Phase 1: Schematic Design
The very first stage of our relationship with you is when we begin drawing up the schematic designs for your project. The schematic is done through a thorough analysis of the site area and the evaluation of specific site conditions. We also consider all local laws and council requirements in order to make sure there are no legal implications once construction is complete. Once all the specifics have been dealt with, we develop the basic object and spatial program. The initial stages are where communication is the most important. This why we are in constant contact with the client and make sure that all details and requirements have been discussed. This way we can have the same image that the client has in their mind and then achieve the same result after project completion. We find that sketches, 3d models and presentations best serve the purpose of showing the project outcome. Comprehensive design solutions along with associated costs are also presented to the client. This method allows us to make adjustments according to the requirements and expectations of the client. Once all the details have been hashed out we can continue with the next phase of the project,
The deliverables that we provide with the project brief document include;
Landscape Concept plan, including indicative materials, planting palette and lighting design and a 3D model of schematic design plans.
Phase 2: Design Documentation
Taking the designs further than the initial stage, construction drawings are drawn up in a more detailed manner. These are created in accordance with local requirements in order to obtain approval for the installation and completion.
Before the construction can begin, we take care of all the legal and documentation requirements for the project. This entails liaising with relevant consultants and engineers. Local Government Planning Approval will also be applied for in case of any elements that require approval. All drawings necessary for submission will be drawn.
A final design solution is then drawn up along with a specification which is then quoted in order to confirm a fixed construction cost.
The final sub-steps include finalising the price of construction, signing the Building Contract and the creation of a construction set including the drawings and specifications. Once these elements have been taken care off, we set off towards the implementation of the design.
Phase 3: ConStruction Administration
Construction administration includes the following:
- Contract management
- Regular attendance at site to inspect the construction works
- Ongoing liaison with the client and contractor
- Reviewing progress claims
- Reviewing variations
- Endorsing the project is completed as specified