This stage establishes a process for achieving the aims and objectives defined in your Outline Brief (see Section 1 of this guide, ‘Prepare’). In order to do this, you will need to:
- understand the different options for designing and building your house (procurement)
- select the option that suits the level of involvement you want in the design process. This will be based on factors such as the degree of customised design you want in the house, and your budget.
How good planning helps your project objectives
The aim of this stage is to choose a procurement option that will achieve your vision and suit your individual needs throughout the project. It is important to note different procurement options require engaging professionals at different stages of the process, and will require different levels of client interaction and commitment. Taking time to understand the pros and cons means you can make an informed decision and establish a process for the rest of the project that best suits your needs.