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Glenn Dhu graduated with an architectural drafting associate diploma in 1994.

Interior DesignGlenn has worked in the building industry since starting as an apprentice Draftsperson in 1989, with vast experience throughout the building industry having worked as a Draftsperson, Estimator and Supervisor for a number of companies.

Nest Residential Design was established 2014 in Nowra on the south coast of NSW. Since this time our focus has been on residential projects, specialising in energy efficient, environmentally sustainable design.

We prepare our work for the following local council areas:

• Shoalhaven City Council
• Kiama Municipal Council
• Eurobodalla Shire Council
• Shellharbour City Council
• Wollongong City Council
• Wingecarribee Shire Council

We are flexible in working with clients briefs, desires and requirements, and offer a service ranging from the development of a client’s ideas to make practical or a full design service.

Extensive knowledge of local government planning policies, as well as sustainable water, thermal comfort and energy targets ensures that your building project travels through the development application process without delays and costly amendments.

Years of experience allow the design stage to be realistic in terms of your nominated project budget.

We work with several local builders and can even refer you to a suitable building contractors to carry out your construction and project manage your development.


What We Do

Nest Residential Design is available for design and documentation for all residential projects producing high quality, detailed AutoCAD and Revit LT (3D) drawings for architectural plans of:

• New Homes
• Alterations & Additions to Existing Dwellings
• Dual Occupancy Developments
• Interior Design
Interior Design• Medium Density Developments
• Pergolas
• Decks

We also can produce, prepare and co-ordinate:

• BASIX Certificates
• NatHERS / ABSA Certificates
• Development Applications
• Complying Development Applications
• Construction Certificate Applications
• Bushfire Assessment Reports
• Sediment Control Plans
• Driveway long sections
• Landscape Concept Plans
• Structural Engineering details
• Geotechnical and Effluent Disposal reports
• 3D Renderings
• Interior Design and Decoration schedules


The Design Process

Please do not hesitate to contact us, for a no obligation free quote or chat about your building project's design and documentation needs. The design process depends upon the type of project and will be customised to suit your individual project.

Step 1:
After initial contact and before we start any plans we will organize a Meeting with you at the property or at our Office.

Step 2:
We will give you a fixed price fee proposal for our fees based on your individual project needs.

Step 3:
Site Meeting is arranged to discuss the proposed development and project budget in more detail and observe existing features such as building locations, views, solar orientation, site restraints etc.

Step 4:
Design Sketch Plans prepared for you to look over and give you the opportunity to make any modifications and/or discuss the concept of the design.

Step 5:
Architectural Working Drawings are then prepared including site plans, floor plans, elevations, cross sections along with all other associated documentation required for the project.

Step 6:
The project is then submitted for application and approval as either a Development Application (DA) with the local council or a Complying Development Certificate application (CDC) with one of our consulting private certifying authorities.

Step 7:
Upon approval of the DA and receipt of a Construction Certificate (CC), the development is then able to proceed into construction with your building contractor.