Planning & Permits


Undertaking a renovation is a big job in and of itself – let alone obtaining the proper permits to have the renovation approved beforehand. Meeting with building managers, surveyors and engineers to get the necessary planning and building permits required before you start renovating is an extra hassle and stress that many of our clients don’t want to take on themselves. That’s why at M.J.Harris Design we’re pleased to offer a Planning & Permits service for any Design & Build projects we take on.

After a design proposal for your renovation has been drawn up by one of our talented Melbourne interior designers and approved by you, there may be a few bureaucratic hoops to jump through before we can go ahead and begin your renovation. We work with any Council and our preferred draftsman, surveyor and engineer to obtain all necessary permits and inspections, taking all the stress and hassle away from you.

If any engineering work is required, we can refer or organize the necessary inspections and documents with our preferred engineer to get your plans approved and your renovation underway. We are also happy to manage building surveyor inspections and provide final certificate of occupancy if needed.

We can liaise with council and a building surveyor’s on your behalf, so you don’t have to lift a finger. And as soon as the renovation has been approved, our team of tradespeople at the MJ Harris Group can get to work on the construction phase.

Through our sister companies at MJ Harris Painting, MJ Harris Carpentry, MJ Harris PlumbingMJ Harris Electrical and M.J.Harris Landscaping we are well equipped to take on almost any renovation project ourselves. If any outside work is required, for example a swimming pool or steam sauna, we are happy to provide a referral or engage our recommended supplier and act as a go-between. As part of our design proposal and Concept Package, we will also supply any 2D or 3D drawings ready for any tradesperson to work from.

At MJ Harris Design, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive design and building services, from initial planning to final unveiling we are the company to take your ideas from Concept stage right through to completion. Our philosophy is, the less work our client’s have to take on themselves, the better!

Contact us for a consultation today. Or read more about our other design services including interior design, colour consulting, concept packages, lighting design and interior decoration.

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