Plans & Specs
Construction documents – Drawings that look good and work well.
The integrity of a home begins with the integrity of the construction documents used to build the house. Custom homes require custom plans that properly explain the specific details for your dreams. Consider the frustration you might feel if asked to assemble a child’s bicycle with incomplete or uncoordinated instructions. Now imagine asking your contractor to build your, much more complicated, home under the same circumstances. Even if your builder is able to fill in the gaps those fixes cost more time and money than expected. You and your builder should be confident that plans would put your project on the pathway to success.
Codes and Regulations
Building codes are enforced differently depending on the municipality that the house is being built in. These codes are in place to ensure the safety and structural integrity of your home. To avoid time delays and added cost, it is important that your plans adhere to current standards. We have equipped ourselves with the necessary tools and are up to date with current codes and regulations. If new or unfamiliar codes arise, we have built strong, friendly, working relationships with local municipalities to ensure that your drawings are complete, current and code compliant upon plan submittal.
Energy and Resource Conservation and Sustainability has become a large part of building our homes. There are methods to designing a home that consider conservation during construction and over the life of the home. It’s important to understand the methods of construction and the technology that is available to save you money now and over time. We can also inform you of large tax incentives and rebates you may take advantage of if you build energy and resource conscious.
The process of creating construction documents has evolved over time. The days of paper, pencil, and drafting tables has moved aside for computers, keyboards, and electronic files. One of the latest advancements is computer modeling. Computer modeling aids in the design process and helps us to locate and resolve complications within your project. Solving these issues prior to construction allows you to save time and money. This visualization tool not only helps us to present the home, it also enables us to coordinate the elements of the project and resolve design and structural issues prior to construction. We utilize 3-d modeling for presentation purposes and within the construction documents to exhibit and expose the complications of a design that standard 2-D drawings simply can’t do.