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The Art of Dwelling...

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Cutom Homes
Beach House design

Custom Homes

" The function of design is letting design function "

Our aim is to create buildings that are intimately connected to their function and individual context,

not predetermined form.

We recognise the importance of accommodating our client's specific needs and preferences.

Our specialty is custom homes with a strong focus on aesthetics, function, natural light & sustainability.

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Townhouse Design
Development
Interior

We handle all aspects for development projects from concept design to town planning approvals, construction drawings and structural documentation.

All correspondence with council is handled by us to take the stress out of the process.

Our ultimate goal is to maximise each site's potential from a design stand point with keeping compliant to the relevant council planning guidelines & building code.

We have experience dealing with council's across Victoria with projects of Dual Occupancy, Multi Unit's, Townhouse's & Mixed Use Developments.

Development Projects

" A  home  is  not  a  place,  it's  a  feeling "

Materials, colours and lighting selections can ultimately, completely change the look and aura of your home.

The path you choose should express your taste, support your budget and withstand short lived fashion whims you will be forced to live with for many years.

We also offer our clients 3d modelling which facilitates material and colour selection to achieve the desired result.

Interior Design

Extesion Renvation
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Some of the more important and key factors with extension/ renovation projects are..

Setting a realistic budget, use and function of spaces, keeping with the theme of the house or modern extension to contrast with old, or perhaps give the home a complete contemporary makeover.

Building orientation and placement of spaces is also a very important aspect to consider.

During our initial site assessment we run through all of these items with the client to determine the best possible cost effective solution to achieve the desired outcome.

Extension / Renovation

Services

Services

Concept Design

Our aim is to create buildings that are intimately connected to

their function and individual context, not predetermined form.

To incorporate natural light, clean and open living spaces with focus on sustainability.  

We are known for our sensitive approach and gain immense satisfaction from taking our client's

ideas and making them a reality.

We recognise the importance of accommodating our client's specific needs and preferences. 

Our response to site, context, affordability and program drives the evolution of each project.

As we are a small firm, the personalised service that we offer means you will deal with the same people and develop a mutual working relationship throughout the project. 

Town Planning

Dependant on locality, type of project, site characteristics and overlays..

A planning permit may be necessary for your project.

Preliminary discussions with council town planners may need to  be undertaken to determine this.

The planning process involves taking the concept design and developing a set of drawings including detailed floor plans, elevation drawings, shadow diagrams and a report detailing the response to the relevant council guidelines and compliance with Australian Standards while maintaining client objectives.

At DC we take your project from design stage, through the planning stages involving design correspondence, advertising and any dealings with required consultants efficiently and with expertise to ensure a Planning Permit is issued.

It is our goal to maximise development opportunities and site potential to exceed each clients expectations

Contract Documentation

This stage involves the preparation of working drawings , specifications and schedules that collates all aspects of the project including the technical. The aim of this stage is to look at all the finer details in terms of aesthetics and functionality. It involves careful consideration of fittings, fixtures, materials and finishes to achieve the desired outcome.

Through out this stage we coordinate and work closely with consultants who bring expertise relevant to structural, mechanical, electrical and finishes. Depending on the nature and scale of the project the client may have a builder in mind, in which case we will work closely with them to develop the project.

Once we have the working drawings complete we can guide you through the process of obtaining your Building Permit.  We work closely with a number of contractors, builders and consultants which can take you project to the construction stage including Engineering, Energy Rater, Arborist and Landscapers.

Interior Design

Weather you have no budget in mind or

are designing on a dime, your interior design

project can transform your home from great to alluring and illustrious.

In short, selections such as paint, flooring, finishes, lighting, furniture

choice and layout can provide immeasurable satisfaction for years to come.

Materials, colours and lighting selections can completely change the look and aura of your home.

The path you choose should express your taste, support your budget and withstand short lived fashion whims you will be forced to live with for many years.

We also offer our clients 3d modelling and can facilitate with material selection to achieve the desired result.

3d Modelling & Render

3d visualization allows our customers to really get a feel for the design &

flow between spaces from facade presence, to interior and outdoor living.

Design meetings involve loading the 3d project on the big screen where we can make live changes and see them in affect immediately to refine the design to our clients satisfaction.

This also takes all the hard work out of material/color selections.

In cases where your project is an investment & you would like to advertise prior to construction we can help enhance your sales & marketing efforts with renderings showcasing the most appealing aspects of your project including exterior, interior, streescape rendering & 3d floor plans.

Consulting

At DC Design Studio we not only offer our services at an exceptional standard but also

would like to guide our clients projects to the next stages of works.

We have established commendable relationships with builders & contractors who can quote and assist with Engineering, Surveying, Energy Rating, Landscaping & Construction.

Contact

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1300 259 033

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We would be pleased to discuss your project with you..
Initial consultations are free of charge and we can even meet on site to discuss design ideas and development opportunities.

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