Big Island, Hawaii Home Building Drafting Services
Big Island, Hawaii Home Building Drafting Services
Working with many of our clients is always a new experience and by getting to know our clients, it helps with drafting and designing for their personality and preferences not ours. We are a Big Island, Hawaii home building drafting services company.
Ever project is a chance to open new insights and points of view that help create homes that have depth. Traditional drafting is done in the two dimensional aspect but we create and design for a three dimensional aspect. Trying to look at the whole not just what is in front of us.
With our return customers, it is an opportunity to continue getting to know them and help them to fine tune their designs. You will find a few examples of our work and thank you to all our clients for giving us the chance to help you with our services. Some of these projects were only drafting, some involved creative design and a few complete construction/project management. But each one has provided insight in to designing for others.
Big Island Hawaii Home Building Drafting Services
We have been in business since 1994, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. We have specialized in custom homes and designed and managed several projects on the island. However we are not limited to custom homes, as we offer many additional construction services.
We have been working with clients and businesses for years in drafting services and home building on the Big Island of Hawaii.
CUSTOM & SPEC HOMES
WOOD, STEEL & CONCRETE
ZONING ISSUES, VARIANCES,
SPECIAL USE & PLAN
As you can see above our goal is to help you to finish your project. Taking it from a drawing to reality. We develop the plan and put in the details to make it easy for the builder to complete and try our best to implement our knowledge to help you get a working construction plan set that will meet the building code but still be affordable.
Many elements can affect the overall design and we always look to find the best way to accomplish what you want and are looking for. With the new building code it has become very difficult in keeping up with how the code is being enforced but you can be assured that we do not pass on those “growing pains” to you as our client.
Building in Hawaii is very different from the Mainland especially because of our seismic zoning as the “Big Island” Hawaii County is the highest risk zone of all the islands. Having designed projects for a few of the other islands it has helped us to learn more about what the various agencies are looking for.
What is CADD?
CADD is an acronym for Computer Aided Design and Drafting.
What's so great about CADD?
With manual drafting, corrections and revisions are a messy and time consuming process compared to a few clicks of the mouse on the computer. All changes and revisions are kept as computer files for later reference, use or record. Economical and computer based, the process is quick and efficient. Drafts sent via e-mail rather than having to meet and view physical drawings, saving time and/or postage making the process virtually “paperless”.
Why do I need someone to draw or draft plans for my house?
Building codes and regulations. Hawaii County Building Division does not accept unprofessional drawings. Plans not drawn to industry standards, as determined by Building Division will not be accepted to start building permit processing. And currently the County is switching to IBC 2006 (International Building Code).
What about the whole project?
We are able to assist in all aspects of the design and building process. This includes, but is not limited to; consultation for design and construction, coordination of all sub-contractors, oversight of project and providence of a local contact. If you desire a turn-key business or home – we can provide that for you.
ADDITIONS, RENOVATIONS & REMODELS
This is a highly debated & confusying issue for many. We would like to provide our humble point of view, which we encourage you to cross reference and do research. Plain & simple, this type of construction is costly.
There are several reasons for this:
One, if you don’t have the original plans, don’t know who built it, and we as a company did not design, draw or manage the project, then there is no record of how or what was built. It may be possible to contact the City & County for a copy of the plans, but they are not required to keep them on file, and if so, only for a certain period of time. Another route is through a realtor. They have access to the prior owner or developer.
Two, by not having this information, it is very difficult to draw how the walls or structural beams are built, being that they have been covered by walls, sheet rock or plywood sheeting.
Three, given the two above conditions, we can do the best estimate and draft it, but things will change once you open the walls, because everyone builds differently and building code has changed over the years.
Lastly, we can only answer for our work, not someone elses and same as Pandora’s box, the moment you open those walls, you unleash a whole bunch of problems.
Taking these points and conditions into considerations, be careful of anyone bidding low either drawing, design, or building with these conditions involved. We all want to save money, but you get what you pay for.
With foreclosures at an all time high, it may seem like a deal, but is it? We hope you can understand a concern we share with you, our potential clients and friends, that are looking into this type of investment.
In a foreclosure, it is important that you get the complete picture, an appraisal does the market value, certified home inspection does the structural value. Who does the assessment for Building Code, open permits, illegal structures and other aspects that can help you make an informed decision?
We can, contact us and we can assist you. In order to improve the value of these homes, it is more than just window dressings and paint job.
Please visit the links on the FAQ page, as they have a balance of information that can help you to make an informed decision.
Please visit the links on the FAQ page as they have a balance of information that can help you to make an informed decision.
The below additional referral is also a friend who we assisted with this very type of situation, helping to provide plans and permitting to regain the illegal and unpermitted area that existed when they bought. These issues caused complications and delays for their financing too.
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COMMON BUILDING DEFINITIONS:
Living area: Including, but not limited to; Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Bathrooms, Kitchen, Office/Den.
Non-Living area: Including, but not limited to; Garage, Carport, Lanai (Porch), Decks.
HOW IT ALL WORKS:
Building in Hawaii OR anyplace is about Wants vs. Needs. In today market it is very hard to get to your goal. So when you pose the question of what do you want versus what to you need? It ends up a very good tool for anyone looking to build. Accent Design Services specializes in Big Island, Hawaii home building drafting services. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
“Navigating our way through uncharted territories is how it felt like for us when we started our journey in our Hawaiian Homestead construction project. We didn’t know where to start, what questions to ask, or who would be involved in this process. Accent Design Services was that lighthouse, that beacon of light and aloha, who helped guide us to safe harbors while also warning us of dangerous areas to avoid. If you are navigating through uncharted territories, then you’ll want Accent Design Services to be your guiding light. They’re informative, thorough, trustworthy, and knowledgeable, and they do business with a true sense of aloha.”
– Leinaala L. – Social Worker – Hawaiian (or Pana’ewa) Homestead
“Solid design, great customer service, and very knowledgeable.”
– CHESTER C. (MECHANIC, HAWAII)
“I found Accent Design Services to be both prompt and knowledgeable regarding the construction field and its many processes. I liked their attention to detail, sincerity, and focus on completion when following up with their customers. All in all a great outfit of whom which I highly recommend.”
– ERIC C. – DEVELOPER / CITY PLANNER. OREGON TO HAWAII
“Being able to communicate clearly, completely, and often is so important in a project; Accent Design has proven worthy of our trust in this regard.”
– STEVEN J. – RETIRED TEACHER / STAIN GLASS ARTIST – ALASKA TO HAWAII
“Accent Design Services provides me with a complete cost, no hidden fees or added costs. And reliable referrals.”
– LESLIE B. – OWNER, LEKILI NURSERY, HAWAII
“Quick, cheap, good, pick any two” and is a very old saying among engineers. It embodies all the basic premises that we must live with in order to get this done, and done well. I wish folks could wrap their minds around that one good and solid….it applies to many, many things in this life.”
– “UNCLE” BOONE MORRISON, ARCHITECT/ARTIST – HANAI (ADOPTED) HAWAIIAN.
Accent Design Services
P.O. Box 2026, Keaau, Hawaii 96749