Project Roadmap

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Phase I: How you get started
Start a project
Complete goals and ideas form Open
See example budgets and line items from recently completed projects. Open
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Phase I: Choose your architect
Meet with architect and discuss your ideas
Architect submits design proposal for your review
Discuss proposal with architect before approving
Approve the design proposal you like
Phase I: Research program requirements
Review your goals and ideas with your architect
Architect completes planning research form Open
Architect completes permit schedule form Open
Architect updates budget with city permit fees
Architect posts estimated schedule and budget
Confirm project scope and budget with your architect
Architect posts site survey
Phase II: Create your project design
Client pays design retainer
Confirm that the survey meets our survey standards Open
Architect prepares architectural scheme A1, A2, A3
Architect verifies scheme with city planning
Client, check the design against our design checklist Open
Collaborate with your architect to prepare schemes B and C
Agree on the final architectural design
Architect reviews existing site conditions
Architect reviews design and budget with a general contractor
A New Avenue partner builder will post a construction estimate upon request
Phase II: Submit planning applications to the city
Architect submits planning permit applications
City hall approves planning planning permits
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
Phase IV: Architect completes required reports
Arborist Report
Hydrology and Drainage Report
Recycling Waste Diversion Plan
Energy Efficiency Report
Hazardous Materials Report
Geotechnical Report
Sewer Lateral Inspection
Phase IV: Submit building permit applications
Architect completes building permit
Architect responds to city plan check comments
Phase V: Choose your general contractor
General contractors submit construction bids for your review
Review construction bids with general contractors
Approve the construction bid you like
Approve your construction agreement with general contractor
Phase V: Break ground and build your project!
Monitor construction progress
Contractor completes demolition
Pour concrete and strip forms
Shear wall and roof nail inspection
In wall plumbing, electrical inspection
Insulation inspection
Drywall, nail, and gas inspection
Paint prep, flat paint, enamel paint
Final inspection, first call
Final inspection, second call
Finish construction!
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Malissa Tack built this pallet table to function as the Tacks' outdoor dining room.

I like that the table is beautiful and made from salvaged material.


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Here is the Tack photovoltaic array.

One of the best things about tiny houses is that they are able to function with relatively little electricity. Adding Solar PV makes the home that much more sustainable.


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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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This is the kitchen in the Tack Tiny House

Just because Chris and Malissa Tack live in a tiny house doesn't mean that they have to cook in an uncomfortable kitchen.


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This is the Tacks' shower.

This bucket is a great, rustic way to save bathroom space and look cool doing it.


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