Great Coffee & Working Drawings!
Great coffee is up there as one of our favourites. After spending three years in Melbourne how could it not be? The coffee and cafe scene there are quite an amazing experience.
The other favourite is communicating our design intentions to the contractors we work with through the medium of the Working Drawing. Clients usually get to see more of, and pay more attention to the earlier stage Design Sketches, but it's the working drawing that determines a great deal of the success of the final building.
If you were to hand the same sketch or planning stage drawing to three different builders you would get three vastly different tender prices and buildings. Quality, finishes, details, standards, performance, weathering, would all be left open to interpretation - good or bad.
The Working Drawing's purpose is to flesh out the details of earlier sketch and planning stage drawings. It describes the full intention of how the building is to be put together (in a lot of detail). It tells builders what is to be done and therefore what way it's not to be done! It allows for accurate pricing (along with the written specification) so you know you are comparing one builder's apples with another's apples. It is used for the new Building Regulation compliance requirements (BCAR) and it records the professional input that goes into your building giving you peace of mind.
Without comprehensive Working Drawings great buildings don't happen.
Look what goes into a simple coffee pot. Think about what goes into the drawings for your new home, renovation or extension! Come and have a chat with us about what's involved in the various stages of commissioning architectural work for your home. We'll even shout you a great coffee!
Hofler Architects have extensive experience in house extensions, refurbishments, sustainability, conservation of protected structures and one-off new builds. We are a highly experienced team of architects based in Monkstown, Co. Dublin. The practice was established in 1992 and offers a full range of architecture services for domestic works, conservation, housing & apartment developments, and many commercial sectors including bars, restaurants, offices, educational and retail.