Mark tasks complete to stay on track.
Phase I: How you get started
Start a project Complete goals and ideas form
This helps you break the ice and have a productive conversation with a potential architect.
Open See example budgets and line items from recently completed projects.
Get a sense of what costs and items you may need to consider.
Open Chat with us!
Chat about project costs and schedules with a New Avenue pro for free. We will give you a call or send you an email!
Phase I: Choose your architect
Meet with architect and discuss your ideas
One of the partners in our firm will contact you to set up a time to meet at your home. These meetings are free of charge.
Architect submits design proposal for your review
The proposal will be posted on your project page. The proposals are just between you and the designer who submitted it. Get clarifications and don't be afraid to ask questions.
Discuss proposal with architect before approving Approve the design proposal you like
Once you've decided on a design proposal, you can open it and approve it. The architect will be invited to your project officially, and your budget will be updated with the proposal.
Phase I: Research program requirements
Review your goals and ideas with your architect
You may have already completed our online Goals and Ideas form. This will answer many of your architect's questions.
Architect completes planning research form
Your architect will complete our planning research form to clarify zoning codes and restrictions that might affect your project. This form will be posted on the timeline.
Open Architect completes permit schedule form
Your architect will go to the city planning desk and use our permit schedule form to sleuth out hidden fees so you have minimal surprises. This form will be posted on the timeline.
Open Architect updates budget with city permit fees Architect posts estimated schedule and budget
You should review this revised budget with your architect.
Confirm project scope and budget with your architect
This will show all the tasks that go into designing a home, addition, or remodel so you know what you're signing up for. You should also review your range of possible budgets to get a sense of what similar projects have cost in the past. This is the best way to set expectations.
Architect posts site survey
Your architect will coordinate with a surveyor to perform site measurements, assess existing conditions, and the surveyor will produce a property survey. The survey will be posted on your project page.
Phase II: Create your project design
Client pays design retainer
A $5,000 design retainer is collected. This is applied to future work as it is completed. If work is not completed, the retainer will be refunded for any incomplete work.
Confirm that the survey meets our survey standards
Use our survey standards guide to make sure your survey is ready.
Open Architect prepares architectural scheme A1, A2, A3 Architect verifies scheme with city planning
Your design professional will go to the city planning department and discuss the initial concept with a planner to ensure we can permit and build your design.
Client, check the design against our design checklist
Use our design worksheet to ensure that your design has adequate storage, effective use of space, and more.
Open Collaborate with your architect to prepare schemes B and C Agree on the final architectural design Architect reviews existing site conditions
Architect to research electric panel, water line, sewer line, gas line, site conditions and post pictures to project page.
Architect reviews design and budget with a general contractor A New Avenue partner builder will post a construction estimate upon request
You should review this estimate with your architect.
Phase II: Submit planning applications to the city
Architect submits planning permit applications
There are two parts of the permitting process: planning permits and building permits. In this phase your design professinal will apply for all planning permits.
City hall approves planning planning permits
Permit approvals take anywhere from one week to four months.
Phase III: Pick your products and materials
Complete kitchen shopping list Open Complete bathroom shopping list Open Complete interior and exterior materials shopping list Open Complete electrical, lighting, and systems list Open Complete windows shopping list Open Complete landscaping list Open Complete storage list Open Confirm with architect that product selections are within the budget
Phase IV: Prepare construction documents
Architect prepares construction documents Architect posts structural engineering proposal
This will be posted on your timeline.
Phase IV: Architect completes required reports
Arborist Report Hydrology and Drainage Report Recycling Waste Diversion Plan Energy Efficiency Report Hazardous Materials Report Geotechnical Report
10% of projects need a geotechnical or soils report. If this is needed and the architect skips it then it will typically slow down construction by one month or more and add thousands of dollars in construction expense.
Sewer Lateral Inspection
Phase IV: Submit building permit applications
Architect completes building permit Architect responds to city plan check comments
Cities almost always have comments and questions about plans and the design professional will bill hourly to work with the city to answer all of their questions.
Phase V: Choose your general contractor
General contractors submit construction bids for your review
Construction bids will be posted on your project page.
Review construction bids with general contractors
Request edits and clarifications as needed. You can both meet the general contractors in person and discuss the bid on your project page.
Approve the construction bid you like
New Avenue will provide a fixed price construction agreement to ensure your project is completed on budget.
Approve your construction agreement with general contractor
Phase V: Break ground and build your project!
Monitor construction progress
Manage any budget changes with New Avenue’s change order approval process.
Contractor completes demolition
Construction is now 15% complete. Typically week three.
Pour concrete and strip forms
Construction is now 20% complete. Typically week four.
Shear wall and roof nail inspection
Construction is now 30% complete. Typically week six.
In wall plumbing, electrical inspection
Construction is now 35% complete. Typically week seven.
Construction is now 45% complete. Typically week nine.
Drywall, nail, and gas inspection
Construction is now 50% complete. Typically week 10.
Paint prep, flat paint, enamel paint
Construction is now 70% complete. Typically week 14.
Final inspection, first call
Construction is now 80% complete. Typically week 16.
Final inspection, second call
Construction is now 90% complete. Typically week 18. This inspection should repeat until it passes.
Construction is now 100% complete! Typically 5 months or 20 weeks. Final lien relase from general contractor and sub contractors.
tack_house bookmarked a picture.
This is a look at the main space in the Tack Tiny Home.
At New Avenue we appreciate how the Tacks made living space a priority and downplayed sleeping space. This makes your home feel bigger when it matters, when you're awake.
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