Parklands – Award-Winning Commonwealth Games 2018 Infrastructure

The Gold Coast’s biggest urban renewal project, which will be used as accommodation for athletes during the 2018 Commonwealth Games, has won the top award at the 2017 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards. Urban Design Award 2017 The Awards recognise the best of Gold Coast’s built environment and have become the city's most prestigious platform to celebrate design, liveability and sustainability. Parklands is a master planned, designed and delivered site by Archipelago, Arkhefield, ARM Architecture and LAT27 for the developer, Grocon. It’s a perfect example of a [...]

Building versus Renovating?

Whether you are thinking of renovating an existing house or building a brand new home it is important to do some research before you decide. You may find that your original ideas change once you have done your homework. For example, if you want to build a house but there are budget constraints, is renovating your existing house an option?  Or maybe building a ready-made project home is the answer if you’re time-poor. The following may provide some guidance and could help you decide: Estimate Costs Renovating [...]

By |2017-10-18T18:11:31+00:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Design, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Finding the Right Building Designer for Your Project

Thinking about building or renovating and looking for the right building designer to complete your drawings and guide you through the design and construction process? Then consider the following points to help you make the right decision. Firstly, make sure that you select a building designer who is licensed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (www.qbcc.qld.gov.au). Next, you should ensure that the building designer can demonstrate a certain level of experience and success in projects similar to yours. In some cases, choosing a building designer who [...]

By |2017-10-18T18:18:22+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Design, Opinion, Uncategorized|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, [...]