New Home Design

Services in Brisbane & Gold Coast

Every new home design process is unique, the number of steps varies depending on the complexity of the project (the number and type of rooms, number of cars to be accommodated, bathrooms, pool, patio and so on) and whether you’re building a single detached dwelling, a duplex or a unit development.  

You may want to delegate all of the design decisions for your home to the building designer or you may want to be fully involved throughout the process. In either case, Koscad will cooperate with you the way you want it. 

Our working relationship with you is critical. The design process of your new home will be 100% transparent, you will be comfortable with each stage and you will be able to check it against your brief before moving on to the next stage.

(more about the building design process HERE)

We will review your preliminary budget in light of your brief to identify potential problems and suggest strategies to deal with them. Size is the major determinant of the cost of your new home design, but other variables include preliminaries (e.g. council, geotechnical and engineers fees), site difficulty (e.g. slope, access, fire hazard, wind exposure), the construction system used, number and size of wet areas (bathrooms, laundry and kitchen), services (cost of water, sewer and energy supply) and access (e.g. drive construction, materials transport distances, travel times for trades).

We will provide indicative costs of your new home design for each sustainable feature in your brief and recommend additional ones that may be relevant for your site or climate. We will also apply life cycle costing to each item. In many cases, savings on utility bills exceed the additional costs, and often mortgage repayments, for these features. 

Koscad offers the following benefits for your next New Home Design project:

  • Creative, innovative design to suit your lifestyle, matching environment
  • Over 20 years of building design experience,
  • in-house construction expertise,
  • Our advanced 3D software allows the design to be visualized at an early stage to ensure you understand the style, flow and layout of the home but also the way it interacts with your land and it surrounds taking into consideration site works, solar orientation, views and prevailing breezes or winds to provide the best solution possible.
  • Highly detailed drawings with thorough documentation
  • Liaison with other consultants such as town planner, surveyor, engineers
  • Experienced in sloping and difficult sites
  • Experts in sustainable building design solutions 

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KosCAD Co.

47. Reuben St. Cornubia 4130

07 3806 0800

Kelie Savage Camp Hill
We are very happy with the work Otto has done for us in the design for townhouses. He is very easy to deal with, open to our suggestions and very happy to listen to our requests and explain why he...

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Questions & answers

What are the advantages and disadvantages of steel and timber frame?

There are many misconceptions about choosing steel or timber structure, such as steel structures are noisier than timber. However, with the refinement of the newer steel structures, there is a less noticeable difference.

Advantages of building with timber.

Slightly less expensive then steel frame Easier to work with Easier to fix errors on site Can be treated for termites. Timber has better a thermal transfer rate when comparing a house using similar building insulation (timber frame will keep your home cooler) Easy to install hooks and brackets off walls in the future

Advantages of building with Steel.

Termite resistance (keep in mind that using steel structure does not protect 100% of your home. Proper termite protection system should still be used to protect other items in your home (timber flooring, cabinetry, etc.) More accurate

It is also important to note that timber is a more environmentally friendly solution as the...

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