The Benefits of Design-Build Construction
Too often, homeowners with remodeling or construction projects are surprised when they present a project from created by their designer to a contractor and receive an estimate that is far outside their budget. In this traditional “bid-to-build” model, architects and designers seldom work together with a targeted budget in mind, and homeowners are forced to compromise their visions once it comes time to complete their project. Because of this, Many homeowners sadly choose to abandon the project altogether.
At Talmadge Construction, we use a different model of home construction and renovation called “design-build.” Often referred to as the “all-in-one” construction experience, the design-build process allows the architect, contractor, and homeowner to all work together from beginning to end to achieve the homeowner’s vision.
Any changes or unexpected issues that arise are resolved in real-time, with the architect and contractor updating the plan throughout the process. This helps keep the project budget, deliverables, and timeline on track. Design-build has become more popular over the last decade because it’s a proven method to help homeowners reduce the anxiety that most feel when they think about remodeling their home.
What are the benefits of the design-build process for a homeowner?
- The design-build team makes sure the design and budget are synchronized
- The design-build team handles all aspects of the project, from initial conception through the permit process to the final construction.
- The homeowner saves money by eliminating redesign fees and receiving valuable cost-saving advice during the design, planning, and construction process.
- The architect and construction team and the homeowner work together as a team to create a relationship that would be impossible with each working in isolation.
- The homeowner gets a higher quality product through consultation with trade contractors and material suppliers, whose input and advice is used to design mechanical systems, installation details, energy-saving devices, etc.
- The design-build process eliminates the need for the homeowner to act as a referee between the contractor and the architect. If something is wrong or missing, there is a team approach already in place ready to resolve the issue.