This was a small job I completed last year. The client had built a granny flat some years back and required council approval to ensure that it was compliant with council regulations. My job was to complete the drawings to submit to council. This project was for a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) for those not familiar with CDC, it is usually for smaller jobs and requires the council to inspect and hopefully pass the project and update council records. As the state government introduced laws by-passing many council laws in order to bring about more affordable housing in already established areas. It is a good thing but I do suggest that at all times you go through the proper channels. The client was a registered builder at the time this granny flat was built and after I finished all the reports this project had no problems being certified. A fun job, I love being outdoors measuring up always a good break away from the old drawing board.
This is another job that I completed, it was an extension to an existing residence, the owners wanted a new bedroom and to extend their living area. I wanted to ensure that the design looked like a part of the existing house. As it was an owner builder I decided to go with a skillion roof, the design was to be a seamless integration into the existing house and although the laws have changed meaning you now must have 450mm clearance from the bottom bearer to the ground, I chose to excavate to achieve the desired level. Council would have preferred to step it up, but common sense prevailed and now inside is a beautiful open plan living area with no step up! This was a great project to work with the owners being truly amazing people!
I have had an awesome 2014 so much so that I have been so busy with so many projects that I haven't updated in a while. This is a new pole home on the Central Coast, it has been approved and is all systems go. I handled the job from start to finish, getting it through council approval stage, handling numerous council requirements. The client is now in the process of building it. I will post pictures of the completed project. Below is how it will look.