Action Plans Building Design

As Building Designers we create welcoming space solutions that change the way you view your home. As a company we deliver considered and thoughtful designs tailored to your needs.

Services

Design

In accordance with the building codes of Australia we can create quality design solutions…

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Drafting

With a range of in house consultants we provide our Clients with quality Building Design and…

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Council Approval

Action Plans understand local councils and The Building Codes of Australia better than anyone…

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Our Design Process

Step 1: Free Consultation & Concept Brief

At the beginning of your project, we’ll meet you on site to learn about your design goals and needs. We will provide you with guidance on pathways for your projects approval discuss realistic possibilities that will work within your budget.

Step 2: Plan & Design

With your concept brief in hand we begin to resolve and design your project in accordance with the relevant planning regulations. During this time we will work closely with you ensuring your as involved in the design process as you would like to be.

Step 3: Documentation & Lodgement

Once we have arrived at a design your totally happy with Action plans will fully document your design, creating a set of plans for lodgement

Action Plans understand local councils and The Building Codes of Australia better than anyone. We are constantly keeping up with industry changes and we work closely with you to ensure your design requirements are met. Action plans has a 99% council approval rate.

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Testimonials

Action Plans recently drafted the plans for our home. The site we are on is complicated and Action Plans offered three preliminary plans that were equally impressive. Once our plans were complete we opted for the 3D video, this was an exciting to get a visual our dream home and was fun to share with all our family and friends. Action Plans also provided a town planner service which we chose to do and this made the approval process painless. Working with Action Plans has been simple, fast and enjoyable. We would definitely recommend Action Plans to anyone who is looking to renovate or build.


E & L Miles - North Balgowlah

5.0
2018-10-09T14:34:39+00:00

E & L Miles - North Balgowlah

Action Plans recently drafted the plans for our home. The site we are on is complicated and Action Plans offered three preliminary plans that were equally impressive. Once our plans were complete we opted for the 3D video, this was an exciting to get a visual our dream home and was fun to share with all our family and friends. Action Plans also provided a town planner service which we chose to do and this made the approval process painless. Working with Action Plans has been simple, fast and enjoyable. We would definitely recommend Action Plans to anyone who is looking to renovate or build.

We had interviewed a number of architects and designers for our recent renovation although our decision to select Action Plans was ultimately made very easy. At our initial meeting, the team were able to demonstrate a very professional approach and was obviously extremely knowledgeable and experienced about not only the building design and documentation, although the whole construction and planning approval process. Action Plans advice, effort and standard of work throughout his engagement was top class and the end outcome of our renovation exceeded our expectations, largely due to some excellent upfront design changes imitated by Bill, as well as a quick approval process which was only possible due to Bill’s technical understanding of the local planning controls, allowing us to make an informed decision as to the best approval pathway for our project. Bill and his team at Action Plans know their stuff and we would highly recommend them for your project.


M & G Foldes - Cromer

5.0
2018-10-09T14:35:18+00:00

M & G Foldes - Cromer

We had interviewed a number of architects and designers for our recent renovation although our decision to select Action Plans was ultimately made very easy. At our initial meeting, the team were able to demonstrate a very professional approach and was obviously extremely knowledgeable and experienced about not only the building design and documentation, although the whole construction and planning approval process. Action Plans advice, effort and standard of work throughout his engagement was top class and the end outcome of our renovation exceeded our expectations, largely due to some excellent upfront design changes imitated by Bill, as well as a quick approval process which was only possible due to Bill’s technical understanding of the local planning controls, allowing us to make an informed decision as to the best approval pathway for our project. Bill and his team at Action Plans know their stuff and we would highly recommend them for your project.
We engaged Action Plans to develop the design drawings and Warringah Council complying development compliance documentation for our family home’s in-ground concrete swimming pool. William from Action Plans was always punctual, responsive and communicative throughout the process and we were very pleased with the quality result and outcome received. Action Plans also represented the best value for money when comparing similar cost proposals and deliverables with other providers we spoke with. We would have no hesitation in recommending William and Action Plans to anybody else requiring such services for their and indeed our own next home project!

S Hill - Collaroy Plateau

 

5.0
2018-10-09T14:42:37+00:00

S Hill - Collaroy Plateau

 

We engaged Action Plans to develop the design drawings and Warringah Council complying development compliance documentation for our family home’s in-ground concrete swimming pool. William from Action Plans was always punctual, responsive and communicative throughout the process and we were very pleased with the quality result and outcome received. Action Plans also represented the best value for money when comparing similar cost proposals and deliverables with other providers we spoke with. We would have no hesitation in recommending William and Action Plans to anybody else requiring such services for their and indeed our own next home project!
Bill and his team at Action Plans were wonderful to work with. They listened very well to our needs regarding the changing of the layout of our house and were able to accommodate some complex changes in a small space. They were very quick to respond to all communications and we have ended up with an innovative plan for the renovation of our house which we are thrilled with. We highly recommend them!

M & R Henley - Wheeler Heights

5.0
2018-10-09T14:43:48+00:00

M & R Henley - Wheeler Heights

Bill and his team at Action Plans were wonderful to work with. They listened very well to our needs regarding the changing of the layout of our house and were able to accommodate some complex changes in a small space. They were very quick to respond to all communications and we have ended up with an innovative plan for the renovation of our house which we are thrilled with. We highly recommend them!
When we approached Bill Derrin and his team at Action Plans to design our renovation they proved to be enthusiastic; making sure we got exactly what we needed. They provided expert advice and guidance to help us get the most out of the space available to us. Extremely polite, personable and reliable they worked to our timescales and we found them helpful at all times. We would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a high quality and knowledgeable building design team.

P & M Skjellerup - Frenches Forest

5.0
2018-10-09T14:45:38+00:00

P & M Skjellerup - Frenches Forest

When we approached Bill Derrin and his team at Action Plans to design our renovation they proved to be enthusiastic; making sure we got exactly what we needed. They provided expert advice and guidance to help us get the most out of the space available to us. Extremely polite, personable and reliable they worked to our timescales and we found them helpful at all times. We would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a high quality and knowledgeable building design team.
Initially when we sought architects and building designers the complexity of our site scared many applicants away or meant that we were dealt with an overly inflated fee proposal, which is where the team at Action Plans made their entrance. With our home being a two storey terrace within a heritage conservation area in Surry hills we thought we couldn’t achieve the modern look we were wishing for or get the extra space we desperately needed with our site being less than three metres wide. However what we ended up receiving from Action Plans was a design that took all of our thoughts into consideration. They delivered a proposal which suited our narrow block, providing more bedrooms and storage while depicting our desired modern look and still maintaining our heritage streetscape which kept the planning authorities pleased. We have and would suggest to anyone looking to do renovation to their home to get in contact with the team at Action plans.

A & S Homan - Surry Hills

5.0
2018-10-09T14:45:57+00:00

A & S Homan - Surry Hills

Initially when we sought architects and building designers the complexity of our site scared many applicants away or meant that we were dealt with an overly inflated fee proposal, which is where the team at Action Plans made their entrance. With our home being a two storey terrace within a heritage conservation area in Surry hills we thought we couldn’t achieve the modern look we were wishing for or get the extra space we desperately needed with our site being less than three metres wide. However what we ended up receiving from Action Plans was a design that took all of our thoughts into consideration. They delivered a proposal which suited our narrow block, providing more bedrooms and storage while depicting our desired modern look and still maintaining our heritage streetscape which kept the planning authorities pleased. We have and would suggest to anyone looking to do renovation to their home to get in contact with the team at Action plans.
Action Plans Building Design undertook the preparation of the design drawings, BASIX and cost estimate for the DA application of my new house in Avalon. The scope involved the design of a 4-bedroom house with study on a very steep block to a modest budget. Action Plans Building Design developed a practical solution quickly and efficiently. The drawings produced were of high quality. Additionally, they allowed feedback and improvements as required. Their network of additional professionals required to support the application were also very capable and an asset to the project. I would happily recommend Action Plans to anyone considering a development application in the Northern Beaches.

F Stewart - Avalon

5.0
2018-10-09T14:46:44+00:00

F Stewart - Avalon

Action Plans Building Design undertook the preparation of the design drawings, BASIX and cost estimate for the DA application of my new house in Avalon. The scope involved the design of a 4-bedroom house with study on a very steep block to a modest budget. Action Plans Building Design developed a practical solution quickly and efficiently. The drawings produced were of high quality. Additionally, they allowed feedback and improvements as required. Their network of additional professionals required to support the application were also very capable and an asset to the project. I would happily recommend Action Plans to anyone considering a development application in the Northern Beaches.
Thanks for doing a great job Bill. We were impressed not just by your professional skills but the way you responded so quickly whenever we contacted you. Our house is an Art Deco house, on an unusual block and in a heritage conservation area, so it was never going to be easy building an extension. But you dealt with most of the council requirements yourself and we didn't have to call on a multitude of external consultants to provide impact reports. That saved a lot of time and money! With your help we managed to draft up plans and get them through council relatively easily. Thanks again for all your help!

T & H Saddington - Killara

5.0
2018-10-09T14:47:05+00:00

T & H Saddington - Killara

Thanks for doing a great job Bill. We were impressed not just by your professional skills but the way you responded so quickly whenever we contacted you. Our house is an Art Deco house, on an unusual block and in a heritage conservation area, so it was never going to be easy building an extension. But you dealt with most of the council requirements yourself and we didn't have to call on a multitude of external consultants to provide impact reports. That saved a lot of time and money! With your help we managed to draft up plans and get them through council relatively easily. Thanks again for all your help!

I cannot recommend Bill and the team at Action Plans highly enough. This was our first experience in developing plans and we literally knew nothing about the process coming into it. Bill took the time to carefully explain the end to end process which gave us comfort right from the get go. The fact that Bill also brings with him first hand building experience allowed him to provide realistic and invaluable advice about what would work and what may not work. Needless to say our DA plans were approved the first time round without any issues! Big thanks to Bill and the team for everything – you made us feel comfortable every step of the way!


R Dryden- Frenches Forest

2018-10-09T14:47:31+00:00

R Dryden- Frenches Forest

I cannot recommend Bill and the team at Action Plans highly enough. This was our first experience in developing plans and we literally knew nothing about the process coming into it. Bill took the time to carefully explain the end to end process which gave us comfort right from the get go. The fact that Bill also brings with him first hand building experience allowed him to provide realistic and invaluable advice about what would work and what may not work. Needless to say our DA plans were approved the first time round without any issues! Big thanks to Bill and the team for everything – you made us feel comfortable every step of the way!

I engaged the team at Action Plans Building Design back in 2015 to design an extension for me to include ground floor and granny flat underneath. The team at Actions Plans were terrific, personable, courteous, had great design ideas and offered alternatives for consideration. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone whom require building design and associated services.


K Timmins - St. Ives

5.0
2018-10-09T14:47:50+00:00

K Timmins - St. Ives

I engaged the team at Action Plans Building Design back in 2015 to design an extension for me to include ground floor and granny flat underneath. The team at Actions Plans were terrific, personable, courteous, had great design ideas and offered alternatives for consideration. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone whom require building design and associated services.

Action plans were great, I highly recommend them. Excellent to deal with and their knowledge in building is fantastic as well as great design ideas. Very professional team!


A Robbins - Collaroy Plateau

5.0
2018-10-09T14:48:33+00:00

A Robbins - Collaroy Plateau

Action plans were great, I highly recommend them. Excellent to deal with and their knowledge in building is fantastic as well as great design ideas. Very professional team!

Action Plans were fun to work with, full of good ideas, and open to our ideas too. Bill clearly knows what he's doing, as our plans made it through council first time, with no problems!


C & S Eade- Elanora Heights

5.0
2018-10-09T14:48:55+00:00

C & S Eade- Elanora Heights

Action Plans were fun to work with, full of good ideas, and open to our ideas too. Bill clearly knows what he's doing, as our plans made it through council first time, with no problems!
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