DESIGN PROCESS

OBDesign is a Bespoke design practice that prides themselves on building client relationships, ensuring that the client has direct access to the designer during the design process. OBDesign works in collaboration with other design specialists depending on the scale and complexity of each job to ensure that each job is finished to the highest standards.

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StAGE 1 - SITE VISIT / CLIENT MEETING

Our free initial site visit and consultation is held to meet and discuss the clients desires. This time allows us to assess the scale of your project and gives us an opportunity to assess the design potentials of your site. Here you are able to share your initial thoughts and ideas also.  

From this initial meeting we are able to go away and offer you a fixed price Fee Proposal costing.

A site survey, analysis, photos and site measurements may be required during the site visit to understand the site and any climatic conditions that may effect the design.

Site visits / Client meetings include:

  • Meeting with client - typically an hour, client to discuss their ideas and any supporting information.

  • Site survey, understanding the sun and wind exposure on site.

  • Site measurements and supporting photographs to assist design.

 

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STAGE 2 - DESIGN + DETAILED DESIGN

Design Packages with vary depending on the design  requirements.

Following the initial site and client meeting a conceptual plan is put together. A follow up client meeting is had to discuss the conceptual design. From here the design is finalised supported by planting and material inspiration palettes to help guide the client.

The Design stage will consider and explore the options for the overall site and spaces within. Packages will includes spatial layouts, conceptual design and indicative plant and materials palettes to assist the design.

Packages typically include:

  • 2- 3 meetings to review design options (Meetings can either be on site, phone or Skype.)

  • Site survey, analysis and measurements

  • Conceptual Plans

  • Planting Strategy + Palette

  • Materials Palette

  • Quantities calculations for costing

  • 3D imagery if required

  • Detailed design for construction

 

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STAGE 3 - CONSTRUCTION + PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Following Conceptual Design, Plans will be discussed further with the Client to finalise and make any amendments. 

Plans can be expected to be delivered within a 2 week timeframe (with exclusion to any outside delays)

Prior to construction we can assist you through the consent application process, liaise with tradespeople and contractors to ensure that the plans are read correctely and priced accordingly.

Additonally we can assist with the following: 

  • Plan costings

  • Referral of recommended tradesmen and contractors.

  • Site visits and inspections during construction

  • Liaison between suppliers/contractors to client.

  • Plant and material sourcing

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