pitrone design | sustainable building design & drafting | melbourne extensions renovations new homes

working with us

we work with you to create a sustainable home or extension that suits your lifestyle and budget. our design process


we work with you to create a sustainable home or extension that suits your lifestyle and budget.


our process



1. Call

Call to discuss your project and book in a time to meet at your home or site.

2. Meet

This 45-minute, no obligation free consultation is where we discuss all the important details, including your goals, budget and site details.

3. Quote

Following our meeting, we prepare a detailed quote, including consultant and permit fees.

4. Let’s get started

Once you decide to proceed, we meet again to develop your brief. We collect all the important site information and arrange for the appropriate consultants.                                                                                                                                                      

5. Sketch design

We start your concept drawings. We explore alternatives in design and construction, and establish the general arrangement of spaces, character, and over all appearance of the design. We provide our opinion of probable cost of construction.

6. Design presentation

We present your concept drawings to start the conversation. Your feedback and collaboration is essential to getting the design right before the build.

7. Design development  

We finalise the drawings based on your feedback and include all the finishing details. We monitor your construction cost estimate to ensure it’s still on track.

8. Approvals  

If your project requires planning approval, we prepare your drawings, reports and application forms and manage the process for you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

9. Construction documents

We prepare and arrange your construction documents to get your building permit.

10. Find a builder

We can recommend builders to suit your project. We also suggest our clients obtain three quotes before deciding. We can also work with owner builders.

11. Let’s stay in touch

We always like to stay in touch during the construction process because we are just as excited as you are to see the progress. We like to work with your builder, where required, to ensure the design intent is delivered.