THE PROCESS

OF RENOVATING...

SIMPLIFIED 

The process can be broken down into 5 simple steps.

A job may consist of one or more stages, with each building on the previous stage of the process.

 

We have outlined the scope of a typical design work process when working with Nettle Architects. 

STAGE 1 - INITIAL CONSULTATION 

Your Initial Consultation includes a personalised report which is the result of two meetings, either by phone or video, on site, or in respect of social distancing.

 

The first lasting approximately one hour on site, the second approximately half an hour.

 

During these meetings we will:

  • Compile your brief based on your information

  • Undertake site and project analysis

  • Research relevant to your project

  • Report back on findings

  • Provide an overview of the process, from the initial concepts through to construction on site

  • Provide an overview of total costs to undertake project including other consultants and consents required

  • Provide an overview of time required to successfully turn your dream into a reality

  • Discuss costs and fees involved with your project

STAGE 2 - CONCEPT DRAWING

The Concept Drawing stage is the ‘light bulb’ stage is where we determine the ideas and scope for what could be done for you within your expected budget and brief – this is the crucial stage from which all subsequent documentation will be used moving forward with the project.

 

Concept drawings typically include:

  • As-built drawings based on on-site measurements

  • An image file for the job

  • Findings on relevant District Plan and other TA regulations

  • Sketched floor plans

  • Sketched relevant elevations and

  • 3 x 3D sketches based on the clients brief

STAGE 3 - CONSTRUCTION DRAWING 

This stage consists of a number of processes where the project is further refined and detailed, in preparation for the submission of council consents, planning and for forwarding to builders for pricing.

 

Construction drawing includes:

  • Agreed layout and design from Concept Drawing Package drawn to scale

  • 1:100 Plans

  • 1:100/1:50 Relevant elevations

  • Additional 3D sketches required

  • Additional images to be added to image file for the job

  • Spatial brief data sheets for key rooms of the planned renovation

STAGE 4 - CONSENT SUBMISSION AND TENDERING 

This stage consists and depends on a number of variables: 
 

  • Th1:200 Site plan

  • 1:100 Demolition and proposed plans

  • 1:100 Electrical, plumbing, bracing, lintel, roofing and foundation plans

  • 1:100/1:50 Exterior and interior elevation plans

  • 1:50/1:20/1:10 Joinery, details and cabinetry plans

  • 1:50/1:20/1:10 External junctions and details for submission into building consent

  • Detailed design drawing package

  • Specification: legal description of materials, sets and identifies standard of workmanship

  • H1 insulation and calculations

  • Matrix calculations and assessment

  • Relevant appraisals

  • Product specification relevant to the project

  • Tendering documents describing legal form of contract establishment between builder and principal

  • Tendering registration forms and cover letters

STAGE 5 - CONSTRUCTION

  • Detailed and tendering documents compiled into a legal document

  • Facilitation of contract establishment between builder and principal

  • Notification of insurance requirements of parties involved

 

On site administration and observation that include:

  • Preparation and facilitation of site meetings (fortnightly/monthly)

  • Site visits and certification of payments claims from the contractor

  • Contingency reports

  • Advice and assistance with selection of colours/ furnishings

If you are starting to put together your plans to renovate,

please contact us today to schedule your design consultation. 

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Malvern         VIC 3144  

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Malvern    VIC 3144

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