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DESIGN & BUILD

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Thinking about a home extension or new build but worried about the stress and hassle that comes with it?

Why not consider allowing us to take the day to day stresses of the project away and at the same time deliver exactly what you envisaged.

 

From concept to completion, please do not hesitate to get in touch today to find out how HDS Design & Build can help take the hassle out of improving your home.

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DESIGN

HDS can guide you through the complete design process taking you from initial concept idea, through planning and all of the other relevant approvals required.

All of this is done in house so the whole team has the best possible understanding of your project ready for when it comes to the time for construction to begin. Traditionally, the builder or contractor would be brought in once designs are complete meaning there is no opportunity for them to provide any input on potential issues that the design team may have missed for example.

 

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DESIGN

As a project management company, HDS D & B know the principles behind the successful delivery of a project is great management and to embrace the following fundamental aspects:-

  • Providing expert advice from day one

  • Setting clear objectives and a defined scope

  • Supplying crucial resources where and when required

  • The tight control of budgets

  • Management of communications and supply chain relationships

  • Deliver the project completed, on time, on budget as originally intended

Working in collaboration with our clients we manage your project from day one. Helping to reduce costs and providing the skills and the necessary expertise needed from start to finish to ensure everything goes smoothly throughout, from simple to highly complex projects.

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why use a design & build service over a more traditional procurement route?

The majority of home extensions or self build new homes will follow the traditional procurement route; 

 

Appoint an Architect or designer to develop the design to complete applications and the required drawing packages & before waiting for the relevant permissions to be obtained. Once the green light has been given, the project is put out to tender to find a suitable builder or contractor to complete the works, once a contract is signed work can begin'.

 

There is nothing inherently wrong with this method of procurement, it's been around for centuries and will continue to be used, this is because most of the time it works and its what people know. But its no secret that the industry suffers from fragmented and adversarial ways of working, and how this leads to poor communication, inefficient working practices, encourages a blame culture and not forgetting to mention budget and schedule over runs etc.

 

Over the last couple of decades though, the Design & Build (D & B) procurement route has started to gain popularity, this has been largely on big scale projects in the commercial construction sector but people are starting to realise the benefits it offers and D & B for smaller scale domestic projects is on the rise.

Advantages

 

  • D & B allows for early collaboration and problem solving through the beginning stages of the project, with the design team and construction team working towards the same goal from the start, issues on site can often be designed out in the early stages before ground has even been broken. Getting everyone together early allows all team members to share their ideas for creative and innovative solutions, which can lead to faster project delivery and best cost value.

  • Single source of responsibility all the way through to completion by using open/transparent communication. The roles of contractor and designer are integrated to increase constructability and streamline the schedule. Both of these factors directly relate to eliminating adversarial conditions by using a single contract between the Owner and Design-Build Team. D & B helps create an enjoyable working experience for everyone involved. There is no blame game or finger pointing when something goes wrong. Rather, there is a shared responsibility for the design, budget and schedule, which brings the focus directly to solving the issue at hand as a unified front.  

  •  The D & B approach breaks down the silos that are typical in the  industry.  The approach is based on brainstorming, collaboration, trust, mutual respect and shared leadership.

  • D & B takes much of the stress away from the client, they don't have to worry about appointing the various teams required to deliver the project and can be confident that everyone is working together towards one goal, value for the client.

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