General Design Services has the experience you’re looking for to bring your home addition to reality. Whether your existing home design is a traditional, coastal, modern, or a historic style, GDS has the design team to ensure your new addition matches that design to look like it was built at the time of the original structure. Our design process includes the personal services that encourage its customer’s comments and ideas for a final design that truly fits your visions and lifestyle. Our team has extensive experience in matching a new addition to an existing homes roof, framing, and foundation design. GDS will bring the custom design elements that will make your addition add beauty, value, and functionality to your existing home.

Our design process starts with a free inspection of your existing home, this also includes an initial consultation and estimate to begin the design of the client’s visions, ideas, and economics of their project. The following design process includes onsite visits to measure and take photos of the existing home to establish and match the bounties of the new addition. There is also several more client/designer meetings and third party engineering reviews to further develop your home addition design to final permit ready drawings.

GDS has extensive experience in the design of a homes in the challenging coastal hurricane prone areas. We are certified in “Design for High Wind” from the Simpson Strong-tie Training Center. Whether your chosen construction method is wood framing, brick, concrete block, steel, insulated concrete foam (ICF) or other custom methods, GDS has the expertise and proven abilities to design your home addition to meet its customer’s needs and area building code requirements. We offer energy efficient design in all of our projects. GDS also stays current with the latest green and reusable technologies to meet today’s energy saving demands.