You start by sending me an accurate Site Plan to scale, being careful to note South,
and the important measurements such as the dimensions of the house (with location and
sizes of any windows and doors), and the dimensions of the site itself including any
significant hardscape and softscape features. Some Elevation Drawings of the house are
also needed, and note any other significant grade changes across the proposed project site.
I also need some good .jpg digital photos of the area and it's surroundings. Most importantly, some descriptive and detailed notes from you about your ideas, needs, and desires, and any other factor that could influence your Solar Structure Design, such as, where your view is,
and where you would like seating, BBQ area, Etc. Also research if there are Zoning,
Setback, Historical District, or other Restrictions that apply.
As soon as I have this information, and properly understand the scope of your project, I will supply you with a Cost Estimate for your Design. The Design and Plan Preparation Fees for most of my regular Patio Covers range from $400 to $800, with $600 being the average.
Local San Diego area Design-Build
You send me the information as described above, then I will come spend the morning
at your site, meet you, and get a good feel for the area, further enhancing the Design Process. I'd like you to send me a few initial pictures of the area (so I can arrive a little better prepared) and, provide me with an accurate Site Plan to Scale when I arrive if possible.
Being local, we can work together as we refine our Project. As soon as we work up a
nice Design I'll be able to give you a price for the construction.
If you are outside of our local San Diego area, I'll consider traveling for an Onsite Visit with you. I loosely structure this round trip travel time fee at $40 per hour and $.50 a mile for Projects
in California, based on travel time using Map Quest, with Spring Valley, Calif. 91977 as the
Starting Point. I'll consider traveling out of state, or Anywhere on the Planet, if it's for
a Special Project which warrants special, personal Design.
Please initially Contact Me to discuss your Project by using my Contact Us Form,
For Online Patio Cover Designs-
* A note about your local Building Department
should you need a Building Permit. Some Building Departments
won't accept plans that weren't prepared by the Owner, or an
Architect, Engineer, or Builder who is licensed in your state.
You may, or may not need
to pay a local Professional to review
and seal the plans so that your Building Department
them. These issues should be researched before going ahead with
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