The design phase is critical to the success of your project. We will work diligently with you to incorporate your ideas and needs into a cohesive project.
Peachtree Decks and Porches provides all of the design services your project requires as part of the design/build process in-house for the nominal fee of only $99.00. In some cases, we will engage the services of a structural engineer to assist us with planning complex load requirements.
Every project is unique, but typically the design requirements include the following key elements: Initial Site Visit and Meeting, Preliminary Feasibility Study, Initial Design Phase, Budget Preparation, Review and Selections Meeting, Final Design and Agreement. Read more about our design process below.
The first step in our design process is a site visit where upon we will come to your home to gather information about your home and how your new project will integrate to it. We will collect data by measuring the existing structure, taking notes and taking photos. We’ll also discuss your wants and needs and introduce our company to you.
In simple terms, we will make sure that the project you want us to build can be built in reality. It’s easy enough to design anything on paper, but before we get too far, we will consider zoning issues, building code requirements, and other technical aspects that we want to be out in front of.
The initial design phase is where we enter the data we collected from the initial site visit into our design software to begin exploring a variety of options for you. This phase involves creation of several internal design concepts that give us the necessary data required to produce an accurate budget for each concept we’ve created.
The budgets generated will be a “buildable number” meaning that it is not a rough estimate—it’s a truly accurate number that represents the overall investment your project will require. We will contact you on the phone to discuss the budget prior to sending you a detailed text-based scope of work for each design concept.
Having received accurate budgets for several design concepts and being comfortable with the investment required, you will meet with us at our office and showroom to see those design concepts, make changes and tweaks to your liking and check out a variety of deck and railing options at our showroom.
This stage is typically, but not always, tied into the Review and Selections meeting. We will dot every “i” and cross every “t” to finalize your project’s features and details and create a detailed agreement to put your project into our schedule.
Peachtree Decks and Porches are skilled craftsmen who know the decking business inside and out. Once the carpentry work was done, they sent out an excellent painting crew to finish the job. Our deck looks like an extension of our home. We will recommend Peachtree Decks and Porches to all of our friends and neighbors. We just need to find another project for them to work on!
We interviewed many deck builders before selecting Peachtree Decks and Porches. They took our original plan and designed a deck that exceeded our expectations. We are delighted with the results! Mike and the team were professional, exacting, and wonderful to work with. From start to finish this project was a pleasure and we expect to have Peachtree back to complete a screen porch next year.
The Peachtree Decks and Porches team is amazing. The entire process was above and beyond my expectations. I have done a lot of remodeling work both by myself and using contractors and Peachtree Decks has them all beat. The finished product looks amazing, but I was the most impressed with the quality and workmanship of the project. Cannot recommend Peachtree Decks highly enough.
We were impressed by the time spent with us to explain all of the options for our deck. It was quickly obvious that they are experienced deck builders and was very knowledgeable about materials best suited for the purpose. We enjoyed the association with Peachtree and the price was right. Workmanship was excellent. Result was amazing and we are so pleased. We would recommend this company to anyone. Proud to give our name.
Thanks Peachtree and the crew for such a great job. You took down our 20 year old deck and gave us a beautiful new one. Our kids and dogs love it. I truly feel it has raised the value of our home, which is so important in these hard-economic times. We really got great value for our money. I would recommend Peachtree Decks and Porches to anyone looking for an affordable, high-quality deck that will last decades!
Peachtree Decks and Porches can be counted on for honesty and trust. They were excellent to deal with while we changed scope a number of times before arriving at the solution. The quality is outstanding. The project was completed in a quick and efficient manner. Job site was kept clean and organized through the process. The finished product is beautiful. Definitely brought value to the property.
They were very clear and helpful in the planning of the project and their personnel did a superb, efficient, friendly job. They honored our contract and never balked about assuring top quality. We are totally satisfied and just wish other work persons we used for other projects had the same commitment to good quality and customer service. He and his work people were a delight to work with.
Peachtree just finished a 1200 sq.ft. deck of Ipe with a substantial structure and some elevations of up to 15' above ground. The deck is certainly the best quality of construction that I have ever witnessed, and being an engineer I have seen a few. His flexibility and eagerness to work with my design input was a huge plus. If I ever contemplate any more work around here that Peachtree can do – they will be the only ones that I call.
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How Our Consultations Work
Where some contractors offer “Free Estimates”, the time and expertise we invest in creating projects of the caliber you have viewed on this website requires that we charge $99.00 for our initial consultation. Of course, the consultation fee is credited to the final investment of your project upon entering into a agreement with us. For over a decade, we have created stunning projects that endure by utilizing premium, low maintenance building materials. Although price ranges vary among project types, replacing a deck or adding a porch room requires a significant investment. We hope that after reviewing our galleries and videos and reading our philosophy and approach you’ll feel it’s worth investing $99.00 to see what we can design for you. Here’s how our full design workflow works:
INITIAL SITE VISIT: We’ll visit your home to discuss your project goals and take the required measurements for our internal design work.
FEASIBILITY STUDY: We will consider zoning issues, building code requirements, and other technical aspects that may affect your project.
DESIGN PHASE: We will develop an initial design option for your project based on our initial site visit.
BUDGET PREP: We will email you a Preliminary Proposal that includes a starting design option along with a detailed scope of work with buildable budget.
SELECTIONS: Having received Preliminary Proposal and initial budget and being comfortable with the investment required, you will meet with us at our office and showroom to refine or modify that design concept, make changes and tweaks to your liking and check out a variety of deck and railing options at our showroom.
AGREEMENT: With an exact design and scope of work defined, we will create an agreement, put your project into our schedule and begin the permitting process for you.