Resources

Below is a range of useful information, videos and links for your building project.

Links

Videos

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Created by NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Cover of video "What Does an Architect Do? | Role of an Architect | Formed Architects and Designers UK"

Created by Formed Architects & Designers

Cover of video "Hiring an Architect: The Architectural Design Process | How We Bring Your Vision to Life"

Created by Formed Architects & Designers

Cover of video "Contract administrator and their role"

Created by Adam Renovations LTD

PDFs

How to Hire a Building Design Professional

How to Hire a Building Design Professional

This guide was prepared after seeing so many people having difficulty understanding the design and construction process. This process can seem like a complex and daunting process for those who haven’t been through it before.

The first and most important step is to find and hire your building design professional.

You may be wondering: how do I find the right designer for my project? Do I really need to hire a building designer? How much are their fees? What about builders?

And most importantly:

What are the key, critical steps I need to take to ensure that I engage the designer that is the perfect match for my project?

In this guide, you will discover the answers to these questions – and more. We hope you enjoy this guide and look forward to your feedback on the contents

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How to Prepare for your Design Project

A good working relationship with your building design professional is based on open, honest communication. This starts with a good brief that helps the designer understand your expectations, preferences, budget, wants, needs, aspirations and goals.

If your expectations are not clearly outlined and understood by all parties, you run the risk of spending unnecessary money, project complications, and costly delays. The designer and builder will struggle to understand what to include when pricing your project.

A well thought-out design brief is the foundation for a successful project. This guide will help you cover critical aspects of a design brief.

We hope you enjoy this guide and look forward to your feedback on the contents.

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Introduction to The Preparation of a Property Feasibility Study

This guide was prepared after seeing so many people struggle to understand the property development process. This process can seem like a complex and frightening road block for those who haven’t been through it before.

A Feasibility Study aims to objectively and rationally uncover the strengths and weaknesses of an existing development or proposed venture, opportunities and threats present in the environment, the resources required to carry through, and ultimately the prospects for success.

In this guide, you will discover the answers to these questions: why carry out a feasibility study, how to carry out your feasibility study, what is due diligence research, and more.

We hope you enjoy this guide and look forward to your feedback on the contents.

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A Detailed Guide to a Successful Commercial Fit-out

This guide was prepared after seeing so many people having difficulty understanding the process involved in the fit-out of their commercial premises. This process can seem like a complex and daunting road block for those who haven’t been through it before.

In this guide we will take you through the steps you will need to undertake to ensure the success of your commercial fit-out project. We will step you through things like: creating a project timeline, drafting a detailed design brief, finding a suitable location and more.

We hope you enjoy this guide and look forward to your feedback on the contents.

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Developing a Commercial Project

This guide has been developed to assist anyone who wants to get involved in the development of a commercial building project. In this guide we aim to address some of the most important issues you will face, such as: experience, documentation & site studies, development options, and more.

You may be wondering: how do I find the right site for my project? Do I really need to hire a building designer and other consultants? How much are their fees? What about builders? And most importantly: what are the key, critical steps I need to take to ensure that my development project will be successful?

In this guide, you will discover the answers to these questions – and more.

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