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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Superdraft is a project coordination platform that helps you coordinate your new build or renovation project, throughout the planning, design and build stages, along with matching you with the right team of professionals for your project. Our innovative and easy to use dashboard helps you to plan, track and coordinate all stages of your project easily and efficiently.

Superdraft provides a way to simplify and improve your design and build experience. Our project coordination platform helps you to easily plan, design and build your new home or renovation on time and within budget, while easily coordinating with your whole project team from one interface. No matter what stage of the project you are in, Superdraft provides service and support throughout your project. Supported by Superdraft's Project Consultants and Project Support Team, you are never on your own. We connect you with the right professionals to not only design your home, but also tender out your final plans to a builder so you can select the best value option.

You can get started easily and quickly by signing up to the Superdraft Platform, requesting a free design quote or a calling us on 1300 936 740

There are several professionals you may need to engage throughout your build or reno project. This may include a building designer, draftsperson, interior designer, specialist consultant and builder. You will also speak initially with a Superdraft Project Consultant to scope out your project requirements, and will be able to speak with Project Support Team at any stage of your project. 

If you already have your own plans drafted up and ready to go for your home design, Superdraft can assist you with finding a builder through our build tender service. We can tender out your plans to local builders, helping you to compare inclusions and prices and get the best deal. 

You can easily track your project’s progress for reassurance that your schedule is being met from within our project coordination platform. You will be able to view your project timeline and clearly understand what’s next and see the estimated time of completion. All communication between your team happens within the platform, and you can easily navigate between the timeline, chats and files. 

Absolutely!  In addition to receiving a detailed drawing package, Superdraft’s immersive 3D technology allows you to see what your home will look like, not just prior to construction but all the way through your project from concept stage through to the final design. This helps you to confidently make important design decisions and provides overall peace of mind that the house will look the way you imagined it.

To get the ultimate walkthrough experience, it is possible to view the scene using a VR headset.

Here’s a couple of short videos to show you how it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzXdtODm3LE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm9aKcWKJWg 

Travel distances may depend on the designer. If you are in a remote location we can match you to a local designer or one that is happy to travel. Alternatively, our technology makes it possible for us to work with you and manage your project remotely without having to meet in person. 

Superdraft expertly pre-screen and select our design professionals so we can match you to the best suited designer for your project based on your specific project brief and needs. However if for any reason you aren’t 100% satisfied with your design, we offer a free designer switch guarantee. 

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You will have access to thousands of expert designers, draftsman, and other industry professionals, along with having your own project consultant and a member from our support team to assist you at every stage. Superdraft carefully curates professionals so you can be sure you are only working with qualified experts, with a strong track record. 

Drafting

Drafting is the process of drawing (by hand or using CAD software) accurate technical documentation to represent the design and construction details of the home that you are planning to build. These precise drawings communicate the building’s form and function both externally and internally to the design and construction professionals involved in the project. When it’s time to build the structure from the ground up these drawings are critical and are also required for local council submissions. Superdraft can provide you with drafting services.


To learn more please visit our article What is architectural drafting and how important is it for your renovation project

Mechanical engineering drafting involves the preparation of technical design drawings such as plans via computer generated CAD software to enable the construction or manufacture of mechanical parts and equipment. This might include elevators or escalators.

Structural drafting can be done by structural draftspeople or structural engineers to create a set of technical drawings which convey the buildings overall support system as opposed to the overall design. Structural drafters will use computer aided software such as AutoCAD or Revit and BIM modelling, to detail elements such as foundations, support beams and columns etc.

Drafting is the process of creating technical drawings using CAD software to provide detailed technical specifications for a new build or renovation project. While design is the step before which involves the careful thought and consideration of the design of a buildings envelope and interior through brainstorming, sketching and creating drawings with basic technical information.  

Generally draftspeople provide drafting services only. Meaning they can draw up your plans but they don’t advise on home design. A draftsman is a good option if you need someone to draw up a new version of old house plans. Or if you have completed a design and now need working drawings to submit plans to council, or to a builder for quoting.  An architect will assist with the design, drawings and documentation required for your project and can help you with council and building approvals. They can source all of the professionals required to build your team and coordinate them throughout the project. They can also project manage the construction of your project and provide a final inspection upon completion. Architects advise on or can select all of your building materials, finishes, fixtures and fittings and can even design custom joinery and built-in furniture. They can advise on how best to allocate your budget and what products are the best value or best suited for your home.

For more information please visit our articles below.

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Your drafter would create the drawings required to be submitted for local council approvals. They may be able to do this on your behalf, however,  this is also something you can do yourself once you have the house plans.

This varies greatly on the complexity of your project, the amount of work involved, your time frame and the experience of the draftsperson. Drafting for new homes costs around $2,750 to $10,000. Simple renovations start at $4,000 and extending a house may start at around $3,400 on average.

For more information please view our article below.
What is architectural drafting and how important is it for your renovation project

Home Design​

There are a variety of ways you can start designing your new home or renovation. Superdrafts project coordination platform matches you with the ideal designer to suit your project brief and location. They will work closely with you to understand your requirements and what you want to achieve in your design. They will work on a sketch design, and can even create a 3D visualisation for you to explore your home and help you make those final decisions. 

The cost for obtaining a set of working drawings for your renovation or new home build will vary depending on if you engage a draftsperson, building designer or architect to provide them. Often designers charge a percentage of your overall project budget. An approximate figure would range from $3K - $15K. Superdraft can provide you with a free quote.

Once you have requested a quote you will also get instant access to the free planning dashboard. It’s full of helpful tools and project coordination features to help you easily track your project, manage your budget and control building expenses.

 

Certainly! Your designer will discuss your style preferences and provide home design ideas and examples to help to determine your likes and dislikes. You will also have access to our inspiration gallery which has thousands of new home designs and custom home design ideas to ignite your imagination and help you to establish what you need, want and love.


Once you have signed up to our project planning platform you will be able to save these images to a dream board which you can refer to and add to throughout your project. You will also have access to thousands of inspiration images, along with many informative design blogs and guides. To learn more please visit the ‘Figure out your style’ section under our ‘Checklists’ tab within the project app. 

Renovation

It is very difficult to say how much any one renovation is going to cost, before the project is properly scoped out. That is why we provide a free design quote service, where you can speak with a Project Consultant to explain what you require, and they can accurately quote the design. We also provide a  free upfront build cost estimate tool, that allows you to plan the construction budget, and work with your designer towards this. 

The following articles may help you discover more about certain project costs. 

There are various renovation financing options available, it is best to speak with a finance expert about your individual options. However, Superdraft can provide you a free estimate on the design and construction costs, so you can discuss this with your finance expert. 

The terms renovation and remodel appear to be interchangeable, however, they do mean slightly different things. A renovation generally refers to the restoration and repair of an existing building or interior space to bring it up to date, while a remodel can focus on making changes to the layout of the home structurally. 

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