Get an overview of the whole
Building a house follows it's own natural process. Size, layout and many many more decisions come together in a plan.
This plan not only needs the official approval but also provides a basis for construction and the payment plan.
Building a house is a uniquely individual experience, with a very personal outcome. Yet the process follows a pattern that we outline here. Separate pages describe more detail.
Results in planning permission
The end result of the design phase is the application for building permission.
Here you must decide how big, how many stories, outside colors, and position on the plot. But no interior details yet.
Base for contract
After the initial design, more detailed planning is needed. For the official side water, heating, ventilation, and electricity all need separate plans to be made by specialists. You will have to decide on the inside surfaces, materials, and colors. Together this makes the base of the contract.
Follows the plan
The contract we make includes several stages. How many depends on the size of the project. Each stage results in a defined result that you can check, and that requires in a payment. At this point, changes can only be made with both parties agreeing.
So many details to decide
At this stage, the biggest decisions revolve around inner surface materials and designs. This has a relatively large impact on the budget and is detailed here.
Detailed plans have to be made for electricity, plumbing, and ventilation. That means deciding where every little socket goes, what style they are, what kind of faucets etc.
And so many small things one takes for granted, like door handles, floor finish, lights, everything needs to be decided. But off course we will help and have good choices to guide you.