Pre Building Check

Council and building approvals vary in different countries, regions and states. It is the responsibility of the buyer on MyPropHub to ensure all due diligence, site and council checks are completed prior to purchase.

This page provides a range of information to consider when building a new property and purchasing a design on MyPropHub.

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Important

No refunds. MyPropHub does not offer refunds to customers who choose an incorrect design or cannot gain council approval. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure all council, site, due diligence, and other relevant checks are completed prior to purchase.

If the quality of documentation is not to industry standards or incorrect, the designer will be required to rectify any mistakes at their own expense.

FAQs

Q. Can I modify a design?

Yes, all designs on MyPropHub can be modified to suit your requirements for an agreed upfront price.

Simply choose your design and follow the modify design steps to generate a brief for your designer, who will then confirm an agreed price prior to commencing work, based on the number of hours it will take to complete the modifications.

Q. What is included when I buy a design?

The preliminary minimum working drawing sheets include:

  • Floor plan
  • 4 x External elevations
  • Roof plan
  • 2 sections 
  • Door and window schedule

View example sets of drawings

Additional sheets of documentation can be requested for additional fees including: 

  • Site plan (Survey to be provided by the buyer in pdf and dwg format, additional fees apply)
  • Cad files of site, floor, and roof plans. For engineering purposes only
  • Electrical and lighting plans 
  • Mirror design
  • Shadow and sun diagrams 
  • Additional building sections 
  • Slab layout plan 
  • 1:50 kitchen and bathroom plans & elevation drawings
  • Reflected ceiling plans
  • Wet area details

Q. What is a design Modification?

Examples of design modifications include:

Minor design changes (0-2 hours)

  • Move doors or windows
  • Changing door or window sizes
  • Moving items within a room such as swapping a toilet and shower location within a bathroom or swapping a sink and cooktop location in a kitchen
  • Changing room names
  • Change wall, floor or roof finishes

Moderate Design Changes (2-5 hours)

  • Adjust room sizes
  • Moderate changes to overall building size. Less than 20% overall width, length or size increase/decrease
  • Ceiling height change
  • Roof pitch change
  • Roof style change
  • Move 1 room location
  • Add extra room
  • Change floor and wall structure and size

    
Major Design Changes (5-10 hours)  

  • Mirror design
  • Façade style change
  • Adding more than 1 room 
  • Move 2 or more room locations
  • Converting design from flat block of land to sloping block of land compatible

Extensive design changes (10 + hours)

  • Adding an additional level to the building
  • Re-design of internal layout
  • Extensive change to overall building size. 50% overall size increase/decrease

Q. Are designs on MyPropHub council approved?

No. Designs listed on MyPropHub are not council or construction approved.

Prior to the buyer submitting any council or building applications using designs purchased on MyPropHub, the buyer will be required to provide a site survey for the designer on MyPropHub to produce a site plan for the project.

A site survey can be obtained from a licensed Surveyor. Add a site plan to any design purchase in the check out process and upload a site survey on MyPropHub, and the designer will produce a site plan for your project.

MyPropHub can connect you with qualified Surveyors, Builders and Structural Engineers, simply select the option when purchasing a design.

Please refer to the pre-build check which provides information, tools and resources to assist you to use designs purchased on MyPropHub for your construction project.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

Check that the design you have chosen on MyPropHub, has been completed by an Architect, Building Designer or Draftsperson licensed to produce drawings in your country or state. This information is listed on every individual design listing on MyPropHub.

A qualified Architect, Building Designer or Draftsperson is only licensed within certain countries or states and can only produce approval drawings within this area.

If the designer you have chosen is not licensed in your local area, all you need to do is contact a local licensed Architect, Building Designer or Draftsperson and have them sign off on your plans once purchased (additional fees may apply).

We recommend you speak to your local government, regulatory authority and builder regarding your site constraints.

No refunds are provided for incorrect choice and MyPropHub takes no liability or guarantee for building approval for any design sold, due diligence is the buyers responsibility and liability to ensure designs comply with local council and regularity requirements prior to purchasing.

Please contact MyPropHub if you have any questions.

Q. How long does it take to receive my drawings following purchase?

Preliminary drawings can be downloaded within hours of purchase if no modifications are required and the site survey has been provided to the designer. 

If modifications are required, once quote is accepted and paid all drawings will be sent within 7 business days

Final working drawings with site information will be completed within 2 business days following payment and your site survey provided in pdf and/or dwg format. 

Delivery timelines for design modifications and other drawing sets are negotiated during the quoting process, a guide is below:

-    Minor Design changes = 2 business days
-    Moderate Design changes = 4 business days
-    Major Design changes = 7 business days
 

Q. Who owns the copyright to the designs?

The Designer owns the copyright & Intellectual Property for their design.

Buyers will only be purchasing the rights to the design for a single building use. Buyers will be subject to international copyright laws if they copy, modify, or use a design without written permission from the designer.

Q. Are refunds available if I change my mind after purchasing a design?

No. MyPropHub does not offer refunds to customers who choose an incorrect design or cannot gain council approval. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure all council, site, due diligence, and other relevant checks are completed prior to purchase.

If the quality of documentation is not to industry standards or is incorrect, the designer will be required to rectify any mistakes at their own expense.

Please contact MyPropHub if you have any questions.