Step 1 - Contact and Consultation
Welcome! At this stage we evaluate where you are at with your project and begin the process to get the wheels in motion. You may have plans already and are just looking for an estimate or you may be in need of a full service architectural design, which we can guide you through. We like to be involved in the process as early as possible as it facilitates the planning while enhancing the design and keeping the project on track and on budget.
Step 2 - Planning, Design and Detailing
After discussing the proposed project in more depth, we can provide you with an estimate based on your plans, or we will complete a proposal to design your project, draft plans, and estimate based on these. Typically, a full design will take 2-3 months, but can take as much time as you have available. A conceptual design will be developed based on your wish list and chosen architectural style and features. This will allow a budget to be developed after discussing amenities and finishes. After perfecting the conceptual design, the project will proceed into more refined drawings to work towards a more formal budget and estimate.
While waiting for final plans, we will have subcontractors review plans to provide comments on the mechanical systems and integration with the design, in case any changes are required.
Step 3 - Project Administration
Once the estimate and plans are ready to move forward, a contract is reviewed and signed and the project is scheduled for construction. At this point you will be introduced to our project management software that will integrate product selections, progress updates, budgets, change orders, and much more.
Construction will start within a few short weeks and soon it will be time to start choosing final exterior and interior finishes, colours, and fixtures. More details on our online client access here
Step 4 - Move in and Followup
We made it! Construction is finished, and now it's time to learn the systems in the house, HVAC, fireplaces, security, audio/video, etc. Our warranty program will also commence at this point and we will make every effort to ensure that you are another thrilled homeowner.