If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone. The planning system is complex and can be frustrating for homeowners.
Putting together an application for an extension can be extremely hard and tiring and dealing with council can be a nightmare, not to mention the whole process can be very expensive in both time and money. Plus, we’re pretty sure, you have better things to do… That’s where we fit in!
It’s what we do, all day, everyday. With a team of 10+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, registered architect and draftsman we’re pretty good at what we do.
Building envelope – You have fantastic ideas for your extension to your home, and you want to maximise internal living space by maximising building height. However, your neighbour strongly disagrees even though their new extension is much higher than your proposed extension? How can you deal with this in order to achieve your desired building height while limiting potential impact on your neighbours?
Floor space ratio – Your new home site is in a recently approved subdivision whereby future dwellings on individual lots do not require further council approval as long as you meet the stipulated floor space ratio. You would like a bigger extension. How would you go about getting an approval for a larger dwelling extension on a site that has a set floor space ratio limit?
Extension – You have personally gone to the trouble of notifying your neighbours about your future DA for extension and your neighbours don’t seem to mind. However, when council publicly notifies your neighbours of the application, they object. Council invites you to respond to those objections, but you are unsure on the best response especially as they are your friendly neighbours?
Heritage items – You would like to extend your home however it is listed as a heritage item. What are the planning rules for extending onto a heritage item? What would you need to provide with your DA? What would be the most appropriate design for the extension that would have least impact?
Stormwater – Your site happens to be located over a council drain, and the survey and stormwater report you provided to council with your DA for the new extension did not pick this up. Council wants to refuse your DA. How do you address these issues and get the DA back on track to enable a positive determination from council?
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your extension is not an easy journey. It’s one that needs the best experience the industry has to offer. That’s why we’re here to help… We’d love to make your council approval journey for an extension simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of extension projects and have dedicated town planners and designers that specialise in this type of development application.
You can glean from the wisdom we’ve gained from all of our past projects. 25 years of being in the industry and our 50 consecutive years of experience has taught us a few things.
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