Plain provides architectural services in the
We discuss the specifics and scope of the
project. We generate a goal statement. We establish a contract.
We visit the site, take photos and measure existing conditions (a survey of the existing conditions may need to be undertaken by a qualified surveyor depending on the scope of work). We analyse the site’s topography, solar access, prevailing winds and views. We source information regarding regulatory requirements. We engage specialised consultants for additional reports such as wastewater and bushfire assessments as required. We form a brief. We set a budget.
We generate design options to explore the brief, budget and site. We explore layout and form in plan and 3D. We choose a design to develop.
We choose components of rooms and materials. We engage a structural engineer and other required consultants. We begin conversations with builders to ensure the job is on budget and to schedule.
We write and/or commission necessary reports.
We produce a drawing set to meet council requirements. We are granted planning permission.
Construction documentation and building permit
We prepare detailed drawings, specifications and documents to send to builders for pricing. We assemble documentation for a Building Application to the local council or an approved building surveyor. We commission an energy assessor.
We contract a builder. We prepare additional construction documentation and distribute it as required. We conduct on-site inspections to ensure accuracy, timing and quality. We provide contract administration if requested.