Process/Plan Types

Process

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Site Measure

Before a site measure usually begins, we will ask you if you have been in touch with the City/municipality about zoning. Zoning can deal with existing easements or encroachments, regulatory conservation/environmental impact,  and the laws or  bylaws that may pertain to your existing property.

The actual field measure time frame of course depends on the size of your project. Measures, can include: foundation, main and second floors, and exterior elevations.

This is done so we can move forward to produce you a set of existing plans, and conceptual plans.

Designs & Discussion

Our Team transforms your vision into reality, as we provide you with  2D floor plans and 3D renderings for clients approval.

For the most part we produce plans, that we will discuss & change possible to many variances.  But rest assured, this process, how ever long it takes, ensures your input is taken into consideration and applied to your project, and worked on until it works, according to the city, municipality, or conservation authorities.

Buillding Permit Plans

  • Two (2) sets of plans are submitted to the City//municipality/township for permit. Once the plans are approved, plans are stamped and given to client.
 We will also provide a clear scope of work, allowing for professionals and tradesman to construct your project.
The submitted drawings will also include the schedule 1 designer form indicating our B.C.I.N.  which is required to submit for Permit Drawings to the City of Ottawa/Ottawa region municipality.
 
If you have any questions at all during this process, we are here to help every step of the way. 

Plan Types

All  of our drafting and design services meet the Ministry of Affairs and Housing of Ontario Building Codes, and also Local By-laws.

Step 1 - Conceptual

Concept drawings or sketches are drawings, often freehand, that are used by designers such as architects, engineers and interior designers as a quick and simple way of exploring initial ideas for designs

Step 2 - Existing

The idea behind a set of Existing-Condition drawings is to provide the most detailed view possible of a particular structure and property in 2D. These plans are utilized by Architectural technicians, interior designers, space planners, engineers, and contractors for the purpose of showing what is where before modifications are done.

Step 3 - Design & Discussion

Design drawings are used to develop and communicate ideas about a developing design. They are then used to: Develop and communicate the brief.  Many revisions or variances can take place during this process.

Step 4 - Permit Plans

When applying for a building permit or planning case, applicants will need to provide all relevant architectural plan sets/drawings. These plans, that have been worked on with clients, display the layout and aesthetics of a proposed project and include details regarding the following:

Site Plans

Floor Plans

Roof Plans

Elevations

Sections and Details

Material Schedule

We hope this helps you understand the full process to produce a Set a Plans.