Our goal in the Detailed Design Phase is to explore your project in more detail, completing the preliminary work necessary to provide a proposal for construction, including a price.
Here’s what you can expect:
A Design Meeting
Phase II begins with one meeting between you and one of our designers, who will guide you through the selection process for materials and interior details. Final selections are to be made in Phase III, but this is an important proactive step. The purpose of this meeting is to establish realistic material allowances that will be used for our cost estimate and contract specifications.
At this time, we will also review exterior material options and produce detailed design drawings that clearly and accurately represent our ideas for your proposed construction project. Although the drawings are not working construction drawings, all will be to scale and proportion and include:
- Detailed floor plans and elevations of all areas that are affected by the proposed construction
- Floor plans and elevations of any cabinetry and/or casework in the home (i.e., kitchens, bathrooms and built-ins)
Mechanical Systems Analysis
Next, we will perform an in-depth analysis of the existing mechanical system in the home to:
- Determine if the existing mechanical systems are up to code
- Determine if the existing mechanical systems are adequate to accommodate the new additions and /or modifications
- Propose necessary modifications to the existing system and/or the requirement of new equipment.
Other Actions during this phase:
- Review the plans and specifications to confirm buildability
- Make any minor revisions, if required
- Hold on-site meetings with essential suppliers and subcontractors to establish scope of work and pricing
- Produce a full set of written specifications for the project
Complete a final cost estimate of the proposed construction project for your approval, allowing us to begin the next and final phase of your project