Design and Build your Home
Now that you have your team in place, it is time to start designing. This step can last from a few months to years depending on the complexity of your dream home, permit approvals and a range of other factors. Therefore, it is imperative to have a sound strategy and utilize the expertise of your design team.
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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) produce a design and process management tool for the UK construction industry called the RIBA Plan of Work which comprises of eight stages namely;
Stage 0 – Strategic Definition.
Find means of achieving client requirements confirmed.
Stage 1 – Preparation & Briefing.
Project brief approved by client and confirmed that it can be accommodated on the site.
Stage 2 – Concept design.
Architectural concept approved by client and aligns to project brief.
Stage 3 – Spatial Coordination.
Spatially coordinated design issued for planning permit.
Stage 4 – Technical design.
All design information required to manufacture and construct the project are completed including building regulations application.
Stage 5 – Manufacturing and Construction.
Building is constructed and commissioned and aligns to technical design.
Stage 6 – Handover.
Building is handed over to client and building contract concluded.
Stage 7 – Use.
Building is used, operated and maintained efficiently.
By Shh Architects
For a residential dwelling as yours, this has been grouped into three stages: