Why Design Build?

We are in the business of building on your lifestyle, making your home a reflection of who you are and the things you enjoy. Through design build we are able to eliminate headaches, miscommunications, added stress and added cost. We believe in the importance of a single point of contact and having all parties on the same page, from Client, to Architect, to Builder. Our design-build process offers you the comfort that the design, budgeting, contracting, project management, and construction of your home can be delivered in one inclusive service. When you work with a design build firm, you can be assured that Architect and Builder work together from the initial concept, through the design and finally construction

Here are the key advantages to using the the Edgemoor Custom Builders design-build method of construction

Single source of accountability: The design build approach allows for a single point of contact throughout the entire project. This is a clear departure from the classic building method where the owner must select and oversee an architect/designer, bid the project to numerous builders, select a contractor and then act as an intermediary between parties. When you engage in design build you are working as one team, with a common goal.

Budget management: Discussing the budget initially during the design and concept phase provides a clear advantage, helping keep the project within a price range that you are comfortable with. Disclosing the cost implications of design decisions ensures that the client has more control over the final budget.

Superior communication: Specific design and construction details are being developed throughout the entire process and the focus stays on client "value". The communication benefits of working with a construction expert and design professional at the same time ensures that potential obstacles are discovered before the project starts.

Time is saved: The ECB design build method can expedite the completion of your home without compromising quality. You eliminate bid time, the project scheduling can begin well before design is finalized, possible problems and road blocks are uncovered early and the constant flow of communication keeps the process moving along smoothly.

Quality is paramount: The design build method helps to remove ambiguity that may arise in material and construction specifications. Since the designer, engineer and builder are from the same firm, the focus remains on protecting the client's interest and staying true to the design and quality.

The Edgemoor Custom Builders Design Build Process

Initial Consultation: This part is simple. We talk. Tell us what you imagine and what you hope to accomplish. We discuss your lifestyle and begin to discuss what we can create to complement your day to day life. With both your builder and architect present, we can assess the viability of the project and begin to create a vision that is feasible for your design and budget requirements. A conceptual budget is discussed.

Pre-Construction Concept Design: Here is the part where we come to your home to measure and photograph existing structures. While we are there, we do a preliminary check of the existing mechanical/Structural systems and then draw existing house plans. After conducting the onsite work, we immediately begin to develop preliminary design concepts by exploring various design options and solutions. At this point, we create a comprehensive project budget that we keep within 10% of the completed cost.

Construction Documents and Pre-Construction: At this point, our team refines the design and firms up the design with mechanical and structural experts at a walk-through of the project with the Project Manager. We also prepare a comprehensive construction contract with a menu of options for you to choose from.

Construction: This is where the magic starts to happen and your home begins to take shape. Permits have been procured and it is time for the work to begin. Weekly meetings with your Project Manager keep you informed and we are here to answer questions on a daily basis if necessary. During this phase, we pride ourselves on being sensitive to the dirt and collateral damage construction causes. We are sure to make the job site as clean and safe as possible after every day of work. We wish to have a minimal impact on either your daily life or your neighbors.

Warranty and Post Construction: Edgemoor Custom Builders does not disappear after your home's completion. After final completion you have a walk through with your project manager where systems operation training is offered. We also offer extensive warranty services and have in-house staff dedicated to ensuring that everything is running smoothly. While working with many of our clients, lifelong relationships are established and our time together extends well beyond the construction of your home.