Complete architectural service

Our process

Call us and find out how we can help.

  1. Stephanie Skyring will meet you at your home to discuss your desired brief, budget and lifestyle. We recommend having a Design Ideas Workshop at this meeting to investigate ideas and costs before you start. We can help you refine your requirements. Obligation Free. You’ll also see how easy it is to work with us.
  2. We put together a fee proposal for your consideration and acceptance.
  3. We will handle all elements of the project, from initial brief to completion. Our aim is to make the renovation process as smooth, straightforward and enjoyable as possible.

 Here are the key stages in our process.

  • Predesign

    We compile necessary base information such as surveys and prepare measured drawings of your existing house.

  • Sketch design

    We investigate and present design options for floor plans and elevations to meet your aesthetic and functional needs and budget. We prepare preliminary cost estimates; and coordinate costings from a builder or Quantity Surveyor to ensure the proposed design is on budget before we proceed

  • Construction documentation

    We develop the design further with you; giving consideration to structure, construction materials and the detailed external and internal appearance of the building. This includes architecture & interior design of kitchens, bathrooms, robes, laundry and all other cabinetry.

    At this stage, we select finishes and fixtures, materials, doors and windows, electrical items and paint colours. We coordinate the town planner, engineer, building certifier and other consultants. We will then prepare the drawn plans, sections, elevations and written schedules to a level that enables accurate costing and construction.

  • Tender / Selection of builder

    We will approach 2 – 3 trusted builders to obtain comparable and competitive pricing. We will then coordinate the tender process and selection of the builder.

  • Construction advice

    We visit your building site regularly to provide ongoing advice to the builder during construction; and to assist him to complete the building in accordance with the drawings.