When you accept the Budget/Estimate, you give Lynch Construction the “go ahead” via a Design Agreement, and the Design Phase now begins.
Our designer combines site photographs, project photographs and concept sketches, and with the help of a sophisticated software program, produces a visual digital design rendering that allows the homeowner to see what their finished project will look like – usually with options and suggested variations to consider.
The benefit of this, of course, is that you do not have to depend on your imagination. Our digital rendering allows you to see things from many different angles.
Working together, we will review with you the new floor plans and elevations, and analyze them for space planning, suitability and construction feasibility; the best ideas are redrawn and reviewed again.
Once both you and we are satisfied with the concept, we print preliminary drawings. At that point, we schedule a meeting at your home for our trade contractors to review the project. At that meeting, they are given a copy of the plans, and may ask questions about your home. This important step gives our clients the opportunity to speak with representatives of the trade contractor companies we engage to work on your home.
Also at this time, you, as the homeowner will select all components and items to be ordered (some commodities have long order times!). Lynch Construction will then obtain specific price quotes as needed from siding, framing, HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors. Depending on the complexity of the project, consultation with a structural engineer may be required.
Once quotes are received, we compile the information into a report that includes the following:
- The Project Specifications Sheet. This document contains details such as the calculation of allowances, footing definitions, structural data, HVAC needs, plumbing, electrical, finish components, etc. This document is generally several pages long.
- The Project Budget. This document divides the project into a construction payment schedule.
- The Construction Agreement contains legalities and reviews the permits pertaining to the project. Its content outlines the protections for both the customer and Lynch Construction.
Our process includes the following steps: