EXTERIOR DESIGN & VISUALISATION SERVICE

Often Clients have Architect’s plans that satisfy their needs internally but lack detail externally and aren’t aesthetically interesting. Working from your Architect’s drawings, we can remodel the exterior of your home in our 3D software – adding and considering the finishing touches that make or break a successful scheme, such as porch design, addressing poor proportions, materials and the detailing of, finishes, colour scheme and window/door design.

 

Typical 2D drawings are limited in how they convey the feeling and finer detail of a style you are hoping to achieve, and often don’t highlight unsightly architectural features that can sneak into Architect’s plans.

When working with Back to Front to re-design the exterior of your home, we will guide you through the dos and don’ts within a given style, whilst helping you understand the needs of your building along with what works successfully and what doesn’t. We will then translate that vision into a carefully detailed 3D design which will enable you to feel confident that you are doing the right thing for your home and that it will be worth the investment required to make it a reality. Having visuals of the property will also give you a way to articulate your vision to other parties and contractors involved with your project.

If you don’t have Architect’s plans but are looking to remodel, we can help you arrange a Measured Survey of your home so that we can work from that instead.

 

If you are reading this before starting out on your home renovation journey, and are looking for extensions and internal re-jigging, as well as exterior remodelling, we suggest you head over to our Design and Planning service, which offers a comprehensive concept design package, addressing the house Back to Front - inside and out.

 EXTERIOR VISUALISATION

GETTING STARTED

To get started, we will need:

 

  • DWG files of your plans/design from your Architect or Surveyor. We can work with PDF's but DWG's are preferred. In the absence of Architect’s plans, Back to Front can help arrange a Measured Survey of your home to work from.

  • High res photos of your house.

  • Completed Design Questionnaire.

DESIGN PROCESS

1. The first step is to have an initial Design Consultation via Zoom, where we will assess where you are with your current plans (or house), discuss the style direction you are hoping for and whether this is appropriate, and look at some inspiration together.

Once we have a clear direction for your home, we will draw your house up in our 3D modelling package as outlined above.

2. Once the design is ready for your input, we will arrange a Zoom meeting to show you around your new home, discuss your thoughts about the look and feel and make any tweaks that may be desired to get the scheme just right for you.

3. Following the meeting we will make any updates required incorporating your feedback and finalise the design..

On completion you will receive:

  • Front and rear concept visuals ​

  • Annotated 2D elevations highlighting and explaining any changes to the design, colour scheme and co-ordination of colours, recommended products and materials, along with notes on exterior detailing, plus supporting product sheets with further clarification..

  • An interactive 3D model which you can fly yourself around at your leisure in the comfort of your own home – this is also super helpful when discussing design intentions with your builder.

For examples of our visuals, elevations and 3D model please see our Visualisation page.

The process on average takes around 3-4 weeks, subject to Client feedback and availability. All drawings are supplied digitally.