Together We'll Create A Unique Home
That you Will Love to Live In
25 years experience, Distinct Innovations chartered and accredited building designer Luke Van Jour. We specialise in providing high quality custom designed building plans for all home designs, luxury home designs, town-house developments, dual occupancies, renovations and extensions. We have notable experience and expertise in heritage listed renovations and extensions. Distinct Innovations has particular expertise in sustainable design. Our designs focus on the natural surrounding environment. We prepare building designs and drafting services to home-owners, renovators, builders and developers. Based in Castle Hill, Sydney. Service all Councils of Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Illawarra and the Central Coast. Plan packages for all budgets from just a basic house plan for Council approval, highly detailed plans with full feature and cabinetry detailing, 3D modelling and schedule of finishes. Drafting and Design. Award Winning Home. Building Design. Luxury Home Design. Custom Design. Van Jour. Architecture lovers. sydney building. sydney construction. sydney developments. renovation. extension. knock down rebuild. new home. architectural drafting. heritage renovation. dual occupancy. townhouses. subdivision. Best Draftsman Design Drafting Free Quote architecture lover. Expert designer. Australia's leading drafting service provider. great rates. Residential drafting and building design experts. 3d visualisation Home Improvement
1. First Let's Meet. For Free!
Contact us to arrange a 30 min complimentary meeting in our office to have a chat about your site and what you hope to achieve.
2. Contract of Engagement
If you'd like to proceed, we'll then send you our Contract of Engagement outlining the Stages of work and Progress Payment schedule.
3. Council Requirements
We will make all the necessary enquiries at your local Council to ensure that we are completely aware of what restrictions if any, we are required to take into consideration before beginning the design process. We prefer to consult with Council prior to starting any design to ensure a smooth and issue free approval.
4. Design Consultation
We'll invite you to our office and spend around 3-4 hours discussing and going through every idea and aspect of your new home. A confirmation of our design consultation will be sent to you for approval before we go further. There will be an opportunity to make any changes necessary.
5. Design Concept
We'll call you into the office to view the preliminary concept plans. This will be a 1-2 hour process. You will then take the concept home with you to go over and make sure you're happy with all the details. You can also use this time to contact builders to get estimations of building costs based on the design concept. At this stage, you will also have an opportunity to make any further changes required. A confirmation of our design concept will be sent to you for approval before we go further.
6. Review Design Concept
After you have received cost estimates from builders based on the Design Concept you'll come back in to discuss the design further to ensure it meets budget. You will have an opportunity to make any personal adjustments and changes necessary to suit the budget.
7. Development Application Drawings
Basic floor plans, elevations and sections will be provided. Once completed we will can either arrange a meeting in the office or send the plans through by email for review. These will not be working drawings for construction. They are only for DA approval to move forward with Construction Certificate drawings in the next stage.
8. Council Submission
Once our Development Application is completed and we receive all the necessary supporting documentation from other consultants, you can take your plans to Council for formal application. We will follow the application right through to approval. If there are any unforeseen obstacles or objections from Council we will be available to respond on your behalf.
9. Finalisation of Plans for Council & Construction Certificate
After you have received approval for the Development Application from Council, we can proceed to preparing the full Construction Certificate plans. Once completed, we will again invite you to our office for another consultation. To date we have a 100% success rate with approvals.
10. Other Required Consultants & Documentation
It will be necessary to engage a number of other consultants to finalise the Construction Certificate for lodgement at Council. EG, structural engineer and any other consultants Council may request. We can assist you with our contacts or you will be free to get quotes and source them yourself.
We aren't builders, but we do have an option of providing a Project Management service. This would involve us working closely alongside your chosen builder, to ensure that the design we created comes to life exactly as planned.
It's very exciting for us to see our projects come to life.
We love to stay in touch until the end and receive progress photos along the way.