Yes, whilst some building designers may focus on commercial property work the majority of building designers do residential work. However it is not unusual to find building designers that predominantly specialise in new homes or renovations. At Yolk Building Design & Drafting we are skilled at both new home and renovation design.
Apart from being passionate, highly skilled building designers we are also part of a unique partnership. Yolk is a subsidiary of a larger design group that includes building designers, drafts people, interior designers, landscape designers, architects and project managers allowing Yolk to provide advice and services well beyond the scope of the average building designer or drafts person.
In addition to being part of a broader design partnership that offers everything from drafting and building design services trough to architectural design and project management Yolk also boasts an excellent understanding of the building and construction process. Our nominee supervisor has a wealth of experience with a degree in architecture and over 28 years of practical design experience. In addition to this he is also a licensed general builder. Backing him are a team of dedicated and experienced design and drafting experts so you know you’re project is in the best hands.
No, in fact we do projects as small as carports and small decks so no matter what your project it’s worth getting us in to help.
Yes we do and at very competitive prices. The investment for this service is $38/sqm for homes up to 299sqm or $25/sqm for homes over 300sqm.
Essentially building designers and architects work in the same field, designing new homes and/or renovations to existing homes. One key difference is that building designers also tend to look after much smaller projects than most architects would or projects using a lot more standard window and doors sizes and conventional roof lines. That is not to say we at Yolk cannot give you something unique, just ask to find out more. At Yolk we respect the skill of the very best architects and where relevant we sometimes suggest bringing architects in to help with any projects that we feel would benefit from their input.
This is often an area of confusion and perhaps the easiest way to explain it is to use our own business as an example. At Yolk if you already know exactly what you want and don’t need any design input we will offer you drafting services. No need to pay for design services if you don’t need them. However if you do require some design advice we will get our building designers involved as they have the talent and design skills to give you a truly great outcome. So essentially if your project requires no design input you would work with a draftsperson, if it does need design work you would work with a building designer.
There are many things that we at Yolk would personally recommend, but let’s just focus on the three main ones. Firstly, look for a building designer that has extensive experience in the building industry. Not just designing, but one who understands materials and construction as well. Secondly you should look for a building designer who has real design skill. Not all building designers are talented when it comes to creative design, so choose wisely if you want a great outcome. And finally we recommend dealing with a building designer who offers a full range of services, even if your project is small. At Yolk we offer drafting and building design services, but we can also offer architectural design through our alliance partners. Essentially we simply focus on what you truly need and then supply the correct service accordingly.
As much or as little as you need depending on your project and whether or not you already know what you want. If you are already clear on what you are after or if yours is a very small straightforward project you may only need drafting work done. But if you know what you want but would like someone to have some design input into your project that’s where a building designer comes in. At Yolk we not only specialise in creating stunning designs, we also give great advice on things like materials and money saving solutions. We can also offer a variety of suggestions on the different ways you can achieve your design outcomes and the pros and cons of each. But most of all what we will do for you is take the stress and hassle out of your project, by ensuring that you’re getting the best possible price and the best outcome for your needs.
Well obviously we don’t think so, but I think we can confidently say no. Our drafting services are very cost effective and even for those larger projects our building design services are very affordable. In addition to this we can often save our clients significant sums of money by looking at the most cost effective design and material options and through things like our competitive tendering process. So we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how affordable our building design services are.
Definitely and not just in theory, but in practice as well. You see there are a lot of building designers and architects who talk about sustainability and eco-design, but many of them only loosely understand the theory and fail to apply sustainable building practices in their designs. However at Yolk we not only have a deep understanding of eco-designs, we also put it into practice. We believe in the importance of sustainability as well as the need to keep our client’s power bills down. And because of our great understanding of environmental design we are able to keep your home feeling comfortably cool in summer and warm in winter whilst keeping your power consumption low. Just another way that Yolk can save you money in the long term.