What are the associated cost for a DA approval in Sydney?
A question I received recently from a few clients is "other associated costs". Since residential housings are now very expensive and for many, pretty much "not affordable", a lot of property owners tends to shifts towards renovation, redesign, adding a residential extension, or simply demolishing the old one and build a new home. All these options are great to add values to your residential home. Though, before you gets too excited and finding a builder getting some quotes, there are a few things you need to do beforehand:
1. Looking for a residential drafting service to help you with applying DA applications and getting approvals.
2. Talk to a new home designer or drafting servicer, what are the associated costs involved besides the drafting fees. Things like hydraulics, stormwater design, heritage reports, or arborist report for chopping down a tree involves cost - and in fact, they are "essential" components that forms a DA.
So what are some of the associated cost that you should keep in mind when doing a new home, a residential extensions, or residential home building design? Here are some that may affect you and your proposal:
ALWAYS... before you go too deep with a design or engaging a builder, it is recommended that you talk to a DA application specialist, who does the residenial drafting work for you to get a COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION. At Go Design Solutions, we explain the process to our clients so that they understand how the DA approval works for your local councils in Sydney.
Never jump straight to a builder for a quote - you will end up wasting a lot of your time and may cost you much more without properly drawn documents and approval.