WE BELIEVE A CLEARLY DEFINED PROCESS IS ESSENTIAL WHEN PLANNING TO BUILD OR REMODEL YOUR HOME.
This initial meeting is designed to gather information, answer any questions, and determine if your project and American Dream Design Build are a good match.
It is pointless to plan a project that can’t be built or financed. Feasibility for some projects may consist of extensive research with your local building department and lending institution, while others may be as simple as determining if a wall is load bearing or not.
Upon completion of gathering information about your project a preliminary budget needs to be established. This is done by utilizing historical data from similar projects and creating placeholders for finish material such as flooring, cabinetry, countertops, etc. A preliminary budget must be established prior to engaging in the design services provided by American Dream Design Build. We feel it would be a disservice to you to spend your time and money designing a project without some form of budget parameters in place.
Depending upon the scope of your project, architectural design may be required. If this is the case we begin by drawing your home or the affected area in its current state commonly known as as-built drawings. Conceptual floor plans are generated to establish a direction for how your space will be configured. Once a final layout has been approved, the detailed drawings are prepared for structural engineering and permit submittal. During this time our interior design team will be introduced and the process of selecting all of your finish materials will begin.
Project binders encompass all aspects of the project, two copies are made with one being placed on-site and the other in our office. There are several items that make up a project binder, the most critical being:
Scope of Work – Categorized document listing all tasked to be performed during construction
Specification Spreadsheets – Detailed spreadsheets identifying all materials to be used on your project
Construction Schedule – Flow chart showing the critical path and duration from start to finish
Upon completion of your project a customer binder will be issued with all the items listed above including care, maintenance, and warranty information.
Upon completion of the above listed items a construction agreement will be signed by both parties. Commencement of construction will typically begin within 14 days of building permit issuance.
The day your project is scheduled to start you will be introduced to your Project Manager, at this time we will establish our weekly meeting time and review site specific items (i.e. gas and water shut-off locations).