Our Process… The Advantages of Working with An Architect

Why Clients Choose Us

Hi, I’m Jan Hogarth, a residential and renovation specialist architect from PlaceMate Architects in Brisbane. Today, I want to tackle one of the biggest questions from our clients considering renovating! How do you know what you’re getting from an Architect? Join me as I walk you through one of our case studies that illustrates the process we follow at PlaceMate Architects, shedding light on how homeowners can be confident that they’re getting what they want and that builders will bring it to life seamlessly.

One of the crucial benefits is having a conversation with us. Together, we figure out the goals of the project. It’s all about ensuring everyone is on the same page, setting the stage for clear communication between yourself, PlaceMate and the builders.

We don’t stop at traditional sketches and plans. I’m excited to show you how we leverage technology to provide a 3D walkthrough of your future space. This 3D walkthrough isn’t just about plans; it’s an immersive experience. Imagine walking through your home-to-be like you’re in a video game. This helps you, the homeowner, and ensures that even those who can’t read plans (which, let’s face it, is most people) can visualise the end product.

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Site visits, surveys, measured drawings, and demolition plans—all these steps lead to a comprehensive 3D model of your future home. But that’s just the start. Architects create working drawings, including floor plans, sections, and detailed construction plans. PlaceMate leaves no stone unturned, ensuring everyone involved, from builders to subcontractors, knows what’s happening.

I often hear, “Can’t I just get a set of plans for my house?” Trust me, it’s more complicated. The house gets redrawn multiple times. Accurate measurements, detailed finish documentation, and schedules ensure precise pricing, leaving fewer surprises during construction. 

Construction is where the magic happens and collaboration is key. Builders bring their expertise, often suggesting improvements on-site. Furthermore, effective communication ensures the entire team, including owners, architects, builders, and subcontractors, is working towards that shared goal—delivering a high-quality finish.

The proof is in the pudding. Check out the end product—a beautifully renovated home that often surpasses the initial concepts. From attention to detail to effective communication, this results from a collaborative effort among owners, architects, builders, and subcontractors.

So there you have it—the journey from concept to dream home. Let’s chat if you’re thinking about renovating and want to ensure your vision becomes a reality. PlaceMate Architects is here to make your dream home a tangible, beautiful truth.

Ready to take the next step? Request a site visit from our Principal Architect, Jan Hogarth

And view more of our renovation reveals on PlaceMate Architects YouTube channel