Every space is different. Every structure has it's unique reason for existing and it's equally unique challenges. We might envision dozens of ideas before arriving at the perfect one for a project or client. This is a necessary part of the creative design process and one that we take very seriously.
Whether it's an addition, cottage, custom estate home or a builder/developer condominium or townhome project, Arkitek Design Group (ADG) provides full design and working drawing services. In addition to the initial drawings, we offer full project management execution which will see your vision truly come to life.
For most projects, the process is typically the same.
We begin by laying out the goals, objectives and scope of work to be completed. You may provide us with your own concept or plan, or we can start from scratch with a conceptual design. This is also where we will discuss expectations and budget, and develop timelines.
Next we move into design schematics by creating 3D real-world drawings of both the exterior and interior of the space. Using Chief Architect Premier software allows clients to experience their project in a true 3D environment that can be explored from any angle.
Once the design schematics have been tweaked and approved, the working drawing process begins. Peripherals are prepared as per the scope of work and to the requirements of local by-laws and the Ontario Building Code (OBC).
Finally, working drawings are printed and released for permit approval and construction.
For building permit purposes, the drawings required are often the same for all Ontario Building Code (OBC) - specifically a residential building not more than 600m2 per floor and not exceeding 3 stories in height.
Included in working drawings package:
- Foundation or basement plan
- Ground floor plan
- Any second or third floor plans
- Elevations (North, South, East, West)
- Cross sections and any details as required
- Specifications and general notes
- Schedule 1 (as required under section C, part 3.2.4 of the OBC)
- Energy Efficiency Design Summary (EEDS)
Potential additional requirements for permit (not included in inital fees):
- A site plan
- Heat loss calculations HRAI to be provided by your mechanical contractor
- A schedule 2 provided by your septic installer should you require a septic system
- Pre-engineered floor joist and roof truss drawings from your manufacturer
- Separate permits are required for electrical and plumbing
- Entrance permits and culvert installation and inspection may be required