From Design to Build – a Quick Guide
This is where we get to know about you and your project. This is an important step as there are many options to consider regarding the layout of your home. We will listen to your ideas and share some of our own, making detailed notes along the way. We can use all information you bring in, whether you have much or little. During this meeting we will also give you an estimate for the cost of the plans.
We create a floor plan and exterior views from the information gathered during the initial consultation. This will greatly help you visualize your project. We conveniently provide user friendly formats of the floor plan and exterior views by email. Paper copies can be provided if you prefer to have physical documentation to review.
Plan Review and Revision
After you have reviewed the preliminary drawings we can revise the drawings to encompass the changes you want. We can set up another meeting to go through the changes or we can converse by email or phone if that suits you better. We can repeat this step several times if necessary in order to get the design right. Remember, this is your house not ours.
We ask that you give us the final approval in order to proceed with the construction drawings once you are satisfied with all aspects of the design. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding any areas of your design you may still be unsure about.
We will prepare the working drawings from the design that has been approved. The finalized drawings will include floor plans, elevations, foundation plans, details, cross sections, buildings assemblies, etc. These drawings will include an engineer’s stamp of approval and should provide the home builder with all the information required to construct the building. Depending on the town you are building in, they may require a detailed site plan which we can provide.
Request Permit and Begin Building
Once you have your copies of the completed drawings, you can take one to the town office for building permit application. They also require an electronic copy of the plans which we can send to them on your behalf.