The initial meeting is a no obligation introduction, where the project is discussed, and how much the Client wants to spend.
The meeting is followed by fee proposal sent to the Client outlining the services to be rendered and fees to be charged.
Once agreement is reached work can commence on design. Before working on the design, the Client provides a detailed design brief, defining the type of design outcome the client desires. This may include rough sketches, photographs or written material.
The Client will also provide site information such as survey information and contours.
The design stage of the project involves the preparation of sketch designs, comprising floor plans, elevations and 3d views, outlining the proposed design solution. This can be amended as required as the design is developed. These sketch designs can be used to present to builders for cost estimates.
When the design is finalised, the contract documents are prepared.
They include dimensioned floor plans, sections, elevations, window schedules and relevant details.
All plans have associated structural details prepared & certified by a registered structural engineer.
A written specification or schedule of fittings and finishes may also be prepared.
Together, these documents form the basis of a local council building application and are used for the calling of competitive tenders from builders.