1. A free initial consultation.
To discuss your plans and ideas, coming up with options for the design. You may have a very clear picture of what you would like but otherwise we are very happy to provide our expert advice.
Although the plans are mainly drawn up away from site, examples and rough sketch designs can be done as part of a brainstorming session with the clients.
Depending on your requirements and budget, the cost of the drawing fees are established at this stage although we are very happy to provide you with an idea of cost on the telephone.
2. A site survey to gain accurate measurements.
This either involves surveying an entire building or simply measuring the dimensions of a single room. In each case, the survey ensures that the dimensions of the model correlate to their place in the real world.
3. Produce a 3D CAD model using Trimble SketchUp Pro
The model can then be viewed and used in different ways, depending on the degree of detail you require in your model.
- Traditional Schematic and Technical Drawings
Plan and side elevations, dimensions and cross sections – technical drawings that provide information about the different materials, their quantities and how they get assembled.
- Architectural or Photorealistic Images of the design
Showing views from inside or outside the structure, its location in Google Earth or its place within an existing photograph. Renders, types of wood, colours; even your own furniture and paintings can be included in the 3D model.
- 3D CAD Model
Using a simplified viewing program, you will be able to navigate your own way around the model, giving you the freedom to visualise the space as you move from one room to the next.