What first-home buyers need to know about building a new home

This is an interesting article.

What first home buyers need to know about building a new home



Domain asks Stockland development manager Hannah Madill about frequently asked questions from first-home buyers.


More often than not people want to build a new home but don’t know the first steps to take” says Madill.


Catch up with the article here.


There is also a relevant video by Hannah here.

Setting out the options when building new vs. buying an esablished home. 






Introducing Avalon Drafting's latest team member

New team member Noah


Noah, a Dubbo local who finished his schooling last year, has joined our design team. 

He joins Adam, Pietro and Jason to assist homeowners in the Central West with their dream home design or renovation.

Noah started in early February 2020 in the new offices at Suite 2/2 Blueridge Drive, DubboNSW2830.

Homebuilder - Economic response to the coronavirus




HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.

HomeBuilder will assist the residential construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations.


Fact sheet HERE



Are Tesla's new solar tiles right for Dubbo?

tesla solar dubbo drafting

A tile that is cheaper than coventional tiles AND produces solar power? Come on Tesla, are you kidding?

Apparently not according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk!

Can solar tiles work for a house, new or old in Dubbo? We seem to get plenty of sun. Tick. They are supposed to be cheaper. Tick.

Why not ask your local Builder, Draftsman or Architect?


Technical Drawing

house plan DubboTechnical drawing is also known as drafting (draughting) are plans drawn to scale which accurately communicate a design or function to a builder or manufacturer. In the case of the residential or commercial building and construction industry the drawings can also be known as architectural drawings. Many of the technical drawings or plans in Australia and of course Dubbo, are made by draftspersons. It is their job to ensure that a three dimensional construction is accurately communicated in two dimensions so builders have a precise template to follow during construction.


Traditionally, a drafter (draftsperson) sketched plans on a drawing table but since the advent of computers and specialised Computer Aided Design (CAD) software the work is now done entirely on workstations or laptops. The use of professional CAD software like AutoCAD is highly specialised and takes time and effort to master however these aids to design offer unparalleled accuracy and portability. With data being transferred over the internet at the speed of light, precise plans can be transferred from designer to drafter to builder almost instantly with no loss of precision.


CAD also offers the ability to render drawings in 3D so the completed project can be brought to life, assisting not only the designer to visualise the completed project but also the intended end user. This can greatly enhance the experience for the new home builder or commercial client without the need of a graphic designer or architectural illustrator. Drafting is one area that has massively benefited from technology and improvements are being made constantly. The team at Avalon Drafting Dubbo take full advantage of the latest developments to make sure you receive the best result possible.

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