A design-build process is a project delivery method that includes both design and construction under one contract. Many contractors and clients alike prefer this approach, which accounts for over 40% of all non-residential construction. Instead of using a design-bid-build delivery method or preselected construction management, the design-build approach functions as one that covers all aspects, from planning to constructing.
If you’re thinking of remodeling your home, consider hiring a contractor who works using a design-build method. Here’s why.
With a design-build approach, only one person is accountable for everything, including the timeline of completion, the project’s cost and the final results. It’s also worth noting that much more attention is given to pricing and scheduling when the same group that designs the project also builds it. The cost of the project is taken into account early on in the process, from the construction costs to the landscaping allowances. The designer-builder will also update the estimated cost in real-time, allowing the client to evaluate frequently.
A design-build firm with an established in-house team has expert knowledge in both general construction and building systems. The team has strong partnerships with reliable and pre-qualified subcontractors. Whether they are indoor or outdoor home remodelers, design-build team leaders are licensed design experts with advanced formal training and plenty of project experience. These professionals understand pricing and sequencing, which are integral aspects in the whole design and construction process.
When it comes to a design-build approach, all pricing is completely transparent. As such, the client can make smart decisions during the design and construction phases. Some delivery methods hide costs or wait until there is an issue before budget concerns arise. With a design-build approach, however, this won’t likely happen.
At Highland Design + Build, we proudly offer a design-build approach to home improvements, including custom home remodeling. With our streamlined method, you can rest easy knowing that your home renovation is in the safe and experienced hands of professionals from start to finish. To learn more about what we can do for you, give us a call today at (205) 968-6000, or fill out our online contact form.