Design Build


Design Build Construction

Do you need help designing and building your Toronto home addition or total home renovation?

Ocean Home Construction offers a design-build contractors service for all of our custom homes, large scale renovations and Toronto home additions. During this sort of contract, our team takes responsibility for ensuring that the owner’s concepts/ideas are possible within their budget. Clients who already have drawings prepared by their own architect or designer, tend to have misinformation regarding construction costs. This means that the client has spent thousands of dollars on something that they may not be able to afford.

What makes the Design-Build process better

Unfortunately, the traditional Design-Bid-Build approach for a Toronto home addition, custom home, or large scale construction project is the one that most people resort to. This means that homeowners are responsible for finding an architect/designer to develop their plans costing anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000. In some cases the architect or designer may not know or take into consideration the actual cost to build, as we often find clients that bring us their own drawings are completely shocked that the cost to build is much higher than they had budgeted for or had been advised by the others. The Design-Build delivery method solves this problem by bringing the design, architectural and construction aspects all under one roof, resulting in a more efficient and less costly project.


Advantages of Design Build

The main advantages of a design-build contractors service are:

  • Our team operates with the design team to develop a feasible design that fits your budget.
  • We will advise on inventive ways to cut back construction prices while not affecting the outcome and quality of the finished product.
  • Another advantage involves the schedule. Most projects are planned with tight timelines. Under a conventional (NON-DESIGN-BUILD) contract, construction cannot begin until finished drawings are complete and the project has been awarded to a bidder. With a design-build contract, the contractor is established at the beginning, and construction activities can be expedited, so if any modifications are involved the contractor knows in advance.
  • A mutually beneficial major advantage is that the design-build contractor has an incentive to maintain the design and construction costs within the owner’s budget. This is one of the critical keys to our success!
Excellent company! Amazing people! Great communication! Exceptionally conscientious and high-quality work! Would absolutely recommend them for big or small reno’s!
Dany Lewis
Ocean home team are excellent people to work with. Attention is paid to every detail and suggestions and preferences listened to and acted upon. Their word is their seal. A quality build in a timely and very professional manner.
Revan Norman
Ocean Home was not only very competent construction team who did great work but they were a pleasure to have in my home.
Sara Ben

What is the Design Build Approach?

The traditional project delivery method used by general contractors and architects is the design-bid-build. This approach to a major home construction means finding an architect and a designer and first paying them to develop plans and designs. This is all while having no idea how much it all might actually cost to build. After the plans are completed, as the home owner you are now responsible for finding qualified contractors to bid on the plans produced, hoping they will take time to quote competitively to offer you a reasonable price.

In this case, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate contracts, and inevitably separate jobs entirely. The owner must manage two separate contracts and liaison between designer and contractor. You will be responsible for settling disputes between designer and contractor, designer and subtrades, subtrade and contractor, etc. This also leaves opportunity for each party to blame each other, leaving you, the client to deal with it.


Our Design-Build Process

How does the design-build process work?

Our design build process means one entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion. During the construction phase, you will be dealing with the same Design Build team who were there at the beginning of the design and planning process. This design build construction management approach results in the whole team working together in the same company so there is no risk of misunderstandings or conflicts as the project moves from concept to completion. This is compared to the adversarial atmosphere that can occur with design-bid-build when all parties have different agendas.

A great set of plans and design are only valuable if they are feasible, so we develop the project scope and design with the cost as a defining factor. We know our team and understand construction. From the outset of the project, both design and construction expertise is brought to bear upon all components of the project. We budget allowances and offer help to source beautiful and affordable equipment, fixtures, and finishes. Our industry contacts allow us to provide you products at lower pricing as well. Often we can source valuable budget friendly selections from our trusted suppliers. Another thing you wouldn’t be getting with a traditional approach.

Throughout the process, we keep you informed of progress and any changes that may arise, ensuring that you are fully satisfied with the final result. Our design build process has been honed over years of experience, and we are confident in our ability to deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations.


The Cost of Design-Build vs Design-Bid-Build

How does the cost of a design-build contractor compare to traditional design-bid-build?

One of the primary advantages of the design-build approach is that it can often be more cost-effective than the traditional design-bid-build method. With design-build, the design and construction phases are integrated, allowing for greater collaboration and communication between all parties involved. This can help to identify potential issues early on, reducing the likelihood of costly change orders or delays down the line. Additionally, the design-build approach allows for greater flexibility throughout the project, as changes can be made quickly and easily without the need for extensive redesign or costly change orders.

Ultimately, this can lead to a more efficient and cost-effective project overall. At Ocean Home Construction, we specialize in Design Build construction services in Toronto and the GTA and are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and quality craftsmanship at a competitive price point.


Design Build Custom Home Builders

If you’re considering building a custom home, choosing a design build contractor can be an excellent choice. With a design build contractor like Ocean Home Construction, you’ll be able to work closely with a team of experts who can help bring your vision to life. From the initial design phase to the final touches of construction, we’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure your new home meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Our team has extensive experience building custom homes in Toronto and the surrounding areas, and we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional quality and craftsmanship at every stage of the process. If you’re ready to start building your dream home, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

To Learn More About Design Build, Contact NovaCon Construction Today

Our long-standing reputation has been built and grown over the years by making sure each and every client is satisfied with their design and/or home construction. If you’re interested in designing and/or building your own custom home please feel free to contact us at NovaCon Construction for a free consultation and learn more about our Design Build contracting services in Toronto.

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