Architectural Design Process

For Shore Architectural to effectively design a project from idea to completion, we rely on as much client input as possible, ensuring that we create what the customer wants, not what we believe they should have. To be able to design within the necessary constraints, we like to be able to look at the site when available. This entails an initial onsite meeting followed by meetings throughout the design process.

Technical Design Delivery and House Construction

We are prepared during an effective undertaking at this crucial pre-design stage. We get acquainted with you and collect details about your  aspirations by probing appropriate questions. This might become individual, but it forms the basis of a thorough and customised concept proposal. To better understand your expectations for quality, sustainability, adaptability, and values, we will examine finances, what we think is reasonable and possible, as well as any plans. We will go to the location to learn about the project's setting, which we then photograph and record. We set out topographical and measured building surveys, which forms a basis from where we can work. 

2. Concept Design

The real design begins to take shape at this stage. We will complete the brief and consider how to incorporate your goals into the design. Sketches, floor plans, and a computer 3D model are what you can anticipate. The alternatives for procurement will continue, discussed, and considered in our designs. Additionally, we will keep things like structure and services in mind to include them into our outline designs. We will also consider any deadlines for reports, surveys, etc. that must be completed. We suggest hiring experts as soon as possible since they will help with the building's design.

After this step, we can submit a pre-application for guidance. We frequently recommend including the planners early. In a collaborative process, planners may engage with the design and provide early feedback that will help us further develop the project.

Developed Design

3. Developed Design

We create the layout in more detail all through this work stage. Shore Architectural finalise the site location, materiality, and plan layouts. In collaboration with consultants, we gather data for an application for planning while taking into consideration residential regulations and any additional reports that might be required. A Design and Access Planning Report as well as CAD drawings, sections, and elevations are to be expected. At this point, we also create interior design concepts. In addition to creating a thorough 3D renders, we will also commission physical models and photorealistic renderings. We usually advise hiring a cost consultant early on to ensure that costs are in line with expectations.

4. Technical Design

Once the design has received your approval, we produce complete drawings, specifications, and a schedule of work. 

Building consent: Application Process

5. Processing building Consent Plans either (New Build, New Addition, Inspection observation or help with planning application.)

All building work needs to comply with the Building Code, and in most cases, we will need to process building consent before you can start building. Some building work is exempt from the requirement to obtain a building consent. A building project starts when the decision to build is made and approved from Council in your town or council inspector. It is important to understand early what requirements need to be met that might inform your design decisions.