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Concept Design Package

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At Hindley & Co, we spend time understanding you and your site  before we start designing. We listen to your needs and examine the possibilities based on the land, existing buildings, context, planning regulations and your budget. 


The Concept Design Stage is a thorough and methodical approach that encompasses: 

The Concept Design provides you with everything you need to understand what you will be able to achieve before proceeding further. 


Pre-Design
In pre-design, we learn about your hopes and dreams for your project, and we take the time to investigate its unique parameters, including the site, budget and legislative considerations. Next, we'll clarify your needs through a comprehensive brief taking process and provide indicative cost ranges and time frames. This stage typically takes 2-4 weeks and lays the foundation for the next. This step is key to establishing the restrictions that will affect the design, such as your site's possibilities, limitations, any authorities' restrictions. This is how we avoid wasting your time, money, or energy exploring a design that will ultimately not be feasible.


Deliverables can include:

  • Return brief

  • Area schedule

  • Preliminary PROCALC opinion of the probable cost range

  • Title restrictions

  • Authorities restrictions

  • Advice on information the client needs to obtain or provide

  • List of consultants likely to be required

  • List of permits likely to be required

  • Client-architect meeting schedule

  • Fee proposal from land surveyor

  • Advice on timing, process, and programme

  • Advice on next steps.

Feasibility Study 
Once we have established the design parameters of your new home, we take this one step further to confirm any additional information required that must be taken into consideration during the concept design development. 


A Feasibility Study typically includes:

  • All Pre -Design deliverables 

  • Preliminary consideration of orientation, the slope of the land, and other site conditions

  • Determination of whether you will need us to make a planning application

  • Report on other restrictions that may be on the site

  • Report on setbacks and height restrictions, title restrictions

  • Report on likely permits required and their likely costs

  • Advice on consultants required and their likely costs

  • Updated Room/outdoor area size schedule

  • Budget setting & prioritisation 

  • Area relationship plan (bubble diagram version of a floorplan)

  • Massing studies - 3D massing to check the allowable building envelope

  • Plan of action.


Concept Design
This stage is where the creative juices flow! First, we'll respond to your brief and present our initial design ideas, mood boards, materials palette, and schematic layouts through a number of meetings. Next, we'll meet with the local council to facilitate a smooth planning process to get their feedback. Once we're both happy with this stage, we will help you brief and engage a cost planner for a more accurate budget setting based on an actual design. This stage typically takes 4-8 weeks.


Deliverables can include:

  • All the Pre Design and Feasibility (links) deliverables

  • Schematic floor plans

  • Conceptual 3D model and flythrough

  • Mood boards of style and materials

  • Co-ordination of professional Cost Plan.

Once the Concept Design is completed, the next stage is to commence the detailed design development and construction development, which are required before you can start building. 


Enquire now about getting started with a Concept Design Package.

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PRE-DESIGN REPORT

  • Return brief

  • Area schedule

  • Preliminary PROCALC opinion of the probable cost range

  • Title restrictions

  • Authorities restrictions

  • Advice on information the client needs to obtain or provide

  • List of consultants likely to be required

  • List of permits likely to be required

  • Client-architect meeting schedule

  • Fee proposal from land surveyor

  • Advice on timing, process, and programme

  • Advice on next steps

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Includes all Pre -Design deliverables PLUS 

 

  • Preliminary consideration of orientation, the slope of the land, and other site conditions

  • Determination of whether you will need us to make a planning application

  • Report on other restrictions that may be on the site

  • Report on setbacks and height restrictions, title restrictions

  • Report on likely permits required and their likely costs

  • Advice on consultants required and their likely costs

  • Updated Room/outdoor area size schedule

  • Budget setting & prioritisation 

  • Area relationship plan (bubble diagram version of a floorplan)

  • Massing studies - 3D massing to check the allowable building envelope

  • Plan of action

CONCEPT DESIGN PACKAGE

Includes all Pre -Design and Feasibility deliverables PLUS 

  • Schematic floor plans

  • Conceptual 3D model and flythrough

  • Mood boards of style and materials

  • Co-ordination of professional Cost Plan