Renovation ideas, do’s & don’ts

Website Update – New Before & Afters Page

By |2017-03-14T15:05:57+11:00March 14th, 2017|

So I've had a bit of time on my hands and decided to play around with a new idea for one of my web site pages. As such, the "Before & Afters" page has had a complete overhaul! Rather than the boring old fixed images, you will now find cool slidey things so you [...]

Renovating – 10 reasons to MOVE OUT!

By |2017-02-01T14:05:37+11:00January 14th, 2016|

Before construction on a renovation project starts, most owners have to consider whether they will stay in an untouched part of their home during the renovation or whether they will move out. Although the answer will depend on the size of your renovation, if you are doing more than just a remodel of your second [...]

10 Things Your Architect Will Expect From You

By |2017-02-01T14:05:37+11:00October 19th, 2015|

Getting a great result in a new home or renovation design project is a team effort and is important – for you and for your Architect. So it is important to understand the things that your Architect will expect from you during the course of your project, to achieve that common goal.This list could be [...]

Architects Add Value

By |2017-02-01T14:05:37+11:00September 22nd, 2015|

Recently, I’ve been working on a large-scale residential renovation project here in Melbourne. I was engaged by my clients to provide full architectural services for the project - that is from concept design right through the permit process and construction documentation and then on to contract administration during construction.The only part of the project that [...]

Why A House Is Like A Human

By |2017-02-01T14:05:37+11:00September 22nd, 2015|

Now - here's an idea that warrants some deeper thought... a house is like a human body. Here's why... A house has:an overall design form - the general shape of a human that we all know and lovea structure that holds it up - the bones and musclesa plumbing system - veins and arteriesan electrical system – [...]