Design

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Timber Ridge Design

If you have a property and have given some thought to the size of home you want, your overall budget, as well as the spaces and features you would like to include, you are ready for your first design meeting.

 

 

First Meeting
At our initial meeting we will gather all the key details needed for a preliminary design.  This usually takes the form of a “style & shape” list that describes all the key elements that will define your home.  Beyond spaces and amenities we’ll discuss “the look and feel” that you want to achieve and how the home will work on your property to take best advantage of views, sunlight and topography. At the end of this meeting you’ll have a good sense of TRD’s capabilities and we will have a vision for what you want your home to be.  There is no cost for this meeting.  A design quotation will be prepared for your consideration.  If you choose to proceed a 10% deposit on the quote will be requested at this time.

Preliminary Plans
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The notes from our first meeting will guide our preparation of a first preliminary design.  It will show the most prominent elevation (entry or lakeside) view of your home, main floor and upper floor plans with room sizes, kitchen, bathroom and living room layouts along with key dimensions and overall square foot amounts.  Your comments and any requested changes will be included in subsequent preliminary plans until you are completely happy with the design.  Once the plan is the way you like it a 50% payment is due, prior to starting the construction drawings.

Construction Drawings
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These are the final drawings that reflect all your wishes from the last preliminary plan, rendered with all the many details needed by the trades’ people who will build your dream home or cottage.  Once the construction drawings are completed your remaining balance is due and eight large copies (36” x 24”) will be made for you to distribute to your builder and their trades’ people.

Additional Design Services
•    We would be happy to modify an existing stock plan to suit your site and family’s needs.
•    Special projects:  If you want a boat house, workshop, deluxe garage or an off-grid hunting cabin – we have the ideas and expertise that will make you smile.

Our project management assistance service provides you with better budget control, a clear understanding of your trade and product options and over all of these the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a journeyman builder to contact who is looking out for your best interests.  

Let TRD show you the low-stress way to “Self-Build” your next home or Cottage!