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6 steps to commercial building success

To help clients navigate their commercial building project, Shadforth Lythgo has broken the process into six steps. This facilities easy tracking of progress and overall project management. By taking a birds-eye view of the entire process, clients are more easily able to understand where there are at in the project’s journey and what still needs to be done. Step 1 – Project Initiation This step takes place once the site has been identified. The client and builder will meet onsite to work through the design parameters of the project and proceed with a  cost analysis. The responsibilities of the builder will usually be decided on at this stage. Latest commercial build at Aura. Image by Cade Mooney. Step 2 – Project Development At this stage, the development process is established including what actions are required to advance the project. If this process requires both a Development Application and a [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Commercial Construction|

6 steps to commercial building success

To help our clients navigate their commercial building project, Shadforth Lythgo has broken the process down into six steps. This facilities easy tracking of progress as well as overall project management. By taking a birds-eye view of the entire process, clients are more easily able to understand where there are at at any given time and what still needs to be done.  From the air. Image: Cade Mooney. Step 1 – Project Initiation This step takes place once the site has been identified. We will meet the client onsite to work through the design parameters of the project and proceed with a  cost analysis. Our responsibilities as the builder (the scope of our brief) will usually be decided on at this stage. Tony Shadforth & Dean Lythgo. Step 2 – Project Development At this stage, the development process is finalised including what actions are required to [...]

The Commercial Building Process Explained

As the Sunshine Coast becomes a vibrant business and industry hub we are being contracted to build more and more commercial premises. These vary from industrial sheds to retail spaces and even large-scale multi-purpose buildings. Whatever commercial project you are considering, there are some important early steps in your planning process. Image: Cade Mooney. It starts with a plan …. We work with you to start the process of designing the perfect commercial building for your requirements. We will help you to explore and articulate your requirements and establish the best way to meet them. This can be done under a preliminary agreement, which means there will be absolutely no obligation for you to go any further with the building process if you don’t want to. Image: Cade Mooney, What about the cost? Affordability is key to a project going ahead, which is why we undertake [...]

Mixed-Use Wins Appeal

Mixed-use development is a new way of planning built environments. It blends residential, commercial and cultural into one precinct, making communities a more physically and functionally integrated space. Multi-use communities bring people to live where they work, taking long travel times off the table and adding positives like more time each day to enjoy with friends and family. The development at Aura is a classic example of this, a purpose-built community designed to serve all the needs of the people who live there. Image: Cade Mooney. Mixed-use can also apply to single buildings and indeed many of the commercial projects we undertake are now being built for multiple purposes - warehouse, offices, storage, and dwelling spaces exist together in one building. Image: Cade Mooney. Mixed-use buildings have may benefits. They are more efficient than single-use buildings in that they are less land consumptive. Sharing the maintenance [...]

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Design Trends|Tags: , , , |

When changing plans is a good thing

Changing plans mid-job is often expensive and time-consuming; changes at this time will usually blow both the budget and the schedule. Sometimes a client believes that it is worth it and so the changes are made, but if possible  it's best to stay the course once building has started. Image: Cade Mooney That’s why we never rush the planning stage of any project. It is during planning that we work with the client to nut out exactly what they are hoping to achieve with their build - aesthetically and practically. Function and form go hand and in hand and we focus on both to ensure that the build will definitely meet, and hopefully exceed, the expectations that the client has. Bring on the bubbles. Image by Cade Mooney. At this stage, change is a good thing. Often the client has a plethora of fabulous ideas and [...]

By |July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Building Design Tips|

Custom built for lifestyle

After 20 plus years building residential, we have come to believe that homes are all about lifestyle, enjoying cosy times with family and friends, enjoying the day-to-day … about a space designed and built with your needs and wants top-of-mind. And that’s exactly what we deliver. This renovation really opened up the home in a whole new way. We work very closely with our clients to make sure all their needs (and wants) are met. There is no other way to achieve this than open and forthright communication at every turn. Client’s needs vary widely but some of the most common (and important) must-haves they require are – Capturing the view (if there is one). Building a home that absolutely takes in the view is incredibly important for lifestyle enjoyment and for resale value. Planning and design must be based around the view in order to create the [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Liveable Homes|