The idea is born. Normally, the conception of the project starts with the client. This is where the dream begins.
Depending on the project, the conception stage might vary. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
Once the project is closer to fruition, it is time to sit down and talk design. This is still a preliminary stage, which means that nothing is guaranteed at this point. The space will be measured thoroughly and an outline drawn. We will then go thru layout ideas and material choices while making sure that regulations and codes are met.
A sketch is then drawn that will show the space as well as materials and colours. That sketch will be used during the design development to research the equipment needed, along with the cost for them and the materials being used. This will then be turned into your quote.
Once the design and quote are accepted the contract documents are drawn up for signing. These must be signed 2 weeks prior to work commencing to allow the legal 14 day cooling off period.
Now it’s time for the project team to order and obtain materials, equipment, and sub contracting workforce. This stage of the project can be more or less complex and challenging depending on how big the project is, the available resources and the agreed start date.
A Project timeline will be calculated for the works. From delivery dates and times of equipment and materials to work force job stage and completion time frames. A project must be planned well to allow a smooth operation to ensue.
Once all the stages prior have been completed the project can begin
Each worker may be given their own schedule. It is also important to note that the schedule of each project agent might vary depending on their role. This is especially true for subcontractors who need certain parts of the job completed before they can begin their portion. It easily becomes evident that bad planning at this point can lead to serious delays and budget overruns.
The goal at this point is to have planned everything so carefully that everything goes off without a hitch.
Now that all the work on the job site has been completed, the project comes to a close and you get to start enjoying your new outdoor living space.