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I've been using CA for about a year and a half and have learned so much that I am now drawing for a remodeling company. Most of my interior design projects start out as plans and most don't go any farther than CAD design.
If there is anyone in my area, I'd love to be able to learn from you! I am not a contractor. I've had a couple of houses built and know more now than the average designer about building, but there are so many details that I don't know! I could really use a colleague to help me understand the construction side of my designs.
Anyone out there?
My wife and I currently live in the Birmingham, Alabama area, but we own some land in Cocke County TN. We are going to build our retirement home there in about three years, but want to start working with a Contractor/builder now. Here is our needs: I have been working with a program called Chief Architect Home Designer Suite 2016 and would like to work with company that can read this file, or has the capability to receive and use .DXF or .EMF files. We only go to the land to camp, about once or twice a year, so working via internet is extremely important to us. This would not be our first custom built home, but it will be our last. What we would like to do is find a builder that meets our requirements, then send them a copy of what we designed and get a price on building a home to our specs. Once we are fully happy, we would be more then willing to partner up and together make any modifications to the design as needed and based on the land and my inexperience to actually design, and in 2020, start building Are you able to help us? Paul D and Debbi A Dziedzic PS. until we establish a relationship, e-mails only.
I am a layperson who's been experimenting with Chief Architect for over a year now- dreaming up, designing (and re-designing) my family's future "dream home."
We are ready to move toward the next stage of building on our acreage in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and we're seeking help. I would like to find a nearby architect/draftsman who uses Chief so that my existing (but unprofessional) plans might be most easily adapted.
We'd also like to start talking with potential builders. We have no experience with construction-complete virgins to the process. This project will be the realization of fifteen years of dreaming- our "forever home" and biggest lifetime investment. It's very important we get it right!
Thanks in advance for any information or advice.