Design Build


Need help planning and building your home extension or complete renovation?

Ocean Home Services provides design-build services for all custom homes, large-scale renovations and home extensions in and around the GTA. In this type of contract, our team is responsible for ensuring that the owner's concept/idea can be implemented within their budget. Clients who already have drawings from their own architect or designer are often given incorrect information about construction costs. This means that the client has already spent thousands of dollars on something they may not be able to afford.

What makes the Design-Build process better

Unfortunately, when it comes to a GTA home addition, custom home, or large construction project, most people use the traditional design-bid-build method. This means that the homeowner is responsible for finding an architect/designer to develop their plans, which can cost anywhere from $7,000 to $20,000. In some cases, the architect or designer is unaware of or has not taken into account the actual construction costs. We often encounter clients who bring us their own drawings and are shocked that the construction costs are much higher than they budgeted or what others suggested. The design-build delivery method solves this problem by bringing the design, architecture, and construction aspects together, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective project.


Benefits of Design Build

The main benefits of design-build contractor services are:

  • Our team works with the design team to develop a workable design that fits your budget.
  • We advise you on creative ways to reduce construction costs without compromising finished product results and quality.
  • Most projects are planned on a tight schedule. Under a traditional (non-design-build) contract, construction can only begin once the drawings are complete and the project has been awarded to a bidder. In a design-build contract, the contractor is identified at the beginning and construction work can be expedited so that the contractor is aware of any changes in advance.
  • The main advantage of mutual benefit is that the design-build contractor has an incentive to keep the design and construction costs within the owner's budget. This is one of the key factors in our success!
Great company! Great people! Great communication! High quality work! Would definitely recommend them for any renovation, big or small!
Dany Lewis
Ocean Home Services services 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. High quality, timely and very professional build.
Revan Norman
The construction team at Ocean Home Services was very knowledgeable. They did an excellent job and it was a pleasure having them at 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 process. This method of building a large home requires you to first find an architect and designer and pay them to create the plans and design. And this is all done without knowing the actual cost of building. Once the plans are complete, you as the homeowner are now responsible for finding qualified contractors to bid on the plans created and hope that they take the time to submit a competitive bid to give you a fair price.

In this case, the design and construction services are divided into separate units, separate contracts, and inevitably, separate orders. The owner must manage two separate contracts and provide liaison between the designer and contractor. They are responsible for resolving disputes between the designer and contractor, designer and subcontractor, subcontractor and contractor, etc. This also gives the parties the opportunity to point fingers at each other, leaving you as the client to deal with the issue.


Our Design-Build Process

What is the design-to-build process like?

Our design-build process means one unit, one contract, one workflow from initial concept to completion. During the construction phase, you will be dealing with the same design-build team from the beginning of the design and planning process. This design-build approach to construction management keeps the entire team working together within the same company, so there is no risk of misunderstandings or conflicts as the project progresses from concept to completion. This is similar to the adversarial atmosphere that can arise when the intentions of the parties differ during the design-bid-build process.

A good set of plans and designs is only as valuable as they can be implemented. Therefore, we consider cost as a determining factor when developing project scope and design. We know our team and know a thing or two about construction. Design and construction expertise is brought into all components of the project from the outset. We plan budget allowances and assist in sourcing beautiful and affordable appliances, fixtures and finishes. Our industry connections allow us to offer you products at a lower price. We can often find valuable, affordable options from trusted suppliers. This is another thing that cannot be achieved with traditional methods.

Throughout the process, we will keep you informed of progress and any changes, ensuring that you are completely satisfied with the end result. Our design-build process has been refined over many years of experience, and we are confident in our ability to deliver outstanding results that exceed your expectations.


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

How much do design-build contractors cost compared to traditional design-bid-build contractors?

One of the main benefits of the design-build approach is that it is often more cost-effective than the traditional design-bid-build approach. Design-build integrates the design and construction phases, allowing for better collaboration and communication between all involved. This helps identify potential issues early and reduces the likelihood of costly change orders or further delays. Additionally, the design-build approach can allow for greater flexibility throughout the project, as changes can be made quickly and easily without extensive redesigns or expensive change orders.

Ultimately, this can make the project more efficient and cost-effective overall. At Ocean Home Services Construction, we specialize in design-build construction services in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, and are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and quality workmanship at competitive prices.


Design Build Custom Home Builders

If you are considering building a custom home, choosing a design-build contractor may be a good option. With a design-build contractor like Ocean Home Services, you can work closely with a team of experts to help turn your vision into reality. From the initial design phase to the finishing touches of construction, we 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 and around the GTA, and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional quality and craftsmanship at every stage of the process. If you are ready to start building your dream home, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

To Learn More About Design Build Contact Ocean Home Services

Over the years, we have built and enhanced our long-standing reputation by ensuring that every client is satisfied with their commercial building. If you are interested in commercial construction, contact Ocean Home Services for a free consultation; call us at (437) 800 3184 or click on the link below.

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