Conceptual planning and zoning work is crucial to establishing the direction for the design of any custom home, and Novell excels in navigating these early waters. Most new construction and major renovation projects start with this phase of work, offering:
We always start by listening to what’s important to you and drawing from your inspirational sources. Novell works closely to understand your needs, preferences, and vision for your new home. We engage in collaborative discussions and effective communication to gather all the necessary information about the home and property, along with your lifestyle, family requirements, desired experiences, and budget considerations.
As required, Novell conducts a comprehensive analysis of the building codes and regulations applicable to the specific location where the custom home is being built. This includes understanding the local building codes, zoning requirements, setback regulations, and other relevant rules for home safety, structure and functional requirements. A thorough study of building codes is crucial to ensure that any proposed home project is both feasible and best utilizes your constraints and opportunities.
Novell has an in-house team of residential home designers, interior designers and architectural technicians, who are experienced in a designing a custom home from start to finish. We provide expert guidance on architectural styles, spatial layouts, materials, finishes, and other design elements to create a home that is aesthetically pleasing, functional, and efficient. As required, we employ our knowledge of the site, neighbourhood, zoning and constructability considerations to help guide the design. We synthesize and define the opportunities & constraints that will shape the work ahead. We can also provide input on the latest design trends, energy-efficient features, and higher performing building practices to enhance the overall design of the home. Our extensive network of engineers and other design professionals round out our expertise, providing deep subject-matter expertise as needed.
We creatively design according to your desired experiences, style and taste, and work to provoke the boundaries of what may be possible within the project parameters. We find custom solutions to achieve your goals. With thoughtful solutions, we can create meaningful spaces.
Novell coordinates all early design aspects of the project, including engaging with any necessary subconsultants, or authorities having jurisdiction. This includes procuring land surveys, energy assessments, architectural design, early structural strategies, environmental advisors and coordination with local municipalities.
With direct knowledge of the current construction market, we advise on appropriate ballpark budgeting and work closely with you to evaluate early conceptual ideas against any budgetary constraints.
By providing strategically appropriate Concept Planning and Zoning, we help establish a broad design approach from which all subsequent work will be based.
We are often asked whether an Architect is required to design your new home. Architects are not necessary for residential homes and there are benefits to choosing Design Build, rather than engaging multiple firms to provide your home project. Learn more about the differences between Architects and Residential Designers.
We look forward to hearing your vision for your home at a complimentary consultation.