ARDH is a full service design studio. When designing a house - there are so many moving parts to be aware of. This flow-chart is a visual way to understand the process of planning, designing and building stages involved in creating your dream home.
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IN THE BUILD STAGE
We support you during the build stage by touching base with you and the builder. Whilst we do not project manage, we will ensure the flow and dynamics of the home design stay in harmony with the overall concept.
Inc up to 3 x site visits from Adrian
ORGANISING 3RD PARTY CONSULTANTS
We prepare drawings including finishes for final pricing by outside contractors.
These are prepared in conjunction with other consultants to achieve Construction Drawings, Engineering, Certification, Geo Testing, Fire Assessment and Survey of your house/block on your behalf.
This is where regulation and creativity come together and is the most time-consuming stage of the design process as we are working with multiple consultants to bring the pieces together.
We develop the design to include information on finished and selected materials.
Includes selection of:
Electrical Concept Planning
Exterior colour choices or roof, window and door joinery
MEET WITH THE BUILDER / ESTIMATOR
We meet with you and your chosen builder either on site or in the ARDH studio. Includes:
Brief the builder and issue documents for pricing as well as discuss and respond to queries prior to builder pre-costing
Inc 1 x concept update
*Additional variations will be charged as a separate hourly rate
This allows the builder time to interact with the design prior to initial quoting and can result in significant cost savings in the build stage.
Together we define you project brief, dream design and initial budget.
We assess site and analyse council/authority regulations.
Including 2 x site meetings and documented scope of works
We compile existing plans, site plans, google maps and dial before you dig reports
We create your concept design:
Including up to 3 x floor design variations
Including up to 2 x elevation variations
Including 1 x 3D sketch
DESIGN DISCOVERY MEETING
ARDH uniquely offers Design Discovery Meetings with our clients prior to beginning creative concepts.
This 2-2.5hr meeting includes Adrian Ramsay coming to you to discuss the initial scope of your project, your dreams and see the environment on which the build or renovation with take place.
During this meeting, Adrian will take you through the Design Magic process, our proprietary tool that uses analytics to decode your budget, your dream and the capitalisation of your project.
Includes preliminary Scope of Design Report which will outline the areas to consider when you go forward with your project.
There are many stages and aspects to successfully completing a dream home from concept to completion.
Our role is to connect with you (our clients) to innovate solutions (bespoke to you) that will make your heart sing.
Each stage is independent and we obtain your approval to proceed to the next stage.
These stages are designed to achieve result of turning your dream, wants and needs into built reality while maintaining all the complex checks & balances required for your build.
60 MINUTE MEETING
Meet with Adrian about your upcoming project.
This meeting will go through a number of specially designed questions to help decode and analyse what aspects of design will create a home that makes your heart sing.
GET TO KNOW ADRIAN RAMSAY
At ARDH, we understand that building your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Because of this, we want you to get to know your designer - Adrian Ramsay - before he starts your design.
There are three main ways to get to know Adrian and the services we provide:
1. Book in for a 60 Minute Meeting with Adrian Ramsay to go over your project.
2. Fill out the online questionnaire and contact request form.
3. Attend a Presentation or Masterclass of Adrian's.
PRESENTATIONS + MASTERCLASSES
Adrian Ramsay is a multi-award-winning designer with energy like no other and continues to impact house design on the Sunshine Coast and beyond.
Check out our events page to see where you can see Adrian next!
To book Adrian to host a Presentation or Masterclass at your event or showroom, see events page for details.
CONTACT REQUEST FORM
After 17 years of being in the building design industry, Adrian has noticed that clients often struggle with where to start in creating their dream home.
This questionnaire will decode and analyse the intricate elements of design that appeal to you - helping you take your first step to building your home.
Once submitted, we will be in contact with you about your project to talk more!
Enjoy the completion of your dream home! At Adrian Ramsay Design House, we know your bespoke design will make your heart sing every. single. time. you walk through your front door. Check out our reviews on Houzz.
Want to know how Adrian Ramsay can work with you to make your dream home? Fill in our contact request form here >>
To find out more about the Design Discovery Meeting, click here >>
Want to book Adrian as a presenter or keynote speaker for your next event? Find out more here >>
To find out more about our services and how we can assist you at ARDH, please contact the studio on 0490 547 760.