Drafting Service Sunshine Coast

On July 18th, 2016, posted in: Our Services by

Quality Construction Drawings From an Experienced Team with Real Building Industry Knowledge

Developers & Building Professionals

Our promise to you is that we provide drawings that are accurate, detailed, on time & at a reasonable cost consistently.

Drafting Concepts is a focused and specialised Drafting Office that is highly flexible & will work with you to provide the best outcome for your client.

brisbane drafting service queenslandOur drafting service can work to your in house requirements and specifications to give you quality drawings at a competitive price – we service everything from minor building alterations and extensions to large scale Volume Home & Home Development projects. Call us today on (07) 5313 7821 to get started today!

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For Renovator/DIY

Come in to share your ideas! We will sit down with you for 1 hour to go through what you have mind, obligation free. This step alone has saved people from making regrettable decisions & possibly saving thousands of dollars.

We are a member of the Queensland Building Design Association (QBDA) & Queensland Master Builders Association (QMBA) which means we are kept up to date with the latest changes & improvements with in the industry.

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Our Residential Design & Drafting Services include:

New house, extensions, alterations & renovations. We also cater for ‘Show Cause Notices’ (where Council have issued you a notice to rectify or obtain approval for structures)

Our Consultancy service includes organising & obtaining quotes as necessary from Engineers, Surveyors, Building Certifiers, Quantity Surveyors, Tenders & Defect Reports. You can decide how much of this you want to do for yourself.

If you choose to use our services we will design a building with in your budget & you will know what your building cost should be before you hand the plans to a Builder & know which are the preferred builder’s. You will also understand, which Building Contracts are best suited to the client, not the builder. We will take it from Design to the point where you can sign a Building Contract

We are not builders or developers & do not engage in kickbacks. We do charge a minimal fee to organise & communicate the process depending on your level of involvement. This could save you $$$$ & a great deal of time.

Come in & talk to use with a no obligation consultation & see how we can help you.

Sunshine Coast Drafting Services by Daryl Wood, Maroochydore’s Building Design Services Specialist.
Contact Drafting Concepts Today.

Drafting Concepts, your SunshineCoast Drafting Service Professionals, are ready and waiting to hear from you. Just listen to what Daryl Wood, Business Owner of Drafting Concepts has to say:

We don’t have special gimmicks or offers we provide a professional service where our motto is ‘Just do what it is you have said you will do’.

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As a licensed building designer, qualified carpenter and a person that has been through the building process on more than one occasion, I have a unique understanding of the pit-falls and traps experienced by people venturing into designing, planning and building their own homes.

Drafting Concepts is more than an architectural drafting business; it is a home building consultancy where the inversus is on customer satisfaction and repeat business where word of month and secondary work from clients are our objectives.

My organization ensures that you are able to navigate the sometimes tricky, and often frustrating business of designing your new home, adding value through renovations, or if you are a developer, assisting you to meet your client deadlines.

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Specialist in Residential Design & Drafting

Drafting Service Sunshine Coast

Phone: (07) 5313 7821

Contact Us Now for Your 1 Hour Free Consultation!

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The Miami Mansion – Construction Shots

On July 9th, 2013, posted in: New House Designs by

The Miami Mansion – Construction Shots

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Dan and Jen – Testimonial

On February 21st, 2013, posted in: Testimonials by

“Hi, Daryl,

Just want to take the time to thank you for the drafting plans, we have been very happy with the whole working process, patience and the hindsight into the design with working with us, your knowledge and input has been of value to us.”

Dan and Jen

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Jane Barnett – Testimonial

On September 21st, 2012, posted in: Testimonials by

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“I found Daryl very easy to work with and willing to make the adjustments I requested with no fuss. He was prompt, courteous and professional in our dealings and I am happy to recommend him to anyone who is seeking the services of a very professional draftsman.”
Jane Barnett

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Onsite Measuring Service

Whether it is an office that needs fitting out or a house for renovation then we can help.

Mainly the call to provide floor plans comes from commercial sector whereas site measuring (surveying) forms part of the renovation process.

This has always been part of our business and now more so than ever as people look to renovate rather than purchasing an upgraded property.

At Drafting Concepts we look to acquire the latest techniques (software & hardware) along with developing our own measuring equipment to help in this specific area. By doing this we can provide fast, accurate at a reasonable price to our clients. At times this will alleviate the need for a costly registered surveyor.

The end product can be either CAD dwg or PDF file formats.

onsite measuring service

Who will require this service?

Commercial owners looking to fit-out existing or new buildings that only require an floor plan to pass on to their Designer, Builder or even Council.

One other requirement is to provide a service with in a service. Many times the existing plans are not available for people looking to renovate so we utilize our skills in creating the basis of the initial drawings.

This could also be useful with in the real estate industry to provide basic floor plan layouts.

How do we fit in with your plans?

If you are a Builder or Designer that does not have the equipment, time or simply not in our location then you may be pleasantly surprized as to the cost of our services. After years of experience we know what to look for and how to do it.


If you are renovating then we can provide this service just to supply the as-constructed floor plan only or continue with the whole design and construction drawings if needed. You may just prefer the initial plan so that you can develop your ideas over time.

If you are in the Real Estate industry we can provide this service with addition ascetics, where furniture and colour, help dress up the plans for presentation purposes.

Please contact me anytime to discuss your requirements.
0403 829 376 or (07) 5596 4226

Yours Sincerely

Daryl Wood
Drafting Concepts Pty Ltd

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Assisted Carport ‘Building Approval’ Service

How do I get building approval for my carport?

Where do I start with my carport?

What does it cost to get building approval for my carport?

This information is general in nature and each council or even estates may have variations on these.

If you would like to build a carport with in any of the building setbacks, then there a few things you will need to know, (#) Building setbacks may vary but generally under a detached dwelling arrangement the setbacks are 6.0m to the front outer most point (fas) and 1.5 to side and rear OMP’s.

  • Need to establish where the existing house is located on the block. There are a couple of ways to do this.
    • Obtain existing plans from council. If the house is over 20 years old, I have find these plans either not available, lacking in required measurements or the building has not been set out correctly. Refer form -‘Application for copies of building plans’. Under ‘Residential’ – ‘Complete set of original house or duplex plans’ tick Architectural (floor, site and elevations only). It would also be advisable to tick ‘Additional structures’ where applicable.
    • Have the block surveyed. This will cost approximately $770 – $1000.00 depending on level of detail required.
    • At times it may be possible to do without this expense provided the carport is being built to the front setback.
  • Need to establish services and property details. These will cost approximately $100.00
    • Title search- owners name and any easements on the title.(there may be other searches that are required from this document)
    • Land survey search – boundary measurements and degrees.
    • As-constructed search for sewer mains & jump up points.
  • Design. Council requires the design of the structure to comply with their guide lines.

Costs to obtain building approval will come from varies quarters.
(Estimates only, site specific).

  • When building with in the setback areas the council will charge approximately $920.00 for Relaxation (for the privilege) and the Building Certifier $170.00 for administration.
  • Building Certifiers (building Approval fees) start at $900.00 which would include council building fees.
  • Engineer for footing details $350.00
  • Drafting plans start $770.00 which include site visit and depending on information supplied)
  • Search fees as outlined earlier approx. $33 ea.
  • Existing plan or survey fees note include.


Drafting Concepts can arrange these consultants as part of client service. 

This is a broad outline of the process to have a carport built with in the setbacks, there are many issues that may also need to be addressed in the design stage and are site specific.

If you would like us to help you obtain ‘Building Approval” then we would be happy to help.

Please feel free to contact me anytime on 0403 829 376

Yours Sincerely

Daryl Wood

Managing Director
Drafting Concepts Pty Ltd

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