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Abode is committed to creating sustainable, beautiful and practical spaces, coupled with quality detailing to realise your overall vision.


Our scope of services can be tailored to suit your needs. We work from concept phase through to completion for any scale and budget. You may opt to have Abode provide some of these services, and handle other aspects of the project yourself. 


Or sit back and take advantage of our full service package and we'll look after you, every step of the way.


Collaboration is key. We love working with our clients and builders (including owner builders) to create truly unique design.

Scope of Services

Client Briefing

We gather as much information as possible about you and your project to identify your desired outcomes including layout, functionality, scale, aesthetics and budget.

Site Analysis

Preliminary analysis of proposed site specific conditions, regulations and constraints and arrangement of soil analysis, survey and BAL assessment, if required.

Schematic Concept Design

Return brief conceptual sketched plans provided, including material palette ideas.


Design Development

Client brief and approved conceptual sketches refined and computer modelled to include selected materials, colours and finishings.

Detailed schematic design plans, 3D visualisations and walk through of the design is provided so you can experience the space. 

Planning Approval

Preparing documentation for planning approval, ensuring compliance with residential design codes and building requirements.

Coordination of relevant consultants, including Energy Efficiency Assessment and management of Shire Council Development Approval, if required.

Building Approval 

Preparing construction documentation and detailed working drawings including, but not limited to site/floor plans, elevations, sections, structural detailing and schedules to allow for accurate tendering, compliance with current building standards and applying for the building permit.

Coordination of Structural Engineering and management of Shire Council Building Permit, if required.


Coordination of the tender process to enable accurate pricing, recommendation and selection of a builder most suited to your project.


Selection and procurement of finishes, furniture, fittings and appliances to compliment existing joinery and materials, if required.

Providing scope of works, sourcing and appointment of trades and suppliers for owner builders.


Contract Administration 

Preparation of building contract documentation for signing. Regular site visits to ensure building works are being administered in accordance with the agreed contract, including design, quality, progress and price with regular progress reporting to you, our client. 


Respond to queries and arrange certification of builders progress payments.

Construction Project Management

For owner builders, conduct regular site visits and progress reporting.


Scheduling of trades and suppliers, site inductions and receiving of deliveries.

Add Ons

Interior Design

Space planning, colour and materials consultation.

Design development including sketches, mood boards and 3D representations of internal concepts, joinery design and finishes selection.

Detailed working drawings and scope of works documentation for relevant authority approvals, tendering and trades.

Procurement and construction management if required.

Landscape Design

Space planning consultation.

Sketches and 3D representations of external concepts, including garden and infrastructure design, mood boards and finishes selection.

Detailed working drawings and scope of works documentation for relevant authority approvals, tendering and trades.

Procurement and construction management if required.


Each project is unique. One of our objectives is to make sustainable, contemporary design more accessible. That's why we pass along the trade discounts we receive to our project management clients.

Contact us to discuss your project and for a quote.

Abode Sustainable Design
New Homes
Abode Design & Draft Sustainable Design
Ancilliary Builds
Studios, Granny Flats,
Tiny Homes
Abode Design & Draft Interiors
Renovations & Additions
Abode Design & Draft Outdoor Spaces
Sheds & Patios
Abode Design & Draft Interior Design
Interior Design
New Spaces & existing including kitchen & bathroom redesign
Abode Design & Draft Landscape Design
Landscape Design
Infrastructure including decks, pools, retaining & garden layouts
About Design & Draft Small Scale Developments
Small Scale
Units, townhouses, apartments, subdivision
Abode Design & Draft Commercial Design
Small Scale 
New premises or existing redesign & fitouts
Boutique Hospitality, Tourism, Retail, Office or Community venues 
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