I absolutely love the challenge of working with existing structures, transforming them into great spaces to suit modern lifestyles.
There are so many reasons why you might want to renovate or build your dream home.
- Do you need more space for growing children?
- Do you want to add a top floor to your single storey home?
- Do you want to turn your old fibro into the beach cottage of your dreams?
- Do you want to prepare for retirement and make your home more accessible?
- Do you want to support ageing relatives with a granny flat in the garden?
- Do you want to build from scratch with the support of local knowledge from an expert?
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
1. NEEDS & OPTIONS REVIEW
If you are planning a large extension, 1st-floor addition or new-build, or you would like help with understanding what can be achieved, applicable building regulation and available approval avenues, a Needs & Options Review is required.
We are here to help. Please get in touch and ask us any kind of question with regards to your plans or project.
You just need a quick set of drawings done for Council and you know already exactly what you are going to build?
You provide all information to us and explain to us the scheme you would like to see drawn up. We provide a quick turnaround drafting service, providing all drawings as requested by you (your Council, your Certifier, your Builder).
4. DRAFTING & design
You know you would like more space or a different plan layout or a new home?
We listen carefully to your wishes and requirements. We can help with providing ideas and options for layouts, elevations and material choices or designing the whole home for you from scratch.
We work through your ideas until the perfect layout for your personal situation has been found and we make sure it all fits within the applicable local building regulations.
We are can provide detailed plans and interior elevation drawings for kitchens, bathrooms and laundries etc.
5. DA & CDC APPLICATION DRAWINGS
Ones you are happy with the designs from the previous step (see 3. Drafting or 4. Drafting & Design above) we draw up all architectural drawings as required for DA (Development Application) or CDC (Complying Development Certificate), including plans, elevations, sections, site plan, shadow diagrams, site analysis, landscape and FSR area calculations, 3D views, window schedules, neighbour notification drawings etc.
(Please also refer to Councils webpage for required documentation for your DA).
“We chose to work with Nina because we immediately sensed that we could trust her. This was key in our decision making, as we are working parents with no experience in building. Nina has taken the bare bones of what we needed and designed a family home that is perfect for our growing needs. By finding innovative solutions to our space, Nina has achieved what we thought was impossible and we are able to extend our home on ground level which was our preference. Going through the design process with Nina has been enlightening as she has the perfect balance of bringing new ideas to the forefront without overwhelming us. Through her empathetic approach, Nina has guided us to project into the future and be firm about how we envision our family home within our budget. Above all, Nina has shown integrity and flexibility and provided us with a truly personalised and innovative service. We will be pleased when our renovation is finished, but we will miss Nina’s calm presence in our lives. Thanks Nina!”
Laura & Daniel McKell, Caringbah South
“From day one with Nina, we gained a sense of being on the right track with our project. Haus by Nina was on our side, helping with every step of the journey. No problem was either too big or too small not to be handled by Nina with expertise, promptness and personal care. We could not recommend HAUS.by.NINA highly enough!”
Mike & Regina, Loftus
“We were recommended Nina from HAUS.by.NINA by our builder and we are so happy that we got the opportunity to work with her. From our first meeting, she quickly understood our needs as a family and the desired outcome from our renovation. It was very important to us to work with the existing bones of the house and be smart with space and I feel that this was a great strength of Nina’s. She also had great insights into the approval process and was always on time, considerate and efficient for our meetings. Whilst our final plans included everything on our wish list, it also included additional suggestions that I had not thought about, which will ultimately make our home highly liveable. I would be happy to work with Nina again, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a designer.”
Mindy Fraser, Caringbah South
“Nina has joined our team at Imagescape Design Studio for several health care and aged care projects as a contractor. She is always pleasant to work with and she has demonstrated excellent 3D drafting skills. Her feedback and input always addresses the client’s interests. Nina also has a practical and methodical manner of keeping the entire team up-to-date with her progress. We recommend Nina to everyone who requires additional support for their teams.”
Christine Kelly, Principal (Imagescape Design Studio)
“Nina has been fantastic. She has taken our Living/Kitchen/Dining Extension from concept to building consent with helpful advice on building regulations. Her design & drafting work, professionalism and communication are excellent. Highly recommend.”