Top reasons to choose a design & build approach
The question of whether design & build is the way to go in regards to your home renovation project is a difficult one. On one hand there is something to be said for having a separate company deal with the specific requirements of your project. Hiring a professional designer to design your home and a contractor to build it, has been an accepted practice for many years. Each has their job to do and their area of expertise. Which in theory should allow you as the home owner to get your home built.
The problem lies in the lack of accountability this process creates. At first glance one would think that a designer would design what you want and a builder would build it. Truthfully it doesn’t quite work out like that.
A separate designer will have no real idea of potential costs of their design nor can they really be held accountable for any budget over sights. They will draw a nice picture and tell you what they think ” it might cost” but you will not really find out until the end. It is when you bring in the contractors to quote on your drawings that the true costs are brought to light.
Now a separate contractor holds no accountability to your designers work and so will price the job according to what his or her real world costs are at that time. As you can imagine with no accountability in either direction, it is easy to see where some pretty big problems can occur. It is also a wonder how any customer find value from this outdated approach.
It is for this reason that Woodsmith Construction has moved to close the loop so to speak with the design & build approach. By offering both design and contracting services together. This way your budget is designed for from the beginning and there are no surprises in the end. Most importantly the process is transparent and accountable, which is where true value always exists.
As with everything there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. We believe that the only right way to do anything is to make sure you are 100% clear on what you are getting and that you are happy with it. A home redesign is an amazing process which allows each one of use to make something that is uniquely ours.
By making sure you know hat your proposal whether it is the first one or the 100 one is going to cost is the best value we can offer any customer. We all work very hard for our money and time is limited in our busy lives. We want your renovation process to be a pleasure and not a pain. We our always looking for ways to do things better and our design & build service is no exception.
If you ever have any questions in regards to work you are considering doing or if you are lost in your current situation. We are always hear to help in any way we can.