Feasibility and Options Review
It’s not uncommon for people to know they want to undertake a project, and to have thought about it in detail, yet have no idea how best to start. Or worse, they launch into an expensive design service without establishing a relationship or worse still, without carefully establishing the groundwork for the project.
Before you begin the Design process it is essential to answer the following:
• What are the possibilities and limitations for the site / building?
• Is the idea we have possible?
• Is our idea within our budget and how long will it take to complete?
• Who should I work with and what is the process from design through to construction?
• What further things do we need to investigate?
• And hopefully, how sustainable design ideas can be incorporated into our project? Saving you money over the life of the building
What the Report Contains
Just as a surgeon wouldn’t operate without a proper diagnosis, the "Feasibility and Options Review" works on the same principle. It will allow you to start an exploration to precisely understand your requirements and potential roadblocks. The report will provide you with:
- Findings and recommendations on legal requirements applicable to the works
- A review of your needs, goals and priorities
- High level sketch proposals investigating different design options
- A rough estimate of cost
- A preliminary plan and timeline to move forward with the project
Once completed, the “Feasibility and Options Review” will give you a solid foundation for progressing with the design with a clear understanding of the design possibilities, likely cost of the works, potential issues to address and a timeframe for completing the works.
Our fees for this process vary depending on the scale of the project involved. Fill in the enquiry form below for an obligation free quote.
As a guide, costs for undertaking the review for typical residential projects are likely to be $750 plus GST. This fee is then credited to the overall architectural fees if we are retained to do your full project.