Part 13 – Design and Construction
Design & Construct, is a popular option as the contract price is fixed and the builder takes on some of the risk of any price increase.
Part 12 – Time to Build
This article is about the final stage of a project - construction, this where the bulk of the budget is spent and dramatic changes occur.
Part 11 – Project Stages
You have secured your property, council approval seems just a formality and the bank is about to deliver big money to your door. What happens next?
Part 10 – Council Approvals
Councils have a notorious reputation and it is only natural to want to ignore them. We are often asked, “Why do I need council approval?"
Part 9 – Commercial Risk
This series is all about understanding how to understand the risks in opening a new practice or expanding an existing one.
Part 7 – Budget Your Rent
Having established what a building may cost, the next step is to establish what the practice can afford to pay in rent.
Part 5 – Put on your developer’s hat
The commercial property market follows a cycle different to the residential property market. It is more of a 12-year cycle and is dominated by the CBD in each city.
Part 2 – Talking The Talk
Understanding the terms, processes and industry norms will enable you to get the best out of any architect, draftsman, designer and builder who you choose you engage.
Part 1 – Why Do It?
A dream many practitioners have is to practice in premises they own. And owning your own practice allows you to control your image.