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OUR DESIGN BUILD PROCESS
OUR DESIGN BUILD PROCESS
Welcome to Giant Builders, we are California top remodeling company. We provide excellent home design and renovations . We have personal designers on staff to hold your hand through the whole remodeling process and help you select cabinets, tile, paint colors, and so on so your home project has those special touches that make it seem as though it should be featured in a magazine.
You’re ready to push ahead with your conceivable home project and you’ve started doing an online research to attempt to sort out where to start and who to call. You may be feeling excited, overpowered, or even apprehensive about the process ahead, don’t worry, that’s totally normal and our easy steps will help you characterize what you really want and how to make it happen.
Our guide helps you through the process from start to wrap up. Below we will explain our process and what you can expect from our team.
*This Process is for Kitchens, Bathrooms and Basement Projects.
*In the event that you’re remodeling inside the current design of your home, we will use our in-house CAD software. For new additions, we will meet with an architect to decide the cost for drafting plans. Already picked an architect? Don’t worry about it. Contact us when your drawings are grant ready, so we can meet to review them to make sure we set a realistic budget.
STEP 1: EDUCATE
Explore Ideas and Formulate Must Haves
Start your excursion by exploring the web for your preferences, aversions, and everything in the middle. Take a glance through our project portfolio for ideas. You can also look at our idea on our social media portfolio.
Become Specific About Your Project
What sort of project are you hoping to start? Is it a kitchen only or is it actually the kitchen and hardwood floors all through the first floor? Becoming specific about how you plan to utilize the space before the next stage will help you get realistic with a budget before talking with a potential contractor.
Formulating a Budget
Utilize the absolute necessities show you just created to understand what a realistic budget would be. There are great tools online to help with getting a general idea or remodeling costs. get the free cost estimates in just simple steps.
Start researching destinations like google, YouTube, yelp to help as you continued looking for the right design-build contractor. We composed a blog article to help you research contractors utilizing online review sites. It’s exceptionally helpful, so look at it.
Before Calling Us
We realize that great communication is the main way to achieve a fruitful project and happy customers, so from the principal phone call we will pose bunches of inquiries to learn how we can serve you best. So to prepare for our first conversation, take a look underneath about what we will examine.
During our first phone call, we’ll talk about your project including both your wants and needs. We will also talk about the sort of contractor you’re hoping to enlist. We understand that we’re not always an ideal choice for everyone and each project. We should talk about it and find out together
- This initial call will take 15-20 minutes
Things we will examine during our first phone call:
Your Key Information:
Where is your home located?
We have a quite certain area we serve because we want to make sure we can manage your project with an elevated degree of customer administration and attention. Take a gander at our administration area page to see whether we work in your area.
What project are you hoping to finish?
We want to make sure we are an ideal choice for you, so this question is an important one. For more information on how we run your project look at our FAQ page.
For what reason would you like to do this project?
We love partnering with our clients to help make their home a place to make lasting memories. So let us know the profound reason on why you are ready to make such a significant interest in your home.
When are you hoping to have the project finished?
Do you have a deadline of when you are hoping to finish your project? Whether it is a graduation party, or a normal newborn, let us know as to whether you have a date at the top of the priority list so we can go over how long your project design, allows and build-out may take.
How much are you hoping to contribute?
Setting the right budget is the main part of any project. Without the numbers arranging, you’ll burn through your time. We should talk about what you are hoping to spend. Assuming your budget is realistic, we can help think of ideas that will offer the best benefit for your venture. Look at our pricing page for guidance in setting a realistic budget.
A few different questions we will ask:
- What year was your home assembled?
How long do you plan to stay?
Primary reason for the project?
Are you planning to get a license?
Have you at any point renovated your home? How was that experience?
What is the main thing you are searching for in a contractor?
During your research for this project, are you talking with different contractors?
How are you planning to figure out who to work with?
At the finish of our conversation together we will decide whether it make sense to set up an appointment for the disclosure meeting. On the off chance that it doesn’t appear as though we are an ideal choice for your project, we will attempt to allude you to another qualified contractor that can serve you better.
STEP 2: DISCOVER
Once at your home, we will endure 30-an hour getting to know each other better. We will hear what you have as a top priority, offer a few guidance, and talk through your goals, wants, and any fears you may have regarding the project. We won’t dive into the small details, however we will talk about your vision on a more significant level. We will talk about the feasibility of your ideal budget range. While we won’t have the foggiest idea about the exact cost of your project at this point, by starting this discussion and talking about a few practical numbers will go a long way in helping our team direct you in the most effective way forward. Inevitably you will have loads of questions for us and we will leave time to answer those. We will also talk over our process and the subsequent stages.
There are 3 potential results from this meeting:
Result 1: We set up a meeting in our display area to meet our team, go over some pallet selections, basic layout, and a 3D drawing. We give these details by executing a Discovery Partnership Fee, which is typically 1% of the projected cost of the project.
Result 2: We move to a partnership Design Agreement, and a retainer charge is typically 5% of the preliminary estimate. Assuming we agree that you are ready to start this step, we will set up a meeting with the designer, we will also assess, measure, photograph and record the current space. Sometimes, individuals bypass this step and move directly into contract (we will examine options that fit each individual project). During this step, we will review material selections appropriate for you project, review a preliminary extent of work and give a refined estimated budget. For certain projects, we will create a Good-Better-Best estimate so you can find out about what your selection decisions can mean for the final cost.
We will talk about design ideas that could affect the cost.
We will review a demo of the online project management scheduling and communication framework we use.
In the event that the preliminary extent of work and venture range are agreed, we execute an expense based partnership agreement to move to the Design and Selection Phase. This expense is typically 2-5% of the preliminary estimate.
Result 3: We agree that we are not an ideal choice for your project.
STEP 3: DESIGN
Once the Design Agreement is signed and retainer is paid we start the design and selections phase.
Schematic Design Ideas
We will create for you a couple “works in progress” of conceivable design solutions for you to see with us. In this phase we will narrow down the ideas you like best, and hone in on a final design. This is an intriguing step because we show 3D renderings of designs for all cabinetry in kitchens, bathrooms, and basement bars. Once you love the final design we move solidly into the selections phase.
Interior Material Selections
Since you have essentially seen and approved the overall design/layout of your project (the higher perspective design), at this point in the process we will start choosing all of the fine details and completes your project will require. These incorporate things like cabinets, countertops, flooring, plumbing apparatuses, tile, paint colors, and so on All of your decisions are made before the construction portion starts, making the process go a lot of smoother for you over the long haul.
Estimating and Documentation
While you are working with our designer, our team will also be hard at work finalizing all of the important construction details, so we can have a completely finished set of construction archives ready to go. This will incorporate any additional place of work visits, adding dimensions to drawings, creating wall sections, adding important notes and (if necessary) having any designing work evaluated for code compliance. After this phase, you are ready to start construction!
Now that all of the details and associated costs for your project have been sorted out and your selections have been finalized, we will prepare for you a “Construction Agreement”. This is the contract that frames the extent of work, the timetable, and the payment terms.
Remember, as long as you sign the decent value Construction Agreement before the expiration, any design expenses that you paid already will be credited towards the primary payment.
STEP 4: BUILD
Transforming ideas on paper into reality starts at this stage.
After your permit is approved, we timetable and begin your project. Our skilled workers show up at your home every day, prepared to change your ideas into the real world. Your project chief consistently meets with you and our contractors to survey the progress. With our talented merchants, you’re in great hands. We’re likewise prepared to respond to any questions you have as the project pushes ahead.
We will plan and submit to the suitable building office any essential permit applications. This can take somewhere in the range of two weeks to two months, contingent upon where you live. Regardless of what amount of time it requires, we deal with all permits and inspections.
All of your project information is transferred to our online scheduling programming now. All communication is recorded through our site, which can be gotten to through your advanced mobile phone or PC whenever.
Before appearing for the beginning of the project, we will plan a “Pre-Construction Meeting” where we survey every one of the insights regarding your project, and ensure we are altogether still in the same spot. This meeting incorporates everything from stopping and dumpster location to obliging pets. We will go over any questions you might have about the project plan.
Presumably the principle reason why we have such countless cheerful clients is clear, convenient communication during the project. Your allocated project director visits the project day to day and will go over any questions the person might have. We additionally use the online scheduling programming to convey to and fro.
Our in-house construction staff will take over from here. You will be allocated a Project Manager and they will be your everyday go-to person for your project. They will perform and scheduling the work, responding to questions, critical thinking, refreshing the timetable, and so on Keep in mind, with our interaction, almost 100% of the subtleties are settled on in the plan stage. This assists the Build with stepping go a lot of smoother.
STEP 5: ENJOY
We stand by our work and have stretched out our workmanship warranty to cover 5 years, which is significantly longer than the majority of our rivals and positively longer than the business standard of 1 year. Our craftsmanship generally conforms to the rules expressed in the NAHB Residential Construction Performance Guidelines.
So what’s the significance here for you? True serenity. At the point when your home remodeling and construction project is finished, your relationship with GiantBuilders Design Build continues on. Assuming that you have issues, we will be there to ensure they are dealt with instantly.
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