Based on discussions with the client, a technical specification for the development of an architectural solution (AS) is prepared. This stage of the design process takes from 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the complexity of the project and the number of modifications to be made.
The contract for project work regulates the relationship between the customer and the contractor and guarantees the fulfillment of obligations. It describes the essence of the work, the responsibilities of the parties, the deadlines for the completion of work, and the payment terms.
After the discussion with the client, a preliminary design of the house (PD) and a section of architectural solutions (AS) are prepared. The PD contains a description and visual representation of the floor plans and facades, as well as drawings with general data such as structural parameters, wall thickness, ceiling height, etc. At this stage, the external appearance of the building is also developed, while interacting with the client and taking into account possible adjustments.
The section of architectural solutions describes technical details in more detail, such as a site plan, foundation and roof plan, plumbing layout, window and door markings, as well as the area of facade and interior wall finishes. At this stage, a scheme of door and window openings is also prepared, all necessary building materials and their quantities are specified, and an estimate is prepared based on the calculations.
After approval of the architectural solution, the next stage of work begins - the creation of the structure of the house (SH). At this stage, the foundation of the house is formed, as the safety and durability of the dwelling depend on the accuracy of the calculations of the strength characteristics of the house, the roof system, the foundation, and the floor system. Schemes and layouts of floors, stairs, and lintels are determined. The selected types of windows and doors are also included in this section. This helps to more accurately calculate the required building materials and determine the construction time of the building.