Frequently Asked Questions

What is best, Development Application or Private Certifer?

A : Before the project begins, we will determine the best pathway for your projects needs. Certain development proposals can be processed as Complying Development. This type of approval is much simpler and faster than a standard DA through Council. However the eligibility criteria for this type of approval is extremely strict.

What style of houses do you design?

A. Our client’s aesthetic and subjective preferences dictate the style of our houses that we design.
Furthermore each site is an influencing factor in the style of house.
Most people have a particular aesthetic preference. Epoch Designs step by step process will bring this aesthetic preference to the fore.

Why choose a Building Designer?

A : It is the job of a Building Designer to design your dream home; but to realistic, legal, functional and sustainable parameters. A home that we design will provide a more enjoyable and ultimately a better financial investment for your future. Your design is bound to go faster and smoother in the hands of a professional. 

How much does an initial consultation cost?

A: Our initial consultation is obligations free and does not cost a thing. We will meet with you at your property and discuss your intentions such as needs or wants, we will also explain the process and how we can help you. After our meeting we will issue you a quote specific to your needs.

Do you do residential renovations?

A: Yes, Epoch Designs have completed numerous residential renovations. Some have been major alterations and additions, others feasibility or concept design only.

What areas do you work in?

A: Most of our projects are based in the Northern Beaches. Although this does not limit us. We are happy to accept projects throughout Sydney.