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Welcome to Aboda Design Group,
Building and Interior Design practice established in 2009.

Aboda Design Group was founded in 2009 by Directors Lee Foster and Scott Falconer with a passion to design and helping deliver bespoke homes, with a strong focus on client collaboration, acknowledgement of context, climate, environment and highly successful outcomes with all of our project partners.

Designing and overseeing the construction of a home can be a lengthy and emotive process for our clients and we strongly believe in a consultative relationship focused on an ability to listen, explain and test ideas. This results in work that reflects the goals of our clients and is supported by expertise in refining the brief to deliver a cohesive and elegant design outcome.

Aboda Design Group Coolum Beach

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Aboda Design Process

Overview of the design process and generic timeline with Aboda Design Group.

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Pre Engagement
  • Request of broad brief/ project scope and inclusions
  • Site meeting and introduction
  • Design Proposal prepared for review and acceptance
  • Formal engagement of ADG
Sketch Design (SD)
The first steps
  • Brief taken, understood and confirmed
  • Required surveys obtained
  • Site assessed and planning envelope confirmed
  • Existing building works surveyed (eg renovation)
  • First design presented for comment, including full design documents, fly through animation, photo-renders, interactive BIMx 3D model
  • Collaboration and iterative design between Designer and Client (in person or remotely via virtual meetings)
  • Soil testing/ geotechnical engineering fieldwork completed
  • Additional Consultants sought, scope confirmed, proposals received and engaged (Engineering, Town Planning, Private Certifier etc)
  • Design resolution, Consultant input and Council lodgement for Development Approval (DA) and Operational Works (OPW) (where required)
  • Structural Engineering preparation of preliminary structural engineering (for estimating)
  • Quantity Surveyor preparation of preliminary Estimate of Probable Cost
  • Review, negotiation and scheme adjusted in collaboration with Town Planner for Council Approval
  • Obtain Council Approval, celebrate
Working Documentation (WD)
The next steps
  • Review Council Planning approval
  • Design development commences
  • Building Design scope finalised and documented
  • Engineering design and documentation completed (geotechnical, structural, hydraulic etc)
  • Interior Design scope finalised and documented
  • Specialist details/ custom elements designed and detailed
  • Coordination of Consultants (Engineering etc)
  • Preliminary selections completed for Pricing (eg materials, flooring, tiles, cabinetry finishes, plumbing fittings)
  • Preliminary Private Certifier review for Building Approval
  • Completed documentation set for pricing and construction, celebrate
Tender/ Pricing (T/P)
The penultimate step
  • Selection of prospective Builders
  • Issue formal fixed timeframe Tender for pricing
  • Respond to Builder/ Trade pricing queries
  • Receive Tenders and negotiate Contract and Conditions
  • Manage client inclusions provided outside of Contract (where engaged)
  • Appoint Builder, exchange Contract
  • Lodge for Building Approval with Certifier, obtain BA.
  • Site preparation including clearing and existing building works demolition (as required)
  • Commence construction, celebrate!
Construction Design Management (DM)
The final step
  • Assistance with final selections, review of third party design documents (shop drawings etc)
  • Assistance with procurement of client supplied materials, furniture, fittings and equipment (where engaged) via ADG Trade Accounts
  • Monthly site visitation and client representation
  • Daily remote assistance to site for Builder/ Trade/ Supplier/ Consultant build queries
  • Monthly review of Builder claims, quality and schedule/ timeframe
  • Assistance with landscaping implementation (where engaged) with Landscaper
  • Practical Completion and Defects Inspections
  • Handover, celebrate
  • End of defects liability period - review building works, assist Builder to rectify defects.

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From concept design, Development Approval to detail design and construction, we are with you for the entire journey. 
New build or renovation, give us a call and to see if we can assist you on your one of a kind project.

ADG is proud to partner with the best Builders, Engineers and Town Planners on the Sunshine Coast creating elite properties Australia wide.