Working with a separate designer and builder for your home renovation can make or break your project. It is critical that these two parties communicate and work together well.
A full-service design-build company optimises the process of designing and building. Design-build construction means the two parties operate as one unit, from the earliest design of your home to its completion.
By choosing to work with a full-service design-build company, you will be able to streamline all aspects of the work and ultimately save time and money.
So what do you have to look for?
What is a design-build firm?
A full-service company focuses on a streamlined design-build process, from drafting the initial design to commencing the home construction.
Design-build firms have architects, contractors and construction companies, all under one roof. And because one company does both the building design and construction are, it tends to significantly speed up the completion of your project, too.
Design-build companies minimise your risks by employing single-point responsibility contracts.
With a full-service design and build company, you have the following benefits:
Design-build companies are transparent so clients easily understand the process and know what’s going on. The budget is clearly defined early on and it becomes the agreement for the entire project.
No accountability issues
You have a single point of contact responsible for the entire project.
One company is accountable for everything, including:
- delivering on time
- getting building approval for your project
- the final look of the project
- cleaning up
- how much it costs overall
The goal of a design-build firm is to arrive at a successful project that delivers to what’s agreed upon and if possible exceed your expectations.
There won’t be any finger-pointing with design-build companies since there is just the one resource and point of contact. This makes them more responsible and accountable, working on solutions when they encounter challenges.
No costly errors
Errors are the responsibility of the company and not yours. Therefore you can rest assured that mistakes are caught and kept to a minimum if they even happen at all.
The design-build model tends to save approximately 10% of a regular project’s cost. When the same group that designs the project also builds the project, it’s easier to accurately determine how much the project will cost.
So much more attention is also given to pricing and scheduling early on in the design phase that there’s not much room for surprises. Design-build companies are also more likely to accept fixed price agreements.
With the well established channels of communication come speedy transitions between different phases of the work. Design-build companies always see to it that they are moving forward to completion as seamlessly as possible.
Another advantage is that big decisions can be reviewed quickly, with the entire team on hand. This can save significant amounts of time and money.
If you go the conventional way, you can expect a lot of delays. You will especially notice this if there are differences in opinion as to who is responsible. Any such disagreements among your contractors can completely derail your project and budget. This is probably the biggest risk in any building project. Therefore, avoid this entirely by opting for a full-service company.
Add-Style Full-Service Design-Build Firm
Working with a full-service design-build company will simplify what could otherwise be a lengthy and stressful process.
Choose a licensed and insured full-service design-build company with decades of track record. Check out our building project portfolio and testimonials from past clients.
We dedicate ourselves to designing and building the home you envision, without stress, overruns, and without multiple contractors.
Contact us now and see for yourself why we are your Design-Build company of choice on Sydney’s north shore!