Opportunities come in different shaped packages and sometimes it's hard to envisage the potential of a block of land. Weeks & Macklin Homes relish the opportunity to develop your property to its full potential and are experienced in managing the entire process - from design, to subdivision, to demolition and construction.
Development of multiple dwellings can create a number of exciting opportunities: wealth, an investment or a home. Building regulations and design parameters are changing constantly, so it's hard to keep abreast of exactly what your land might be capable of supporting. Weeks & Macklin Homes has the creativity and experience to provide you with outstanding design concepts that will work for you, your lifestyle and your block!
How to get Started:
Good advice can simplify a large project such as a development. A simple meeting to discuss your options is the place to start. All you need is a copy of your Land Title. You can obtain this from the Lands Titles Office or we can arrange it for you.
The first step in developing a property is evaluating your land and developing a concept that not only maximises this space but ensures the design is compliant with council requirements.
A simple meeting with a building consultant to discuss your various options is arranged. If you intend to move forward with the development we employ the services of a professional designer to create plans in accordance with Council requirements.
Finally the plans for your development are drafted. Note: A small fee is payable for this service.
Meeting with Building Consultant
A meeting with one of our trained consultants to discuss the various options available for your proposed development will be arranged.
Professional design services
A professional designer is employed to draft concept plans that ensure the development maximises the available space.
Complying with council requirements
Concept plans are checked with Council planners to ensure they comply with council requirements.
Note: At this stage only verbal approval is granted.
Subdividing land is a complex and lengthy exercise comprising many applications and approvals. Below you will find the processes a typical subdivison application entails through a registered conveyancer.
Lodging the Land Division Application
A proposal plan is prepared and lodged with the Development Assessment Commission (DAC) The DAC forwards the application to the Council, SA Water and any other Government department that may have an interest in the development (ie Transport SA, Health Commission etc)
Satisfying the Conditions of Approval
Most applications are not instantly complying & in most cases are approved on their merits subject to certain conditions. A property conveyancer is engaged to ensure all conditions of approval are met. Once complete, the state agencies and council give clearance and the Development Assessment Commission issue a certificate of approval.
Lodging the final plans in the Lands Titles Office
When both the plan & associated documents are approved, the LTO will then ‘Deposit the Plan’. Once this has taken place, the land division process is finished in a legal sense. The new allotments are legally created and new titles are issued.
By taking advantage of our full development service we are able to guide you through every stage of developing a site, including the demolition of existing buildings.
As part of the demolition process we employ a professional demolition company to coordinate all approvals at an early stage. This avoids lengthy delays when the job is ready to go to site. Note: Service disconnections must be organised by the owner.
Demolition Site Approval
Prior to providing a quote, a fully licensed & insured demolition contractor will view the proposed demolition site.
The quotation will include the total demolition, removal & disposal of: House, roof, garage & all other outbuildings on the site. Concrete driveways, paths, paving, footings, all trees, shrubs & vegetation
Approvals & Disconnections
As part of the service the demolition company will arrange council approval for demolition. Disconnection of the electricity & gas services is to be organised by the owner.
Following the final design of your dwellings, which are completed early in your development, you will meet with your building consultant to discuss various items you wish to have included in your final quote.
Upon your approval of this quote the council administration process will begin. During this time you are able to commence selections in preparation for the construction of the dwellings in your development.
Council Administration Process
The Council application is prepared & lodged, with a copy of our engineer's site & drainage plan. Council approval is granted (Planning Approval, Building Rules Approval & Full Development Approval)
The selection process enables you to identify the various products and finishes you would like included in your dwellings. Pre-selected colour schemes are also available should you wish to streamline this process.
Construction of New Dwellings:
Following approvals and the completion of selections a bank pack is compiled and sent for finance approval. Following Council & finance approval, construction of your new dwellings can begin.