We draw up the survey and prepare 3D sketch models for our concept design meeting. We prepare a number of sketch concepts depending on the project for our concept meeting. We also look in more detail at certain factors that may impact your project.
NOTE: Sometimes sites are in historic or rural areas, are close in proximity to neighbours, or are ambitious structurally. This can add cost, consultants and duration to your project
Once we have our initial concept stage meeting we use your feedback to develop a more detailed design. Understanding what you like and you don't like is very important to us so we often ask our clients to share a Pinterest page with us.
NOTE: A Pinterest page is like a mood board tool. You can also send us images or links to things you like.
At this stage we develop your design in three dimensions using the latest technology to bring your project to life. We use the latest software to build your design as an interactive 3D model that you can explore on a laptop or tablet.
NOTE: Sometimes at this stage we advise that you apply for preplanning advise from your local council. This will depend on the complexity, context and scale of the project. Usually we determine this at Step 1-2.
Usually we expect to have two design meetings between Step 8 and the submission of the planning application. However depending on the project you may need more. We will determine this when we meet about your project at Step 1. At this stage we prepare your planning application. You may be required to submit additional reports which we will either prepare or organise.
NOTE: You may require reports if your project is in a historic context, a flood zone, a rural context or of a certain scale. We will usually identify these reports at Step 1-2.