The Characteristics Of A Top Hangar Home Designer

by KenRisley on February 22, 2014

Pilots and flying enthusiasts may want the convenience of having their small planes housed within their home structure. The success of such a structure depends to a large extent upon the abilities of the hangar home designer. While there are elements that are alike in every building design, there are some unique aspects that arise when plane storage space is included within the walls of the home. It is expected that any professional architect, engineer or designer has the education and credentials to do the design task set before him. Licensing and business filings are an indication that the business is reliable and law-abiding. A designer must have a good understanding of local zoning regulations and requirements in order to ensure that the design is acceptable. Also, a professional who is carrying a professional insurance policy, is usually one who takes his or her business seriously and is very professional in their work. Using the internet to check out reputations of the designers on your short list is a good way to ensure you get information from prior clients. Networking with other pilots, or homeowners with similar plane storage needs and solutions is a good plan. You should dialogue with other homeowners about their satisfactory results and about the things they wish they had done or asked for. But most important, talk to the designer. As human being we tend to have a good sense of people. One can tell much during conversations with someone you are considering. Listen to your own voice. All of know when communication is being done correctly. This feeling is innate. A passion for the niche market of hangar home design should be apparent in designers on your short list. While it may not be the only type of structure that is designed by a particular professional, becoming a guinea pig for a particular type of design is not a comfortable situation. There are many excellent designers that have never designed a hangar home and really do not know what is important and what is not in that field. The designer should be willing to share some ways in which he or she can demonstrate that they can perform the specific type of structural design that you are searching for. Creativity in recognizing potential problems and being able to come up with workable solutions is another feature of a reliable designer and engineer. Aesthetic or curb appeal is just as important to a combination home/hangar owner as it is to a home in a suburban subdivision. Obviously, the open space is crucial for the plane storage area. Some designers use split or multiple levels to allow for room to store the plane, without compromising the living space. A design pro must be willing to practice open communication with clients. This should almost come naturally. This is good for both sides of the transaction. The pro learns what his or her clients are most likely to appreciate and what features to avoid. The clients may be better able to understand why certain recommendations will benefit them in cost savings, structural integrity or curb appeal. Communication is a key to every action an owner will take from design through the building cycle. It is the responsibility of the client to do the appropriate due diligence to determine the qualifications of the design team. This can be done through personal reference checking, searching for reputation sites on the internet or from website reviews and interviews. View work that has been done by those on your short list. If you don't like the appearance, stay away from the particular professional. Creating an attractive and functional combination living and plane storage space can be a fun and cost-effective solution for plane owners. Choosing the right designer is crucial if you expect to have satisfactory results. The right home in the right location will add to the enjoyment of your airplane.