COMPANY POLICY WITH REGARD TO THE
PREPARATION OF DRAWINGS, STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS AND THE PREPARATION OF
QUOTATIONS FOR A TAILOR OR
P.T. BALI WOODWORLD
regularly receives requests
for plans and ideas, in average 3 per week or over. We
fully understand that a potential buyer would like to see
what he is looking for by having the plans available, and/or
wishes to receive a structural calculation for a truss
for a design approval. However, by submitting such plans we take some risk. In the past we
produced plans free of charge which were ready for submission to a Building
Department, or we submitted detailed plans
to potential buyers who had confirmed to place the fabrication order with us. In reality the clients were
only interested in our free of charge designs and plans which were later used to
lobby and place inquiries
or orders with other firms, based
on our drawings. Since
we have drastically changed our policy as to avoid that we do all the
architectural and design works for charity.
the event that a client only requires some broad general information we will
e-mail one of our standard designs the client is interested in comprising the basic floor plan and one or two
elevations (free of charge indeed). These plans provide information as to what the client
interested in, however, the plans are not to scale and only a few main dimensions
are given. In order to obtain more information about the plan you may be
interested in buying an
of one of our standard models
comprising floor plan, elevations and a few cross sections for the price of USD. 400 The costs will be refunded if a
fabrication order materializes.
Two options can be chosen for
the design preparations;
ALTERNATIVE 1: A
conceptual and a basic set of design drawings will be prepared which may be used by client
for a full design review. The set will comprise: floor plans, elevations, a few cross sections, the
truss and roof plan, door- and window schedule, foundation advice and information on the timber to be used (mechanical properties). The
set of documents may be used for the submission to any Building Department
for the application of a building license. Depending on the Building Department's requirements documents
may be accepted or extra drawings and/or information may need to be
added. In such case it is advised to opt for Alternative 2.
ALTERNATIVE 2: Similar to option 1
(conceptual + basic design), but
with the addition of the detailed design drawings comprising a site plan, structural calculations (if required), all
cross sections, trusses and connection details, typical details, the electrical and plumbing
plan, review of the geotechnical reports (if available), a foundation plan based
on the geotechnical report (if any) showing the foundation anchors an its
locations, the detailed technical specifications and a number of artist's
impressions (3-D) from the exterior and interior of the building. In fact this is a ready to build document
and will enable the client in almost all cases to quickly obtain a
building license from any Building Department. In the event that a Building
Department needs additional information we will add this free of charge.
alternative 1 was chosen and paid for, whereas the client needs to change to
alternative 2 due to additional requirements of the Building Department, the
client will be refunded the design fee for alternative 1 and charged for the
design fee for alternative 2.
In average P.T. Bali
Woodworld receives 3 inquiries per day for a quotation based on a
client's or architect's drawing. This requires significant time spent
and effort, since we need to convert an own design to our prefab system
which may cost us around 350 to 500 manhours. If you would like to have
us prepared are a quotation based on your own design and concept we
would advise you to opt for one of the alternatives offered above
(alternative 1 or 2). The quotation fee will be refunded in full
in the event that a fabrication order materializes.
REFUND OF THE
DESIGN AND QUOTATION FEE
client has decided
to continue with his building plans and has paid the design fee
start with the production of the required drawings.
Structural calculations will also be prepared if necessary (*). Once the client has placed the
fabrication order to our company we will deduct the
design fee in portions of 50%
from the first fabrication payment installment and 50% from the second
fabrication payment installment.
By doing this the client in fact obtains a free of charge design.
The same holds for the fee paid for the preparation of a quotation.
(*) Depending on the
requirements of a County or Building Department whether or not a structural
calculation is required. The structural calculation will be charged against an
additional fee for any of our conceptual designs or alternative 1.
NON-REFUND OF THE DESIGN FEE
In the event a client has paid the design fee and decides not to place the fabrication order with
client obtains the full ownership of the plans, however, the
design fee will
not be refunded. The same holds for the quotation fee.
DESIGN FEE TABLE
You may request
the design fee calculation table
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