Why Should I Use Design-Build Remodeling?
What is Design-Build Remodeling?
A design-build remodeling company offers everyone a remodel needs under one roof. “Design build is really a project system that incorporates Design, Construction Management and Value Engineering all under one roof with a single point of contact.” Lori Sledd, CFO of Heaven at Hand says, “It also reduces the complexity for the homeowner to manage disparate contracts.”
If you wanted to use a traditional construction method (design-bid-build) then you would be responsible for coordinating with the designer, architect, contractor and engineer, having a range of conversations and making sure information is passed on to all parties. Not only is this a full-time job, but it’s an inefficient and mistake-prone way to execute a remodel.
What are the Advantages of Design-Build Remodeling?
Design-Build remodeling is faster and more efficient. The team you hire has been working together for years so they know how to communicate and operate to get the job done. Studies show that Design-Build projects tend to be less costly than traditional methods, and collaborative design-build teams complete remodeling projects faster.
A Penn State Study showed that Design Build Projects have less schedule growth, a faster delivery speed, and cost 6% less. But don’t just take it from them.
Who is on the design build team?
Candice is an award-winning designer (https://www.nari.org/Awards-Recognition/CotY/2022) with a breadth of knowledge and experience remodeling residential homes. She will take your vision, however detailed or vague, and turn it into tangible quartz countertops and stunning designer fixtures.
The Contractor/ Project Manager
The Value of Value Engineering
One of the values of having each team member for your construction project under one roof, is that they make sure every part of the design and construction of your remodel work together. “Value engineering is a method our design and production team employs to deliver the best value to your project,” Sledd says. “By examining cost, function, aesthetics, wear and tear, and intended use of materials, we can quickly make modifications and changes where it makes sense and deliver the best results.”
When your team is committed to the final result, and not just their pen and paper plan, they can adapt through the duration of the project. Those inevitable surprises like when they open up the wall and find a stud where you want a window don’t have to be catastrophic when everyone is on the project from start to finish.
How does it work?
Phase One: Pre-Construction
Scope of Work
Phase Two: Construction
Is Design-Build right for me?
“It depends.” Sledd says. “The size, complexity and scope of the project will determine if design-build is the best solution. If you have a smaller project (a bathroom for example) that does not require major modifications to walls, electrical or plumbing, you can use the Design-Bid-Build method where the homeowner selects each professional separately.” But if your project is more complex, or larger scale, Design-Build is probably the better choice.
If you’re interested in taking the next step on your remodeling project, and want to know if the design build process is right for you, reach out today for a no-obligation consultation.
Heaven at Hand Construction is an award-winning, family-run, design-build company that specializes in custom and high-end remodels for your home. We’ll take your project from concept and design to construction and polish in a streamlined process with stunning results. Let our family take care of yours.
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