If you are planning to build a new residential property or building, there’s a big chance that a consultant will recommend a blueprint drawing or 3D rendering of the building design. This is actually a critical requirement during the planning and design process and one that should not be ignored. Yes, it will become an extra cost and concern on your part but that’s one type of expense that’s worth having. So what is a building design draft or drawing and why is it important to your project?
The purpose of creating a blueprint drawing is to communicate the proposed residential idea in a cost-efficient manner.
Communication is an important requirement in any type of work environment, the construction industry included. When it comes to designing, planning, and construction of commercial and residential properties, the communication that happens between and among the client, engineer, and architect is important. And when it comes to effective communication, engineers, designers, and consultants rely on different platforms and tools to relay the information. One popular form of communication tool is a professional 3D rendering of residential design. Similar to the traditional blueprint or sketch of the proposed property, the 3D rendering of the design offers a more realistic take on the design.
If you are planning to build a new home for your family, there’s a big chance that you have been tempted to follow some of the design trends that are posted and covered online.
From current colors, smart home technologies, to new building materials, all these trends are often advertised online which promise to take your home to the next level. While these design trends and upgrades look promising, not all of these trends and upgrades can work for you. Make sure you rethink your options and think it will pay off in the long term.
For investors and informed individuals, buying a new property is an enjoyable and stress-free experience. Armed with an understanding of market trends and basic property information, they can easily pick the best property that can fit their lifestyle and budget. But for many individuals with limited information about the real estate market, it can be a hit or miss. So how do you avoid buying an apartment or residential property with defects? Here are some things you should remember and steps to take.
Research the builder and developer. This is an important step to take especially if you are buying off the plan.
Property and home inspectors should be properly qualified before they take on the job. As professionals, it’s important that these professionals have met or even exceeded certain requirements for them to offer customers and investors the right advice regarding their intended investments. For example, a qualified property and building inspector in Melbourne should have a solid knowledge of the various building inspections and regulations in the area. The team should have a clear understanding of the requirements of the Building Act, Building Regulations, the Building Code of Australia, and other standards and regulations that are related to the construction sector.
Stormwater refers to water sourced from rainfall. In many cases, stormwater is absorbed by the soil and helps nourishes the plants and vegetation. However, in urban areas and cities where the ground does not readily absorb the stormwater, it becomes surface runoff. At low levels, stormwater is not a source of concern. But if there is a substantial buildup of stormwater runoff, flooding can happen which can cause damage to surrounding properties and establishments, including the foundations of buildings. Excess runoff may also contain chemicals and oils which can become a problem to the soil, vegetation, and waterways. To avoid this problem,
As a responsible homeowner and property owner, it’s important that you know the difference between stormwater drainage and sewer. Knowing the difference between the too can help you put in place measures that can address plumbing problems in the future.
In your home, you will find a system of underground pipes that are designed to carry the sewerage and waste from the bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, and sinks to the other plumbing components of the property. The mixture of waste and sewage is then carried to respective waste treatment plants where this is discharged into the waterways.
Major cities are growing at a fast rate, and this is partly driven by a large number of apartments that are being built and marketed for families and first-time buyers. For investors and individuals looking to purchase their first property, this can serve as great news. With a large number of apartment properties to choose from, there’s a big chance that a few of these properties are available at a competitive price. However, this may also raise some concerns since there is a growing number of apartment blocks with defects. Defects are understandable, and as the number of apartments increase,
Everyone in the real estate industry is familiar with a story- a new homebuyer decides to buy land and then finds out that the property isn’t suited for his requirements. And in areas where there is no ‘cooling period’, the homebuyer is left with a stressful decision to keep the property or sell it. If only there was a site inspection conducted before the sale was approved, he could have avoided the losses, the inconveniences, and stress that comes with it.
An expert is more prepared to check and analyze the suitability of the land for construction.
Australia’s residential properties are getting bigger, a reflection of the changing tastes and preferences of investors and property owners. According to one research, Australian homes have doubled in size in the last 60 years, going from an of average 100 square meters in the 1950s to roughly 240 square meters today. The trend continues this year, with a number of engineering teams and building designers working on large properties. So are you joining the trend and be one of a new large home in Australia? Before confirming your request with a contractor, make sure you understand first the pros and cons of designing and building a large house.