New Construction

New construction allows the owner to choose what theme or style of home they prefer. We are familiar with all types: American Craftsman, Victorian, Tudor, Ranch, American Colonial, Cap Cod, Seaside. One of the main focuses of design, is value engineering. We are constantly looking at ways to make the build be more efficient during the design of any structure. There are generally three phases to get you through the building permit process.

Concept Phase I:

This phase consists of taking your wants and likes in various formats. Such as newspaper clippings, hand sketches, pictures, ect. This information will be translated into rough floor plans, and elevations.

At completion of the concept phase, drawings generally provided are:

  • Basic floor plans
  • Basic elevation
  • Basic building sections

Preliminary Phase II:

This phase consists of confirming space locations from the concept phase, adding dimensions, window and door sizes, exterior accents, trims, siding options. We now are creating what the building will look like from the outside. As for the interior we will adding size to the spaces. Now the remaining two elevations will be drawn, building sections will be more defined.

At the completion of the preliminary phase, drawings generally provided are:

  • Floor plans dimensioned
  • Remaining two elevations
  • Additional and more defined building sections

Final Phase III:

This phase consists of completing the plans for the building permit from the approved preliminary plans. The floor plans will be completely be dimensioned, elevations noted with general notes, buildings sections dimensioned and noted.

At the completion of the final phase, drawings generally provided are:

  • Floor plans dimensioned and noted
  • Elevations dimensioned and noted
  • Foundation plan dimensioned and noted with details
  • Building sections dimensioned and noted
  • Floor framing plans dimensioned and noted
  • Roof framing plans dimensioned and notes
  • Steel connections as required

Each project will be reviewed and quoted individually. Some projects require more detail than others and will be quoted accordingly. Projects 3,500 sf and over require a professional seal by a registered Architect or Engineer in the State of Michigan, or the build state for a building permit. There are times when the building official may require a seal if the project is under 3,500 sf. depending on complexity. Every project is unique to its build location, and the building official may require both. We work with both professionals and can get you through the building permit phase.