What exactly is design-build?

Design-build is a way of simplifying the remodeling process.It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design–builder or design–build contractor. In contrast to “design–bid–build”, design–build relies on a single point of responsibility contract and is used to minimize risks for the project owner and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project. Design-build, carries the clearest contractual remedies for the clients because the design-build contractor will be responsible for all of the work on the project. Using one contract, West Construction adopts the method of design-build when remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and room additions. Everything is unique to your specific project–your style and taste, combined with your wants and needs. We’ll create your project utilizing Chief Architect software. This allows us to create, change and see your space in a virtual setting before construction begins.

What do you get with design-build?

  • A Design Consultant will guide you with your design Concept & Layout
  • View your “soon to be new” project in 2-D and 3-D perspectives
  • Your project will be developed with complete architectural drawings
  • We will meticulously scrutinize your project for exact material & labor costs
  • Material selection assistance is provided to ensure aesthetic continuity
  • Our Authorized Installers will perform 100% of the construction
  • At the end of the project you receive a full warranty
  • Plus more!

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Why use design-build over the traditional “Architect + General Contractor” approach?

First and foremost, we have one goal in mind – which is to meet or exceed the customer’s expectations. If a challenge arises on a project, their is no pointing the finger, we just strive for a quick solution and continue on with the schedule. Signing one contract ensures total accountability in regards to project budget, time line, and the custom design. Continuity from start to finish allows for added efficiency. This diminishes the chance of details falling through the cracks. Two important components you get with a design-build firm are cost savings and time management. There is less mark up and overhead, and not nearly as much time overlap you would get between an architect and general contractor communication to get everything synced up