CONCEPT DESIGN

You want to start with a great idea, to create a place that says ‘home’. You want a master plan that you can build on over time, but maybe don’t have the budget to design or construct right away. Our Concept Design service is what you need.

WHAT DOES IT GIVE YOU?

First, we start with an initial hour long consultation on Zoom. We discuss your brief, your aspirations and your budget, and see if we all feel that we would like to work together.

Next, we meet with you on site or at the property for us to assess its potential, and meet you in person.

We organise a digital survey of the property. This gives us necessary information to proceed, such as ground levels and heights of adjoining buildings.

We present a design, with an alternative layout also, at a meeting at our office or by Zoom, typically this lasts an hour to an hour and a half. You’re likely to have changes to suggest, which we take on board.

There are usually a number of phone calls to discuss aspects of your brief and the design, before we present the revised version. This consists of drawings of the site plan, floor plans, elevations, sections and a 3D view. Drawings are presented in pencil, with overall and room dimensions, in metric, and A3 size so that they can be copied easily. Below are a sample set of drawings:

A report follows, typically 4/5 pages, which;

states the design intentions, for the benefit of the professional taking on the

project from this point, as well as for clarity for yourselves,

notes any tweaks post final presentation to be considered,

discusses possible build methods,

notes your responsibilities as a building owner,

gives you ball park cost estimates.

Lastly, there is a handover consultation of one hour, with whomever is continuing with your project.

Time frame from initial consultation, where there is no pre-planning meeting, is within:

2 weeks to site visit

3 weeks to the digital survey

2 weeks to presenting the design

3 weeks to making any changes and presenting the revised design

2 weeks to sending the report

Approximately 3 months in total

A pre-planning meeting can add 2 - 6 weeks to the process.

COST €50/square metre of proposed design.
For instance, for a 200m2 house, fee is €10,000.
Inclusive of VAT and all expenses, including digital survey.

NEXT STEP? BOOK ‘TALK TO US’ FOR AN INITIAL CONSULTATION

If we decide to work together, this cost is deducted from the Concept Design cost.

Let’s Get Started

Let's talk

You can arrange a free 20 minute consultation on our Contact page.