Site Inspection

Meeting with you on your site is a critical component of a good design.  Understanding the "lay of the land", the sites pluses and minuses (if you will), gives us a better idea of how and where the design needs to be laid out.  This is also a great opportunity for you to tell us what you love about your property, what needs to be the focus, or what needs to be changed.  Being able to walk the land and visualize how your home will fit and function correctly while capturing the best features of the site.  Sketching out the layout and footprint is the first step of putting your dreams into a design on paper.

 

Addition

Addition

Taking pictures of where the addition or structure is to attached to existing home is beneficial.

Site Inspection

Site Inspection

Sometimes plans change - we will do a site inspection at any stage of construction if the Client suddenly decides they want timbers.

Site Inspection

Site Inspection

Bedrock

Bedrock

Does your site require any special excavation - rock blasting perhaps??

Other structures

Other structures

Are there other structures on your site that need to be demolished, maintained, updated/ renovated?

Neighbouring Farm

Neighbouring Farm

Are there regulations or setbacks required due to type of neighboring farms?

Existing foundations

Existing foundations

Are there any existing foundations on your site that need to be removed prior to excavation?

Site Access

Site Access

Knowing ahead of time of any site access issues can save a lot of headache when it comes to your future construction.

Site Inspection

Site Inspection

Discussing what type of foundation would work best for this scenario.

Water set backs

Water set backs

Are there any water set backs imposed by the municipality, township, conservation?

Landscape Requirements

Landscape Requirements

Any special landscape requirements that need to be dealt with during excavation? For example: dock, retaining walls, flood plains, etc.

Grading Issues

Grading Issues

Are you in a flood plain? Do we need to bring in a lot of fill?

Drainage Issues

Drainage Issues

Does the water drain from your property properly?

Tree Marking

Tree Marking

Marking trees that you want kept on your site is a big help

Driveway Location

Driveway Location

Has a driveway location already been designated? Is it wide enough for bringing in equipment and material?

Best View

Best View

Does your site have a specific view you want to see from certain areas of your home?

Walkout possibility

Walkout possibility

Does your property have a walkout or daylight basement possibility?

Grade of property

Grade of property

Does the property slope in any direction?

Landscaping

Landscaping

What landscaping needs to be done? Tree trimming / cutting / transplanting?

Staking out the possiblity

Staking out the possiblity

Property Line

Property Line

Where is your property line located

Accessibility

Accessibility

How much tree cutting and excavating needs to be done?