have experience designing homes with heritage overlays, accessibility requirements for aging in place and special needs, bush fire rating (BAL) requirements, non-sewered environments, and off-grid areas. We’ve worked successfully with over 16 councils throughout Melbourne, regional Victoria, and Tasmania, and have guided many projects through the planning process smoothly with minimum delay.
Full Architectural Services
We offer all architectural services from Concept Design, Town Planning, Design Development, Contract Documentation, Contractor Selection, Contract Administration, Project Management, 3D renders and 3D fly throughs.
Architectural services can be standalone or integrated with Hindley & Co Interiors Services.
We are very experienced with heritage overlays.
All of our projects are fully designed and documented in Archicad, which is a high end 3D CAD software created specifically for Architects and Residential Architects. The software makes documentation faster, and design better, as it helps us visualise more easily so we can anticipate and resolve potential problems before they arise on site.
At Hindley & Co, we strongly recommend that the right preparatory work is completed before design commences. We want to understand your brief, your budget and your site's possibilities, limitations, and restrictions first, so you don't waste time, money, or energy exploring a design that will ultimately not be feasible.
This work is included in our Concept Design Stage, but sometimes it is useful to engage an Architect to do this work independently, as it will give you a much more realistic idea of what is possible before you commit to more services. The knowledge gained will also enable us to tailor our overall fees to your unique needs, so you won't end up paying for services that are not necessary.