Word on the street has it that the only fellows who don’t long to build their own homes are those who already have.”This project came in a way over my expected budget… The latrine was constructed in the wrong place, the kitchen is too tiny” such complaints are often aired out as soon as a home is worked to completion or during the building period.
Constructing a home might be what you really want; however, it may turn out frustrating if you haven’t thought of what to expect. No matter how perfectly you have planned, unexpected issues may arise and when dealing with a wide range of people, communication becomes a challenge at some point. Although one can never prevent sudden surprises, having a guiding factor while building your home makes the process run much smoother. Going the design build way is the best way to go. Putting down the design of the project handled by the same company helps to ensure the challenges faced are reduced to a manageable level.
What is design build all about? This is a method involving project delivery whereby one company (the guiding factor) provides their client with both design and construction services. There major benefits to this method of home building include:
An Early Approximation of the Construction Costs
This method ensures the client gets a rough idea of the entire project much earlier than in other service delivery systems. The company responsible for the project takes full responsibility of the design phase and further takes note of construction costs. Additionally, it plans a budget for the project. Generally, the guiding company simultaneously designs and estimates according to the prearranged budget. As an advantage, this process allows for an early change of decisions which greatly affect the ultimate outcome.
The home owner looks to a company which he gives full responsibility of adhering to the set budget, timing and scheduling, quality control, and performance of the whole project. The ultimate results are nothing less of: total cost control, well defined responsibility, and ASAP attention if need arises. Who wouldn’t want to see things running this smooth?
Saves More Time and Money
The company’s designers and contractors discuss the materials and ideas that would work to your advantage in terms of budget. For the obvious reason that design and construction go side by side, the average design and construction period may be significantly reduced minimizing the overall cost. With the two teams working hand in hand, the construction procedure may commence before the necessary construction credentials are fully completed. Think of the slogan “Time saved equals money saved”
Reduced Client Managerial Time and Effort
During the phases of design and construction, the homeowner is not called upon to spend their time or money in coordinating staff and making any arrangements. All this is catered for by the company staff. The homeowner may only be called upon if the need for making crucial decisions arises.