Understanding the Design/Build Process
The thought of designing and remodeling your house can be exciting, but may also distract you from considering the preparation necessary for a successful renovation project. Understanding the process is important, but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming and it may also be fun.
Boardwalk North has developed a 10-step Design/Build/Remodeling process that is not only integral to the project but through its simplification it creates the opportunity to have an enjoyable experience too.
Starting with a telephone interview and then follow-up meetings, we want to make sure that we clarify and detail all of the specifics before the start of construction. It is our goal to provide you with transparency outlining the entire project and create a memorable experience.
- An initial telephone interview determines the customer’s needs and preliminary parameters.
- A match between the prospect and the company is determined, along with a rough budget.
- An on-site consultation is next, which includes a walk-through and an in-depth review of all the project requirements.
- The goals of the project are then assessed for both feasibility and budget purposes.
- All parties come to a general agreement on the proposed design and approximate cost of the project, and then enter into the design phase of the process.
- All of the design objectives are documented and a Design Fee agreement is memorialized. A flat fixed design fee is assessed and collected.
- At a second meeting, the high definition conceptual drawings are presented for review along with a complete proposal package, exact pricing, Purchase Agreement, and related paperwork.
- At a third meeting any necessary design changes and related price point adjustments are made; electrical/wiring/heating schematics are also finalized.
- The last meeting is the pre-construction meeting, at which all plan changes and construction drawings are reviewed for accuracy. Any last minute changes and/or related cost adjustments are factored into the final payment schedule. The company fills out and completes the Project Specification Book with you, to provide clarity for all parties before work begins.
- The Project Specification Book as well as the final set of work drawings remain on site at all times for quick referencing.