Mar 12, 2008 11:01 pm
Now having wasted money and time on an architect who designed a magnificent but unbuildable extension / renovation (cost issues), we're thinking of just going to a drafter for our brand new home.
I've had someone quote me 8K~10K for the service up to working drawing!!!
What exactly is the going rate for drafters?
Can anyone recommend a good, honest, not too expensive drafter / building designer in Melbourne.
Re: Drafter / Building designer recommendations in Melbourne2
Mar 12, 2008 11:04 pm
Draftsman quoted me $2000.00 for working drawings ans $500.00 for engineering. In richmond.
i told him what I wanted so he really didnt do any "design", maybe more if he had to design??
Re: Drafter / Building designer recommendations in Melbourne3
Mar 12, 2008 11:44 pm
Have a chat with Peter at Ausdesign.
Check him out at.
He posts here when he has a few spare moments and he's an ex builder so knows his stuff from both angles.
Re: Drafter / Building designer recommendations in Melbourne4
Mar 12, 2008 11:45 pm
Have you gone away from the renovation idea completely?
If not try Extensions Unlimited.
The guys from there offer a no fee draw up and plan of your ideas and costings. They did an extension for a me a while back and we were extremely happy with it!
Richard is the owner and a real easy going (but professional) guy.
Australia wide Local Call - 1300 130 336
Click here to look around: http://www.benq.com.au
Re: Drafter / Building designer recommendations in Melbourne5
Mar 13, 2008 9:29 pm
2k for waorking drawings thats pretty good, cost me 2k for preliminary and another 2.8k for working and I already had a to scale design drawn up and ready for him.
not related to the cost and although not in melbourne I havent been too impressed with matrix design on brisbane the draftsman there has been very slow and not really making the ammendments exactly as specified.
Re: Drafter / Building designer recommendations in Melbourne6
Mar 21, 2008 12:34 pm
DH is a draftsman... PM me if you're interested to have a chat.
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