June 17

Can building designers make your next project more efficient?

In a world where everything is planned, it’s no surprise that people are leaving designing even the smallest of homes to building designers.

Beyond just the design expertise they bring to the table, which is often the most exciting part for clients, there’s a ton of other value you get to enjoy. 

While getting their insight comes at a cost, most people are unaware of the other ways in which property designers add value to their projects.

From homes to office spaces or even super-sized malls and multi-unit buildings, a designer can set you on the right track in more ways than one.

When you work with bona fide professionals, you access a world of value-added services that don’t just transform your space, but revolutionise your experience along the way.

If you’re about to embark on a building project, here’s a look at what you can expect your designer to add to your property.

They help you save time

Most people don’t have an idea of how their various design ideas come together—or if they’re even possible, to begin with.

When you’re designing a space, regardless of its size, you can waste plenty of time trying to get the layout, spacing, specifications and measurements right. What’s more, is that it can be very challenging to envision what this will all look like once construction is complete.

If you’re not happy with the final results, you spend even more time, and money, fixing the things you got wrong the first time around.

Property designers don’t just bring their expertise to the table to solve these challenges, they also bring you the latest technology. With 3D modelling, for instance, you can see how your design plans come together to create the space you’re paying for.

They help you save money

Time is money. Beyond just the cost savings you enjoy when you cut down on the timeline of your project, however, a building designer can help you save much more than that.

While few people still think hiring consultants is a waste of money, this is a penny-wise-pound-foolish mentality.

Designers can prevent costly design errors by working with you to make sure that while your needs are being met, they’re both practical and regulatory-compliant. 

The bonus is that working with these professionals also ensures that you’re making the most of your space, property features and views—very minimal wastage across the board, no matter how you look at it.

What’s more is that if you work with a design-build contractor, someone who both designs and is responsible for constructing your space as well, you save even more because all your services are provided under one roof.

They speed up the application process

Another major advantage of working with building designers comes down to those all-important town planning applications and building permits.

If you don’t have enough knowledge and experience with this process, getting it right on your first submission—which can save plenty of time and money—can be challenging.

The best part about working with a property designer is that their skill and support goes beyond making your residential or commercial space look good. They also have the insights and experience to guide you down the application process, reducing errors, inaccuracies and other faux pas that can have your application rejected. 

If your project is on a strict timeline or you can’t afford any late-stage design or construction mistakes, working with these professionals is always a good idea.

Work with a building designer to stay on time, within budget and to enjoy your project experience

Designing and building your next home, office or investment property does not need to be a stressful experience.

When done right and with the right support, your journey can be insightful and even enjoyable. The key is to choose a partner who will not just help you achieve your aesthetic vision, but also someone who makes sure your project is on time and stays within your budget.


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