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Learn how to read house plans and details with our property investment short courses online & in Sydney!

When you’re building or even extending a house, the smallest misunderstanding of what’s intended can have expensive consequences. This house plan & details course provides a basic level of understanding in reading and understanding house plans, details, and specifications. Understanding construction drawings or Working Drawings can be difficult for the average person. Most people can easily understand Design Drawings, but working drawings are used by the builder during construction, so they require a great deal more detail as well as a lot of construction jargon.

Understand your proposed building project better, promote better communication with your builder and all tradespeople and obtain a superior quality of build in successfully completing their project in this house plans reading course in Sydney.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this understanding house plans and details course, you should be able to:

  • Understanding the purpose of plans, details and specifications
  • Understand your proposed building project better
  • Promote better communication with your builder and all tradespeople

What will be covered in this reading house plans course?

  • Identifying key elements of the project on the plans
  • Understanding the difference between a plan, elevation and section view
  • Determining what information should be included in contractual documents.
  • Calculating sizes of rooms and heights of ceilings involving the use of a scale ruler.
  • Obtaining the relative position of the building footprint in relation to the property using appropriate scaled dimensions

Who is this course for?

This course is best suited to someone looking to undertake a new building project and wants to understand their proposed house building plan better. For those who want to promote better communication with their builder and other tradespeople.

Course materials

We provide you with

  • A starter pack which includes sample building plans in A3 size, details and specifications in A4 size.

Please bring to class

  • A 30cm scale ruler

Course venue


The class is held via Zoom. You will receive the login information on the day of your class.

Rozelle Campus

Corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church).

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