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once our design team have completed the design and gained a planning permit and building regulation approval, our sister company 'build m2' can provide a price for building the scheme. we are often asked about the advantages of our build service over the conventional route of architect and main contractor or 'just getting the builders in'. here are our top 10 reasons:

 

01 COST SAVINGS

being involved with the design of the project from the very beginning means we can make fantastic savings where required. we can also deliver projects with a fixed price for price certainty.

 

02 EVERYBODY IS ON THE SAME TEAM

we are all in this together and we all have the same goal - to arrive at a successful project that exceeds our client's expectations. when challenges are encountered on a project [and there are always challenges], pointing fingers is not an option, everyone rolls up their sleeves and works on solutions

 

03 TOTAL ACCOUNTABILITY

we are accountable for everything. including how the end result looks, how much it costs and the timeline of completion. when the same group that designs the project also builds the project, there tends to be much more attention given to pricing and scheduling in the design phase. the cost of everything is taken into account early on in the process; all fees, construction costs, utilities, landscaping allowances - everything

 

04 CONTINUITY

we are involved from start to finish, which adds an inherent efficiency. the chance for things to be misinterpreted or not be understood are removed, and the project can run smoothly with a continual dialogue between you the client and the design team and the build team

 

05 EXPERTISE

we are experts in both fields. there is a tremendous advantage to working with architects that can think like builders and builders who can think like architects...!

 

06 INVOLVEMENT

we operate under the assumption that the client actually wants to be an active participant in the design and construction of their dream project. by taking an active involvement they are guaranteeing that they get the outcome and satisfaction of their goals - what they want is going to be achieved. we have found that such an involvement is inspiring and gives clients a lasting sense of pride about their finished project

 

07 COLLABORATION

we cut out the big egos so common in the design industry. the client retains total control over the project and the team is there to empower them

 

08 COMMUNICATION

we are transparent because we want our clients to understand the process and to know what’s going on. our partnerships work, not because we say what everyone wants to hear, but because we say what everyone needs to hear. through clear communication the budget is defined early on and it becomes the agreement for the entire project

 

09 SPEED OF PROJECT DELIVERY

the 'traditional' architect design and construction route involves managing hundreds of timelines that need to be coordinated efficiently. we create opportunities for clients to sit with big decisions, ask questions, and consider their options. anything the build team can do to avoid taking steps backwards is going to lead to better, faster and more cost-effective results. our process is highly adaptive and responsive, especially once the build has started. big decisions can be revisited during the build without the need for contract variation instructions or additional professional fees

 

10 PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE

we have all heard the horror stories about the design process and subsequent build losing control and getting expensive. building your project shouldn’t be chaotic or stressful. we are a beacon to our clients throughout the process, guiding the way to the best possible outcome. we refine the system from beginning to end and manage the process into orderly steps

 

 

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN SUCCESSFULLY BUILD YOUR DREAM PROJECT,

THEN CONTACT US TODAY...!

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