What You Don’t Know About Design Build Firms

By Nick Matteo | June 29, 2016

Find out how design build firms impact your building project.

There is a popular idiom – what you don’t know can’t hurt you. While in some scenarios it can be applicable (like when your dog licks your face…better not to know what else that tongue has licked!), but most of the time it is the exact opposite. When it comes to designing and building houses this advice is far from true. There are many variables and issues to consider when building or adding on to your home, so the more knowledge you have the better.

Design Build FirmsThat’s why it’s important to get professional advice, someone who knows the ins and outs of the industry and can give you solid information and a clear path forward. Here is where design build firms come in handy; they can give advice and help generate ideas.

However, there is a lot that people don’t know about design firms that will impact how the building project will be completed.

4 Things You Don’t Know About Design Build Firms (and why it will affect your building project)

  1. Cohesiveness. Any home design professional will emphasize the importance of the cohesive home and give tips to help you achieve this. A design build firm is no different. However, what you may not know is that design build firms can offer cohesion in their business style as well. Rather than hiring separate architects and builders, you can work with one firm that will provide you with everything you need, meaning your home won’t look pieced together.
  1. Experts. While on the topic of architects and builders, another thing you might not know about the design build approach is that they can provide expert services in both design and building. The firm you choose will guarantee the same quality of both the design and building of your home or addition. This means you can be sure that the project will come out the way you imagined it.
  1. Time. No one wants to wait years for a home to be finished. This is a fringe benefit that is often unknown about working with a firm that provides both design consultation and construction. Because of the cohesion of providing multiple services under one firm, the timeline of the project can go faster and holdups can be resolved more quickly.
  1. Participation. What’s great about design build firms is that you get to decide what you want. While professional architects and builders are there to guide you, it is ultimately you, the homeowner, who makes the decisions. This ensures that the end result of the building project is exactly what you dreamed it would be.

The design build approach is continuing to grow in popularity among homeowners, and that is because design build firms offer extensive benefits from cohesive design to homeowner participation. And by knowing about the process the better able you will be to make good decisions about your home improvements. Want to learn more about the design build approach? Contact How Building Services for more information about choosing a home contractor.


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