What is Design- Build?
DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES FOR COLORADO HOME RENOVATIONS
A design-build company can bring your ideas to life, whether you plan to remodel your whole house or just a single room. This is not the same thing as hiring a general contractor. When you hire a design-build firm, you are guided through the entire remodeling process from concept to construction, rather than having to hire a general contractor and designer separately.
It is our passion to provide you with the space of your dreams, and having the process in place is the first step toward bringing them to life. Learn more about our unique design-build process and how we can help you achieve your dream home by contacting our team today.
CONTRACTOR VS. DESIGN-BUILD
When you use a general contractor for construction projects, you must manage multiple parties and contracts. Then you need to find a general contractor based on competitive bids. Multi-party management usually involves painstaking bidding and rebidding, coordinating multiple partners during construction, and rarely stays on time or within budget.
On the other hand, design-build is a streamlined method for delivering construction projects that involves a single contract between you and your design-builder. This method has become increasingly popular in recent years, as it improves quality, saves time, and reduces costs on projects. The FBC Remodel way also uses this method.
ADVANTAGES OF THE DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT DELIVERY METHOD VERSUS A GENERAL CONTRACTOR.
Construction managers and designers are constantly checking in with each other throughout the process from start to finish. It improves the quality of work done in your home and fosters collaboration, which often results in project innovations tailored to your particular needs.
It also helps knock out any arising issues in the material selection and construction phases when the designer and builder are consistently involved. Since your designer and builder work so closely together, all focus remains on protecting your interest throughout the process.
Through consistent, streamlined communication between design, construction engineering, and the construction team, the design-build method reduces the overall costs of your project. A design-build approach reduces the number of change orders by providing complete property information and spotting errors or omissions early in the design process. With a general contractor, these issues don’t present themselves until construction is underway or even later on.
As both your designer and construction manager know your budget from the start, you’re more likely to stick to your budget when using design-build. So, your team will be focused on the budget throughout the whole process and come up with innovative ways to achieve the result you want.
Last but not least, the design-build method minimizes the amount of money spent on team members by reducing the project timeline.
As your designer and builder work closely together, the builder is involved early in the planning process, which enables construction engineering details to be incorporated into your design plans and enhance the project’s constructability.
Since everyone is involved from the beginning, both the design and construction phases can be completed faster, and construction can begin even before design plans are finalized. During traditional design-bid-build, plans must be finalized by the designer, competitive bids must be found and compared, and then construction can begin. When designer and builder work separately, bids can be far over budget, which can lead to re-designs and re-biddings.
Traditionally, you would act as a middleman between the designer and contractor(s), and might even intervene in disputes between the two. When you design-build, one contract is executed. Only one designer is involved. There is a single project manager. Only one company is involved. Accountability will always be clear.
WHY CHOOSE DESIGN-BUILD OVER A CONTRACTOR OR A NEW BUILD?
You set yourself up for success when you select a design-build firm. As the middleman between a designer and a general contractor, you won’t have to worry about keeping track of a construction schedule because we will handle everything for you. We guarantee you won’t have to worry about a thing during the remodeling process.
Because we are a design-build firm, we have the unique opportunity to create a space and experience that are uniquely yours. In addition to the typical builder-grade materials you would see in many remodels or new homes, our award-winning designers have access to high quality, custom materials. Our designers will be able to create the perfect space for you based on what you want and need. As opposed to selecting from a limited list of options for cabinets, flooring, lighting, etc., you will have the freedom to choose whatever you’d like, and we’ll walk you through making the best choices for your space and budget.
You can move on with your life while your remodel is being completed, as we will handle all of the planning, monitoring and construction details. After that, you can enjoy your new space knowing that it was carefully monitored and completed exactly as you wanted!
Understanding Your Colorado Design-Build Home Remodeling Project
It’s essential to take your specific needs into account with each element of the renovation project, whether it’s a bathroom remodel or a whole house remodel. For homeowners seeking to renovate their living spaces, FBC Remodel offers unique and personalized design plans. With our design-build process, we are able to accomplish this. As soon as you contact us about your remodeling project, we will provide you with a free consultation in order to better understand the scope of the project.
Afterwards, we’ll schedule follow-up appointments to continue planning your renovation. Each visit allows us to learn more about your goals. We will take the necessary steps to bring your dream design to life from beginning to end, from design to construction.
Visualizing & Constructing Your Colorado Home Renovation
As part of our follow-up visits, our design team will take detailed measurements of your living space and create a CAD drawing of your home as it is built. To better visualize the existing space and how it will be transformed, you can use this drawing as a reference. Our team will present you with possible design options using 3D renderings, enabling you to see an accurate picture of the end result of the renovation.
We will present you with our design options, and you will have the opportunity to make any necessary changes. The collaborative approach ensures the final product will be exactly what you envisioned for continued satisfaction. Construction can begin once you are completely satisfied with the final design.
We will provide you with a detailed timeline for your remodeling project, detailing what you can expect at each stage. After 7 to 16 weeks, depending on the scope of the project, your remodel will be complete and you can finally enjoy your new space!
FBC Remodel offers collaborative home remodeling services. Contact our award-winning designers today for a free design consultation!
FBC Remodel for Your Home Renovation in Colorado
A design-build company like FBC Remodel can provide the detailed design that your basement, kitchen, bathroom, or whole house needs. We guide you through every stage of the renovation process, from concept and design to final construction, in order to guarantee your satisfaction.
Contact FBC Remodel for your home renovation project in Colorado.