A Guide to HVAC Units for the Amateur

When our family first moved into our home five years ago, the central heating and air unit were brand new. We never considered that there would be a time when it would not be operating as we wanted it to. When the time to buy a new unit came, we found that the available options were more diverse than we thought. It was all too confusing. After researching the different options, I decided to create this blog. My hope is that others who are faced with this decision can find easy-to-understand information that can aid in quickly making an informed decision.

Choosing Design Build For Your New Home

Construction & Contractors Blog

The traditional construction model of hiring an architect and a general contractor to oversee your home often works reasonably well, although it does lead to having two potentially conflicting voices heading the construction of your home. A process that may work better for you is the design-build model. When you choose this construction method, you contract with one team to complete your home from the beginning. As a result, you eliminate potential sources of conflict and deal with only one company.


By choosing the design-build method, you will save a great deal of time on the project. You are eliminating the need to solicit bids from contractors and subcontractors. Also, construction can begin on your home as soon as the basement and utility location designs are complete instead of having to wait until the entire design has been completed. As your basement is being dug, the team continues on your home design and preparation, so there is no delay in your project. 


The quality of your construction project is enhanced by having everything coordinated by the professionals. As the homeowner, you no longer have to bounce between professionals and complete tasks such as delivering plans from the architect to the general contractor. Likewise, the general contractor does not have to seek out and instruct multiple subcontractors in the design and planning. All members of the team are involved in all the construction steps, meaning potential problems are identified and then corrected at the design stage instead of on site. You save both time and money because of this effective process. 


Experts say that using the design-build method can save you a significant amount of money. The professional fees on your home construction can drop as much as eight to twelve percent. You can save several percentage points on design alone when you hire one company to handle all elements of the construction.

By eliminating the need to coordinate between several independent construction entities, design-build is more efficient and less expensive. You will feel more in control because you have to confer with only one company, which minimizes the chances for miscommunication. All construction elements are taken care of in a smooth and linear fashion. You also eliminate the need to solicit bids, a time consuming and often stressful process. When you are planning your next home construction process, consider using the design-build model. You will be amazed at how quickly your home becomes a reality. For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Ford Construction Company.


23 November 2015