Design Build Process

Design Process Meeting

INITIAL CONSULTATION

We meet with you at your home regarding your project needs.
Discuss design ideas, objectives and “ballpark” investment of design and construction.

PHASE 1: Preliminary Project Design & Development

DESIGN RETAINER

When budget range and project parameters are understood, Designer sends Design & Development Retainer to client
Take “As-built” measurements and photos
Create As-built drawings and new preliminary design plans (2-3 options)
Make general material suggestions for design direction
Begin preliminary budgeting

PRELIMINARY REVIEW
In our office

Review preliminary design plans
General material concepts reviewed

DESIGN REVISIONS + Preliminary Budget

client feedback
Any known selections are incorporated into the plans
Preliminary Scope of Work is written

Create Preliminary ESTIMATE

BUDGET REVIEW MEETING
In our office

Updated design and budget reviewed
Approve or suggest modifications to Project Scope, Budget and Drawings as needed to meet client parameters.
Value engineering

PHASE 2: Final Project Design & Development

COMMITMENT AGREEMENT

When Preliminary Estimate range and project parameters are understood client
Signs Commitment Agreement with 10% deposit of Estimated Budget to go towards Construction Costs
Metke secures a place for the Project in its schedule

JOB-SITE WALK THROUGH
In Your Home

Designer, Project Coordinator, Production Manager, subcontractors meet to review the project, plans and Scope of Work.
Any job-site challenges are identified, specifications and plans are then revised as needed.
On site hazardous materials samples taken.

CHOOSING MATERIALS & FIXTURES
In our design studio or supplier showroom(s)

Specific choices of products, materials, colors, etc.
Write final Scope of Work, Material Specifications, review options to price, create final construction budget

SIGNING THE CONTRACT

Final, plans, scope of work, specifications and construction contract are reviewed and signed
Job start date is confirmed


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