Why renovating is more expensive than building?

Many people think that renovating is cheaper than building. Surprisingly here, we think that building from scratch is actually more affordable, faster and a smoother process than renovating. Find out below some things you should know about the renovation. Demolition The demolition has a significant impact on the cost as it involves a lot of [...]

Tips to pick the optimal block of land

As you search your perfect patch of land, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not always as clear-cut as it seems. Location, size and shape are critical, but there are also many other factors that need to be taken into consideration. The following tips compiled by our building designer are some of [...]

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Why do I need a private building surveyor?

Previously, Building Surveyors employed by the local governments were the only ones who were able to assess your plans. The state government identified this as a bottle-neck in the system and eventually implemented what other states around Australia use; a private building surveyor. Since the 2nd of April 2012 a Building Surveyor in Perth has [...]

5 key points to know when designing a staircase

Our building designers selected some essential key points you need to consider before you design your staircase. These key points will help you to ensure that their location is appropriate, their use is comfortable and they are safe for all users. Although a staircase may constitute a functional purpose, it is also a dominant design [...]

4 important things to consider the Building permit (BP)

What is a Building Permit? Building work such as a demolition, a renovation or an addition requires a permit issued by the permit authority (typically your local council). Building without a permit can result in extra costs and take you through a Certificate of Building Compliance (⇒ CLICK HERE ⇐ if you would like to know more [...]

Development Application and Building Permit, what are the differences?

The planning approval (termed as the development application or DA) and the building permit (BP) are two different processes controlled by different legislation. If the proposed construction requires a planning approval, you must obtain it before you lodge a building permit application with your local council. Planning approvals or DA ensure that the development is [...]

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Green Start Design’s affiliated company Green Start Consulting offers a comprehensive range of services to meet all your project needs. Unlike many other drafting companies, all of Green Start Consulting’s services are performed in house by our qualified and experienced team of built environment specialists. This means that we can manage all aspects of your [...]

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