BUILDING DESIGN PROJECTS

The below projects are just a few of our larger building design jobs

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Commercial Development - Vale Road, Bathurst

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Service Station - Peisely Street, Orange NSW

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Residential Development - Kelso NSW

Calare Civil completed the full architectural, geotechnical, structural and civil design and documentation for this local commercial development.

Architectural, structural and civil design and documentation was carried out by Calare Civil on this commercial service station development in Orange.

A regular client made use of our in-house full project service, engaging Calare Civil to carry out the geotechnical investigation, architectural and structural design.

 

Calare Civil's professional building designer, Laura Miler, is a registered LHA design guideline assessor. Get in contact if you require an assessment!

 

Calare Civil Typical Building Design Process 

With so many rules and regulations, we understand that starting a new project can be confusing! We have created a brief process of the stages that our building design projects go through to completion at Calare Civil. This is our Typical Building Design Process and may slightly differ depending on specific projects.


Stage 1 – Sketch Design Stage 

  • A site visit by one of our designers is preferable if the proposal is relatively local 

  • A site survey will be required showing site boundaries (dimensions and orientation) it will also require contours of the proposed building zone and any other structure on the site. This will need to be carried out by a surveyor (we can arrange a couple of quotes for you if required)

  • We may need to do a geotechnical investigation to determine the soil classification at the site

  • We will need to meet with you in our office to develop a brief (a list of rooms/spaces) that you require 

  • We will need a proposed budget for the project 

  • From the brief we will then develop a schedule of rooms and proposed sizes to compare with current (approximated) construction costs to ensure the budget is adequate. 

  • Once the above steps have been completed and confirmed we can then commence the sketch design for your review 

  • Typically there will be plans, elevations and some 3D renderings of the preliminary design. 

  • At the end of the sketch design phase we will require your approval of the plans in writing (email or letter) so we can begin the next phase of the project 


Stage 2 – Development Application Documentation 

  • We will develop the sketch design plans and elevations for lodgement with your local Council 

  • Typically a Statement of Environmental Effect (SOEE) this will need to be provided by a Town Planner. 

  • If any structural works are required we can arrange the design in house at Calare Civil and will provide a fee proposal. 

  • Once the plans are finalised and the SOEE has been completed we will provide you with the documentation for lodgement with your local Council, we will also provide you with an electronic copy for your records. 


Stage 3 – Construction Certificate Documentation 

  • Once the Development Application (DA) is approved and the DA conditions are provided we can then provide a costing to do the Construction Certificate (CC) Documentation. 

  • The complexity of the project will determine if any other consultants will be required. This can be discussed once the DA conditions are known. 

 

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