Where possible, I like to first meet on site. There is no better way to appreciate the land and see how my clients connect with it, even if it’s a vacant block.
Every building and its occupants have unique needs to achieve the best outcome. Together, we will discuss your ideas and consider some options for the site.
If this is a vacant lot, I will put you in contact with Qualified Surveyors to carry out a site survey (should take 2-3 weeks). This will allow me to begin the design process with a true north direction, confirmed ground heights, boundary dimensions, and any other notable items on the site. In the case of an addition/alteration, there may be existing plans we can add to the site survey.
client brief & fee proposal
The site meeting will give us all a good ‘snapshot’ of what is needed in the design. What I then need to do is put it all into words, so I can provide you with a formal Client Brief, and a fee proposal for your review. This way, if there are any misunderstandings, or you require additional services, they can be discussed.
A concept design will be prepared for you to consider. Usually, this will consist of basic floor plans, elevations, and perspective views. This is where I encourage you to grab a pen and point out anything at all. Your input, into your home, at this early visual stage, is invaluable.