FAQ - frequently asked questions

Cost of a quote
Q: If I make an enquiry, will it cost me anything?
A: No. Generally, there is no charge for quotes and if your job is in the Sydney
metropolitan area, I am happy to meet you on site.

Rates
Q: How much do you cost?
A: It depends on the size and duration of the job.
For jobs taking less than a day, the hourly rate is $130.00/hour.
For larger projects, I charge as a percentage of the construction cost.
The following is an indication of fees:
0.5% for concept + 1.5% for DA preparation + 3.0% for construction drawings.

Size of project
Q: What is the largest project you can you handle?
A: I manage projects up to $40 million in construction value.
An example is the five star, 180 room, Carlyle Hotel in Mackay QLD.

Q: What is the smallest project you will look at?
A: I manage projects starting from $50,000.00. An example is the series of
changes to reception, courtyard, library and basement at NIDA, each section of
work being small.

Type of project
Q: Do you also design houses?
A: Yes, I am happy to look at any residential project.

Non-commercial enquiries
Q: I do not have a project but am interested in architecture. Can I contact you?
A: Happy to have a chat. Exchanging ideas and opinions is valuable and fun. I have
been a tutor at the University of Sydney, and a guest lecturer at TAFE.