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Right Angle Corner frame

Initial Consultation

Right Angle Corner frame

If you need any structural work or planning permission, you will follow the architectural pathway.


At the consultation, we talk with you in great detail about your needs, thoughts and wishlist. If we are at the property you want to renovate, we walk through it with you, taking note of the problems you want to solve and offering ideas and advice. We discuss your  concerns, propose solutions, answer questions, describe what you can expect, and what the next steps are. We record a detailed scope of works, that is yours to keep, whether or not you proceed further with us. It is an important document that will form the basis of your project.

Consultation Deliverables

This consultation delivers high value, providing you with the key information you need to get started. Everybody embarking on a design and build project needs information to inform the design and what's possible within the restrictions of the site, and whether it's possible on the budget.

The consultation will provide a clear understanding on: 

Best next steps for your project, taking into account the site, your budget and design wishes. 

  • what pathway is best for you

  • what your next steps are

  • whether you need architectural services, interior design or both

  • what the next steps are

  • what the stages will be and how long each stage takes

  • how to decide on and communicate your brief

  • professional advice on choices you may be struggling with (eg should I rebuild or renovate?)

Permit and restriction considerations

  • whether you need permits, and if so, which ones

  • how to get permits
  • what the restrictions on your site are likely to be

Who you'll need to make your project happen 

  • who else you will need on your team, such as engineers, landscapers, and surveyors, to help inform budget estimates.

Budget guides

  • likely costs involved

  • how to plan your budget

To get the most out of your consultation, please share any information you already have with us beforehand. Information such as:

  • plans and drawings

  • photos and videos

  • style guides such as pinterest boards

  • preliminary brief

  • section 32


The consultation costs $ 899 inc GST for up to 2 hours and includes 1 hour of travel from our office. A detailed consultation report is provided after the meeting.

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