When planning a dream home, most people have two very important considerations: how long the project will take and how much it will cost.
From designing to sourcing quotes and eventually beginning the build, creating your home can be costly and time consuming. One way to cut both cost and time is by considering a Design & Construct approach. This involves choosing a builder who can take on both the conceptual design and physical building elements of your project.
Here, we reveal the many benefits of choosing Design & Construct – and they go beyond simply saving you time and money.
It streamlines the process
Creating your dream home will mean coordinating a lot of moving parts. When you choose a Design & Construct service, you’ll have one company taking care of everything, from concept to completion.
The designers, builders, suppliers and trades involved will have an existing working relationship, ensuring a seamless process and great communication. They will also have various reputable contacts in the industry, which they can recommend to you for bespoke requests.
You’ll have one point of contact
When you choose a Design & Construct service, there’s no need for you to act as mediator between your designer and builder. If you need an update on the project or have any questions, you can get a comprehensive answer quickly.
This also means there is one source of accountability and a higher level of quality control. From ensuring the finished project matches your vision, to keeping you in the loop at every stage of the process, Design & Construct has all your needs covered.
There’s less stress involved
Using this method of bespoke home building takes away some of the most stressful parts of the process. At Cobalt Constructions, we start by getting to know you and your vision, then pair you up with one of our talented designers.
Thanks to our strong relationships with suppliers, we can also help you select fixtures and fittings and even provide a colour consultant, who can make sure the colour palette matches your overall design. A Design & Construct approach is the best option for building a home without any of the stressful elements.
Create your dream home faster
When one team is overseeing your entire project, communication is much smoother. This means there’s far less potential for misunderstandings and any issues that do arise can be dealt with quickly and effectively.
While you focus on selecting the finer details of your home, the team will be busily organising the necessary plans, reports and permits for your project. This streamlined process is much faster than sitting down with a designer from one company and then spending time sourcing a builder to bring your plans to life.
It’s cost effective
When working with individual designers and builders, it’s very easy for your budget to skyrocket. What might seem like a fantastic idea on paper can quickly turn into a nightmare when quotes far above your planned budget start coming in. From the earliest conversations about your dream home, your Design & Construct team can start calculating realistic build costs. You’ll be encouraged to bring in any moodboards or rough sketches you may have so the designer and builder can work together from the very start to present ideas within your budget.