GRANT LUCAS ARCHITECT:
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN & APPROVALS
Documetation for Residential extensions and renovations is my core business. Most older homes are basically a collection of dark "boxy" rooms and are not designed to meet the needs of a modern lifestyle. My typical brief is to bring more light into these old buildings and provide a new living space that integrates the inside and outside of the house.
My designs usually incorporate open plan living areas that relate to the kitchen & that are bright and airy. I combine the warmth of Natural timber with large areas of glazing. Break-out doors onto patio areas bring the garden indoors and provide great flexibility when the house is in "party mode".
Because I am a Sole Practitioner working from a small home office I have no overheads. This means a cost saving for you.
You get what you pay for. Don't be fooled by others that quote low. You will end up paying more, or getting less, or in some cases both. A good part of my business is fixing up documents that have been done cheaply by others and Council has refused them approval. By trying to save a few dollars they end up paying for the job twice. The frustration and time wasting involved in the off-chance of saving a few dollars is never worth it.
My business success is founded on transparency. Look around and you will see that cost is almost never mentioned when it comes to Architectural drawings, plans and approval documents. Although I will negotiate a fixed price, most clients opt for an hourly rate as fixed prices always have a safety net of profit built in. With an hourly rate you get exactly what you pay for. If you know what you want you will get a very cheap price. If you don't know what you want you will still get great value for money. My prices are great and so I can be up-front with the costs. It doesn't matter to me if you live in Davron Park or Unley Park. The price is the same. The only thing that will increase costs on a job is the time I spend on it.
My business mission statement is "Provide the best possible outcome for my Clients at the best possible price"
Because I do the work myself you are assured of getting a qualified, experienced Architect doing your work.
I do everything, from meeting you and taking your brief to getting the final development approval... so nothing is lost in translation.
Because it is my business you get true committed involvement on my part. My reputation is at stake on every job, so I do my best to be on budget and on time.
PH. 8296 0759 OR 0408 084 243 FOR A NO-OBLIGATION CHAT