fbpx

Top tips for working with an architect or designer

If you’ve never worked with an architect or designer before, the prospect might seem a little daunting. After all, they are people who are going to have a major influence on your home build or renovation.

You might be concerned that, like any working relationship, things won’t quite ‘gel’ and you’ll be left with a home that doesn’t meet your expectations. We’ve asked industry expert and Hebel enthusiast, Helen Lloyd-Martin from design firm 3D Environment, for some helpful tips for when working with an architect or designer.

A little research goes a long a way

Helen believes nothing pushes the process along faster than clients who do their own research before the first meeting.

“We now live in an age where information is so readily available and easy to find that it’s almost expected that clients do a little research beforehand,” Helen said.

Jumping online and doing a search on Google can really help you ascertain what’s available and what you’re after in terms of style and building materials.

 

Helen Lloyd-Martin builds homes with a focus on sustainability, which is why she often uses Hebel.

Like most relationships, communication is key

You’re going to be working with your architect or designer for an extended period of time. To make that relationship a successful one, both parties need to present information in a clear and concise manner.

For the homeowner, it’s outlining expectations from the onset and communicating exactly what you want to achieve in your home. Helen explains what she initially asks clients to get the ball rolling.

“I ask a lot about their lifestyle and how they want to live. This can range greatly from a sense of relaxation to an intimate connection to the outdoors, to a low maintenance, energy efficient and bushfire-resistant family home.”

But one of the most important questions Helen ask is “what’s your budget?” as this always drives her response to the brief. “

Having this initial discussion will not only help foster a terrific working relationship, it will also increase the chances that you will get a home that’s perfect for your family and lifestyle.

“Be open to ideas that may challenge you”

It’s unlikely that all your initial design ideas will make it to the finished project. A designer and architect will often ask you to consider alternatives that coincide with your current circumstances, budget and long-term goals. It’s important to be open to suggested changes, as they are made in your best interests. For example, Helen often recommends Hebel over other building materials her clients have initially considered.

“The acoustic properties of Hebel are outstanding and we build a lot in bushfire prone areas. This is always a front-and-centre issue for my projects, so Hebel is a fantastic choice in ensuring we’re meeting all the requirements there,” Helen said.

Lastly, Helen recommends that clients immerse themselves in the experience and enjoy it. It’s not every day that you get to build your dream home.

33 Comments

  1. tinyurl.com says:

    Hi there I am so glad I found your website, I really found
    you by error, while I was searching on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am
    here now and would just like to say thanks for a incredible post and a all round
    interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have
    time to read through it all at the minute
    but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so
    when I have time I will be back to read much more,
    Please do keep up the great work.

  2. Excellent blog post. I certainly love this site. Keep writing!

  3. I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and amusing, and
    without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is an issue that too few folks are speaking intelligently about.
    I’m very happy I found this during my hunt for something regarding this.

  4. ps4 games says:

    I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site.
    I’m hoping to check out the same high-grade content from you later on as well.
    In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my very own site now 😉

  5. ps4 games says:

    Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this blog.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s hard to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and appearance.
    I must say you’ve done a superb job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads super fast for me on Opera.
    Excellent Blog!

  6. I used to be recommended this blog by way of my cousin. I am now not positive
    whether or not this publish is written by him as
    nobody else know such unique about my trouble. You are incredible!
    Thanks!

  7. I blog often and I seriously appreciate your content.
    The article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to take a note of your
    website and keep checking for new information about once a week.
    I subscribed to your Feed as well.

  8. Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article. Thank you for supplying
    these details.

  9. You could definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write.

    The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid
    to say how they believe. At all times go after your heart.

  10. ps4 games says:

    I think the admin of this web page is genuinely working hard in support of his website, because here every material is quality based stuff.

  11. ps4 games says:

    After going over a handful of the blog articles on your site,
    I really appreciate your technique of writing a blog. I bookmarked it
    to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please
    check out my web site too and let me know your opinion.

  12. ps4 games says:

    Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what
    you are speaking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also consult with my website =).
    We could have a hyperlink change arrangement among us

  13. ps4 games says:

    I go to see every day a few websites and blogs to read articles or reviews,
    except this web site provides quality based posts.

  14. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed!
    Extremely helpful info specifically the remaining part 🙂 I deal with such information a lot.
    I used to be seeking this particular information for a long time.
    Thanks and good luck.

  15. Why visitors still use to read news papers when in this technological world the whole thing
    is accessible on web?

  16. ps4 games says:

    Right here is the right website for everyone who hopes
    to understand this topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue
    with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa).

    You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been written about for many years.
    Excellent stuff, just excellent!

  17. Just want to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your publish is simply excellent and i could think you are a professional on this subject. Well along with your permission allow me to snatch your RSS feed to stay updated with forthcoming post. Thanks one million and please continue the rewarding work.

  18. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one today..

  19. ps4 games says:

    of course like your website however you have to check the spelling on quite
    a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I to
    find it very troublesome to inform the reality however I’ll certainly
    come again again.

  20. coconut oil says:

    What’s up everybody, here every one is sharing these experience,
    therefore it’s fastidious to read this web site, and
    I used to pay a visit this blog daily.

  21. coconut oil says:

    What’s up, I read your blogs on a regular basis. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep
    it up!

  22. coconut oil says:

    No matter if some one searches for his necessary thing, therefore he/she wishes to be available that in detail, so that thing is maintained over here.

  23. Typicalcat03 says:

    Simply want to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is just cool and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

  24. Hello there! This article couldn’t be written much
    better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept talking about this. I am going to send this article to him.
    Fairly certain he’ll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Hello there! This blog post couldn’t be written much better!

    Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept talking about this. I will
    send this post to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have
    a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  26. sling tv says:

    Quality articles is the secret to interest the users to pay a quick visit the website, that’s what this web page is providing.

  27. We are a bunch of volunteers and starting a
    brand new scheme in our community. Your
    site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done an impressive activity and our entire neighborhood might be grateful to
    you.

  28. tinyurl.com says:

    What’s up everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this site, and paragraph is
    actually fruitful designed for me, keep up posting these articles.

  29. Doris says:

    Hello! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew
    where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m
    having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  30. sling tv says:

    Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site,
    how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.

    I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright
    clear concept

  31. sling tv says:

    This is my first time go to see at here and i am in fact happy to read everthing at single place.

  32. sling tv says:

    You are so interesting! I don’t suppose I’ve read through a single
    thing like this before. So wonderful to find somebody with a few unique thoughts on this subject matter.
    Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the internet, someone with
    some originality!

  33. sling tv says:

    It’s an awesome paragraph in support of all the online users;
    they will get benefit from it I am sure.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to Hebel Matters.

To stay up to date with the latest Hebel news, articles and feature projects, enter your email to sign up to our monthly e-newsletter.

Subscribe
CSR

Privacy Policy | © 2020 Copyright Hebel. | Website by Moso

Top