As with all building projects, all home renovation projects also have to be planned and budgeted for.
If you are a property owner and intend to use a building company you can use Visual Building to prepare your ideas and requirements to enable the builder and/or architect understand exactly what you want.
Using Visual Building's layer mechanism, you can show both new and old features in the same project allowing you to play with before and after effects.
Scan in old plans
Many older properties may only have paper plans, and may even be photocopies of photocopies and hand drawn. If these plans were drawn to scale, then you can use these to create a new set of plans. You must first scan these images in using a scanner. It’s also possible to obtain a good photo using your iPhone, Windows Phone or camera. You then import the scanned image (or photo) into Visual Building. You will need just one known dimension on the imported image to enable you to scale the image to your project scale. You then can use the image as a template to place your walls. This can save hours of measuring and placing walls. The imported image can be placed on its own layer so it may be hidden and viewed again any time in the future, as part of your project.