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Have you ever wondered what the term, “design-build” means?

By definition, Design-Build (or design/build) is a term used in the construction industry to describe a method of project delivery where one company is responsible for both the design and construction services. This team works under a single integrated contract process with the project owner to provide both design and construction services.

This means that as a design-build general contracting firm, Burgin Design • Remodel is able to handle every aspect of your home remodeling job from ceiling to floor and everything in between.

Here’s a breakdown of how this process works and why it’s beneficial to both the client and the contractor:

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Based on this illustration you can see how working with only one company heading your entire project, there are fewer mistakes and problems and with only one project lead – there’s only one person to contact to coordinate. United from the beginning of every project, a design/build’s integrated team works to successfully complete a project faster, more cost effectively and with fewer change orders than companies who use traditional project delivery methods.

Understandably, design-build is quickly becoming the most popular form of contractor for any home remodeling project but especially with Kitchen and Bathroom renovations as well as room additions. The convenience of having everything managed by one company is a really important aspect for many home owners.


Will there be an actual Designer working on my project?

Yes! At Burgin Design • Remodel we have on-staff designers who will be managing the design portion of your project and working hand-in-hand with you, the project manager, vendors, and sub contractors to ensure the design is what you want, the most cost-effective, and comes to live exactly how you imagined.

Does Design-Build mean that I will have less control over the design of my project?

Absolutely not! You will be involved every step of the way from the start of the design process to final approval of materials.

Will Design-Build save me money?

While we can’t guarantee this as every project is different, it is very likely that it will save you money. Having the designer in-house and working on the project from start to finish alongside the skilled laborers and sub contractors is an added value as the opportunity to provide solutions to any challenges on the project can be done in the design phase (a stage where the contractor and other tradespeople are often left out of the loop).

Will Design-Build save me time on my project?

Again, while we can’t guarantee this, the short answer is, yes. According to research done by a team at Penn State, design-build projects are delivered, on average, about 33.5% faster. This type of project is more efficient and ensures better communication which often leads to faster completion.

Burgin Design • Remodel is a design-build firm that can provide every service needed to complete your home remodeling project including: Design, Architecture, Engineering, Permits, Carpentry, Construction, Appliance Installation, Finishing, Painting, and more. We are dedicated to creating the home of your dreams and our number one goal is to provide you with outstanding service and craftsmanship from start to finish.

Contact us today to schedule an in home consultation.

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