Find a house planner near Chattanooga, TN

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GOODMAN CREATIONS is a design firm in Southeast TN specializing in customer-oriented design and project-management to make your dream home a reality. GOODMAN CREATIONS has unique expertise in the areas of both new builds and home renovations and has been operating since 2014. GOODMAN CREATIONS has assisted multiple clients across the region including private clients, local government and schools.We believe that each client is unique and so we take a unique approach to each brief. With each client we note and analyze your requirements as well as undertaking a thorough review of your custom home design including a feasibility analysis and a detailed costing and modelling of the whole project. Drawing on our long experience in this area we have tailored a solution to your exact specifications by fusing form and function to create the ideal space for you. We know that realizing creative projects requires a unique combination of drive, ambition, skill and technical know-how so at GOODMAN CREATIONS we do the best to ensure we provide a turnkey solution for our clients that is both realistic and extraordinary! GOODMAN CREATIONS prides itself on turning in projects on-time and within budget so if you would like to contact some of our satisfied clients then please let me know. We have full confidence that whoever you speak to you will hear nothing but ringing endorsements. We care about each and every client and will work our hardest to design a safe and exciting home for you and your family. We also follow best practices in the areas of ergonomic home planning and environmentally-friendly design to make your home efficient and save you money on the cost of utilities.See more

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How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

What do house plans consist of?

In a house plan, you can expect to see an overview of the construction site, floor plans, roof plans, foundation plans, electrical plans, exterior elevation and more. Always ask your architect what they plan to include in your house plan.

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