Action Plans Building Design
We’re Building Designers that service and specialise in the Northern Beaches, North Shore & Manly – with 20 years of experience, we deliver considered, thoughtful designs tailored to your needs with your dream home in mind. We are members of the Housing Industry Association (HIA), which means we always strive to align our goals with the association at all points of the design journey – resulting in the best outcome for our clients, at the lowest cost possible.
As industry leaders, we are consistently up-to-date with any changes that may occur to help complete your Development Application within your local Council. We guarantee your application with Action Plans will meet council criteria and gain approval without any hassle.
Our Design Process
Consultation & Concept Brief
At the beginning of your design project, we will meet you on site to learn about your building design goals and needs. We will provide you with guidance on pathways and checkpoints for your projects approval, and discuss realistic possibilities that will work within your budget.
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 you are as involved in the design process as you would like to be. We offer an honest and transparent service, including you at every point of the building design journey.
Documentation & Lodgement
Once we have arrived at a design you’re absolutely happy with, Action Plans will completely document your design, creating a set of plans for lodgement to begin the council approval process. Action Plans understand local councils and The Building Codes of Australia better than anyone in the Sydney industry. We are constantly keeping up with industry changes and we work closely with you to ensure your design requirements are met. Action plans have a 99% council approval rate – so you can be sure you’re in good hands for a beautifully designed and well-executed home.
Are you ready to get started on your project? Great, so are we!
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 exciting to get a visual of 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
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
S Hill - Collaroy Plateau
M & R Henley - Wheeler Heights
P & M Skjellerup - Frenchs Forest
A & S Homan - Surry Hills
F Stewart - Avalon
T & H Saddington - Killara
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 - Frenchs Forest
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
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
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