A building designer works directly with the client to design a home that fits their particular needs, style, and budget. A building designer is not an architect but provides similar knowledge and expertise in all facets of custom home construction.
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The work of a building designer includes:

    • Sketching design plans
    • Presenting the client with a preliminary and finalized design
    • Preparing documentation 
    • Calculating labour and material costs
    • Examining relevant codes and ensuring regulations are met
    • Assisting in hiring contractors and overseeing construction
    • On-site inspections
    • Ensuring work meets recognized standards 
    • Ensuring the project moves forward on schedule
A building designer is a part of your custom home builder team that acts as a representative, assisting you through the entire process from start to finish. Working with a custom home building designer offers the following benefits.

1. Industry expertise

A professional building designer knows the industry’s ins and outs and is knowledgeable on building codes and regulations that need to be met during custom home construction. From conceptualization to the actual build, a builder knows what is required for labour, materials, what can be achieved, and how it will be achieved.  A builder approaches any design problems in a way that fulfils your requirements while staying within budget. They can propose a practical, functional solution. Custom home builders provide expert recommendations regarding different types of material, the layout of your home, and any interior or exterior treatments.

2. Collaboration 

Custom home construction should be approached collaboratively to fulfill the owner’s desires while staying within natural and legal limits. During the initial consultation, a builder will listen to your needs and wants before proposing an initial drawing.  During the planning stage, a professional building designer will work with you to go through the first design proposal and make any suggested modifications until an approved sketch is finalized. From there, calculations are made on a firm price, and a proposed schedule is established to begin construction.

3. Accountability and continuity

Once construction begins on your custom home, a building designer ensures that the project flows smoothly and continues to move forward on budget and on schedule. Any issues that arise with the coordination of subcontractors, construction materials, permits, and inspections are the building designer’s responsibility.

4. A design-build team saves you time, and money

When your design team and your build team are really just one team, there are some key benefits that the client will see. Firstly, you can enjoy the home improvement process with less headaches. And secondly, you save time on the design and construction process. Ease of communication within the team means that time waiting on emails and phone-calls between parties is non existent.  A study on building styles found a design-build construction style achieves completion dates on average that are 33% faster than traditional methods. There are also benefits on the cost of your build. We’ve found that clients save between 6% and 10% on custom cabin or acreage design projects using the design-build style due to a decrease in conflict between existing players and teams.

The Benefits Of Working With A Designer And Builder

It’s easy to see the benefits of having an expert on your side when building your custom home. Our customers save a lot of money on building their homes, they get to design the home that fits on their unique plot of land, and they get to build the home their way. Beyond that, a significant advantage of having a team work with you from the initial consultation to the end result is that they become invested in the process to see it to completion.  We look forward to helping you build your dream home, cabin or cottage soon.

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