Our Process

Steps

  • Discuss renovation needs to a client dream project

  • Provide a quote to the Client if they decide to move forward

  • Concept drawings or sketches, often done freehand or done using simple design software. These are then used by our team as a quick and simple way of exploring initial ideas for beginning the design process.  Our team then proceeds to do a site measure to allow us to proceed to Step two.

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.

This set of drawings is to provide our clients a detailed view of a particular structure and property in 2D. These plans are utilized by our Team of designers, interior designers, engineers, and contractors for the purpose of showing what is where before modifications are done, and proceeding to the next step.

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

The design drawings are used to develop and communicate ideas about a developing design.   Many revisions or variances can take place during this process. It eventually will lead to the last step. But rest assured, this process, however 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.

 

Two (2) sets of plans are submitted to the City//municipality/township for a permit. Once the plans are approved, plans are stamped and given to the client.

When applying for a building permit or planning case, applicants will need to provide all relevant architectural plan sets/drawings. These plans, which 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 will also provide a clear scope of work, allowing for professionals and tradesmen 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.