Introduction

​​During this design-intensive stage, the preliminary design will be developed into documentation that enables the consent and construction of the house. As a result, the drawings will increase in complexity and there will be more of them. It’s important to ensure everyone understands what these documents are trying to communicate and the implications they have in future stages.

How detailed design contributes to your project’s objectives
In the detailed design all materials, systems, finishes, and construction methods are specified. With this additional level of detail you can assess these specifications and the overall design against the Design Brief and Vision Statement, and fine tune the design even more to meet your objectives.

Keeping track of progress in this way also involves checking that the agreed services are being delivered by the design team. Good communication channels, meeting minutes, and a contract that is easily understandable are helpful when taking on this task.​​