I would like to have a relatively accurate SketchUp model of our property and home including major structures and features, major landscaping features, fence, trees / tree house, and so forth. Once completed, I may also hire for work on creating several different options for remodeling / additions.
We are considering if and how to add garden beds, compost area, garage with apartment on back and studio above, change the driveway and parking area, and more. So the starting point (the purpose of this project) will be a model of what we have now. It doesn't need to be overly detailed as this is only for personal use, not professional. But we would like it to be to scale and look like our house with colors, windows/doors, roof, and other property features.... just don't want to pay for hours getting it from "good enough" to looking professional or perfect.
I would also be interested in understanding if and how I can get topographical contours included (Google maps? bing? photos and videos and measurements I can take for you?). If we do so, how much will this add to time / cost?
I can share these current files:
-the .dwg and .pdf file from the professional survey that was completed
-A SketchUp (skp) file with the survey info imported - but without faces or shapes and it seems no line segments are connected.
-a very bad early model (skp) of our property that I started on in SketchUp (which I've never used before)
-the house measurements estimated; rounded to nearest foot (.jpg)
I'm more than happy to provide measurements and photos / videos as well. But note that I will be walking out to make these as you ask. I cannot get on the roof or to the second floor to get perfect measurements but we can get as close as reasonable for this purpose.
For bids, I would like to get an understanding of your process, how we'll work together to ensure it's to the quality I'm hoping but without putting in excess hours for details we don't need at this time, and how we can get to an estimate of total time or a total cost bid. I'd also like to see examples of your work, especially that communicate the level of detail you are envisioning if you have them. As I said, I'm not looking for professional quality or "the best" but still very good.
I'm thinking that I'll likely work with those that have 90+% satisfaction from previous jobs and over 100 hours on UpWork. I may lean to those that have 500+ hours. However, I'm happy to have bids from and consider those with less hours if you can convince me I should give you a shot.