Is the Design Build Approach Right for Your Project in Charlottesville, VA?

Reading BlueprintsWhether you want to remodel your basement, update your kitchen, put in a sunroom, or remodel the entire house, it’s worth looking into whether you should hire a firm in Charlottesville, Virginia, that specializes in design build. This is a method of project delivery in which one entity – called the design builder – provides both design and construction services to the project owner (you) under a single, comprehensive contract. The previously separate, and sometimes antagonistic, roles of designer and builder are integrated into a unified workflow that offers many advantages to all parties involved.

The advantages to hiring a design build firm include the following:

  • Single point of responsibility – Instead of having to manage multiple contracts, the only contract you enter into will be the one with your design builder. Your design builder will bear 100 percent of the responsibility for quality, cost, and schedule adherence.
  • Cost savings – A fully integrated team works more cost effectively right from the outset of a project. Plus, the design build project delivery method allows for costs to be firmly established early on, giving the project owner a high degree of cost certainty before any construction work is started.
  • Time savings – Under this approach, design and construction essentially merge into a single deliverable that can be accomplished considerably faster. It estimated that design build firms are able to complete projects 12 percent faster than conventional building and remodeling companies.
  • Better quality results – Your design builder will be the single guarantor of project quality and as such will be highly motivated to ensure that all parties perform high-quality work on time, on budget, and free of error. There is no “passing the buck” or “pointing fingers” under this method of project delivery.

For more information, contact Integrity Design + Build, a design build home remodeling firm serving Charlottesville, VA, and surrounding areas.