Design or Drafting …..
I strongly believe you cannot be a draftsperson without being a designer. In order to create spaces that work and flow you need to design, you need to assess the ideas and make them functional, practical and usable. You need to know how spaces relate to each other and how the function of the home works.
You need to think of the environment or the climate in which the home is being built and design it accordingly, these little extra things are what turns an ordinary home into a fantastic comfortable home to live in.
A great level of the way I will design your house or Extension will be to maximise and utilize the natural environment at which it is surrounded by.
Simple things like orientating your house the correct way to gain maximum sun in winter and minimum hot morning/afternoon sun in the summer is essential to having year round comfort.
Opening it up to allow good ventilation throughout summer in conjunction with choosing appropriate building materials will make a massive difference to you thermal comfort, and reduce your energy bills.
How it works…..
If you choose to work with me this is how I typically work through the process
1.0 – SITE VISIT AND MEET AND GREET
I never charge for this appointment and it is usually the first time we meet. This appointment is usually best if it can be done on site. For some of my clients who are interstate this is not possible and I will work with what I have been given and arrange a site visit if necessary. We will discuss all your ideas and also assess the possibilities of what your block or house has to offer.
2.0 – INITIAL SKETCH PLANS
A series of drawings (usually just of the floor plan) refined until you are satisfied.
3.0 – FINAL SKETCH PLANS
A series of drawings including external elevations and sections sufficient to take to a builder for early pricing.
4.0 – PLANS FOR COUNCIL APPROVALS
All necessary drawings required for council approvals.
5.0 – CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
Complete set of drawings for a builder to give you a fixed price contract and begin building.
This can include a complete interior design service with details of Kitchens, bathrooms, laundry’s, wardrobes, and other miscellaneous joinery pieces along with a materials schedule and fixtures/fittings schedule.
6.0 – SITE VISIT/PHOTOGRAPHS
The occasional site visit to check on the building process and of course check out the finished product!