ARCH designs are attuned to your individual architectural design needs, with new builds providing a blank canvas to create a home that is not only able to meet your aesthetic and practical desires, but also enable you to introduce innovative and energy efficient features often limited with renovating older homes.
Often the cost to build a new home is on par with that of a major renovation, so if your home doesn’t have any desirable architectural features, you may find that starting from scratch will actually be more cost effective and easier to incorporate your intended features. In saying that our period and heritage renovations are an area we excel, as you can see from our gallery.
We design to your specific styles, contemporary, period and sustainable energy efficient residential homes which are well suited to the streetscape, as well as your personal tastes.
ARCH designs will work closely with you to design all aspects of your home, from the initial conceptual drawings, detailed architectural working drawings, to interior assistance with your bathroom, kitchen, and storage requirements. We also can provide detailed electrical drawings to ensure that everything is just as you want, come building phase, minimising the stress associated with last minute decisions.
With extensive experience dealing with Boroondara, Stonnington, Port Phillip, Glen Eira, Bayside , Monash and Whitehorse councils, we have succeeded in obtaining town planning permits where others have failed. It is our attention to detail and the fact that we thoroughly understand:
The Victorian Planning Provisions & local planning laws
National Construction Code and (Victorian Building Regulations)
Council overlays , restrictions and requirements
Streetscape impact and Neighbours’ concerns resolution
Building on difficult sites, in particular, sloping blocks in suburbs like Malvern , Glen Iris, Camberwell and Kew
Design options with irregular and sloping blocks, can offer some innovative spaces and storage features.