Queensland’s New Planning System (2017)

From 3 July 2017, Queensland will operate under new planning legislation which will replace the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. The new planning scheme provides the basis for securing the liveability, sustainability, and prosperity of our communities. The legislation aims to deliver a more transparent and efficient system that not only contributes to investment and jobs but embraces genuine community engagement. Who will benefit from the new planning System? Better for the Community New bounded code assessment with clear and unambiguous code provisions will give the industry and community [...]

By |2017-10-18T18:08:41+00:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Commercial, Concepts, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Benefits of Building Smart and Sustainable Homes

The Department of Public Works produced the initiative ‘Smart and Sustainable Homes Program’ in an effort to create more awareness for environmentally friendly homes.  The information presented in the program explains the simple application of climate-responsive design in a specific zone. For purpose of example, we will only focus on sub-tropical climate design in this post but you can read all about it here: Smart Design QLD Climate  “Homes in sub-tropical climates have hot and humid summers and cool winters, that require controlled shading and ventilation to [...]

By |2017-10-18T18:10:25+00:00April 1st, 2017|Categories: Concepts, Good Building Practice, News|Tags: , , |

AMBD Building Design Services Gold Coast Australia

Andre Melville Building Design & Drafting Services Well, this is the first Blog for Andre Melville Building Design & Drafting Services, we also like to call our self’s AMBD for short, as you can imagine saying the company name every time you answer the phone feels like it sometimes takes forever. AMBD is a small residential, commercial and industrial Building Designer & Drafting firm specializing in Building Design & Drafting services from small renovations to large commercial and multi-residential projects. Our team consists of Qualified Building Designers, Draftsman, Contract Draftsman, [...]