The Process

BALAY are accredited Building Designers who offer a professional building design service.
Our thorough understanding of council processes ensure compliance requirements are addressed in the design, documentation and submission processes. We provide design, documentation and administration services for new homes, multi-unit housing, additions and renovations as well as special use buildings such as professional premises and commercial buildings.  We offer a flexible design service, tailored to suit your needs and budget whereby you have the choice of selecting a combination of one, some or all of the following services tailored to suit for your project.

Client Design Brief -This is an opportunity for clients to meet with Matt in our design studio to discuss their ideas and receive some professional advice.  We also talk through the planning and approval process and demonstrate what plans and documents are required. We'll then provide you with a fee proposal based on the information outlined in the meeting.

Concept Sketches - After visiting your site, a very detailed project brief will be conducted. Meticulous attention at this initial stage means that all of your ideas and suggestions are accurately conveyed to formulate a clear design objective. From this initial discussion about your project we research your property and determine council requirements and site conditions. Responding to the design brief and site conditions analysis, Matt presents schematic sketches of the project. This typically starts with a schematic design layout and leads onto a more developed floor plan sketch and artistic impression of the front facade. This is an opportunity for the clients to discuss size & room orientation and make any adjustments to these sketches to ensure the design brief has been correctly interpreted. When you are happy with the design layout and overall size of the building we then proceed to develop the design using the latest 3D software.

Design Drawings - Using 3D modelling software we create, floor plans elevations and site plans for the client to review whereby any minor variations to the design can be made at no additional cost. Meetings at the studio will involve presentation of the exterior and interior of the design as a tangible, computer-generated 3D model that enables clients to fully understand the design intent.  If required, reports will be prepared and submitted to council for Development Approval.

Construction Drawings - A complete set of construction issue drawings are prepared in house and certified by a structural engineer, ready for builders to quote on and aquire a building permit.


Finish Selections Have us engage or preferred professional interior designer to calloborate the internal spaces of your new home to ensure continuity is maintained between inside and out. This service includes: kitchen & bathroom design, colour selections, a full schedule of fittings & fixtures & tender co-ordination.

Photorealistic Renders – Produces photorealistic rendering providing an architectural visualization of the design. Including interior design, lighting, material, colour and texture.

When building a new home, renovating or developing it is important that you receive the right advice.
Finding the right person to advise you is the most significant step you will take.