First, we start off getting to know what you have planned. Whether it’s a new home or cottage or your deck needs replacing – we strive to get the job done right. Project type, gross area, number of floors, and add-ons such as porches or decks should be considered at this stage. Sketches, images, or photos are encouraged to be shared so an initial quote may be prepared.
We’re able to include a site plan in our drawing package if you already have a lot survey or previous site plan on hand. The site plan locates the new build on the lot in accordance with local by-laws and setback requirements.
2. Development of Preliminary Sketches
Next, we develop basic floor plans and elevations for client review. We will provide a variety of design options, covering material specifications and the selection and detailing of architectural elements. A retainer of 50% is requested before any work is to commence.
If changes are made after approval to proceed to final plans, a revision fee may apply.
3. Development of Complete Set of Drawings
Upon completing the full set of drawings after the initial review, a last check is encouraged from the clients to ensure there are no last minute tweaks. After approving the second set, the plans are made permit-ready and supporting documents are prepared for permit (Schedule One Designer Form & Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form)
4. Release of Permit Drawings
The final drawings are released pending final amount owing. Any clarifications or revisions requested from the building department are subject to no additional fees, unless falling outside OBC Part 9 (I.e. engineering).