WE’LL TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF YOUR DA 

Building a new house or renovating your property is always exciting!

However, the Development Application process can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming!

The Design Plus Drafting team will lead you through the DA process from starting your design through to lodging all of the relevant drawings and documents with your local council.  

With over 300 successful Development Applications lodged with councils throughout NSW we’ll look after all of the hard work and take the stress out of renovating or building your new home. We’ll even look after the RFIs (Requests for Information) after your DA has been reviewed by the council’s planners.

 We understand that building a new home or renovating your existing house can be challenging, especially if it’s your first project!

Every council, application and project is different.

The Design Plus Drafting team will check measure your home and design new spaces that you will love living in.

We will review the planning requirements to ensure your application runs smoothly.

You may also require a current survey of your property, in most cases a detailed / contour survey is adequate however for City Of Sydney and the Inner West Council a boundary survey will be needed for work within 1m of the boundary.

ASSISTING WITH YOUR APPLICATION

The DA is submitted directly to your local council to obtain formal consent for your development.

The development must adhere to specific council codes, and every council will have its own set of requirements.

We will check with your council to see if DA approval is required.

It is generally needed for:

  • New residential constructions
  • Extensions
  • Demolitions
  • Subdivisions
  • Renovations in heritage conservation areas
  • Bushfire or flood-prone areas

WE CAN LOOK AFTER YOUR DA!

The cost of your DA will depend on the size and type of proposed development.

Each council will have a DA fee that will need to be paid upon lodgement of your application.

Your council will review your application and consider zoning regulations, local environment plans, development control plans, land use regulations, and other impacts.

We work with you and your local council to ensure all the required paperwork is correctly provided.

We create documentation including architectural drawings, a statement of environmental effects, a waste management plan and shadow diagrams. Our years of working with DAs and councils in Sydney help us identify and solve potential issues with your development, to ensure that your DA has the best chance of a quick and easy approval.

Feel free to call us to discuss your project and we will help your assess whether you require a development application  or CDC!

OUR SERVICES

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

We lead you through the DA process from starting your design through to lodging all of the relevant drawings and documents with your local council. We'll take the stress out of your DA.

Complying Development Certificates

Being granted a CDC is a much speedier process than a DA. However your development must meet a specific, state-wide set of rules and regulations.

New Home Designs

Our trademark homes are light-filled, open-plan living spaces with plenty of storage that embrace a broad range of budgets.

Granny Flat Designs

Would you love a garden office for sunny days working from home, a rumpus space for the kids, or self-contained accommodation for family? We can also design a secondary dwelling for tenants.

ARBORISTS & LANDSCAPES

An experienced landscape designer will provide ideas for your plant selection and garden layout by blending your preferences with their expertise in landscape garden designs.

Extensions and Home Additions

With our home design expertise and detailed know-how of the approval processes, we can help with attic conversions, home extensions, and first floor additions.

Renovation Designs and Plans

We can create more space for your growing family and solve the issues with your existing home that have been bugging you from the day you moved in.

Custom Joinery Design

Bespoke pieces allow clients to make the most of every space within the home and assist in maximising storage solutions in a unique way that complements their living spaces.

Shop & Retail

Our experienced team are able to work in tandem with you to design the perfect shopping environment and workplace to suit to your branding.

KITCHEN & BATHROOMS

A successful kitchen and/or bathroom design will encompass all your needs, ensuring an appropriate layout of the area. We can develop designs that suits the needs of your family.

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

We prepare all the documents you need to get your design approved, whether you need a development application or complying development certificate.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS & TENDER DOCUMENTS

We can provide you with all the schedules and construction details to allow your builder to accurately quote the design.

NEW HOME & GRANNY FLAT DESIGNS

We design aesthetically pleasing & functional spaces to solve all your architectural needs, whether it is a new home or a small granny flat.

EXTENSIONS & HOME ADDITIONS

Our designs can make the best use of the space and compliment the existing home while providing additional. living spaces.

ARBORISTS & LANDSCAPES

Our designs can make the best use of the space and compliment the existing home while providing additional living spaces.

RENOVATIONS

Improve the flow and function of your existing home or convert spaces to better suit your lifestyle. Add additional. natural light to enhance the home.

INTERIOR DESIGN

We can assist with selecting all your finishes, joinery design & furniture to help bring the design to life.

CUSTOM JONERY

Improve the flow and function of your existing home or convert spaces to better suit your lifestyle. Add additional natural light to enhance the home.

RETAIL & SHOP DESIGN

We can assist with selecting all your finishes, joinery design & furniture to help bring the design to life.

KITCHEN & BATHROOMS

We can assist with selecting all your finishes, joinery design & furniture to help bring the design to life.

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