1- Obtain a preliminary quote before the start of the creative process.
At ESPÉ, our clients receive from our designers a detailed quote of your project without even having a plan. The purpose of this preliminary quote is to allow them to qualify and define the parameters of their project, according to their budget. No designer or independent architect can offer you such budget and technical information before you embark on expensive plans that are often disconnected from your financial reality.
2- Make plans and design according to a predefined budget.
Once the preliminary quote has been accepted, the design process will be carried out by the same designer of ESPÉ, who will take into account all previous discussions about your styles and needs. Do they want to revise the concept to reduce the cost of the project? Or, on the contrary, dos their budget allow them to include a few “nice to have’s”? No problem! The designer works with you in conjunction with the technical estimator, to develop your project all the while taking into account the target budget.
3- Ensure a perfect communion between the plans and the contractor's bid.
The plans are complete and the changes decided in the design process are integrated into the quote. We now have plans that express the same thing as the quote. The traditional path of an independent designer working with a contractor often gives way to documents that do not always match 100%, creating great risks of costly mistakes and conflicts on the worksite.