for builders

Our Process

We understand that the needs of a builder with an existing customer are different to those of a homeowner, who needs a design to send to builders to get a quote for works.

Your process with us will differ depending upon whether or not you already have a client, and subsequently whether your client already has a design, or needs one to be created for them.

Builders that provide regular work may receive some additional services included in the above, solely at the discretion of Alexstar Building Designs.

If the builder already has agreed to a general design

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We draft from a sketch provided and produce 3D concept plans.

We send those plans back for design review where the builder and customer adjust minor elements now that they can see the plan and elevations.

Once we receive the marked up plans the adjustments are made and full working drawings are commenced.

Working drawings generally include:

  • Dimensional floor plans
  • Site plan
  • Elevations (external)
  • One section
  • Subfloor layout plan

The cost is generally in the order of $3500-$4500 + gst depending on design complexity.

additional services

    Additional design review

    • Generally charged at our hourly rate

    Footing layout for costing purposes

    • Estimated footing classification/footing sizes, spacing and reinforcing enables a contract to be drawn up based on a footing design, which can be clarified when engineering is available
    • $500 + gst

    Wall frame and bracing layouts

    • Layouts ready for timber take-off, based on assumed truss layout (assumed truss layout also included)

    Additional sections and details as requested

    • Cost per task upon request

    Interior design

    • Full sections, colours and schedules
    • price varies from approx. $2500

    Basic internal elevations: eg. kitchen, bathroom, joinery

    • Cost per task upon request

    Site visits

    • Regional site visits are often arranged on weekends
    • Where possible, multiple jobs are scheduled together to share costs
    • generally based on $1/1km return

    3D Computer renders

    • Cost provided upon request

    Waste control design

    • Cost provided upon request

If the builder has a customer that needs design input

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We encourage you to view our Owners Process for information on how we produce a design.

The main difference here is that the builder is copied in to the design review process.

Our intent is to get to a concept plan that the customer likes as early as possible, so that the builder can enter into either a contract or Preliminary Service Agreement.

Depending on the amount of back and forward, the design phase usually costs between $4500-$7000+gst and are based on our hourly rate

additional services

    Additional design review

    • Generally charged at our hourly rate

    Footing layout for costing purposes

    • Estimated footing classification/footing sizes, spacing and reinforcing enables a contract to be drawn up based on a footing design, which can be clarified when engineering is available

    Wall frame and bracing layouts

    • Layouts ready for timber take-off, based on assumed truss layout (assumed truss layout also included)

    Additional sections and details as requested

    • Cost per task upon request

    Interior design

    • Full selections, colours and schedules
    • Price varies from approx. $2500

    Basic internal elevations eg. Kitchen, bathroom, joinery

    • Cost per task upon request

    Site visits

    • Regional site visits are often arranged on weekends
    • Where possible multiple jobs are scheduled together to share costs

    3D computer renders

    • Regional site visits are often arranged on weekends
    • Where possible multiple jobs are scheduled together to share costs

    Site visits

    • Cost provided upon request

    Waste control design

    • Cost provided upon request

    Specific cabinetry design

    • Using a spatial planner and kitchen designer

    Using an interior design consultant

    • Varies from about $2500 + gst

    Specific landscape design

    • Using a specialist landscape designer

    Coordinating third-party documents & council approvals

    • Surveyor & levels, engineer, truss design (from your nominated supplier), energy assessment
    • All third-party costs to be paid in advance at quoted plus 10%

    Additions/Renovations