We are here to help you make your ideas and aspirations a reality whilst making the process as enjoyable as possible for you. We start the design process with an informal chat at a time convenient to yourself, preferably on site. This is the time to talk about yourself: your interests, your ideas, your requirements and your construction budget. Your ideas, concepts and the feasibility of the scheme will be discussed with the aim of the interview to help us to understand what you desire and to form the design brief.
The confirmed design brief will establish both the style and design requirements of the building. The size of the plot and amount of development will be discussed, as will the sizes of rooms, landscaping, building orientation and interrelationship between other elements. We can provide examples of projects which will help to understand the size and styles achievable. Scrap books or Pinterest boards are good visual ways of helping us to understand your design brief, ideas and style of project you prefer.
A site visit will take place to identify site constraints, site topography, views, access, existing vegetation/trees and surrounding buildings, their relationship to the site and their style, design and form. During this visit we will also identify which supporting specialist consultants we may need to instruct (i.e. Ecology, Tree Surveys, Heritage Assessment) We will produce schematic plans, layouts and elevations as simple line drawings and/or sketches showing room sizes and how rooms relate to each other based on the initial design brief. Where requested or agreed we can produce more than one design, which can be useful in helping you decide between differing styles and to confirm your preferred route of design. Stage One ends with confirmation of a preferred concept design.