Rear 37 Macedon Road

Lower Templestowe

VIC 3107


Tel: 03 9850 3212

Fax: 03 9850 1633


Our Company

company history

A1 Drafting is a division of BSC Consulting Engineers.

BSC was established in 1971 as a general civil and structural engineering consultancy practice under the direction of founder Harry Carlin-Smith. Our architectural division was first formed in 1973, and became known as A1 Drafting in 1989.

Over the past 40 years, A1 Drafting and BSC have completed thousands of commissions, covering a broad spectrum of architectural and engineering projects.

At A1 Drafting we are extremely proud of our engineering heritage and of how it informs and enhances every project we undertake.

our customer service philosophy

  • To provide tailored designs to meet your personal requirements.
  • To thoroughly understand and respond efficiently to your needs.
  • To conduct ourselves with professionalism and integrity at all times.
  • To simplify the process for you.
  • To provide superior quality and value.

quality assurance

A1 Drafting is quality assured by an independent third party to guarantee that you always receive the best possible service.

Our company's systems and procedures are regularly assessed by the accredited certification body SAI Global (formally Standards Australia). This ensures that we constantly review all aspects of our company's performance and our customer's satisfaction.

Our commitment to excellence in customer service has earned us the prestigious title of Quality Endorsed Company.

At A1 Drafting we believe the greatest measure of success is our customer’s recommendation. We are extremely proud of the high proportion of commissions we obtain by referral and return custom.

professional associations

All of A1 Drafting’s design staff are qualified professional building designers and the Drafting Manager is a member of the Building Designers Association of Victoria. Our team includes Victorian Building Commission Registered Building Practitioners and qualified Thermal Performance Assessors accredited by the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

BSC’s Managing Director Harry Carlin-Smith, is a Registered Building Practitioner, Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, member of the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers, member of the Australian Institute of Steel Construction, charter member of the Structural Engineering Institute and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

10 reasons why A1 are No.1 in building design

  1. We design from your perspective and desired living requirements and ensure that we completely understand all your needs prior to commencing.
  2. Our designs are stylish, innovative and energy efficient, yet simple enough to reduce costs without sacrificing quality, look and comfort.
  3. Our designs balance imagination with the realities of construction to minimise construction complexity and cost.
  4. We are quality assured by an independent third party and have systems and procedures to ensure the quality of the service is guaranteed.
  5. We integrate structural engineering into the design process to ensure that the design is feasible, saving you time and money down the track.
  6. We conduct a thorough site analysis and conduct sufficient checks and balances of all dimensions and aspects of the job to minimise the error potential.
  7. We organise consultants for you such as land surveyors, soil consultants and landscaping consultants.
  8. Our staff has a thorough understanding of Rescode and Council Guidelines and incorporate this knowledge into your design making town planning permits easier to obtain.
  9. We negotiate with Council on your behalf, preparing all planning documentation and attending meetings.
  10. Our staff are accredited Thermal Performance Assessors who provide you with qualified advice on achieving the most sustainable and environmentally friendly outcome for your project.

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