There are elements common to all projects, big and small. So whether you are struggling with an out-dated kitchen interior, too-small family room with no space to grow, or are contemplating building a new house, some fundamental questions should be considered.
- Do you have a clear vision of the final product?
- Does your partner have the same vision?
- Does your plan successfully address all the factors that influenced your decision to renovate or build?
- Will your project require any building permits?
- Does your plan conform to local building restrictions?
- Will you need to apply for a variance?
- Do you know what finishing materials and fixtures you’d like?
- Do you have an expectation of the cost and what it is based on?
There are a lot of questions to consider when you are planning a construction project, and we can help you get started with practical advice, design recommendations and detailed plans. Construction is increasingly complex with new building code requirements and increasing regulation. Having a competent contractor for your project will enhance efficiency, avoid costly mistakes, and ultimately reflect better value.
Determining the Cost
Once your project is well-defined, preliminary cost estimates can be formulated. Construction costs are fluid and affected by numerous factors from the price of lumber on the world market, to the vigour of the local construction industry. Exchange rates, fuel prices, and the occasional scarcity of some products can all come into play so we keep on top of these variables. Once we’ve worked out a current construction estimate you’ll be able to tailor your project more precisely, if desired, to work within a budget. Projects can be set-up on a time and materials or fixed price basis, depending on what you are most comfortable with.
Part of the Process
The array of finishes and building components available to the consumer is staggering, and as your project advances the process of making myriad decisions can be daunting. This is where our decades of experience can really help. You can work with our trusted suppliers and design resources, and we will offer educated input to weigh the merits of various alternatives.
In the End
Any challenges that may have cropped up along the way will have been tackled promptly and successfully. Workmanship will be to a high standard. Costs will be an accurate reflection of the value you have gained. You will have a beautiful, high quality space that you love.