Project process

We’re often asked what the process is for building a new house, or extending or renovating an existing property. Very reasonably, folks want to know roughly how things work and what scope of issues and tasks to expect.

To give you an idea, we’ve outlined the principles for how things work here in Victoria. Arrangements are slightly different for new individual home builders and extensions and renovations, so each has its own description below. Feel free to forward the booklets to friends who might need this kind of information.

Architecture information for new home builders

Booklet for New Home BuildersIn this complimentary booklet we outline the eight overall steps involved in building a new individual house (in Victoria, Australia), from initial motivation through to moving in and celebrating. To open the PDF booklet you need Acrobat Reader. If the Reader is not already installed on your computer (or you have an old version), you can download the latest version from the Adobe website, free, here. (We recommend you deselect any optional downloads like McAfee Security Scan Plus unless you really need them.)

Download the free new-home-builder PDF booklet (2.1Mb).

Tip Viewing problems (especially Internet Explorer)? Save a copy on your computer: right-click the link, select Save Target As, then open the saved file.

Architecture information for home owner extensions and renovations

Booklet for Home Extenders and RenovatorsIn this complimentary booklet we outline the eight overall steps involved in extending or renovating your existing home (in Victoria, Australia), from initial motivation through to moving back in (if you moved out for the construction), and celebrating. To open the PDF booklet you need Acrobat Reader. If the Reader is not already installed on your computer (or you have an old version), you can download the latest version from the Adobe website, free, here. (We recommend you deselect any optional downloads like McAfee Security Scan Plus unless you really need them.)

Download the free extensions-and-renovations PDF booklet (2.0Mb).

Tip Viewing problems (especially Internet Explorer)? Save a copy on your computer: right-click the link, select Save Target As, then open the saved file.