Building a home – workshop

We are excited to announce our last workshop for the year.

Basically it will be a summery of the whole year’s work that was discussed.

The reason we started with the workshops is that we saw that home owners were being taken advantage of in the building industry.
All the relevant information is out there but people don’t always know where to look or even what their rights are. That is where the workshop come in.
People can ask the questions and obtain the relevant information before they even think of appointing their professional team.

The workshop’s topic will be as follows:
– What to look for in a site
– How to find your professional team and suggested contracts to use.
– What to expect from the the architectural process.
– Why should you appoint an architectural professional during the construction phase?

The workshop also include a starter pack that will assist the owner until they have appointed their team and they will take over from there.

Building a home or any project for that matter is a big step and anything worth while doesn’t come easily that is why you should have a proficient and reliable team behind you.

 

So let’s start at the beginning…..

What do you want to build? Do you want to build a house, five houses, a skyscraper?

Your architectural team will assist you with the entire process and guide you, but the largest design generator for your building is your site and a lot of times the site has already been purchased when you appoint your team so here are a few topics to consider when you are looking for your site to purchase.

Make sure that your dream can legally take form on the sites you are considering.  Here are two resources you can refer to.

  • The Estate’s rules and regulations.
  • Zoning certificate – document the height restrictions, density, building lines etc.

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Two Windows

 

2 Windows

One of the most interesting and inspiring design books to me is Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander and Murray Silverstein.

They say a picture speaks a thousand words and I would love to share my “notes” on some the patterns of humans that influence the design of buildings.

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