Townhouse Development - Which Way to Go
Last edited 18/02/2019 - 09:26
Hi everyone, I have a old house and we want to knock that down and build 2 double story townhouses.
I really want to know what people think is best way to go. 1) Engage a draftsman/architect/townplanner (there are many companies around) who will do all the work to get the plan/permit, then I look for a builder for working drawings and constructions, or 2) Go with volume builders who do knockdown/rebuild & dual occupancy. Like Metricon will do all design, plan/permit etc all the way to construction.
My main concern is a good design/plan which addresses council's requirements and restrictions (like trees etc) and gives me the maximum constructed area possible and also utilizes every space possible (like storage/cupboards under the stairwell etc).
Not sure who will do this better. Also what are the pros and cons.
Hopefully you can help with your experience and expert opinion.