The Design Phase of Your Project
The basic rule of thumb is if your project costs more than 5% of the value of your house, or if you are making structural changes to the interior or exterior of your home, or if you a making significant changes to the floor plan of your home, you need an architect for your project.
This is the part of the project where Dovetail Joint Construction’s design build approach will add significant value and save you a lot of money over the life of your project. We work with architects on almost every job and we have long term relationships with many very good architects in the Denver area. It is because of this, we can get better pricing for their services for your project than you can by contacting them directly and we will pass that savings on to you.
Once you select the architect you want to use for your project, we will work with them throughout the design process to make sure they are designing a project that fits into your budget. We cannot understate how important this is for the success of your project and we have seen many projects never get off the ground because this step was not followed. Your architect is not paid to tell you no. If you tell him you want something, he assumes you can afford it. The time to determine how much your project is going to cost is during design, not after design is complete.
Once design is complete you are ready to build your dream…
Building Your Dream
Once the architect finishes the design it is time to pull permits and build your dream. Proper planning and constant communication are the keys to success. Dovetail Joint Construction believes our reputation of excellence must be protected at all costs. The only way to do this is to delight the customer and deliver a project that exceeds their expectations.
Before we start the work we will sit down with you and have a project kickoff meeting. At this meeting we will go over the construction estimate with you in detail as well as present you with a construction schedule so you can make plans to minimize the effect…[read more]