I often get approached by potential clients who have already drawn up a floor plan and know exactly what they want. And it is definitely awesome if you know exactly what you want.
However, if you would need to get dental work done, you would always go to the dentist, rather than doing it yourself, even if you know exactly what needs to happen, right?
The same principle applies to designing and building your home. While it is great that you know how you want your house to look, there are certain things and aspects when it comes to designing and building that you only learn through many years of studying and experience.
Simple things like how much space you have to allow between your toilet and your wash basin, making sure your bathroom does not feel pokey. Or how much room you must allocate for services or hanging space in your wardrobe.
But there are also many guidelines and building regulations you have to comply with. Like how much wall on boundary you can have, regulations about setbacks, building heights, overlooking and rules about required ventilation and natural light for habitable rooms.
On top of that, a good designer or architect can fine-tune your design and develop it further in cooperation with you. We can help you to optimise the layout and size of your home, by minimising unnecessary hallways and corridors and can also help you maximise passive solar design and the energy efficiency of your house.
It can actually save you quite a lot of money, if your builder and your architect/designer work closely together, since they can also look at buildability and options on how to simplify the structural elements of the build, which can save you lots of money in the long run.
If you do have a design drawn up for your house please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, we would love to have a chat with you to discuss how we could help you to develop your design further.