Site Meeting

Whether a new build or a renovation, every site is a unique environment. The aspect, trees, views, slopes, sun direction and neighboring properties all need to be taken into consideration... along with the home owners dreams. We’ll start the process with an on site meeting to discuss your vision.

Bylaw Checks

Sometimes you need more than just a building permit to make your house a reality. This depends on your site and your house’s location on the property. This is an especially critical step during the early stages especially for renovations.

Preliminary Design

Based on our first meetings, Shizen Home Design provides a few layout sketches and will be in constant contact with you during this phase to find the best solution for your lifestyle and your property.

Development Design

Once we‘ve established a functional floor layout we will begin to discuss the outside aesthetics of the house including roof line, windows and finishing materials. Often 3D sketch images are used to help you visualize the finished product.

Construction Drawings

The final set of drawings include:

  • A Site Plan
  • Floor Plans
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • A Roof Plan
  • A Basic Foundation Plan

The blueprints will be prepared with enough information for a structural engineer to approve prior to being sent off for building permit application. More detailed drawings can be rendered at the request of the home owners or building contractor.