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


Our scope of services can be tailored to suit our clients needs and individual project requirements 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, alternatively we can provide a full service package where we take care of every step of the process for you.


Collaboration is key, we love working with our clients and/or builders including owner builders to create that unique design or to simply draw up a clients own concept.

Scope of Services
Client Briefing
We gather as much information about you and your project to identify your desired project 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. We then seek input to further refine any additional changes.
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 provide progress reporting to our clients, to ensure the building is built in accordance with the agreed design and price.
Scheduling of trades and suppliers, site inductions and receival 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.
New Homes
Ancilliary Builds
Studios, Granny Flats,
Tiny Homes
Renovations & Additions
Sheds & Patios
Interior Design
New Spaces & existing including kitchen & bathroom redesign
Landscape Design
Infrastructure including decks, pools, retaining & garden layouts
Small Scale
Units, townhouses, apartments, subdivision
Small Scale 
New premises or existing redesign & fitouts
Boutique Hospitality, Tourism, Retail, Office or Community venues 

Get in Touch

For a detailed quote or to discuss your unique project, please give us a call or send an email. Follow our creative journey on social media.

Phone   0400 944 443