Northern Designs - Services

By: Northern Designs  09-12-2011
Keywords: floor plans, conceptual design, Floor Plans And Elevations

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Northern Designs specializes in custom residential design. Making your dream a reality means having a designer with architectural flare and vision, along with the clients constant involvement makes the experience exciting and rewarding.

Many of our clients are building a custom home, cottage, or renovating an existing one for the first time. Often they will have a conceptual layout of ideas and what they want, but left trying to put it together. Northern Designs offers a broad range of consulting services to help you achieve your goals and dreams. These services will take you from the conceptual design stage through detailed architectural plans and into construction. Services that are typically required for a project include:

Northern Designs will make all efforts to have the initial meeting setup to accommodate your schedule. Whether it is at your home, cottage or the proposed building site, we want to help make this experience one you won’t forget. We will discuss the project requirements and services that Northern Designs offers. We will go through your ideas of an interior layout with rooms and spaces, discuss the visual appearance of the exterior façade along with design styles. Together we will come up with an estimated budget and proposed construction date.
In order to prepare the conceptual designs, a visit to the proposed building site to review any existing services, (hydro, septic, water supply), special features with landscaping, driveway entrance and drainage is required. During this initial meeting, we discuss best possible positions for situating the building on the site.

Northern Designs will contact the Municipal building department and Conservation authorities to review zoning, by-laws, and stipulations for proposed building location. With the above information, Northern Designs will prepare conceptual designs of floor plans and elevations showing the exterior façade with alternative finishes to suit your budget. As the designs are prepared in two dimensional, Northern Designs offers a service of creating 3D hand drawn water color, or 3D photorealistic renderings. By creating these renderings, your dream vision becomes reality.

Once the conceptual design has been prepared, if you are required to apply for re-zoning or a minor variance, Northern Designs will prepare all documents with the required information. Northern Designs can also accompany or represent you in the application stage as well as attending the Municipal planning meeting before the committee of adjustment.


With the approved conceptual design we begin the process of preparing detailed construction plans. These architectural plans will be detailed with all dimensions, material specifications, and construction assemblies which are used for submitting to the municipality for a building permit, tendering, and construction. If required by the authorities having jurisdiction or in conformance with the building code, you may need to involve additional services. Northern Designs can orchestrate all required services with their professional team of engineers, HVAC designers, land surveyor, etc. Contractors are required to review plans and verify all dimensions before construction. Any errors, omissions or revisions must be reported to Northern Designs prior to and during construction. The co-operation of all trades in this matter will assure that your home; cottage or renovation is being built to proper standards and specifications of the building code.

Fees
Because of the services offered by Northern Designs and the scope of each individual project, we cannot provide you with a set fee. Once we have our initial meeting and discuss the parameters of your project, Northern Designs will take all info and put together a proposal outlining in detail the scope of work needed to achieve your project along with an estimated cost break down for each individual service.

Additional services offered by Northern Designs include:
HVAC, Radiant, Geo Thermal Design
Structural, Civil, and Environmental Engineering
Energy Star Design and Evaluation
Permits
Tendering
Construction Overview

Northern Designs will make all efforts to have the initial meeting setup to accommodate your schedule. Whether it is at your home, cottage or the proposed building site, we want to help make this experience one you won't forget. We will discuss the project requirements and services that Northern Designs offers.
We will go through your ideas of an interior layout with rooms and spaces, discuss the visual appearance of the exterior façade along with design styles. Together we will come up with an estimated budget and proposed construction date.

Keywords: conceptual design, floor plans, Floor Plans And Elevations

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