THE JBD DESIGN PROCESS FAQ’s

WHAT IS DESIGN - FULL SERVICE PACKAGE?

The Full Service Design package is an all-inclusive design package that includes all services from initial concept to complete implementation. Full Service Design packages are available on an hourly fee basis, or as a customized fixed-fee package based on an in-depth understanding of your project’s specific requirements and scope of work. We recommend you allow 5 - 10% of your total project budget for design services. 

WHAT IS DESIGN - FULL SERVICE PACKAGE?

The Full Service Design package is an all-inclusive design package that includes all services from initial concept to complete implementation. Full Service Design packages are available on an hourly fee basis, or as a customized fixed-fee package based on an in-depth understanding of your project’s specific requirements and scope of work. We recommend you allow 10 - 15% of your total project budget for design services. 

WHAT IS DESIGN - À LA CARTE SERVICES?

Specific to each project, our design team works within a determined project scope and budget goal. Should you want to hire us on a hourly basis we are happy to help you. We require a minimum commitment of 10 hours or $2,00.00 + GST.

Example of our hourly rates are listed below:

                                                                     $225.00 - Hourly Rate | Principal Designer

                                                                     $130.00 - Hourly Rate | Lead Designer/Project Manager

                                                                     $ 85.00 - Hourly Rate | Junior Designer

                                                                     $ 85.00 - Hourly Rate | Purchase Coordinator

HOW DO YOU ESTIMATE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES BY SQUARE FOOTAGE?

With recent volume of inquiries on understanding how our design packages value in relationship to overall scale of projects. Below is a basic range to help those deciding on a full architectural design scope of services that best suites a project.

        Residential | New Construction:

                                                                    $6.00 - $8.00 / sq.ft | Custom Home Premium Package A | Design, Permit + Engineering Documentation, Site coordination, coordination with city hall.

                                                                    $4.00 - $6.00 / sq.ft | Custom Home PackageUpgrade Package B | Design + Permit Documentation.

HOW DO YOU ESTIMATE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES BY SQUARE FOOTAGE?

With recent volume of inquiries on understanding how our design packages value in relationship to overall scale of projects. Below is a basic range to help those deciding on a full interior design scope of services that best suites a project.

        Residential | New Construction & Renovations:

                                                                    $6.00 - $10.00 / sq.ft | Custom Package A | Custom Millwork & Premium Upgrades

                                                                    $4.00 - $6.00 / sq.ft | Upgrade Package B | Speciality Product & Custom Upgrades

                                                                    $2.00 - $4.00 / sq.ft | Essential Package C | Product Sourcing & Upgrades

WHAT IS PROGRAMMING?

Program Review/Site Verification:

•   In order to define specific goals and requirements of the project, JAMIE BANFIELD DESIGN will meet with a representative of Client and Coordinating Consultant to discuss the design direction for the space and will propose a conceptual design approach for review and discussion.

•   For informational purposes only, JAMIE BANFIELD DESIGN will review as builts and project related information if applicable as submitted by Client and/or their architects. JAMIE BANFIELD DESIGN will review the existing conditions (walls, floors, ceilings, structural and HVAC) and photograph as required.

•   The more information you can provide us the better we can provide you with a clear assessment and design vision.

•   New Construction | Estimate an allowance of 1 - 2 weeks.

•   Renovations | Estimate an allowance of 1 - 2 weeks.

•   Furniture & Styling | Estimate an allowance of 1 - 4 hours per room.

•   Deliverables: Project Brief & Value Assessment.

WHAT IS SCHEMATIC DESIGN?

The primary objective of Schematic Design Phase is to arrive at a clearly defined, feasible concept and to present it in a form that achieves Client understanding and acceptance. Although the design is not entirely represented, the schematic drawings can demonstrate basic spaces, scale and relationship of components.

•   The secondary objective is to clarify the project Program, explore the most promising alternative design solutions, and provide a reliable basis for analyzing the cost of the project.

•   Due to elemental aspects of graphic illustration, the Designer also needs to explain in writing what scope is not apparent to the Client. The schematic drawings provide the estimator with the basic scope for formulating the cost estimate.

•   New Construction | Estimate an allowance of 1 -2 weeks.

•   Renovations | Estimate an allowance of 1 - 2 weeks.

WHAT IS DESIGN DEVELOPMENT?

The objectives of the Design Development Phase are different from those of Schematic Design Phase. The primary purpose is to define and describe all important aspects of the project.

•   The Design Development Phase focuses more on the technical aspects of materials and building systems. Although this phase allows the Designer to finalize space and function to a great degree, the primary achievement is to enable the Client to understand how the project will function as well as give more detail about what it will look like.

•   The Design Development Phase is the period when all the issues left unresolved at the end of schematic design can be worked out, and at a scale that minimizes the possibility of major modifications during the construction documents phase. It is also the period in which the design itself achieves the refinement and coordination necessary for a polished product and solution.

•   While most design issues should be resolved by the end of design development, some will continue to be refined, resolved, or modified during the construction documents, bidding and construction phases of the project.

•   New Construction | Estimate an allowance of 2 - 8 weeks.

•   Renovations | Estimate an allowance of 2 - 6 weeks.

•   Furniture & Styling | Estimate an allowance of 10 - 20+ hours per room depending on the complexity of design requirements and budget value assessment.

WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION PHASE?

Preparation of construction documents, consisting of plans, elevations, details and specifications, to illustrate non-structural and/or non-seismic partition layouts; power and communications locations; reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs; materials and finishes; and furniture layouts.

•   With the design fully developed, the Designer will add all required technical information.

•   Final specifications will also be included in the drawings and appear as notes or schedules (door schedule, window schedule, finish schedule, etc). Upon final approval by the Client, such drawings ("Construction Documents") will become the legal documents from which a General Contractor will prepare a bid and ultimately construct the Project.

•   While the Construction Documents are now considered complete, the Client may request additional revisions and/or changes in writing. The Client will be responsible for any costs incurred for all such revisions and/or changes

WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION PHASE?

Administration of contract documents, bids and negotiations as the client's agent.

•   Observation and reporting on the implementation of projects while in progress and upon completion, as a representative of and on behalf of the client; and conducting post-occupancy evaluation reports.

•   If the Client requests, the Designer will coordinate the Construction Documents with the General Contractor by supplying full-sized copies of the Construction Documents to the General Contractor at the Project site or the General Contractor's office in the quantity specified by the General Contractor.

•   The Client is responsible for the costs incurred for printing and delivery of such Construction Documents.

•   The Designer will make scheduled and unscheduled visits to the Project to observe its progress and continuity and inform the Client if, to the Designer's knowledge, the construction work is not being carried out correctly or satisfactorily as per the Construction Documents.

•   The Designer will work closely with the General Contractor and use reasonable efforts to keep the Project on schedule and resolve any unexpected issues that may arise.

•   Recommended Milestone Site Visits to ensure integrity of design is fulfilled.

•   Shop drawing review on all key feature custom designs.

•   Site visit/consultant coordination | Estimate: 2 meetings Pre-Construction.

•   Site visit at critical stages / milestones | Estimate: 10 Consultant Coordination Meetings.

*** This phase is not included in the design package proposal. All hours will be billed monthly to the client at the noted hourly rates.


DOSE JBD CREATE MATERIAL BOARDS?

Most projects can follow along a design package and loose hard samples. With the complexity of different materials placed on different surfaces in different rooms of a large home it might be valuable to place a sample board on site for the trades to refer too. Material boards range from $450.00 - $650.00 per board.

DOSE JBD CREATE RENDERINGS FOR ALL PROJECTS?

Nope, most projects we do not create renderings for our design projects. We focus of talents on the details of construction, millwork drawers to represent the accuracy of the installation. We can create realistic representation renderings for all types of spaces. Renderings range from $550.00 per room to $1,250.00 per room. Exterior rendering package reflecting all sides of a homes will rage from $2,500.00 to $5,000.00.

WILL JBD TAKE CARE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

Typically the build team, contractor or home builder takes on the project managment of the budget, timeline and build process. Our responsibilities include: site meetings with the general contractor, trades, changes to drawings and specifications as required, the generation of custom furniture drawings, tendering custom work, coordination of the furnishing installation, and management of the furnishing and decorating budget. 

We also provide complete turn‐key service for off‐shore clients. 

Generally, project management commences after the design package is complete. This process is very time consuming but imperative to the implementation.

DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE LOWER MAINLAND?

Initially we request digital photos of the house, and/ or architectural drawings for viability of the project. Provided the project is viable, we coordinate a visit to conduct an initial consultation. The client would be expected to provide a relatively accurate set of plans for the project, or in the case of a renovation incur the costs of having them produced by JAMIE BANFIELD DESIGN, or another party.  Much of the design can be done from our Port Moody office; strategic meetings with the client are conducted at particular milestones in the design phases. 

The JBD Design and admin staff would be compensated for travel time, travel and accommodation expenses. Out of town meals will be billed to the client with a maximum allowance of (Breakfast $11.00, Lunch $22.50, Dinner $35.80) not including alcohol. 

Remote Consultation Packages for homes starting at $2,500.00CAD. This is dependant on the scale of project and the scope of work.

Turn Key services for homes outside of the Vancouver & Lower Mainland. Allow 10-15% of your total project budget for design service packages. Allow for a travel package of one full working day per room (eight hours within your city location) + travel time, accommodation, and expenses.

DOES JBD OFFER FURNITURE & STYLING?

Yes, furnishings may include, but are not limited to, furniture, decorative accessories, artwork, window treatments, area rugs and decorative light fixtures.

•   The furniture budget will be developed by Designer based on project programming and client direction.

•   The furniture budget will be provided to the client for review and approval prior to the commencement of ordering.

•   In the event that any items are to be custom built, the Designer will coordinate with the fabricator on all information necessary to convey the design intent.

•   Antiques are to be purchased in "as is" condition. Any time necessary to coordinate the restoration of any antique or showroom sample is to be billed in addition to the basic fees under this contract, with prior client approval of fees.

•   All materials relevant to the selection of furnishings, such as fabrics, metal or wood, may be recommended by the designer and but will be approved by the client prior to procurement.

•   Design, selection of fabric and materials for window treatments and curtains (if any) will include sketches, pictures or site meetings to create the design intent.

•   Any additions to approved fabric selections and the additional time required to price and coordinate new selections will be billed hourly in addition to the basic fees under this contract, with prior client approval of fees.

•   If purchasing directly from a retailer, the client may only use the Designer's name for discounted trade pricing with the written consent of the Designer.

*** This phase is not included in the design package proposal. All hours will be billed monthly to the client at the noted hourly rates.

HOW DO YOU ESTIMATE | FURNITURE & STYLING?

For those who need assistance to furnish & style an interior or outdoor space, this type of service ranges depending on a project budget. Average range per room is $2,500.00 or min. 10 hours of installation and set-up are required.

PURCHASING VIA. JAMIE BANFIELD DEISGN?

We believe in full transparency, our costs are a reflection of our supplier and trade relationships. We combine the features of a cost plus and fixed price estimate where you have complete transparency of costs and full breakdown of time estimate for tasks related to complete the project. Discounts range from 10% - 50% depending on supplier, we apply 10% purchase admin fee on all products purchased through our accounts. You have the ability to sign off on every single supplier, trade, and product for your project. All Special order product is paid in full 100% prior to placement of order with a 24 hours cancelation policy.

WHAT ARE REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES?

In addition to design fees you agree to reimburse us for all expenses connected to the project, including but not limited to couriers, long-distance telephone calls, and large format printing. These expenses shall not be marked up when billed to you. All out of pocket expenses associated with the execution of the project will be included with the monthly time billing invoices.  These expenses may include: storage and warehousing, messenger service, travel expenses, printing, and other such out-of-pocket expenses directly applicable to the project.  These expenses will be re-billed to you at 1.2 net costs. These will be billed directly to the client on the 1st of each month.

WHAT DESIGN SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

- Project Consultation

- Concept Development

- Custom Home Design

- Stock Home Plans

- Final Construction Documentation

- Interior Design

- Space Planning

- Scope of Work Documents

- Materials Selection

- Equipment + Fixture Selection

- Concept Boards

- Interior Design Drawings for Construction

- Construction + Demolition Plans

- 2D Rendering

- 3D Rendering

- Power + Communication Plans

- Millwork Drawings

- Detailed Kitchen + Bathroom Plans

- Lighting Plans

- Construction Documentation

- Specification Documentation

- Trade Coordination

- Interior Furnishing Specification

- Interior Furniture Selection

-Interior Staging

- White Glove Interior Styling