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Residential Architects


Residential Architects, Byron Bay

Ready to build a stunning new home in the Byron Bay region? Zaher Architects are your partners in creating a beautiful, functional and sustainable dwelling that will integrate seamlessly with your lifestyle.


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At Zaher Architects, we offer a full architectural service to design residential structures. For certain projects, we are open to partial architectural services. We can also guide you through the process of choosing and working with a builder.

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The four stages of our residential architect process are as follows:
  • Stage 1 – Sketch design
    • We develop your brief; We develop the sketch design based on your brief and your Byron Bay property.
  • Stage 2 – Design development
    • Our architects develop the initial concept design. We recommend and help you select any required consultants. This includes arranging fee proposals and coordinating with these consultants. We collaborate with you to review your designs. We liaise with council and consultants We prepare drawings for submission to council (this includes normal council submission requirements for Development Application (Council fees are paid by you as the client). We clarify Development Application (DA).
  • Stage 3 – Contract documentation
    • We prepare drawings for submission to council (includes normal council submission requirements for Construction Certificate). We liaise with council. We lodge a construction certificate on your behalf. Consultant coordination. Preparation of Contract Documentation (or construction drawings). We work with you to select finishes and fittings. Collaboration continues to ensure you are happy with your residential architecture designs and the progress of your project.
  • Stage 4 – Contract administration
    • We put your job to tender, with the aim of receiving a fixed lump sum construction price. We share advice to help you select a builder. We share advice as you create a contract with your builder. We make regular site visits and the convening of relevant site meetings after building has commenced. We assess your builder’s progress Claims and issue Certificates for Payment (from the builder).

As experienced residential architects in Byron Bay, we understand that each project is unique and therefore may not require all of the stages that we offer. 

You can talk to us about sketch design, council drawings or a master plan for a future renovation. 

If you wish to build a brand new home in Byron Bay, we are happy to provide a full architectural service that will help you clarify your vision, choose the designs you love and get the best results from your builder. 

Not sure what you need? Every project is different. Contact our team of residential architects to discuss your property and we can share some ideas about the process to design and build a stunning, one-of-a-kind home. 


Interior Design

The interior of your home is just as important as how it looks from the outside. 

As well as providing residential architect services, we collaborate with our clients on the interior design of their new homes. You can work with us to decide on materials, furniture, fittings and fixtures so your home flows seamlessly from inside to out. 

We apply our extensive design knowledge to make every decision easier and help you work within your budget. 

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The benefits of using a Residential Architect in Byron Bay

Architect-designed homes usually sell for higher prices than non-architects designed homes.

Residential architects prepare construction drawings that enable clients to get competitive tenders from a selection of builders to directly compare costs.

We get to know the Byron Bay builders who deliver the best value for money as well as the best results.

Homes designed by residential architects are usually efficient, well designed, environmentally conscious and a joy to live in, not to mention a good investment. 

A well-designed home will reduce your energy usage and therefore your bills.


Why Choose Zaher?

Zaher Architects is a boutique team of residential architects in Byron Bay. We have been based here in Northern NSW for more than 15 years, which means we are familiar with local council rules and regulations as well as having excellent knowledge of the climate, the local geography and topography. 

Our team has excellent relationships with town planners and local construction companies so we can support your approval process and recommend the builders who will give you the best results.

With ecological concerns that extend beyond energy use, we aim to provide architecture that lasts and adapts well to the Australian climate. We incorporate responsible and sustainable design principles, material choices, and practices into our workflow. You can also expect to be presented with new technology that will improve cost-savings, function and comfort. 

Ready to make your dream Byron Bay home a reality? Zaher Architects will guide you through the process, deliver your project on budget and on time, save you money and heartache, and add value to your investment.

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