At Gregory Grubb Architecture we’re here to turn your architectural design dreams into reality. Our aim is to make your life easier which is why our design process is simple, focused on quality interactions and feedback from you.
We understand that building a new home or making changes to your existing home can be challenging and that you’ll probably have a lot of questions. We’d like to help you take the guesswork and stress out of the process by giving you honest input and guidance.
Our initial consultation is free of charge. This is when we will go through all the steps involved, and discuss your brief.
The Design Process
STAGE 1: APPRAISAL AND DEFINITION OF THE PROJECT
This is initial client meeting which is preferably held onsite to get a clear understanding and appreciation of the scope of the project.
Gregory Grubb will take you through the architectural design process, giving you valuable advice and letting you know what is needed from your side (e.g. existing council approved plans, SG diagrams etc.) He will also inform you about the need to appoint professional consultants (e.g. engineers) in order to satisfy council requirements as well as any “hidden” costs such as local council submission fees etc.
STAGE 2: DESIGN CONCEPT
When preparing the design sketches, we take the client’s needs as well as the site, planning and statutory requirements into account. Depending on the way the addition or alteration affects the existing house it may be necessary to draw up the entire house, particularly if there is demolition throughout the home in order to accommodate the changes.We make sure that your additions and alterations are made in a logical manner, ensuring a comfortable flow throughout the home, at all times maintaining the aesthetic appeal.
STAGE 3: APPROVALS AND TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
Once the architectural design sketches have been approved and signed off by you, we begin work on the working drawings for council submission and construction.
Should you wish we can assist with submission to the relevant local metropolitan council for an additional fee.