Proposed design is one of the most vital steps in your home journey. It’s where you and your designer set out what you want your project to look like. This includes envisioning your future layout, exteriors, and the amount of glazing you wish to include. We can even drop in furniture to help you understand how the spaces will function.
These designs are most concerned with the aesthetics of your household, and are used within the planning stage to get approval from your local authority, should this be required.
You’ll make a lot of key decisions while these drawings are prepared, such as setting out your ideal budget, and assessing what is required under planning and the building regulations. You might need to obtain full planning permission, submit a pre-application, or you could benefit from something known as permitted development rights. If you have planning already, we can also confirm if this is sufficient or if you need to re-apply. At Resi, we make sure your designer is always on hand to talk you through these key considerations. Both through our briefing and design calls, and on your Dashboards messaging feature.
It’s worth noting, because they lack structural details, and other technical aspects, they shouldn’t be used for construction purposes. Proposed design will be upgraded for construction during the building regulations stage.
Stages of proposed design
You and your assigned designer will go through step by step all the elements you want incorporated into your project, running through the brief you created at the start of your Resi journey. They’ll also start sketching out an initial layout, which they’ll then fill out in more detail after your call.
Using all the information they’ve gathered in your briefing call, your designer will put together a first draft of your drawings, fleshing out the sketch they created during your initial discussion. In order to be submitted for planning, these drawings will include: floor plans, elevations, site plans, and roof plans.
Once your preliminary drawings are ready, your designer will arrange a time to walk you through what they’ve put together. This will be done over the phone, using our screen-share function.
During your design call, you’ll have the chance to note any initial revisions you might like, plus have time afterwards to put your full set of changes together.
Revisions submitted, your designer will package up your final designs, ready for planning submission, if this is required.
With your proposed designs in hand, you’re now ready to apply for planning approval. Our designers will always create proposed designs that give you the best chance of success, as well as satisfying your unique brief. If you already have planning in place, guidance will be provided on what happens next.
Once you’re ready to proceed to the planning stage, they’ll hand you over to our in-house planning agents.
If you want to visualise your space further, you might consider our 3D model package too. This allows you to see photorealistic images of your project, and even walkthrough the digitally rendered space. These models can be useful when making interior design decisions, or for luring in future buyers.
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