Maybe you have your eye on building your “dream home” or, you are simply considering adding an extra living space, the scope of a new project can be daunting. And, THIS is where a building designer can assist you.
What is a Building Designer?
A building designer designs buildings! Each building sites is a unique, a building designer has the ability to minimise issues whilst maximising possibilities.
From planning and design, construction, to occupancy, these specialists can help you make your dreams become reality.
So, how will you determine which building designer is right for your project? Read on…
How to Get Started
Finding the right building designer is the key to achieving a successful building project. The steps are somewhat similar to those you would take in selecting any qualified professional.
Referrals: The first step is to have a list of potential candidates. Ask for referrals from friends, relatives and business associates who have worked with building designers in the past. Or, use a search engine to look for a “Building Designer” in your area.
Phone Call: Phone each candidate on your list. Introduce yourself, and briefly describe your project to them. Ask to see their qualifications, portfolio and buildings they have designed previously. Be specific with your questions. Ask if the building designer is interested in your project, and if so, schedule an in-depth interview.
Interview: Perhaps the deciding factor for both parties is whether you can work comfortably with each other or not. It is crucial to know the background information about an individual or company before you engage with each other. The first consideration is to look for a professional you find easy to communicate with, someone who listens to you and someone who offers constructive advice. Of course, it is also important to select a building designer who has the skills, experience and knowledge to complete the project.
Cost: Finally, ask what fees the building designer charges for their services and obtain a written contract to prevent hidden charges from arising in the future. Building designers’ fees vary, depending on the level of service required.
Whether you’re planning on building a block of apartments, your dream castle, or considering an extension to your current home, SOZIG Design can help you achieve your dream.
Call SOZIG today on (03) 9386 8646 or 0422 927 407.