The Design and Build Process
1. Analysis Phase
In the first phase, we document the existing property and building conditions and identify zoning bylaw and building code issues that can shape the design process and affect the design proposal. This step is important to make sure what you would like to do is prior to spending thousands on design.
2. Preliminary Design Phase
In this phase we take detailed measurements of the site, detailed house measurements along with a structural analysis of the existing house (If applicable). We perform a needs analysis to determine what your needs and wants are. We then present you different design schemes for your project, based on your wishes, needs, and realities.
3. Detailed Design Phase
In this phase we finalize the design scheme and proceed to enhance it with detail. Plans, elevations and three dimensional sketches are created to represent a finished idea reflecting your desires. Various consultants are used in this phase to make sure the electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems are accounted for in the design. Changes are made.
4. Permit Phase
In this phase we add construction details and final dimensions to the drawings. A detailed review is completed in house to confirm compliance with the Ontario Building Code. Once these drawings are approved then they are submitted to the City. Any comments or issues are addressed until a building permit is obtained.
5. Construction Phase
Once the building permit is issued the construction can begin. In this phase the homeowner is responsible in choosing finish materials (we advise as required). We deal with the construction, site conditions that need to be addressed and any changes that need to be made or requested. Our goal is that the final product is to your satisfaction which is why we encourage periodic visits to the site to go over everything.