Creating your dream home may be oneof the most personal journeys you can undertake. Additionally technical drawings can be difficult to understand and often don't convey what the final spaces will feel like. For this reason we developed a way of working called 'Engage, Experience & Understand' to help clients feel confident and in control through the process.
As experienced Architects we know how to interpret your ideas, but it is our ability to create and illustrate that vision through the latest technology that makes us unique.
Throughout the duration of the project we will hold regular review meetings with you, covering all aspects of progress - design, planning, construction and finance – so that you are always fully informed. It is during these meetings we use technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and walk around virtual 3D models to communicate the design of your home. Please see our VR page for examples.
VR has many benefits and is much appreciated by our clients. We turn simple sketches into a virtual three-dimensional copy of your future home or building where, using a headset and sensors, you can be transported into this virtual environment. You can walk through the building, see how the light falls differently throughout the day, consider how different materials would appear in situ - in fact see every detail at full scale as if it was already built. This enables you to make fully informed decisions before the design model is signed off and taken forward to construction. We have found this working method provides very high levels of client satisfaction and confidence.
VR also aids the efficiency and effectiveness of our liaison with planning authorities and with contractors and other parties we may be working with. In short, it enables everyone involved to understand exactly the nature of the proposed building and their role in making it a reality.
We model the building services (pipes, ducts etc.) in 3D to allow for virtual interrogation prior to stating on site. This identifies potential clashes, mitigating issues during construction and allows for a smoother build process.
The phrase we hear most often from clients when a project is completed is “it looks just like the VR!”