Why You Should Choose a Design-Build Contractor
Many homeowners are not aware that there are two types of construction companies. The first one – Design Build (DB) is a construction company that designs and builds “in house”. That means they handle the project from beginning to end and their own employees work on the job. The second type is a Design Bid Build (DBB) contractor. They design the project, request bids from outside contractors and subcontractors, and then build it using those outside workers.
Remodeling Consultants is a Design Build company. Read on to see what advantages homeowners receive when dealing with a Design Build Company.
In any remodeling project, there are always hurdles to overcome from scheduling, on-time material delivery, and following the many local permits, rules, and regulations. Plus, in many cases the homeowners are still living in the property while it’s being renovated. So, there are concessions to make in order to ensure they can live there comfortably while construction is going on.
We’ve all heard of horror stories about how stressful construction can be. And we’ve seen comedies about renovations becoming a money pit. Although it might be interesting when it happens to someone else or amusing when watching a movie – a construction project that’s gone on too long or that’s over budget is no laughing matter. Especially when it’s happening to you. You might be surprised that we’d bring less than pleasant experiences up. But the reason we do – – is to show you that it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, you can have the renovation you dreamt of without any nightmares. Read on to find out how.
Design Build Has More Control
When you work with a Design Build firm (like Remodeling Consultants) – the entire project is under their control. All of the construction crew works for the company. That includes the electricians, carpenters, painters, masons, tile-setters, and roofers. They have their own quality standards and systems to help the job go smoother and come out better.
Contrast that scenario to the general contractor who subcontracts most or all of the work out. What can happen in that situation is if anything goes wrong there’s a lot of finger pointing at each other. Of course, there are many good general contractors out there. But we feel the business model that has the most control is the Design Build (DB).
Tighter Client Interaction
With any renovation project – especially a major one, there are three main people that work together. They are the designer, architect, and remodeler. A successful DB firm knows how to effectively use project management tools that plan things down to the most minute detail. That attention to detail is what keeps the project on time and on budget as well as the client, designer, architect, and remodeler all on the same page.
It is the job of the remodeler to stay informed of all building and zoning, community board, state and local government requirements. And in our part of the country – this can be challenging but we do it successfully.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this information about the advantages of choosing a Design Build firm. If you’re thinking about having some remodeling done, contact Remodeling Consultants in Westchester or Fairfield County. You can call our New York office at (914) 381-6900 or our Connecticut office at (203) 321-1250.