Member Benefits Program

The Design Matters Member Benefits Program provides members access to a range of business and lifestyle benefits designed to help to support members at work and at home by saving time, money and resources.

Benefits include discounts and exclusive offers from a range of service partners. New partners are added on an ongoing basis, For the latest partners and special conditions, visit the Members Only Area on the Design Matters website at designmatters.org.au

Industry and Business Tools

Green Tag Certification

20% discount on Green Tag certification via EcoSpecifier. For details, please visit the Members Only Area of the Design Matters website.

Advanced Tools

Complimentary access to the advanced tools contained at www.efficientglazing.net established by the Australian Windows Association. For details, please visit the Members Only Area of the Design Matters website.

Specification Template Packages

15% discount on SpecPack specification bases. For further information, visit www.specpack.com.au or call 03 9544 6545

Engagement Agreement Template

This Agreement is available exclusively to Design Matters Full Members electronically and once purchased can be used multiple times. This Agreement may minimise your litigation risk and formalises your relationship with your clients. Future updates will be at an extra cost. All Full Members will be advised when there is an update. To purchase simply log into the Members Only Area of the Design Matters website, then click the Webshop.

Members that are clients of Webber Insurance Services receive the Building Designers Engagement Agreement at no additional cost, directly through Webber Insurance.

Office Supplies

Design Matter Members can register for an Officeworks 30 Day Business Account and receive FREE delivery on all orders plus wholesale prices. For details, please visit the Members Only Area of the Design Matters website.

Software and IT needs

SellCAD is pleased to offer a wide range of products and services for Design Matters members at special member rates. Due to the sheer volume of products that are available to you, there are only a few popular products and services featured on the first page. They have everything you may need!

If you can’t see what you need, call SellCAD on 03 9886 7322 or email orders@sellcad.com.au for your requirements.

To access special pricing on your design and office software and technology needs visit:

Design Matters members can pay by EFT or Master or VISA card. Merchant fee offset is waived for Design Matters members.

Got a VicSmart Planning Application and want a 10 day turn around*?

VicSmart is the streamlined assessment process for straight forward planning applications in Victoria. Complete applications can get permits in 10 days*.

Prepare your applications online via The Complete VicSmart Guide.

10 FREE Spanman designs

The easiest way to design in structural timber and steel.

  • Suitable for houses, apartments, schools, offices and many other building types
  • No need to download any software, use Spanman in your web browser
  • Enter dimensions, select your material, obtain designs in hundreds of sections
  • Uses state-of-the-art engineering analysis and provides detailed calculations any engineer can check
  • Includes all Australian wind categories
  • Meets Australian and New Zealand building codes
  • Developed by Structural Engineers with over 25 years’ experience

Visit: www.spanman.net to trial Spanman for FREE.

10% discount on Comprehensive Report

Take the guesswork out of builder selection. If you want to know if a builder has been in the courts, has credit issues or has been disappointing consumers this is how you find out.

The Comprehensive Report aggregates vast amounts of building industry, mercantile agency, company and consumer experiences to provide an overall risk rating to your project.

Protect yourself, protect you clients. Visit: www.builderchecks.com.au

BCA & Standards (Online) Subscription

Special member rates effective 29 September 2019:

Period                                                       Price (excl GST)
29/09/20019 – 28/09/2020              $670.00
29/09/2020 – 28/09/2021                $770.00
29/09/2021 – 28/09/2022                $870.00

Normally retails for $2,794.00 plus GST!

For details, please visit the Members Only Area of the Design Matters website.

Business Advice

Tailored Insurance Solutions

Webber Insurance Services offers Design Matters members access to a unique, tailored insurance solution for your requirements.

To receive a quote email bdav@webberinsurance.com.au or call 1300 668 553.

Members that are clients of Webber Insurance Services also receive the Design Matters Engagement Agreement at no additional cost, directly through Webber.

Visit: www.webberinsurance.com.au/designmatters

Accounting Services

A complimentary one hour consultation for new clients on accounting, superannuation, taxation, business management, financial services, bookkeeping and anything else related.

AS Partners Business Advisors App is now available for FREE

This powerful new free Finance & Tax App has been developed by the team at AS Partners Business Advisors to give you key financial and tax information, tools, features and news at your fingertips. Download at the AppStore and Google Play

Ph: (03) 8199 3000
Email: info@aspartners.com.au
Web: www.aspartners.com.au

Town Planning Services

Clause:1 is a specialised town planning consultancy dedicated to assisting property developers, architects, building designers, business applicants and other regular users navigate the increasing complexity of Victoria’s State and Local Planning Controls.

Clause:1 offers Design Matters Members brief, complimentary consultations on planning issues.

Ph: (03) 9370 9599
Web: www.clause1.com.au

Legal Advice

Design Matters legal partner Sinclair + May is pleased to offer Design Matters Members complimentary 30 minutes legal advice for new clients.

To access this service please call the firm on (03) 9111 5660


Health Insurance

Bupa have designed a unique corporate health insurance plan for Design Matters Members, to ensure Members get the most from your health & care partner.

As well as great value corporate health insurance, you can look forward to:

  • 6 weeks FREE on selected combined Hospital and Extras cover. You pay your first month and we’ll take care of the next six weeks.*
  • Great member discounts to keep your mind and body active including gym memberships, movie vouchers and theme park entry.
  • Peace of mind, with 60% – 100% back (depending on the level of your extras cover) on extras services at Members First Dental, Physio, Chiropractic, Podiatry and Optical providers.

For full details, please visit the Members Only Area of the Design Matters website.

Save on your Energy bills

Design Matters Members can save up to 38% on energy bills with Make it Cheaper.
Energy is one of the biggest costs in most businesses and homes.
Visit: www.makeitcheaper.com.au/landing/bdav or Call (02) 8077 0048 to compare

Travel Insurance

  • Market-leading coverage
  • Real-time claim payments
  • No $ excess on all claims
  • Medical assessment isn’t required for pre-existing medical conditions
  • Children holidaying with their parents do so at no extra charge
  • Includes cover for Winter Sports, Adventure Activities, and Golf
  • Australian-based customer support
  • 24/7 global assistance whilst travelling

For details, please visit the Members Only Area of the Design Matters website.