Every luxury Home Owner wants a hassle-free construction experience,while also ensuring their needs and aspirations are fulfilled through design. Design-Build becomes the preferred method of construction for them.
A Design-Build company dedicated to exceeding the home Owner’s needs always ensures high-quality results and full customer satisfaction. From the Home Owner’s perspective, there is a collaborative advantage of working with designers who can think like builders and vice versa.
The Design-Build construction method focuses on bringing design and construction professionals into one partnership to collaborate on a project, keeping in mind the homeowners’ aspirations & budgets.
From our 19 years of experience at Metaphor, we’ve identified the following key benefits of Design-Build Methodology for Luxury Home Owners.
- Single Point of Contact & Responsibility
Typically, the owner selects an architect/designer, finalizes a design, tenders the project to various contractors, selects a suitable contractor, and then acts as a middle-man between the designer and contractor. The responsibility of design integrity, communications flow and quality assurance during construction rests with the Homeowner.
In the design-build approach, the Design-Builder becomes a single point of contact and responsibility for the entire project. Design-Build enables teamwork and relieves the Homeowner of the responsibility for communication flows as well as workflow management.
- Smoother Flow of Communication
Be it between the Home Owner and designer or contractor and designer, any communications regarding improving the project during design and construction are faster, smoother and with clarity as all team members work in partnership mode. This partnership relationship ensures that any risks are identified and mitigated faster than in traditional forms of construction delivery.
- Faster Project Completion
Design-Build projects can be fast-tracked as there are lesser bidding periods and tender evaluations, project scheduling is part of the design development process, potential budgetary or construction constraints are identified and mitigated faster, and communication flows are smoother.
- Better Quality Assurance & Quality Control
High-quality design and construction is not only a desire of every luxury Home Owner but also a necessity. Since the designers, engineers and builders are not different entities, the entire focus of the team remains on quality assurance and ensuring quality control. Any ambiguity that may arise in design, material and construction specifications are removed at an earlier stage.
- Better Budget Management
At the onset of the design development stage, Design-builder and the Homeowner work towards establishing what construction methods and materials will meet the home owner’s expectations and budget. Once the budget is set, any variations and cost overruns are documented. Unlike other methods of delivery, variations are triggered due to change orders requested by the Homeowner. Additionally, any value engineering to stay within budget is easier to achieve because the designers and builders are in-house.
The design-Build team is responsible for design integrity, quality, timely delivery as well as budget management during construction. Given the above key insights from our experience as trusted Design-Builders, we believe that Design-Build to be an ideal construction method for Luxury Home Owners in India.