It all starts from the drawing board...
One important part of our job is to use a variety of drawing styles at different stages of the project, to convey our design ideas to the client, local authority and contractors / builders.
We use scheme design drawings and sketches to present our initial concept and thoughts to clients. Keeping these drawings simple, we find, helps our clients to understand and focus on their overall brief without being distracted with too much detail early on.
Once a scheme has been agreed, the drawings are developed into detailed planning drawings which give enough additional information, annotation and if necessary colour to obtain Detailed Planning Approval from the local authorities planning department.
The next stage is to take our Scheme and / or Planning drawings (depending if planning is required for the project) and develop them into a full set of detailed design drawings which focus on the construction and technical aspects of the design, including electrical, lighting and heating layouts.
These drawings will enable our client to apply for and obtain Building Warrant Approval from the local authorities Building Control Department.
We also pride ourselves that our detailed design drawings contain enough information that they allow contractors to build from them without the need of further construction drawings being required for domestic projects. In saying this we can also produce some additional construction / production details as required for bigger commercial / industrial jobs.