When you hire an architect to design your house the design process goes through a series of steps. Here are the steps:
The architect visits the site of construction and surveys it in order to come up with a plan. If you had a design in mind before, the professional will let you know whether it will look good on your location. The professional will also let you know the changes that you need to make to the original design.
Depending on the size and look of the plot, the architect will let you know where the doors, exit, fence and other amenities will be located.
Once the professional has visited the site he/she will research as much as he/she can about the constructions allowed in the area. The professional will research to know the designs, stories, amenities and materials allowed in the area. After finishing the research he/she will call you and let you know of the developments made.
Schematic design phases
This is the most recognized phases in the design of houses. The architect puts the house ideas into paper and draws the floors, elevations and other house features. To make it easy for you to understand how the house will look like, he/she creates 3D images.
To proceed to the next step, the professional presents the schematic drawings to you and you should thoroughly go through them and make the necessary changes.
After verifying the drawing, the architect now develops permit documents. The professional refines the drawings and puts everything into place. The professional also puts together a team of consultants. The consultants are composed of engineers who offer advice on the materials needed to make the house.
The architect puts together the final document and presents it to you. After you have verified them and given the go ahead, he/she submits them to the county government in order to get the building permit.
Once you have the building permit you can now start constructing the house. If you don’t have a contractor in mind the professional will help you in finding one.
When the construction is progressing, the architect will be regularly visiting the site to ensure that the construction is going according to plan.
These are the steps that an architect follows to come up with a great looking house plan. To ensure that your plan is excellent and professional, you should ensure that you hire a certified professional.