Concept Plan



At the beginning of the planning process, after the planning programme has been drawn up, we create a Concept Plan According to the planning contract, we draw up 2-3 markedly different outlines or concepts, from which you can easily select the one you find the most suitable.


First of all, development outline plans are drawn up for the plot, which take into consideration the orientation and the environmental features as well as the development indicators and the requirements of the authorities.


The purpose of the outline plan is to establish:

    • the positioning of the building within the plot,
    • the spatial relations,
    • the ground plan arrangement,
    • and the mass form,

Submittal of the Building Permit documentation is frequently preceded by a townscape opinion procedure, the conditions of which are set down in the local building regulations. The opinion procedure enables the mayor to ensure that the buildings constructed in the settlement fit in with the local townscape.



Building survey and diagnostics


The survey includes the recording of the current geometry of the building. This may become necessary for various reasons, such as the refurbishment or extension of an existing building or historic building, but it may also be due to the now frequently occurring need for the construction of a 3D computer model of an existing building that includes the plans from every specialist field.
As a result, the degree of detail in the documentation may vary a great deal, but in most cases it includes ground plans, façade drawings, cross-sections as well as photo documentation recording the existing condition. In addition to “traditional” measuring methods (measuring tape, theodolite), we now also use the technology of the 21st century like, for example, laser distance measurement, photogrammetry, orthophotographs, laser scanners, based on which even 3D computer building models can be created.
Apart from recording the spatial dimensions, it may also be important to record the condition of the existing building. Condition surveys usually include a survey of the supporting structure (statics), the wood material and the building’s structures, for example, in the case of damp and mould.



Energy certificate


According to Government Decree No. 176/2008 (VI.30.) on the certification of the energy characteristics of buildings, it is necessary to obtain an energy certificate in the following cases:

  • construction of a new building
  • sale or leasing of an existing building or building unit with independent function
  • authority buildings and public-use state-owned buildings with a floor area greater than 500 m2.
    In case of construction of a new building, the developer must ensure that the certificate is issued within 90 days of the issue of the occupancy permit or acknowledgement of occupancy.



Building Permit Plan


Authority administration

In possession of the Concept Plan and the concrete ideas, our planner checks the plans with the competent construction authorities and the specialist authorities, and maintains continuous communication and collaborates with the competent authorities during the planning process.


Design contract

A basic condition of starting the planning process is the signing of a design contract which sets down, among other things, the deadlines, the data provision obligations, the designer’s fee, i.e. the rights and obligations of both parties.


Geotechnikai Drawing up a geotechnical expert opinion

Not a compulsory element of the Building Permit Plan, however, it is worth performing a soil mechanics survey before the planning is started. This helps us determine the load-bearing capacity of the soil, the type of foundation to be selected and the height of groundwater.


Content of the Building Permit Plan

The precise content of the construction permit plan is specified in Decree No. 37/2007 (XII. 13.) of the Ministry of Local Governments and Regional Development.

The plan documentation is handed over to you as a paper-based document; however, it must be submitted to the authorities electronically via the so-called ÉTDR system.

Of course, we are able to carry out this technical task for you.


In case of a family house, the content is as follows:



  • architectural specification
  • structural specification, with calculations
  • building engineering specification
  • energy calculations
  • building electrics specification
  • landscaping, environment adjustment description
  • description of public utilities within the plot

Specialist authority consultations documented with memoranda and reports
Service provider and authority preliminary permits

  • public utility declarations
  • chimneys authority declaration


  • general plan in 1:500 scale
  • ground plans in 1:100 scale
  • the required number of cross-sections in 1:100 scale
  • all façades in 1:100 scale
  • colour plans in 1:100 scale
  • visualisation plans, computer models, 3D visualisation

statistics data sheet

official general plan that must be obtained from the competent Land Registry




Tender plan


In the case of a building, the tender plan serves the purpose of you being able to select the best construction contractor, while in possession of the construction permit plans.

This plan is more detailed than the construction permit plan, but not as elaborated as the construction plan. An important new element as compared to the previous planning phase is the bill of quantities, which contains precise names of items, amounts and numbers in connection with all the materials, work processes and technologies to be built into the house:

bill of quantities,

  • architectural costs,
  • statics, supporting structure costs,
  • building engineering costs,
  • building electrics costs,
  • landscaping costs.


The following contents are drawn up on the basis of the Building Permit Plan, elaborated in more detail:



  • architectural specification
  • structural specification with calculations
  • building engineering specification
  • energy calculations
  • building electrics specification
  • landscaping, environment adjustment description
  • description of public utilities within the plot


  • general plan in 1:500 scale
  • ground plans in 1:100 scale
  • the required number of cross-sections in 1:100 scale
  • all façades in 1:100 scale
  • colour plans in 1:100 scale
  • visualisation plans, computer models, 3D visualisation



Construction Plan



Government Decree No. 191/2009 (IX.15.) deals with this in detail. In this item of legislation you can read that if the house remains under 300 m2 and three storeys, etc., i.e. under a prescribed size, then, strictly speaking, a construction plan is not necessary.



The content of the Constuction Plan


architectural work

  • floor plans of the levels 1:50
  • cross-sections, in the required number 1:50
  • partial cross-sections, in the required number 1:50
  • plan view of roof 1:50
  • façades 1:50
  • stairway plans 1:20
  • detail plans, junction point plans 1:5, 1:10
  • carpentry plans (internal and external doors and windows, built in structures) 1:50
  • metalwork plans (internal and external doors and windows, built-in structures, handrails, grills, shading) 1:50

statics work with precise calculations

  • foundation plans 1:50
  • plans of prefabricated structures – depending on structure 1:50
  • plans for monolithic concrete structures with reinforcing plan, depending on structure 1:50
  • stairway plans 1:50
  • structural detail plans 1:10, 1:5
  • bill of quantities for reinforcing, etc., depending on structure

building engineering work

  • heating system plans 1:50
  • water and sewerage system plans 1:50
  • gas system plans 1:5
  • ventilation system plans 1:50
  • cooling system plans 1:50

building electrics work

  • internal lighting, power connector and switching system plans 1:50
  • low current system plans (telephone, alarm system, IT network system, entry phone) 1:50
  • earth and lightning protection 1:100

garden plan, environment adjustment, external work

  • planting plan 1:50
  • plans for surfaces and supporting walls 1:50

drive, road connection plan 1:50

bill of quantities

  • extending to all branches of the planning, to all materials built in and work processes




As-built documentation


After the construction is completed, the precise documentation of the finished building is compiled in order for the building to be put into use, which documentation is also submitted to the Developer. This, in practice, is a Building Permit Plan, the basis of which is the documentation from each specialist field provided and created by the Construction Contractor and handed over to the Architect.



Marketing plans



BIM model (Building Information Modeling)


“The building information model (BIM) is the physical and functional representation of the facility. The BIM model is a common information source facilitating responsible decision-making, which follows the entire lifetime of the facility, from conception to demolition.”

This, in fact, is a 3-dimensional building model that may contain the plans for all the specialist fields and each element may be given the most varied of detailed characteristics and information. Depending on its degree of detail, the model may be used for a great variety of purposes, starting from construction coordination (e.g. revealing sensitive details, geometrical conflicts, surfaces, precise calculation of amounts of materials), and for almost any purpose during utilisation and operation of a building.