What Does Design and Build Mean?

13 Feb 2020 Custom Building

At Stattonrock Design + Build, we frequently get asked the question “what does design and build mean in construction?” There are many benefits to going with a design-builder when building a home and, in order to understand these benefits, it is important to first understand what is meant when talking about a design-build project.

Defining Custom Home Design-Build

At Stattonrock Design + Build, the concept of design-build in custom home building is defined by unity between our designers, our builders, and our clients. Organizations that are capable of completing design-build projects will have a full team in house that is capable of handling every stage of a construction project, from permit acquisition to design and drafting to building the home. Rather than meeting with various organizations and having to coordinate between a builder, a designer, and various trades, a design-builder can handle every aspect of a home building project in house.

The Benefits of Going with a Design-Builder

Some of the main reasons to speak with a design-builder about building a home include:

Budget Consciousness

When you work with a design-builder, it is much easier to be aware of the whole budget of the home building project. Because the entire project is handled by one entity, it is easier to stick to a realistic budget and accomplish the goals that you want for your space. Many people report getting more for their money from a design-builder than they do from other contractors and designer combinations, as the bills are not being paid to multiple sources. Control over the budget is maintained by one group, meaning you can make the most of your budget.

Expedited Building Process

Having in-house designers and handling all of the various aspects of a build in house ensures that a project can be completed quickly. When the project does not need to transfer between various companies and transitions take place smoothly, the entire process is usually greatly expedited. This can also help to save on costs, as a quicker build usually costs less than a long, drawn-out build.

Control Over the Project

When hiring a design-builder, it is extremely important to make sure that you connect well with your chosen company and that you trust them. Through your design-builder, you will be able to have much more control over how the project turns out than you will with any other type of contractor. It is the job of your design-builder to understand your vision and apply it realistically to your budget and represent you throughout the entire building process.

If you are interested in learning more information about what design and build means, or to learn more about the services offered by Stattonrock Design + Build, please contact us and we will be sure to get back to you with the information you need.