This checklist will help you prepare a Design Brief that is comprehensive enough without setting excessive constraints on the design team. The development of the brief should provide you with confidence and enough information to approach designers in the next stages.
The checklist does not form a Design Brief itself; instead, it presents common areas you should consider to ensure your brief reflects a broad range of key requirements.
Note the checklist assumes a site for the house has not yet been purchased so 'location' requirements are captured. If a site has already been purchased, the Design Brief should capture site-specific characteristics such as those outlined in the 'Key Activities' section of the 'Engage Design Team' stage.