Advantages of Design-Build Construction
Design-build is an improvement on the old “bid-to-build” method, and was developed to alleviate the frustrations and problems homeowners experience with the traditional (bid-to-build) construction process.
In the bid-to-build method, an architect designs the home and then the homeowner (client) gets competing bids from multiple general contractors to build to the design. However this method is inherently flawed often to the total surprise of the homeowner.
The reason is that architects typically design to the desires of the homeowner based on very general cost per square foot estimates – not to an actual project budget. Architects do not accurately factor in construction costs, materials costs, appliances, and upgrades.
Since many decisions and material selections left to the client, contractors rarely have all the information needed to develop a detailed construction budget, leading to inaccurate bids and an excess of allowances and change orders. Bid-build clients can be left frustrated when they cannot afford to build the beautiful design the architect provided.
Since the design-build contractor knows the exact details of what it actually costs to build your new home, we work with you and the designer to complete your vision on a set budget, saving you money, time and heartache. By performing both the design and construction process as one single entity, Armstrong Builders provides the greatest value and accountability to its remodeling and new construction customers. The efficiency of the contractor, designer and homeowner all working together as a team produces much better results than working independently.
Key benefits of the design-build construction process
Set Project Budget
A design-build remodeler will make sure your design and your project budget are completely in-line with each other long before your project starts.
Greater Cost Efficiency
A coordinated design-build means that you are not paying additional fees for an architect, designer and general contractor.
As one team working together, the designer and the contractor work together to keep the project on track and on budget. If problems arise, the team works to solve them quickly and efficiently with no finger pointing or excuses.
One entity, the design-builder, is accountable for the entire project, including how the end result looks, how much it costs, and how quickly it is completed. When the same group that designs the project also builds the project, much more attention is given to pricing and scheduling in the design phase.
The client saves time with one-stop shopping. The design-build remodeler handles all aspects of the project from initial conception through the permit process and on to final details of the construction itself.
If you would like to learn more about design-build construction process or you have questions about a potential remodeling project or new construction, please give us a call at (858) 488-2825 or fill out our request.