Custom Architectural Design
i4 Home Design offers full service architectural design services for residential customers throughout New England. We specialize in custom new home design and additions. Specific services include schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction detailing, interior detailing and design, electrical design, plumbing design, mechanical design, house plan creation, 3-D photorealistic architectural renderings, video animation, builder selection, field services and general consulting.
Most cities and towns require a licensed structural engineer to approve a plan set before issuing a building permit. For permitting requirements in your location, contact the local building department in the city or town where your structure will be built. i4 Home Design has relationships with several engineering firms throughout the country. If an engineering stamp is required for your location, we can work with our engineering partners to obtain this stamp for you.
Even if your jurisdiction does not require an engineering stamp, this is still something we strongly encourage you to obtain. You’re home is a big investment and a properly engineered set of construction drawings is the first step towards protecting this investment. An engineering stamp will ensure that your home is designed to withstand your sites specific snow loads, top wind speeds and seismic conditions.
Home Energy Performance Modeling
For clients seeking sustainable designs, we offer a variety of services to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals. These services may include consulting for green home rating systems such as LEED, Energy Star or Passive House. We also offer energy modeling services to simulate the energy consumption of your home under different insulation levels. This service is useful to help evaluate the cost benefit of selecting one type of insulation or building material over another.
For customers interested in renewable energy systems, we offer feasibility studies to measure the benefits, costs, funding resources and technical feasibility of integrating renewable energy into your project. These studies may focus on the solar PV, solar thermal, wind and or geo-thermal.
We recognize that builders have design and engineering needs that differ from retail clients. Whether its creation of plan sets for a new spec home or marketing renderings and clean plans to sell a project, i4 Home Design has the resources and experience to assist you. For builders with or without in-house drafting staff, we offer affordable, quality drafting services based on your project needs.