Avoid costly errors for your Melbourne project with our accurate shop drawings.

How can we assist with your shop drawing requirements?

When you need accurate shop drawings for your Melbourne project, contact the experts at Drafting Solutions. We make your project’s design and construction process as seamless as possible. These drawings give a precise picture of the construction process for the surveyors, engineers, builders, trades and others involved. We liaise with all parties involved in the project to obtain the latest relevant information to guarantee a high-quality drawing is complete. This process includes a site visit that allows us to make a comparison between the written information and the practical environment. It helps all roles to work efficiently and save time and money.

What are shop drawings?

These drawings are tailored to fit each client and trade to help all roles work efficiently to deliver your Melbourne project on time. Shop drawings are done upon completion of the modelling process and contain vital information that you can submit to clients and engineers for their review and approval before any installations of services. It is an essential aspect of your project as they contain critical information for installations, which includes sizes, dimensions and setouts.

When should shop drawings be ready?

These drawings need to be completed prior to construction commencing. It should be the first step of your project as it helps the building design, various installed components and their details to be clearly seen by those working on the project. These drawings help create a streamlined plan to avoid costly mistakes and can be referred back to when needed by project managers, contractors, designers and manufacturers.

What is the difference between shop drawings and construction drawings?

Construction drawings are also done before construction commences but differ as they include building design and various revisions. In contrast, shop drawings show how the project was originally designed internally with components of MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing). Therefore, these drawings are a step-by-step manual of the initial building construction process. They allow contractors to determine the materials required for the MEP components, the dimensions of the installations and timelines.

What is the difference between ‘as built’ drawings and shop drawings?

As built, drawings are created at the end of your Melbourne project. They reflect the actual structure rather than the initial way it was planned, as final structures may differ from how it was initially planned.

Once the building is completed, the as built drawings serve as shop drawings as they contain detailed information about the entire structure. These drawings are crucial for the final certification of the project and are also necessary for any repair or renovation work on or around the building.

Reduce the risk!

You can avoid significant errors in your Melbourne project with our high-quality shop drawings. These drawings provide critical information that, if left without, may cause incorrect manufacturing, neglected processes and overlooked plans and building elements.

Keep your project on track with Drafting Solutions. Our nationwide experience ensures precision for projects in Melbourne, Sydney and beyond.

For more information on shop drawings, visit our frequently asked questions page.

Our Melbourne team working on a shop drawing
Shop drawing completed by our experts for a Melbourne project