Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a basix consultant?

Basix is an energy rating that all house alterations must do once the job is worth over $50,000.00.

2. What is a CC?

When you submit plans you must submit a Development Application (DA) this gives you an approval for the concept of what you want to do. Then you must lodge plans for a CC (Construction Drawings) these are generally more detailed and also require other consultants like the structural engineers. We submit the plan as one application that generally speeds the process.

3. What is a DWG?

This is a file format that all consultants can open should they need an electronic version of the file.

4.What is an electrical layout?

This basically is another drawing that shows where all the light fittings, PowerPoint’s, TV antenna’s etc. are located specifically shows all there heights. This way when a builder gives you a price for the electrical he is not guessing where or how many points you want.

5. What is a section 82A application?

A section 82A is where the council have refused your application and sent it back without the option of making the appropriate changes (Not a common Practise). It is basically re-lodging the plan with the appropriate changes required. You are normally given a page or pages of issues with the plan that need to be addressed, make the changes and resubmit for an approval. The council fee for an 82A to re lodge the plan is normally around $500 dollars depending on council.

6. If the council requests changes are we charged for these?

Generally, all council variations are covered as part of the fee, as we would have followed the guidelines in preparing the plans.

Safety Standards

Local Architects' employees and sub-contractors follow strict safety standards in accordance with our Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management Procedures. All our employees are site safety induced and have induction cards and experience for all the tasks we undertake.

Please Contact Us if you'd like to request additional information, clarification, or and for an estimate, call us at 0417 417 400 regarding this service or any other services Local Architects offers.