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Everything you need to know about Duplex Building Design. If you don’t find the answer to your question on this page, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Duplex Building Design provides you with assistance every step of the way. Our services go beyond building design. We can look after you all the way from initial consultation right through to getting quotes from building and helping manage the construction process.

A building designer designs buildings; ranging from residential renovations and extensions, new dwellings as well as commercial and industrial designs, shop fit outs, renovations and new builds. This includes houses, multi-unit sites, townhouses, commercial and industrial. Essentially we have expertise that covers most types of projects. Duplex Building Design, documents all aspects of the development from concept through to DA, CC and Tender with comprehensive drawings. We liaise with the many consultants involved and look after everything – right up to the builder collecting the approved drawings from Council. We design to ensure that your building is comfortable, well laid out, energy efficient and matching your design brief. This includes ensuring we have met your needs, budget, site conditions, and resale and maintenance expectations.

Each project differs in complexity and size and the level of work involved varies a great deal. We therefore quote each project individually once we have discussed the brief with you and fully researched the parameters governing the various approvals. Generally our fees are highly competitive and great value for money. Our fees are fixed at the onset of a project, so our clients are fully aware of all costs to project completion. Honesty and transparency are at the heart of our services and we are governed by a strict code of ethics as determined by our various professional memberships. To activate our services a deposit is required and thereafter payments are only made on completion of our documentation for the various work stages to our client’s satisfaction.

Both Building Designers and Architects provide similar services in general. Building Designers are known for practical and innovative solutions, and generally have a better working relationship with builders, as they are closer to the ground. There are some differences in education and regulation between the professions but these make little difference to their work output. As the name suggests, a building designer designs buildings which can range from a family home to a multi-storey commercial complex. Building Designers can design you a building that is energy efficient and comfortable, provides value for money and is suitable for your specific needs. The design will take into account your lifestyle, budget, site conditions, potential resale and long term maintenance costs. Your building designer not only designs your building but can also work with a team of other professionals to ensure that structural elements and other specialist matters combine with aesthetics to produce a building which will look good but also will serve you well for years to come.

Duplex Building Design provides experience and personalisation for all applications with local Council architectural matters from design through to completion. We have 12 years’ experience coordinating clients’ Development Applications, pre-lodgement advice meetings and design review panel discussion meetings.

Yes of course. We can look after the whole process for you and at the end just give you one package with all the relevant documentation that you will require to start construction. This is very normal from our end, and we like to complete all of the works for you, as we know that nothing will be left out that may slow down construction at a later stage.

Yes. We will email you any format that you like. We can send PDF, CAD drawings, whatever you like. No problem.

We sure can. Please click onto the projects to view some of our latest work. We have more work that we can show you, if you would like to pop in and visit us.

No problem. If you would like to use our team for only one of the stages, then that is OK. We have completed concept designs before and a simple draftsman has completed the working drawings. Likewise, we have completed working drawings for clients that have used someone else to complete their concept designs. We are simple. Either way for us, it is no problem.

Of course. We offer the consultants that we have worked with for years for you to use, but if you have your own team of consultants, or have a friend or relative that you wish to use, then that is no problem. Just forward to us their details and we will work with them directly.

Once you are satisfied with the design and give us the green light to finalise, we can have the plans ready for council submission within 3-5 days.

Yes, we have dealt with most Council’s in the region. Young Shire Council, Yass Valley Council, Temora Shire Council, Junee Shire Council, Dubbo City Council, Forbes Shire Council, Parkes Shire Council, Orange City Council, Cootamundra Shire Council, Weddin Shire Council, Bland Shire Council, Narromine Shire Council, Wagga Wagga City Council, Cabonne Council, Cowra Council, Harden Shire Council, Lachlan Shire Council and Warren Shire Council.

We specialize in Residential and Commercial Building Design.

Normally within a few days.

Of course! We like to educate you along the way so that you know where to buy next. We like to be able to keep you up to date with the whole process, as it makes our job easier the next time around.

We offer a full range of services, you can check them all out using the “services” drop down menu in the main top navigation.

Good question! That’s why we created the “The Process” page. That page will tell you everything you need to know about our Design Process and what happens when you work with us. Click here to learn more.

Yes we can, just call or contact us and we’ll have a look at it and let you know if we think it has the potential to be a profitable site.

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