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Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

In this blog, we share information about the design/build process, showcase some of our custom designs and construction, offer advice on home updates and renovations, and look at the latest trends in interior decorating and home design. We welcome your comments and ideas for future articles. Thanks for reading!


Design/Build 101

We take pride in being a design/build firm and in our particular approach to the process. However, not everyone understands what it is or what sets it apart from other home building processes. So, keeping with our value of clear communication, here it is explained.

We hope you find this informative and, of course, if you have any questions, you can contact us at any time.

Design/Build, Defined

The design/build concept was developed in the commercial building market to bring greater efficiency to large projects by placing responsibility for design and construction in a single organization. And it works. Design/build firms are able to provide their customers with a single point of contact, a seamless progression from concept to completion, and projects built on time and on budget.

This holds true for private home construction, renovation and more, when done by an experienced, quality-oriented firm, such as Hebert Design Build.


Design/Build - The Benefits

The benefits of working with a design/build are many:

  • You're part of the collaboration and are treated as a true "team" member during the entire process.

  • You'll experience better communication, since you're dealing with one point of contact who understands all the phases of your home renovation project.

  • You'll have a better understanding of who is responsible for what since everything operates under one roof.  

  • Your designer and builder will be on the same page from the beginning, which makes for a smoother and often faster construction period.

  • A team approach makes for better and more creative solutions to any challenges that come up.

Design/Build - How It Helps "Green" Initiatives

The right decisions need to be made at every point in the process to make a home build sustainable.

Good design considers the floor plan and window placement to maximize airflow and take advantage of sunlight. This helps to minimize energy use and require less heating and cooling.

The quality of the materials used in building also matter greatly. A great design can fail if a builder doesn’t use energy-efficient windows and proper insulation. With design/build, you don’t need to worry about anything getting lost in translation.

Design/build also allows for tightly coordinated management of the project from initial concept through completion, resulting in fewer do-overs, better use of materials, and less construction waste.


Design/Build - Our Approach

Early in the design process, our building experience comes into play as we create a comprehensive project plan with accurate cost estimates and realistic schedules. The result is fewer surprises and no need to revisit the drawings when bids come in from builders.