Planning and design is the first stage of all construction projects, meaning everything needs to be done perfectly/precisely to avoid problems in the future that could result in property damage, harm or even loss of life. Some of these problems can even lead to loss of your hard-earned money/investment, taking you back where you started. To avoid this, note the following things about building design:
Is your Structure for Residential or Commercial Use?
It matters! Why? The activities carried out in a residential structure differ from those carried out in a commercial structure, meaning that during planning and designing, the specialist needs to consider these activities to ensure the structure can bear them without crumbling down.
Additionally, of course, the interior design of a residential and commercial building differs; for example, you may not require to add a bedroom in a commercial structure.
That said, when looking for an architect to design your structure, confirm whether they specialise in the design of commercial or residential structures. Avoid hiring residential building architects for commercial construction work in the name of saving money (in many cases, residential building designers are cheaper than commercial building designers because many residential structures are not complex); you might regret it down the line.
Where Do You Start?
The first thing you do is have an idea about building a commercial or residential building. Since you do not have building or design skills, you need a specialist to bring your idea to life; the specialist, in this case, is an architect. As indicated above, hire the right architect for your project and ensure that they have completed similar projects in the past; this is the second step.
Note that some people hire specialists known as building designers. These are also good, but many are experienced in handling smaller residential projects because they are not registered. For commercial projects or complex residential projects, try and lean towards architects because they are registered. Being registered means that a specialist has been vetted by a registering organisation and found competent enough to design structures professionally and skilfully.
The third step is to share your ideas with the architect who will, from that time, give you the way forward and make things easier for you. That is why it is crucial to hire the right specialist in the beginning. If you do not, you might have a very stressful building project. The architect will even help you hire all the contractors and specialists you need and hold your hand until the building project is complete.
Contact a local residential or commercial building design service to learn more about your options.
Hello, my name is Carl and this is my construction and contractor blog. I do not work in the construction business but last year, my wife and I had a lot of work carried out on our summer home which is located on the Gold Coast. Winter storms had damaged the roof and a couple of seabirds had made a nest in there. The place was a real mess but thankfully the contractors did a great job of repairing the roof and fixing up the damage to the loft space. I learn a lot during the repairs so I decided to start a new blog. Enjoy!