sustainable architecture - sunshine coast

Advisory Services

WD Architects is committed to helping people improve the built environment in any and all ways possible. Whether you are renovating, extending, building new, or developing, we can tailor our services to suit.

Our focus is to give straight-forward, useful and practical advice so that you can spend your money on improvements or new builds wisely. We can advise home-owners, business-owners, schools, body corporates, community groups, and government departments.

We offer the following low-cost unbiased advisory services in addition to complete Architectural services:

Sustainability Advice
  • Energy-efficiency upgrade advice - simple and effective ways to improve your existing house or facility for minimal outlay
  • Energy modelling - computer energy simulation of your existing house or plans with a view to suggest improvements
  • Pre-purchase advice - meeting on site to advise of the design and construction issues so you can make informed decisions
  • Review and assessment of building designs by others with regard to energy efficiency, sustainability, design and options
  • Review of project home designs in order to improve energy-efficiency and sustainability within the constraints of what the developer will allow

Upgrade Advice
  • Renovation advice - ideas tempered by budget
  • Remodeling advice - interior design value for money
  • Business premises upgrades - commercial and home offices
  • Exterior design assessment and reporting for investment properties - resorts, commercial, or individual houses - with a view to improve return on investment.

  • The extent of our services can be as simple as a phone call, email, discussion at our office, your home or place of business to answer your questions; it can be a multi-faceted report coupled with a design to present to a committee; or anything in between.

    Specialist Disability Design Advice
    • New buildings and developments - design advice for NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation
    • Existing Premises upgrades - commercial and residential access and mobility design advice to Australian Standards

    • Fees and Terms

      Services are charged at an hourly rates, with a one hour minimum (30 minute minimum if you come to our office) and then in 15 minute blocks. A normal residential advisory service typically takes 1 to 2 hours depending on your needs.

      Travel within the Sunshine Coast Regional Council area and up to Gympie is not charged; further afield would be assessed on a case by case basis when you make an enquiry. Larger scopes of work can be quoted as a fixed fee for an agreed scope.