As we continue with our articles on the building process here is the latest where we talk about the preliminaries required.
This is where we start to make your dream home a reality by bringing together all your ideas, design input while ensuring we capture your individuality and formulate them into solid plans that can be used to build your dream home.
Here are the steps to do that:
- Site Survey - Collecting the information that will aid in the development of the completed design and establish boundaries, features and Ground Levels for your building block. Site plans should also outline location of utility services, setback requirements, easements, location of driveways and walkways, and sometimes even topographical data that specifies the slope of the terrain.
- House Plan – is a set of construction or working drawings (sometimes still called blueprints) that define all the construction specifications of a residential house such as dimensions, materials, layouts, installation methods and techniques. To see a full list of plans provided by Scope Drafting and Design CLICK HERE
- Engineer – A structural Engineer is used to design structural elements of the house and surrounding works such as retaining walls, pools etc. In general, they analyze, design, plan, and research structural components and structural systems to achieve design goals and ensure the safety and comfort of users or occupants. Their work takes into account the safety, technical, economic and environmental concerns, but they may also consider aesthetic and social factors.
- Energy Efficiency Certification – provides a means of rating individual buildings – whether they be residential, commercial or public – (on how efficient or inefficient) they are in relation to the amount of energy needed to provide users with expected degrees of comfort on many factors including: local climate; the design of the building; construction methods and materials; systems installed to provide heating, ventilation, air condition or hot sanitary water and the appliances and equipment needed to support the functions of the building and its users. To obtain a building license all new buildings are required to meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency.
If you have any further questions regarding PRELIMINARIES , the team at Scope Drafting and Design would be happy to help.
Remember Scope Drafting and Design can help with all your owner builder questions, house plans, energy ratings and building design queries.
Please contact Scope Drafting and Design or phone 08 9537 2000