Despite being an exciting and life-changing journey, embarking on a new home build is always accompanied by a number of difficult decisions. One of the first (and perhaps the most important) one that you will have to make is whether or not to engage a Design and Build service. Thankfully, choosing to do so can make the rest of your building journey a whole lot easier.
Once you have found a builder you are confident with, opting for Design and Build makes perfect sense. By having a single, trusted party manage the creation of your dream home from planning to handover, you can enjoy the benefits of streamlined communication, improved accountability, and budget savings. Not only will this make your building journey more enjoyable, but it will also often result in a superior home.
Read on for five reasons to choose Design and Build:
1. Streamline your building experience
At Sheridan Building, we offer clients the opportunity to design their dream home in-house, giving us a thorough understanding of their vision before we begin construction.
Building is a lengthy process with many moving parts, which can be stressful. Choosing Design and Build will make for a beautifully streamlined building experience. By assigning all responsibilities to your builder, it effectively places them in the role of project manager. Not only will this remove the need for you to constantly communicate between architect and builder, but it will also guarantee consistency across the entire project.
2. Improved accountability
In addition to streamlining the process, choosing a builder that offers Design and Build means they will be solely accountable for any issues that arise. While ideally such problems would be avoided, the reality for new home builds is that they are inevitable – but when they do crop up, they will be dealt with swiftly and without any miscommunication.
Though it may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, don’t underestimate the potential stress you could save from having a single point of contact throughout the build. A little accountability goes a long way!
3. Budget management
At Sheridan, we love the process of building a beautiful custom home that transcends the limitations of pre-designed plans. One of the common problems associated with engaging a separate builder and architect is a lack of clarity on how much the actual project will cost at the quoting stage.
When engaged for a Design and Build project, discussing the budget with our client is one of the first steps we take. This sets a strong precedent for transparency throughout the project and allows the client to feel confident that they are receiving exactly the home that they are paying for – from the floorplan to the finishes. Considering budget from the initial concept stage is crucial to realising the client’s vision and ensuring it is achieved within their desired price range.
4. Guaranteed quality control
Design and Build is a fantastic way to ensure that you get exactly what you paid for. Just as it provides for better budget management, it also allows for more stringent quality control throughout the project. This is the case for a couple of reasons; firstly, having one point of contact overseeing the entire operation will give you peace of mind that everything is running smoothly and to the quality of workmanship that you signed up for.
Secondly, it prevents any miscommunication between the planning and construction stages that could jeopardise the success of the project. At Sheridan, we guide our clients through each step to ensure that we are both on the same page when it comes to construction. That means that there will be no ambiguity when it comes to your vision, so you can rest assured that the gorgeous marble countertops or sparkling silver tapware you have your heart set on is what you will get.
5. Easy communication equals less stress
What is the ingredient that is so fundamental to the benefits of choosing Design and Build? Communication.
By choosing a builder to help design, plan, project-manage and construct your dream home, you are reducing the work that will be required of you. Having a single point of contact negates the need for you to act as a ‘middleman’ and ensures that your vision will be communicated clearly and carried out effectively. Therefore, doing your due diligence in order to find a trusted and top quality builder for your Design and Build will save you a lot of stress in the long run.
While the prospect of designing and building a home can feel daunting, at Sheridan Building we have the experience and expertise required to make it as seamless as possible. Our Design and Build service streamlines the process, ensuring a more cohesive and cost-effective build with consistently outstanding results.
If you’d like to learn more about our Design and Build offering, get in touch with the team at Sheridan Building today!