Grand Designs Australia

GETTING REAL

What questions should homeowners ask themselves before beginning their grand design? There are three ingredients that go into any design.

The most important thing to understand is where north is in relation to your block. This establishes where your sun is coming from and all design discussions stem from there. Next you will need a survey of your block which will give you all the dimensions and land features that should be fully comprehended before you get the sketch pad out.

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