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The Urban Effects Process

 

We make home building, extending and renovating a creative yet simple and enjoyable process.

Don’t be overwhelmed, a team of professionals will be there with you all the way through.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

After we have an initial discussion over the phone, we sit down with you either in our office or in your home to discuss your ideas and needs.

CREATIVE DESIGN

 

Our design professionals provide a sketch design that takes into account your existing home or land. We include a cost estimate for the design we provide.

You may already have your own drawings that we can assess together.

After this meeting we will prepare for you a Design Proposal, which includes a report of the various aspects of the project and indicative costs for each stage.  We will also provide a sketch plan at this stage if required.  Then there is usually a period of dialogue about different thoughts you may have, and we can work out the cost of various possibilities.

Once you are fairly settled on the way forward, we will prepare a formal agreement in order to set things in motion.

PLANS

 

Our design professionals provide a sketch design that takes into account your existing home or land. We include a cost estimate for the design we provide.

Our architect draws the plans as required for construction purposes, as well as detailed interior drawings for kitchen cabinetry.

COLOURS

 

Our interior designer works with you to make your colour and fixture selections, with everything specified clearly for a fixed price contract.

The work in this phase includes:

 

  • Architectural Drawings, detailed and ready for building approvals.
  • We also prepare the Working Specification needed for a formal building contract.
  • Interior design detailed drawings
  • Selections of fixtures, fittings and colours
  • Engineering and other technical reports.

PERMITS

We represent your home design to local authorities on your behalf, and complete all requirements for obtaining permits & permission to build.

During the documentation phase you may have new thoughts.  We are happy to explore these with you, both from a design and a budget perspective.  We want you to be confident that once documentation is complete you know exactly what you are getting, along with a budget that suits you.

BUILDING

 

We take care of all aspects of the building project so you can relax and enjoy the experience of construction on your property.During the documentation phase you may have new thoughts.  We are happy to explore these with you, both from a design and a budget perspective.  We want you to be confident that once documentation is complete you know exactly what you are getting, along with a budget that suits you.
When we arrive on site to build you will be delighted to find that the great service and courtesy you have experienced from the design team continues with our building team.  All of our Carpenters are long term locals, who know and speak the local language.  They are thoughtful, thorough, and true gentlemen.  People have actual said they will miss us when the project is complete!

We don’t cut corners or do it the easy way.  We care about quality and therefore take responsibility for problems as they occur, even if it costs us personally.  Our job is not done if there are still issues to resolve with a project.

Our head office is located in the main street of Warrandyte, Victoria. We have called the Yarra Valley home for the past 20 years.

Come in for a coffee and we can discuss your ideas. We have an in-house design team, or you can bring your own design.  Being equipped and ready to handle your whole project, from start to finish is the aim of what we do.