The Remodeling Design/Build Process

The First Meeting (Phase I)
1) Phase I – The design/build contractor comes to your home to meet with you and talk about what you want to accomplish with your remodel. This gives the contractor a chance to inspect the property and take some general notes on its current state, current floor plan, neighbourhood, and any remodelling ideas you may have. It also allows you to ask as many questions regarding the process as you like. The Contractor will address the most critical aspect of the procedure during this meeting… Design. There are three parts to the design. The following are the first two:

a. The Design Elements are shown in Part I, which is divided into two parts. Part A contains a comprehensive set of questions that will be asked about your project. This helps your design/build contractor to figure out what you want, how you want your renovation to be planned and built, and what products you want to see in your remodel. You will be given a cost to begin and build the textual Design Elements before moving on to the next essential phase (Part B). Part A is done after we receive your clearance and payment.Visit Chalfont Remodeling for more details.

b. Your personal written Design Elements make up Part B. This one-of-a-kind document outlines the specifics of what you want to accomplish with your makeover in bullet points. Think of Design Elements as a “wish list.” They’re both exceedingly powerful and extremely beneficial. Design Elements allows you to clarify and focus on the complete scope of the project by area before anyone starts designing.

Each room and area that will be worked on, as well as what will be completed in these areas, are listed by level (floor) in Design Elements. Other significant factors to consider are generally included in Design Elements, such as suggested products, manufacturers, and other key items to consider. We go on to part II after assessing and making any necessary modifications.

c. After you’ve had a chance to evaluate and confirm your written Design Elements, move on to Part II. You will meet with the Contractor and his Architect at the project site in the following part of the adventure. Additional questions will be asked by the Architect in order to gain a deeper understanding of the style, character, utility, and personality that you want your home modification to express.

He’ll probably take some preliminary photos and measurements as well. Following the meeting, the Contractor and the Architect meet for several days to devise a strategy for producing a set of schematic drawings, “as-builts” (drawings of the existing floor plan), and elevations. The Design Elements will be fine-tuned with this information, and the cost of architectural drawings will be included. Architectural drawings are the detailed “blue prints” (images) of your build out/remodel design, including with dimensions (sizes in feet and inches). The Contractor will then contact you to discuss the pricing of these drawings as well as the timeline for their completion. Following your consent to make these designs, the Contractor will meet with you again to get a signature and the initial payment of the costs, allowing him to legally begin work on your drawings.

Drawings are the second phase (AKA – Plans and Specifications)
2) Phase II – This is the third phase of the design process. The contractor and architect are both quite busy. You’re in for a pleasant educational experience if you’ve never seen a whole set of professional architecture drawings. They’re intricate, detailed, and filled with a plethora of numbers, pictures, and symbols. There are usually three to four sets for you to go over. More images and information are added with each review. Performing numerous progress sets has the advantage of allowing you to see and review the project from beginning to end. As you gain a better understanding of the evolution from prior sets, it will be much easier for you to make modifications and see the enhancements with each of these sets. It’s a bottom-up/building-blocks approach that works exceptionally well.