A good set of plans gets this phase started but is far from what is needed to fully define your project. Whether you already have completed plans or would like Action to assist you in developing your ideas into a workable set of plans, it is this design process that many of the specifics of the house will start to be formulated. The exact square footage, finished and unfinished space defined, exterior finishes and design features, as well as decks, porches, walk and driveways.
From the plans and further communication with the homeowner, a set of specifications are created from which the cost is then calculated and a quote price is provided. Specifications will include but are not limited to the following:
- Lot Preparation
- Construction materials
- Floor Wall and Roof Systems
- Cabinets and Countertops
- Interior and Exterior trim
- Windows and Doors
- Gutters and Drainage
- Concrete garage, patios, porches, walks and drives
Once all these things are fully defined, they are documented in a signed contract. In addition to the specification and price the contract will also define the estimated completion timing, down payment and payment draws through completion and the warranty terms and conditions. And since there are usually recommendations and changes which arise as the project continues, from this point on, any changes or additions will be documented in writing prior to work being done.