Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation. At this meeting, held in our office, we discuss in broad terms what your requirements are and discuss a number of issues including:
- The site conditions
- Any regulations or overlays that may affect the site
- Your living requirements (The design brief)
- The style of design
- The project budget
- The design process
We have a number of concept designs and previous projects to refer back to in order to provide a “ball Park” estimate of the project buildings costs. Our customers love home design architect, drawings, concepts created by the team.
The initial meeting usually runs for 30-45 minutes. From this meeting, a design scope of works can be established and a project fee proposal will be developed. Once the proposal is accepted, we can commence the design works.
Prior to any design works commencing, we will carry out a site investigation to assess views, review solar access, study the prevailing breezes and investigate neighbouring homes to determine if there will be any privacy issues.
At this stage, we will organize the soil testing, wind classification and order a features and levels survey.
Once the site investigation is completed, a Concept meeting will be organized, either back at our office, or at your existing home, where we will develop the design brief.
Sketch design stage is the most fundamental stage; this stage provides early interpretation and vision of your project. It is an important part of any design process that will allow concept development to proceed with continuity.
During the sketch design, the project brief is analysed, we incorporate the site and the immediate environment to review the design opportunities and restrictions from both a natural and regulatory perspective. We then create a preliminary sketch plan based upon all of these factors. The Sketch Plan is presented in our office and reviewed for further changes and enhancements.
Design Development and 3D modelling
Upon approval of the concept sketch design, we will prepare the design in our 3 Dimensional design software. This allows the project to develop and any issues can be resolved at an early stage. The development and design of project specific elements such as materials, furnishings and other features are now well communicated. We nominate on the floor plans, specific room sizes and indicate locations for furniture and fittings. We develop elevations to explore the design intent and seek preliminary consultant advice as the design evolves.
At this stage, we have our estimator prepare a project cost report to ensure that the design proceeds in accordance with the project budgets.
Rendered image and animations are developed to assist in the visualization of the design.