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Residential Building design
New homes, extensions and renovations
The business specialises in residential work involving new homes, dual occupancy & multi-dwelling developments, home extensions & renovations. We also prepare plans for commercial and warehouse developments.
This family run business has a very experienced history in this field of work. Brad Merrett, the Director of the business and an Accredited Building Designer has been in the building industry for 20 years, with the first 10 of those years spent on the tools as a Carpenter/Builder. The last 10 years he has been designing and in 2007 started this Design Business.
Brad has learnt the trade from his Father, Charles Merrett, also an Accredited Building Designer. Charles has been designing now for 46 years and has moved from his old company 'Drawing Board Drafting Service' to work for his sons business. Charles also has experience in the construction industry having completed his apprenticeship as an electrician.
Both Brad & Charles's experience in the architectural and construction industries have proved invaluable for this line of work. Client;s can feel comfortable in knowing that designs completed and building methods used have taken into account the client's budget and goals they were wanting to achieve.
Designs that suits your lifestyle
and meet regulations
With all the regulations and Council requirements these days, people are unsure where to start and are quite daunted with the building process and what order everything needs to be completed.
We are there to guide you through the building process, from getting all the documentation and plans ready for Council submission, to helping you find a builder to construct your development. Being local all our lives, along with being in the industry for so long, has enabled us to have good relations with many local builders and can best guide you as to which builder would be best suited to your type of development.
We work closely with the client through all stages of the design and the client's wishes are always first and foremost of importance. Sometimes these wishes can clash with Aust. Building Codes, Council regulations or energy efficiency requirements (BASIX) or sometimes all three. This is where our knowledge can provide you with options and advice to fulfill your wishes whilst still complying with the necessary regulations.
With ever increasing energy bills, we will provide you with solutions to reduce those bills. Some whilst worthwhile can increase the cost of your building like double glazing and solar hot water, others can be free benefits including correct orientation and the location of your rooms and glazing within your building footprint.
A home that has been designed to address all of the elements of it’s particular site, will be more enjoyable to live in and will ultimately be a better financial investment for your future.
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“We work closely with the client through all stages of the design and the client's wishes are always first and foremost of importance”
- Brad Merrett