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Cost of draftman

Discussion in 'Development' started by Starlite, 16th Feb, 2016.

  1. Starlite

    Starlite Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    This is my first development project, please be gentle :)

    Got a quote of $4500-$5000 from an experienced draftman for a dual occupancy project - building a new house on the rear backyard of the original house. The proposal includes 2.5 drafts, plans for a new house, fencing and new carport for original house and possibly new driveway for the original house. The drawings would include plans for DA and also construction plan. Is that a reasonable price?

    The proposal also mentioned about an hourly cost if there is modification after DA submission.
    Anything I should look out for or negotiate with the draftman?
    Thanks in advance for the input. :)

    Cheers,
    Starlite.
     
  2. Connor

    Connor Well-Known Member

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    When you say construction plan, are you meaning working drawings for the builder to go off?

    You will also need a surveyor. At the quote he/she's given you, I doubt this includes surveying or engineering.
     
  3. Cactus

    Cactus Well-Known Member

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    That's a fair price for town planning drawings and working drawings, you'll need engineering, energy rating, lighting and survey. See if any of these are included, if not get an estimate now to understand your costs.
     
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  4. TML

    TML Well-Known Member

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    why did you go through a draftman instead of an architect?
     
  5. Starlite

    Starlite Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it will include drawings for the builder..
    It will not include surveying or engineering.. Surveyor will be coming in for $825..
     
  6. Starlite

    Starlite Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips.. it will not include any engineering, energy rating and survey..
    By lighting, do you mean like shadowing or electrical internally?
     
  7. Starlite

    Starlite Well-Known Member

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    Its more cost effective. I am after something practical, nothing fancy..
    Also the draftman has years of experience and has a junior architect working under him.. so will be best of both worlds hopefully..
     
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