Getting a quotation to build your home or for any project requires proper architectural drawings. This is the only way your contractor can accurately cost your project that would satisfy your borrowing institutions. Hence, we were inspired to write this article after encountering a client that came to us for a construction quotation to build her house. Although she had a set of drawings, they weren’t telling the entire story of the building, also it wasn’t even what she wanted!
We come across lots of clients that hire a designer to get drawings done but it lacks the information required to get a close to accurate construction estimate and does not reflect the client’s needs (somewhat cookie cutter designs). Hopefully we can arm persons with the necessary knowledge needed when engaging a designer for their home as the drawings are the manual required to build.
Disclaimer: What I am about to outline is our design process here at KK Construction and Designs Ltd (KKCD) and therefore does not have to be the exact process of other designers, but it should give you a good indication of what to expect when engaging any designer.