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We provide our customers with a variety of practical building options. This gives you the flexibility you need in structuring a working relationship with us that makes sense. A number of clients like to act as the general contractor but may need project management services in certain technical areas of construction. Some want a qualified general contractor to build the structure of the home to the lock-up stage and then complete the interior finishing on their own. Others want the general contractor to look after the entire project.
Duncan Home Builders is experienced in working on custom home projects of various types and sizes. Homes have become more complex over the years and building code requirements more stringent. This has affected the timeframe it takes to obtain building permits in the Duncan area.
Many of our customers have found that it is helpful to understand the building process before construction begins. Duncan Home Builders gives you realistic expectations and can help you make informed decisions about what is involved in construction in the following areas:
The cost to complete your home to occupancy will be dependent on the size, location and complexity of the project. The time taken, availability and quality of trades-people used will affect the labor component. The reality is that it is more important to consider the value of work being done than simply choosing trades based on a low hourly rate.
Choosing the right people can save on a lot of labor cost and fixing problems later on. Generally the use of higher quality material gives you a better finished result, less waste and lower maintenance as well as substantial cost savings during construction. Duncan Home Builders uses best construction practices in all of their projects.
A well-designed addition to your home takes thorough planning. Your addition should not only consider lifestyle needs, but also increase the value of your property by more than the construction cost. Structural changes resulting from your addition may give you a chance to improve other outdated components.
Duncan Home Builders uses up-to-date, energy-efficient construction practices. Home additions often require changes or upgrades to air handling equipment to improve moisture control and air quality in the house. The objective is to increase the comfort as well as the function and size of the home.
Many additions will require a building permit, particularly when the external footprint of the home is increased. Duncan Home Builders has access to professional designers who can take your ideas and prepare blueprints that will meet structural and permitting requirements.
Duncan Home Builders can help you make sure that your addition is structurally sound, meets your living requirements and looks like an integral part of the existing home.
A professional renovation makes your home more appealing, more efficient and more durable. Duncan Home Builders has the right kind of experience to make you comfortable that your project will be successful. We provide you with realistic estimates and perform the work to meet building code standards. We can also assist you to source experienced designers and prepare blueprints that will meet structural and permitting requirements.
Before renovating, it's important to assess the condition of your home to determine if there are any significant underlying problems that must be addressed before or during your planned renovation. You will need to consider:
Good up-front planning is crucial before you start work to keep costs under control and get the best result. A thorough inspection will help you to assess the condition of your home. Duncan Home Builders can arrange for a professional home inspection for you that assesses signs of deterioration and the possible causes.
Duncan Home Builders can then help you plan your project and make your home look better, last longer and be more comfortable.
Duncan Home Builders has many years of experience in the Duncan area, which allows us to successfully complete any complex home construction project. Our customers have relied on our expertise to build a new home or make a major addition to their existing home.
Construction is largely a sequential process. A variety of professional resources with a wide range of expertise is needed to complete a project successfully. They need to be available at the right time and be able to work together at different stages of the project. For example, when building components or manpower is not available at the jobsite when needed, it will cause delays. Duncan Home Builders has the expertise to make the construction process go more smoothly and efficiently.
Shortcuts on material and labor will affect the outcome of the entire project. The cost to fix problems caused by the use of substandard materials or incorrect application can be substantial. Using the right materials and hiring the right expertise means a much better finished result and more value in your home.
Some of the more crucial areas where expertise is needed include:
In the construction of custom homes and major additions, all projects have different challenges. Duncan Home Builders understands that the key to a successful outcome is to finalize your design and select the right materials before work starts.
Working with Duncan Home Builders gives you the confidence that your project will go smoothly.
The design you choose will determine what kind of construction method needs to be used to build the home. More complex structures, such as post and beam or timber-frame homes, use different structural techniques to support the roof and floors. They may also require different foundation load bearing points.
These structures have the advantage of being able to incorporate open plan living, vaulted ceilings and large expanses of glass to maximize the use of natural light. Although they are a little more costly to build than conventional homes, they generally have a much higher appraised value. Duncan Home Builders can help you determine the right kind of design for your budget.
Your choices of design, materials and construction method also play a major role in the look and feel of the finished home. Building different types of homes takes special skill sets. Duncan Home Builders is capable of building a wide variety of custom homes and uses premium quality building materials to give you a better-finished result.