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AGA Consultants
15-11 Pittwater Road, MANLY, New South Wales, 2095 
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 AGA Consultants

We have been writing NATSPEC specifications since it was first published and ABIS specifications before that.

All specifications should be written "from scratch" and not cut and pasted from earlier specifications. This way NATSPEC becomes a checklist.

As a subscriber to NATSPEC, I can write specifications for other organisations without them having to subscribe. The royalty for using natspec data is covered in the total fee for the project.

Most work can be done over the internet. This is quicker and provides a service to clients in remote locations.

You can down load the NATSPEC PDF file for a list of NATSPEC sections that could be used in your project.

Most councils require a NatHERS report to accompany a Development Application.

We can give a quote on faxed A4 drawing (plans, sections and elevations). We do not need the shade diagrams for NatHers.

If the quotation is accepted we then fax or send a checklist of the construction and fittings to be used that effect energy ratings. We also need a set of scaled drawings. We keep these as mark up drawings. If the project does not achieve the 3 star rating initially, we apply strategies (in consultation with the designer) to achieve the desired rating. A specification is prepared and adhered to the final, submission, drawings which can be emailed (as A3 PDFs) or posted to the office. These drawings are stamped and signed and returned with the appropriate certificate to your office.

Commercial energy ratings are being undertaken under the auspices of the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating System (ABGR). Government bodies and Insurance companies wanting to add low energy consumption buildings to their portfolio of Ethical investments will be requiring this certification.

We prepare shadow projections from drawings provided by the client. These may be hand drawn or AutoCAD DWG or DXF format. Depending on the Local Authority requirements it may be necessary to provide a survey plan as well which should have levels bought back to AHD and a True North point. This drawing may also require levels of adjacent windows.

The shadow prepared will allow for sloping land and the vertical surfaces of adjacent buildings.

We are an area agent for Archicentre and can book in any of the following reports.

  • Pre-purchase inspection
  • Pre-purchase Potential
  • Renovator reports
  • Architects advice
  • Under Construction
  • New Home
  • Land purchase
  • Dwelling condition - Owner-builder

The principal of AGA Consultants is Anthony Gaskell. He is a registered architect in NSW and has had his own practice since 1980. The work has been moving from providing architectural services directly to one providing support services to other architects, building designers and others involved in the building process.

In addition to original architectural qualification, Anthony has a Post Graduate Diploma in Design Computing (SU). He is an accredited HMB Assessor in NSW for providing NatHERS ratings. Currently seeking Accreditation as a Commercial energy rating using AGBR (first course in October 2002)

Martin Cerny is principal associate of AGA Consultants. He is a Master of Building Construction from Prague University and a authorised AutoCAD instructor. He has a high degree of competency with NatHERS and is also seeking accreditation as a commercial energy rater.

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