Commissioning a construction project, no matter how big or small, is a crucial decision that can have a lasting impact. Therefore, you must put in some careful thought and deliberation in hiring a design-build firm to execute the project for you. Here are some parameters to keep in mind for finalising a design-build company for your Luxury Home project:
Complete Building Solutions
A construction project is made up of several different sub-projects, each independent in nature and requiring a different set of specialised skills – from architects in the initial planning stage to building contractor for executing the plan, interior designers for adding the finishing touches and so on. A design-build firm with the resources to oversee a project right from the beginning to the end is always a good choice. It saves you the hassle of running around to obtain permits, finalise architects, shortlist leading luxury home interior designers, hire subcontractors and organise inspections.
Right Kind of Experience
Of course, a design build company must have credible experience to show for. However, it is the nature of the experience that counts more than the years. For instance, even the best design-build firms that specialise in constructing luxury apartment interiors may not be the right fit for someone looking for luxury villa construction. So, you must look into design-builder’s portfolio before making a choice. Make sure they have designed and delivered similar projects to the one you are commissioning.
There is no better testament to the design-build’s credentials firm than old customers and clients willing to vouch for them. Before you finalise a design-build firm, make it a point to look at the referrals and testimonials of all companies on your shortlist. Do they have any repeat clients? Do they finish projects on time? What is their policy on services after completion of project? The answers to these questions will tell you whether a firm makes a good fit or not. If possible, speak to the people who have employed their services in the past to understand their real potential.
Good Team and Management
Finishing a project in a given timeline without overshooting the budget is every client’s dream and builders’ nightmare. Is the design-build firm you are looking to finalise capable of delivering on the premise? Two basic parameters hold the answer to that question – good management and good working relationships. If different teams working on a project have a healthy rapport and open communication, there’ll be fewer misunderstandings, mistakes and delays. Similarly, a company’s ability to effectively manage these teams involved in different aspects of the construction process can go a long way in minimising delays and mitigating disasters.
Yes, ultimately, the choice boils down to whether a design build company suits your specific construction needs. However, that decision does not have to be a gamble. With these parameters to guide, arriving on that ‘perfect’ choice for your dream luxury home project becomes that much easier and more structured.
About Metaphor Interiors Pvt Ltd
Design-Build firms like Metaphor ensure one-stop shop for integrating and delivering all your luxury home design & construction requirements. Metaphor is a market leader in building luxury homes in high-value neighbourhoods in South India with over 2,00,000 Sq.ft of design-build luxury projects. Metaphor has won the trust of many families leading them to become repeat customers.
With over 18 years of experience, Metaphor teams’ extensive knowledge and experience stretches across all aspects of design, from bespoke joinery & statement pieces to intricate embroidery details on sumptuous fabrics, and elegantly reflects the beauty of clients’ projects. They also handle every aspect from procurement to on-site execution to completion, while maintaining a high quality of workmanship.
At Metaphor, we are continuing to offer apt design-build solutions for our clients. We will be issuing periodic insights on the same. Email us at Wedesign@metaphordesign.in if you’d like to know more.
Insights from Mrs. Vijaya Durga A, Managing Director, Metaphor Interiors
Written by Sheetal Venkatram