Yes but... What do we do? We listen!

We really listen to our clients to understand their wishes and needs, the desires and dreams they have and the goals they want to achieve.

And we support and guide them, using our experience and skills, trough the whole project process.

Your project starts here! We meet, on line or in person, and we get to know each other first.
It is important we both feel at ease and comfortable with each other to work together at our best.
We will identify your project needs, desires and intentions. If you’ve got a brief, awesome. If not, we’ll figure it out together.
We will then put together a fee proposal for you and we are ready to start!

Concept Design is what it sounds like… Based on your chosen site, we will begin by preparing preliminary design plans and sketches based on your requirements and budget to explore and illustrate possible options. We will review these options with you, pointing out the merits and responding to your input. These sketches could be as detailed as computer drawings go or as simple as hand drawn sketches. What ever we choose, these drawings will be an accurate representation based on all of our discussions to date, and it may also include reference images to help conveying our ideas.
The schematic/concept design stage culminates in me giving a presentation, which will be discussed and approved before we move onto the next stage.

Invariably there are always things that need to change… So based on your concept feedback, we make some time to ensure you’re 100% happy. If we can, we will identify further cost projections that can determine how closely the design conforms to the budget expectations, & what, if any, adjustments are required.

In most circumstances, we will need to get approval from Town & Country Planning Office (or perhaps someone else) before we can turn my awesome drawings into a real life space for you to occupy. To get T&CPO approvals, we need to jump through some pre-determined hoops, as to further articulate our design intentions… Oh, & they’ll also slug us with some additional fee’s to get the ball rolling, so look forward to getting these!

The pointy end of the design process, & in my opinion the most important!
Are your working on a timeline &/ or a budget? Then you need good construction docs!
Do you want it built to the highest quality standards? You need good construction docs!
Do you want it built as per your expectations up until this point? You need good construction docs!
In a nutshell – you need good construction docs…

We may also choose to use other consultants: Structural Engineer, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) Engineer, QS (Quantity Surveyor), Land Surveyor, Project Manager....
We will, brief, guide & liaise with these consultants on your behalf, without additional charge. Why would we do this? we want the project to be as strong as possible as it benefits both you and us!

Construction docs are done, so now we have to ask around for prices to build our project.

The design is done. You have your approvals. All our ducks are in a row! But we still need to build the bloody thing… Well, I’m still here & I’m still working with you during the construction phase & regular site visits will determine if construction is proceeding in accordance with the builders contract, and that the design, materials, and workmanship meet with the M+ Architecture standard!