SDH Design Solutions uses an approach to develop your project that divides the design process into three phases. These phases include Schematic Design, Preliminary Design, and Construction Documents.
PHASE ONE: SCHEMATIC DESIGN
The Schematic Design Phase begins with a meeting between the client and SDH Design Solutions to discover what is needed to develop a floor plan that fits your individual and family needs. Freehand sketches are created to show floor plans that reflect the information gained in the initial meeting. These sketches will be drawn to scale and usually require several attempts to achieve the owner and designers vision. The same process is used to develop the lower and upper floor plans of the project. Progress drawings will be reviewed back and forth via meetings, emails, and postal or express packages. Communication during this phase is very important and it is critical that you are available for frequent consultations with SDH Design Solutions to review your plans during this phase. Our goal during this phase is to ensure that the freehand drawings are the direction you want to take, as these are the drawings that will be the basis for the remainder of the project.
PHASE TWO: PRELIMINARY DESIGN
During this phase computer-generated drawings are created of from the schematic design phase. The Exterior Elevations are also designed based on information gathered from Phase One. When the front elevation is approved, the other three elevations are developed. The building materials are chosen during this design phase. The interior elevations are created and then the interior finishes are selected. If you are working with an interior designer or other specialty consultant it is important for them to participate during this phase of design.
PHASE THREE: CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
Construction documents are now ready to complete. During this phase SDH Design Solutions creates Construction Documents containing all of the details needed for a builder to construct a building. The final drawings are noted with dimensions and unique details. The drawings also include all interior and exterior finishes. Builder Specifications are also included in this phase of design. The Builder Specifications provide essential information that is not in a graphic format on the drawings. This information includes but is not limited to such items as door and window products, flooring materials, appliances, finishes, etc.
CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES
Construction Phase Services begin upon the completion of the Construction Drawings. Services may include working with you to help select a builder and then meeting with you and your builder to discuss the project. SDH Design Solutions will be a resource for you and your builder throughout the Construction Phase of the project. Most of our support will be provided by answering questions, reviewing drawings, and providing additional instructions where needed.
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