Interested in purchasing a property, but unsure of its potential for renovation or development, or the likely costs involved? We can prepare an architectural site analysis that examines the opportunities and challenges of a property in detail, taking into account physical constraints, local planning conditions and your plans for the future.
We will visit the site to assess solar access and overshadowing, privacy and overlooking issues and general condition of existing buildings. (This is not a building defects inspection – we recommend you contact a specialist building inspector if you require a detailed building condition report).
We will review the local planning scheme for zoning conditions or overlays that may affect the property.
We will review the plan of title for marked easements that may influence where you can build on the property.
We will prepare an ‘outline plan’ showing a possible location and layout envelope for a new build or addition, including a preliminary costing (calculated on published building industry square-metre cost rates) to allow you to assess the likely cost of any works, plus the likely costs of consultants and permits.
Our site analysis will help you to understand the possibilities and implications of the site, so that you can assess the feasibility of building or renovating from the very beginning.