Design Build New Jersey
Craig Custom Builders
Many homeowners start their research for home renovations, additions and custom homes without architectural plans in hand. At Craig Custom Builders, we work in collaboration with talented architects to develop a construction plan specific to your needs as part of our Design Build process. To get familiar with our process we have created a brief outline below.
Phase 1: Preliminary Plans/ Feasibility Study
Purpose: To define the general scope of work and costs related to the project.
- Initial client meeting with Architect.
- Site visit to measure the existing house and elevations.
- Development of a floor plan that incorporates your list of objectives.
- Development of a general list of specifications that will describe the content of the project as shown in the plan view.
- A construction estimate based on the preliminary plans will be prepared by Craig Custom Builders. The purpose of this estimate is to give the owner an understanding of the cost of this project before a lot of time is spent on final construction plans. At this point the owner can adjust the design to fit their budget. Note: Depending upon the final plans developed beyond the preliminary plan stage, and the final specifications and product selections made, the price and accuracy range can change to a great extent when all items are finalized.
Phase 2: Design Development/ Final Construction Drawings
Purpose: To develop final structural and construction detailed plans.
- Finalize the construction plans, as per specifications that have been determined upon preliminary plan approval.
Phase 3: Construction
- Craig Custom Builders will work with the homeowner throughout the entire design process to develop budgets and provide construction advice for the project. Once final construction plans are completed and signed for approval, a construction contract will be written and a deposit will be given to Craig Custom Builders to move forward and obtain permits for the project. Approximate construction dates are set and construction begins.
The homeowner at his/her expense may be required to furnish the Architect with the following: legal description of lots or sites, correct survey of lot or site, information regarding present structure, present zoning requirements, building restrictions in deed, subdivision restrictions, easements, topographical contours of building site and any geological studies. Applications for any zoning variances or building code appeals, and attendance at zoning meetings or building code appeals board meetings, if required, will be additional fees to Owner.
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