After receiving the deposit, the design process starts with going over all the supplied notes drawings and sketches received from the client. With the input of the designer, the first-floor plan proposal will be drawn upon CAD (Computer Aided Designs).
Building designers will ask the client questions regarding the family lifestyle and needs to live comfortably in their proposed new surroundings. We will ask the client if they have any sketches or drawings ideas of what the client proposes to the new structure will look like from a floor plan to a front elevation. The idea of the first consultation is obtaining a lot of information. We would like to see existing building plans, site plans and other relevant documentation that the client has so that we can provide a proper quotation for the client.
The process of engaging an architectural designer can be like stepping into a world of unknown procedures, expectations and costs. We don’t engage an architectural building designer as often as we do see a doctor, solicitor/lawyer, accountants or other professionals. Don’t forget that architectural designers are professionals with qualifications, diploma’s, degrees and experience similar to other professionals mentioned before.
The choice of style for the design of your new home is an individual issue that all partners will have to agree on. Us humans came a long way from our first shelter the cave, to where we are today sometimes called the concrete jungle.
When building in Australia the perfect orientation for constructing your home and other structures is that the main rooms are facing north because in winter your main home rooms should receive the winter sun to warm your home and less need for heaters. The problem with new home buyers is that the view from the home is important to them. It is important to have a middle ground regarding the placement of your new home on your property.
I have been designing homes since 1975. There are many options and processes to be aware of when you decide to build a new home. Planning your design to meet your budget can be a very stressful period. I advise that during the design stage, all partners should be fully involved.
Concept designs are designs that are idea’s that have not been accepted, manufactured or put in practice due to a number of reasons. The main logical reason is “it’s not working as expected” others are, can’t be built or manufactured, not practicable, unable to comply with standards or codes.