OUR PROCESS

FULL SERVICE DESIGN AND BUILD

This service is for clients who may be building a home or doing a complete property makeover. Let the DHD team help guide you and plan your property landscape the right way. By having a complete landscape plan it helps you put the puzzle pieces together if you are phasing over the years or if you would like to do the entire project in one phase, the most important thing is to have a plan, you get to see what the layout looks like and you understand what you are getting . The other reason is that a complete landscape plan helps contractors give you an accurate estimate for the project by having measurements, liner ft and sq. ft of hardscapes, placement of structures and pools (to code), size of structures and planting plan.

   FIRST MEETING - SITE VISIT

  • COLLECT CUSTOMER PICTURES AND IDEAS FOR PROJECT AND REQUIREMENTS

  • SCOPE AND TAKE MEASUREMENTS OF THE SPACE

  • TAKE PHOTOS OF THE SPACE

  • PROVIDE CONCEPT 3D PLAN AND PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE AND EXPLAIN FEE SCHEDULE

  • CLIENT TO PROVIDE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO ENABLE dhd TO PREPARE LAYOUTS, CONCEPTS, ETC..

  • EXPLAIN dhD ROLE IN PROJECT AND COORDINATION WITH our CONTRACTOr

                FOLLOW-UP CORRESPONDENCE
                
- PROVIDE CLIENT WITH PRELIMINARY 3d PLAN WITH A preliminary estimate   
                - IF PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE IS AGREEABLE, A 2ND MEETING WILL BE SCHEDULED. A DESIGN RETAINER IS REQUIRED AT 2ND MEETING

 

SECOND MEETING - ON SITE VISIT, review concept, retainer fee

  • REVIEW INITIAL DESIGN AND PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE

  • INTRODUCE OUR contractor, PROJECT MANAGER AND OTHER KEY PEOPLE WHO WILL BE WORKING ON YOUR PROJECT

  • CUSTOMER SELECTIONS BEGIN: HARDSCAPES, LANDSCAPES, STRUCTURE TYPES AND STYLES, FINISHES, MOULDING STYLES, FIRE FEATURES, APPLIANCES AND ACCESSORIES

  • REVIEW DESIGN, PROPOSAL, TIMELINE AND FUTURE DELIVERABLES

  • DHD TO PREPARE INITIAL DRAWINGS ALONG WITH AND SURVEY AND ENGINEERED DRAWINGS FOR PERMITTING IF NEEDED (ONLY IF CLIENT HAS COMMITTED WITH RETAIner ($2,500.00 MIN)

  • SCHEDULE THIRD MEETING

              FOLLOW-UP CORRESPONDENCE
              - REVISIONS WILL BE GENERATED ON PLAN AND DESIGN BOARD
              - DESIGN REVISIONS WILL BE UPDATED

 

THIRD MEETING – FINALIZE DESIGN

  • REVIEW REVISED DESIGN AND FINALIZE ANY OTHER CHANGES

  • PRESENT FINISH STONE SAMPLES, PHOTO’S, POOL FINISHES, TILE ETC.

  • COLLECT AND CONFIRM APPLIANCE SPECS

  • PERMITS FILED

  • FINALIZE ALL STRUCTUREs details AND HARDSCAPE STYLEs, FINISHES, MOULDING AND ACCESSORIES

  • GATHER ANY OPEN INFORMATION NEEDED FOR PREPARATION OF FINAL CONTRACT AND DESIGN

               FOLLOW-UP CORRESPONDENCE
                - FINAL CONTRACT AND DESIGN WILL BE SENT FOR REVIEW
                - FINAL FIELD DIMENSIONS ARE TAKEN AND 
CONFIRMED


FOURTH MEETING – SIGN OFF

  • SIGN OFF ON FINAL CONTRACT & LAYOUT DESIGN

  • SIGN OFF ON FINAL SELECTIONS: HARDSCAPE, LANDSCAPE MATERIALS AND STYLES, FINISHES, MOULDING AND STONE DETAIL, POOL AND STRUCTURE STYLES, APPLIANCES AND ACCESSORIES

  • COLLECT DEPOSIT FOR PROJECT (tbd by contractor)

  • SCHEDULE AN APPROXIMATE COMPLETION DATE. ( WILL BE BASED UPON CURRENT LEAD TIME AND CONTRACTOR SCHEDULE )

EXAMPLE OF FULL SERVICE DESIGN PLAN WHICH ALSO INCLUDE 3D E-DESIGN IMAGES

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E-DESIGN

E-DESIGN PROCESS AND INSTRUCTIONS

E-design packages include an introductory call to talk about your space, a 3d and 2d design board with a visual representation and basic measurements of the recommended layout. Check out the examples at the bottom of the page to see what a 3d design looks like. We are offering this feature due to the high demand from contractors who just want a beautiful, functional layout and visual to show their clients. The 3d images and movie help homeowners who just want to see in a “real life view” what potential their property has to offer but have no idea where to start or may possibly want to do themselves. No matter how near or far away you are we can now, through most gis images and a survey, do a landscape concept plan if you are 1 mile away or 1000.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Step 1: A phone conversation to discuss the needs and wants for your outdoor space. This helps us understand the scope of your project, style, budget, and wish list. The more specific you can be, the better. Also and houzz or pintrest pages are very helpful.

Step 2: Purchase your design package. (approx. min. $1,500.00, varies on scope)  Payment must be received before the design phase begins.

Step 3: Send photos of the area of focus from all angles, survey of property and if possible any building plans with windows and doors to don@donhugginsdesigns.com. With new GIS technology integrated with our design programs we may be able to get most of your information from satellite images too.

The a plan can be simple and hand-drawn, but please include dimensions doorways, windows, trees and any important architectural elements.

The Design Phase

Once I have all the information and you've purchased your package, we'll start on the design phase. You should expect to receive a preliminary design board via my client portal within two weeks, and you'll be able to provide feedback at that time. Timely responses from your side will ensure the best experience as well, and with good communication, we can put together the design plan in just a couple of weeks.

Once the design phase is complete, you'll receive a final design package, which includes:

·         A shopping list with links the recommended items for your space (along with the ordering specifications like plants, pavers, walls, etc.)

  •       The suggested 2d layout.

  •       The 3d design movie storyboard and jpeg pictures (approx. 10 pictures)

  • List of suggested materials

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email don@donhugginsdesigns.com or contact me through the website.

 3D Details: ALSO INCLUDED:

Decks
 Fireplace features
 Water features
 Outdoor kitchens
 Covered structures
 Pools/Spas

Our team will check local codes for proper placement of pools, structures, fencing, fire features, etc.

These plans are for layout purposes only and not for construction. They are subject to interpretation by the installer. Contractor is responsible for proper construction techniques required for installation of proposed design. Contractor is responsible for compliance with all town, city and state regulations and codes and utilities mark out before any construction.  Contractor is responsible for all architectural/engineering and spec drawings for permits and township requirements.

 

examples

3D DESIGN

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