Elements of Home is a boutique residential design practice.
We are specialists in residential renovations around the Bayside area.
Our typical client's have a construction budget ranging from $200-800,000 and are looking to maximise the potential of their home.
We understand the needs of a growing family, a tight budget and an improved, more functional living space.
We prepare and arrange:
- Town Planning permits
- Building permits
- Report and Consent applications
- Building over easement applications
Other aspects of our practice include:
- New homes
- Front fence permits
- Decking and verandah permits
We work closely with our clients and strive to exceed their expectations.
We guarantee to have concept plans to you within 2 weeks of our initial measure.
Please refer to our testimonial section for client feedback.
Our process is as follows:
Initial meeting to discuss the project. No fee. No obligation. We prepare a detailed fee proposal to outline not only the architectural costs but other consultants that may be required so you are fully informed from the start. The fee proposal is broken down into stages. Depending on the project one or more of the following stages may be required:
- Concept Design
- Pre-Application meeting with Council
- Town Planning Application
- Building Permit Application
- Tender Process
We are happy to be involved in one or all of these stages. Each stage will have a fixed fee and you are under no obligation to proceed with all stages quoted.
With each stage we note the other consultants or costs that may be incurred. Construction projects usually require the services of an engineer, a geo-technician (soil report), a certified energy rater (for the 6-star energy rating requirements), a site surveyor and a building surveyor.
There may be other consultants or costs and if there are we advise in the proposal.
Knowing your costs before you start helps you budget accordingly.
How can we be sure that you are the architect we want to use?
The best way to decide is to meet. Then review our testimonials and speak to past and current clients.
We supply these details in our fee proposal as well as provide them on this website.
A review of our services:
An architect is a person trained and licensed to plan, design, and oversee the construction of buildings.
To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design and construction of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use. Etymologically, architect derives from the Latin architectus, which derives from the Greek arkhitekton (arkhi-, chief + tekton, builder), i.e., chief builder.
All building projects require the services of a building designer, typically licensed architect or structural engineer. Smaller, less complicated projects often do not require a licensed professional, and the design of such projects is often undertaken by building designers, a draftsperson, interior designers (for interior fit-outs or renovations), or contractors.
Larger, more complex building projects require the services of many professionals trained in specialist disciplines, usually coordinated by an architect.
Describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an "effective setting for the range of human activities" that are to take place there. An interior designer is someone who conducts such projects.
Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, liaising with the clients of a project and the management and execution of the design.
Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a structure. Renovations are typically either commercial or residential.
- Home Renovation– home remodelling is our passion. We take your existing house and turn it into the dream home you always wanted.
- Kitchen renovation– we design the kitchen to suit your needs
- Bathroom renovation– we can change the layout and/or relocate to give you a better flow.
Town Planning Permit
There are various controls and overlays that trigger the need for a Planning Permit. We will advise you if one is required.
There are very few building permit exceptions. Fences, decks, pergolas, verandahs, garages, carports, demolition of buildings, swimming pools, retaining walls, single wall removals etc all require a building permit. Predominantly for your own safety. For more information send through an email, we would be happy to answer any queries you may have.