DA Model Making Services


our da models:

Make Models regularly works with many councils around Australia to deliver detailed and accurate representations of architectural designs, often required as part of the submission process for development application approval. Our accurate workflow, reliable turn around times and high quality craftsmanship, make us industry leaders in DA model physical submissions.

Councils we regularly work with include but aren’t limited to Woollahra, Waverly, Hunters Hill, Northern Beaches Council, Rockdale, Randwick, Liechardt and many more.

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our pricing structure:

Take a look at the packages we offer below for a guide on how our pricing structure might suit your project’s needs. For more information about optimizing costs, and general queries about DA models, please check out our blog on this topic to have all your questions answered.

For queries about City of Sydney Council model submissions, please see our resource page here

our lead times:

Genearally our DA models take 2-3 weeks to turn over from handover of final files and deposit to commence work until completion. We can accommodate models within a shorter time frame, however this often comes at a greater expense!

 

BASIC package

Ranging From $1900.00 - $2900.00 + GST

Includes:

  • Suitable For Models within A4 Size At Model Scale (210mm x 300mm)

  • Suitable For 1:200 or 1:500 Scale building only models.

  • Suitable For Models with a Site Drop Of Less Than 30mm At Model Scale

  • White 3D Printed Context Buildings

  • White 3D Printed Proposal

  • Raw Timber Site

  • North Point

Doesn’t include:

  • Delivery

  • Fencing or clear balustrade options

  • Delivery

  • Plaque

STANDARD PACKAGE

Ranging From $2900.00 - $3500.00 + GST

Includes:

  • Suitable For Models within A3 Size At Model Scale (290mm x 400mm)

  • Suitable For 1:200 or 1:500 Scale

  • Suitable For Models with a Site Drop Of Less Than 30mm At Model Scale

  • White 3D Printed Context Buildings

  • White 3D Printed Proposal

  • Inclusion of Lasercut and Handmade elements to Proposed Building

  • White Acrylic Fencing

  • Raw Timber Site or Painted White

  • Inclusion of 8 Metal Etched Trees on Site

  • Shrubs as Per Landscape Architects Plan

  • North Point

  • Plaque

  • Acrylic Display Lid

  • Timber Edging Frame

  • Delivery to Sydney CBD

PREMIUM PACKAGE

Ranging From $3500.00 - $4500.00 + GST

Includes:

  • Suitable For Large Models Greater Than A3 Size

  • Suitable For 1:200 or 1:500 Scale

  • Suitable For Models with a Site Drop Greater than 40mm

  • White 3D Printed Context Buildings To Encompass a Large Size Area

  • White 3D Printed Proposal

  • Inclusion of Lasercut and Handmade elements to Proposed Building

  • White Acrylic Fencing

  • Raw Timber Site or Painted White or Plastic Where Applicable

  • Inclusion of Up To 10 Metal Etched Trees

  • Shrubs as Per Landscape Architects Plan

  • Inclusion of Context Trees Where Required

  • Water Elements Represented with Acrylics

  • North Point

  • Plaque

  • Acrylic Display Lid

  • Timber Edging Frame

  • Delivery to Sydney CBD

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FAQ

Q. What do you need to quote a DA model?

1) Its best to provide an accurate 3D model or if this isn’t available, a drawing set.

2) A landscape plan indicating what foliage and shurbs you require.

3) Your preferred style of model eg; timber base, white base, natural trees, metal etched trees or preferred package.

Q. Can you quote off incomplete information?

1) We can supply you with an estimate that will be subject to review when we receive the final files off you.

Q. What if we don’t have an accurate 3D model?

1) Not a problem, we are skilled 3D modellers and also trained architects that can generate your model off a drawing set.

Q. We haven’t finalised our design yet, can you start on the model?

1) We can start on the context components of the model prior to the final design being sent through, however this doesn’t speed up the process. The proposed building is the most time consuming part of the process.

Q. what are your turn around times?

1) Each package has different file prep and productions times. Generally each model takes 2-3 weeks, however larger models or models that require more detail can take 3-4 weeks.

Q. Can we get our DA model faster than your average 2-3 week turn around time?

1) Yes there are options for express services. These result in increased fees for file prep and production.

Q. What is the process from start to end?

1) We receive 2D or 3D files + landscape information.

2) We remodel the site for CNC milling, the context buildings for 3D printing and the proposed for 3D printing.

3) We send you digital images for sign off on the model design and representation.

4) After the approval process is complete, we commence fabrication.

5) We send process images when the model is 75% complete and then final images for approval prior to dispatching the model.

Q. What happens if the design undergoes changes?

1) If we haven’t commenced fabrication (3D printing and CNC milling) then we can make changes to the design. This would fall under our regular amendment charges of $120.00 + GST an hour.

2) If we have been given approval to commenced fabrication, then physical components may also need to be made which will result in material costs.