Phase One: Meeting at the Site
First we will schedule a free initial consultation
Meeting at the Site to discuss with the Owner the remodeling
project, design concerns, and Owner’s budget. It is important
that all parties involved in the decision making process of
the project be present during our first meeting. We schedule
appointments times between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday. The cost is no charge.
Phase Two: Preliminary Design and Feasibility
In the second phase a Preconstruction Service
Agreement is signed by both parties for this part of the design
phase. This is where Design/Build team measures the existing
house, does a preliminary check of the existing mechanical,
electrical and structural systems, draws the existing house
plan; develop the preliminary floor plans and elevations for
the new design and/or addition. We will also check the county
zoning restrictions. Then once more meets with the Owner to
review all of the Preliminary Design and Feasibility Study documents.
This includes a comprehensive project budget with a 15% cost
Phase Three: Construction Documents
Third we put together the Construction
Documents. The preliminary design plans are refined by making
any minor changes agreed on in the Preliminary Design phase.
We distribute a set of the final design plans to each subcontractor
involved in your project such as electrical and plumbing contractors.
The subcontractors will review the plans, the site and design
for their work. Then we will put together a comprehensive fixed
project contract cost based on the final approved plans. We
then meet with the Owner to review the drawings and the contract
pricing. This will fulfill the Preconstruction Service Agreement.
If you select Caton Contracting and Remodeling, Inc. as your
builder we will prepare a comprehensive construction contract
and construction plans with any needed allowances and options.
The cost for these two phases of your design will cost between
Phase Four: Construction of the Project
In the fourth phase of the design/build
process we then develop detailed construction contract and construction
plans. Owners and Contractor sign the contract which specifies
the payment schedule outlining the draws, start date of the
project, the completion date, menu of option pricing and allowance
schedule. Permits are procured by the contractor. Work begins
on the remodeling project. Weekly meeting or as required are
held between the Owner and the Contractor assisting the Owner
in the selection of fixtures and finishes. Contractor coordinates
the labor, subcontractors and the inspections. Work continues
till the end when a punch list is worked up and those items
completed. The cost for Phase four is a fixed contract price
developed in phase three along with a non-refundable deposit
of $500 which is applied to the contract after signing the construction
Getting to the
With Design in Hand
With the project broken down into phases,
you can see there is a lot to be considered when planning a
remodeling project. Depending on the size of the project, not
all projects will include all items listed in the phases above
or all phase will be needed.
Whether it is a small kitchen remodel or
a large addition to your home, taking the time to plan and design
your renovation project before construction will save you money;
time and the Owner can spend more time on selection of items,
detail and color selections.