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So... You've Decided to Build or Renovate

It's a very exciting time when you decide to renovate or commence a new build. Pinterest Boards are full to the brim of inspiration and you're ready to get going. So, what now?! The best place to start in making your dream a reality is getting yourself a building designer, draftsperson or architect to work with. This person will make those ideas in your head come to life and work closely with you in making sure the design is both functional as well as beautiful.


The team at SawMill Designs never take for granted what it means for a client to entrust them with the job of creating their dream home. Sam Miller, who created SawMill Designs started his career as a carpenter. Having this knowledge of how a design can be built is a true asset and is what sets SawMill Designs apart.

Once you've settled on your very own Building Designer, the fun begins. There will be plenty of meetings and chats to make sure you're both on the same page. Concept Drawings will be created, moving through to finalising your perfect design. Then onto Planning, Working Drawings and finally getting those finished plans that your builder can work with.


Through this process you or your building designer, will also need to work with: Engineers, Soil Testers, Energy Assessors and Council. Here at SawMill Designs, we liaise with these consultants so our clients don't have to, taking this part off their hands.

We have built great relationships with some local businesses who we trust to work with and get your job done in a timely and cost effective manner.


Designing your new home does take time. We understand how excited you would be and hope things go as quickly as possible. At SawMill Designs, we try our very best to keep things moving forward for you to get to site and start your build.


If you feel that you're ready to take the next step in creating your dream home, we'd love to hear from you.








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