Why an As-Built is Essential for Renovation
When it comes to a renovation, you need to know where you are actually starting before you can get started. What do we mean by this?
The As-Built Phase of the project is the most critical part of getting a Renovation and Addition project started on the right footing.
This crucial information allows us to work from a concrete set of plans so the renovation and/or addition design accurately ties in with the existing structure.
Without it, it becomes a guessing game, and we don’t want our clients gambling with their hard earned and soon-to-be invested money.
What are As-Builts?
Your As-Built Plans will show your existing floor plans (each level), exterior elevations (front, rear, left and right sides), and roof plan.
In addition to the 2-D elevation, the As-Builts will include 3-D perspective drawings of the exterior only, typically from the four corners of the home.
As-built renderings detail the shape, dimensions, and precise locations of any and all elements within the scope of the existing structure.
As-Builts Ensure a Successful Project Lifecycle
They are used throughout the entire process of your home renovation. First, they are used as a guide throughout the design phase. Then, they are referenced again in the construction planning phase, along with the creation of the construction plans for the build. Finally, they become the reference for the demolition plans.
How As-Builts Are Created:
We use a laser scanning device to capture the exact measurements of every interior and exterior space of the existing structure. Once we laser site-measure the home and photograph everything, then we will re-create the whole existing house on the computer in our software. The As-Built process takes an average 30-45 days to complete. It usually takes about two weeks to turn around the site measure data. Then the data is provided to our CADD team to prepare the As-Builts. From there we can begin the design process.
There is value to your As-Builts for the future sale of your home. When your renovation is completed, you will have both the As-Builts prior to renovation as well as the new set of plans from your completed renovation. When you should want to sell your home, having these plans adds a bargaining chip to the value of your home, especially if the purchaser may be interested in renovating or adding onto your home.
Cost for As-Builts typically start at $6,500
depending on complexity and timeline factors.
When it comes to one of your most valuable investments, whether it’s your primary, secondary or vacation home, the amount spent on producing your As-Builts is a small percentage for peace of mind and the end result of exceptional, one-of-a-kind, You-Inspired Design!
Our Award-Winning Homes with a View are always You-Inspired for Joyful Living! Give us a call or email us today!
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