Choosing a Brisbane Draftsman
How to Choose the Right Brisbane Draftsman or Building Designer For You
If you live in Brisbane and are thinking about building or designing a new home or making alterations/additions to your existing home, one of the most important decisions you will make is how to go about choosing a Brisbane draftsman or which Brisbane building designer is best for you.
Choosing a Brisbane Draftsman or Building Designer
If you do not know the difference between a draftsman and building designer, the short answer is that if you already have the design in floor plan and elevation format, then you probably only need a draftsperson to draft it up. If you do not have a design, you will need to work with a building designer to create one. For further information on the differences, read this blog on Do I Need a Building Designer or a Draftsman.
Putting ideas, visions and grand concepts onto paper can often be challenging, especially if it is the first time you have been involved in such a project. As experienced building designers and draftsmen based in Brisbane, we have put together some of the key qualities that you should look for when choosing a designer or draftsperson. Hopefully this will help you when making such a decision.
As with everything in life it is always easy to tell when a job has been done by passionate people, and this is certainly the case in building design and drafting. Look for Brisbane draftsman or building designer who truly loves what they do and who is willing to go the extra distance to help you transform your ideas and achieve your perfect design.
The initial design is the most important aspect in ensuring that the overall end result meets your desired outcome. Finding a quality drafting firm that will work with you and your budget, in a transparent and forward-looking manner, can help prevent unexpected expenses and issues arising during the construction stage.
One of the key qualities of a good building designer is having a flexible attitude. Transforming ideas and concepts into a workable form on paper can often take several re-draws. Patience and flexibility is required during this process to achieve the best outcome. The ability to listen and effectively communicate with clients about their designs and ideas is also critical during the design phase.
Accreditation & Experience
Most importantly, you should check to ensure that anyone you consult with is appropriately accredited. In Queensland this means holding a BSA Building Design License. Experience in gaining council approval is also a must. Try to view previous examples of designs undertaken by the firm and make sure you are happy with the results. This can usually be done through a website portfolio.
Another quality that you should look for when choosing a Brisbane draftsman or building designer is whether they have good local knowledge. Each Council will have their own building standards and requirements so make sure you choose a firm who is familiar with these to enable a smooth development application process and approval.
At Yolk Building Design and Drafting we pride ourselves on our passion for what we do and achieving an end result that meets the needs of our customers while also ensuring the design is workable, meets Council regulations and is affordable. Our talented team of draftsmen and building designers are reliable, trustworthy and have an excellent attention to detail. So if you are thinking of taking the next step on a new building concept and have any questions, contact Yolk Building Design and Drafting today.