Project Guide

Interested in having FORMATURA refresh part of your existing home, or design and build a new one? The process is quite easy… please read on…

Initial Meeting

First you contact us, and we set up a time to meet.

Our designer, Andrew Reimer,  will meet you in the comfort of your home to discuss your needs and desires, what  ideas you have in mind, and how the new space will suit your lifestyle. You’ll talk about the styles, materials, finishes and features you may want to incorporate. Andrew may draw some rough sketches to capture and clarify ideas. He’ll have a basic look at your home and/or building lot and give you a sense of how feasible different ideas may be. With over 25 years of experience in all aspects of residential construction, Andrew can usually provide an indication of potential costs and probable future value.

There is no charge for this initial meeting unless it is outside of the Comox Valley. Then, travel costs will apply. This meeting usually takes about 1- 2 hours.

The goal is give you the most relevant information so you can decide with confidence if you want move ahead with your project. It is also an opportunity to decide if we want to take a next step together.

The Next Step

When you are ready to proceed, we set up a second meeting to explore your project in more detail. We’ll discuss the likely time line for your project, give you a more refined approximation of probable costs, and choose the appropriate direction to proceed.

At the beginning of this second meeting FORMATURA Design & Build Inc. commences to bill for time on an hourly basis.

Our services are billed at an hourly rate to allow us to tailor services to the needs of your project. The scope of every project differs, as does the amount of time required to create drawings and models, develop the design, and produce detailed budget information.

Design, Budget, Build

FORMATURA produces both 2D schematic plan drawings and 3D views of interiors and/or exteriors to show you how your home could take shape. You’ll comment on the elements and finish details you prefer, approve the designs or suggest alterations you feel are important. We provide a Working Budget Estimate to the design based on your finish preferences.

If, after reviewing the concept drawings and budget, you decide not to proceed with the project, you will be invoiced for time invested to date.

If you decide to proceed, we work together to finalize the design. We create appropriate construction drawings and coordinate the necessary documentation for required permits.

Together we chose a suitable date to begin construction, balancing schedules and required lead time for materials orders, etc. As building commences, we regularly communicate with you, keep you informed as to progress, and alert you to any decisions that require your input.

When it is all complete and the final documents are signed off, you move into your new space.  And celebrate!

Get in touch now to schedule your initial meeting. Let’s start the conversation. 

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