March 27, 2014

Design-Build: It’s A lot More Than LEGOs®

Design-Build is a wonderful tool for the homeowner with a large remodeling project and today’s “Dialogs with Dover” video discusses the definite advantages of the Design-Build process.

Simply put, Design-Build Remodeling is a system of contracting with one company handling the architectural/engineering designs, the proposal and construction all under one single contract.  As the client, you are the most important member of the Design Build team.

4 Key Benefits of Choosing a Design-Build Remodeling Team

  • A Design-Build Remodeler is responsible for the budget, design, proposal and the construction. By establishing a budget early in the process it allows the contractor to focus on designs that will stay within those numbers and avoids wasting time during the proposal process. It allows you, the home owner, to feel comfortable with the budget and design before moving forward.
  •  Cost Savings – Design-Build Remodelers design and propose projects daily.  They know the cost involved in designing and building a project enabling them to point out what is involved and recommend alternative materials and ideas to stay within budget and still achieve the same end result.
  • One-Stop Planning – Design-Build Remodelers draw your plans to County and City specifications. The design will be approved and stamped by a qualified engineer if needed, and will include electrical, plumbing, structural detail and elevations of the exterior and/or interior.
  • One-Stop Service — With both design and construction in the hands of a single entity, there is a single point of responsibility for the quality, cost and completion of your project.

If you’re still not sure if Design-Build is best for your planned project, please call me or another member of the Dover team at 440-777-7555, and we’d be happy to help you make a decision!

The best is yet to come,
Beth Orr