New building projects on The Valley Isle are a long and complex process. When constructing a new building in Maui, well before the foundation is dug, there are multiple steps required from the conception stage through the start of building. Pro Draft , a leading architectural drafting house in Paia, Hawaii, offers some things that must be done to ensure a good outcome when constructing a new building.
Your first step is to have your plans drawn up and drafted. You’ll meet with your architect to discuss what you want and need in your new home or commercial property. From there begins design development, drafting blueprints and construction documents, budget considerations, and eventually, construction administration and project management.
Architectural services encompass a variety of different needed tasks to implement and execute the administrative side of the construction of a new building from start to finish. At Pro Draft we work with architect
As with many cities, the County of Maui requires a series of permits before, during, and after construction.
Maui requires permits for:
• New Construction
• Renovations and remodeling
There are also permits for temporary and emergency situations, as well as one for agricultural exemptions. A certificate of occupancy is created along with the building permit at the time of application.
Building permits are good for one year after issuance and are reviewed by multiple agencies on the county and state levels, depending on the type of property and intended construction.
Build time into your planning to get a permit. Even though Maui’s MAPPS system puts the application process online, it may still take some time to get the building permit. Pro Draft can help with permit expediting services, too.
Hiring A Contractor
A building contractor is the company you’ll hire to execute the actual construction of your new home or building. Also called a general contractor, they will also find individual subcontractors to complete individual parts of the building, such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and floor installation. However, your point of contact is your contractor.
Once you hire the building contractor, they handle everything from obtaining permits, ordering materials, meeting with any HOAs, scheduling code inspections, and overseeing the building’s construction.
Maui has a number of building contractors to choose from, and we can help you decide which one is the best for your project.
This part of construction focuses on the end-use of the building, its interior space, and ensuring that it’s comfortable with optimal functionality.
An interior designer works with a client to find ideal design elements that work best for the inside of the structure. The goal is to enhance an environment to maximize safety, optimal utilization of space, and improve effectiveness, accessibility, functionality, and aesthetics.
You may not feel the need for an interior designer. However, an interior designer has some insight into the interior layout and recommendations as to how to execute your vision, which may save money later on. For instance, you may decide to install flooring in your kitchen or living room, which your contractor happily makes happen, but once installed, you do not like it and you are “stuck with it.” Removing and replacing the flooring will cost more and take more time. An interior designer can help you avoid mistakes in design, finishes, fixtures, paint colors, window placement, and other elements.
Pro Draft Does Everything
When people ask what we do, our answer is “we do everything.” The very nature of a drafting house works like a hub in the building industry. We work closely with all aspects of the construction process, including Architects, Engineers, Owners, Contractors and Federal, State and County agencies.
When you’re ready to begin building a house in Maui, remodeling, or adding to your home or commercial property, Pro Draft can help with architecture, drawings, blueprints, and permits, and answer all of your questions before the first day of construction. We’re happy to help and will work to ensure your project is exactly the way you envision.
Pro Draft is currently offering discounted services to those affected by the wildfires in Lahaina and Kihei. Call us for details.