4 Gretna, MB Design-Build Firms

When building a new house, people often turn to architects to kick off the project. However, a different model is becoming quite popular: design-build. Instead of dividing tasks between separate architecture and construction companies, you can hire a full-service firm to design and build your entire Gretna, MB project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
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Challenger Living (877) 435-0111
Altona, Manitoba, R0G0B0, Canada
7 miles from Gretna
Challenger homes are eco-smart, tailored to fit your lifestyle, and precision-built to order. Conceived by leading architects, Challenger homes are efficient, reflect best... Read More
Glenberg Homes & Design (204) 325-0004
Winkler, Manitoba, R6W 0A4, Canada
21 miles from Gretna
Glenberg Homes and Design has quickly earned a solid reputation for integrity, dependability, innovation and value due to our commitment to customer satisfaction and our... Read More
Neufeld & Son Welding (204) 392-4393
Steinbach, Manitoba, R5G1N5, Canada
50 miles from Gretna
Neufeld & Son Welding has over 27 years of experience in the construction industry. We specialize in all types of railings & Stairs ranging from aluminum, Stainless Steel to... Read More
Prairie Barn Wood (204) 822-5476
Morden, Manitoba, R6M 1Y4, Canada
28 miles from Gretna
Building 100% Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture that creates tomorrow’s heirlooms today !!! Read More
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What is a design-build firm?


Design-build firms take on the responsibilities of architects, contractors and construction companies, all under one roof. These full-service firms focus on a streamlined process — from the initial design to the estimating phase to physical construction — in the hope of creating an efficient experience for both the client and the company. Because the entire project is happening within one company, design-build firms are able to overlap the design and construction phases of the project, which oftens speeds up the project significantly. In addition, these firms work to minimize risks for the project owner through single-point responsibility contracts. However, depending on the firm, you may still want to contact an interior designer or architect to help create the exact look you want. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Photographers.

Before deciding on a design-and-build firm, think about what you want from your new home. Do you want a large kitchen for entertaining? Do you need several bedrooms for children and guests? Do you want a finished basement for extra space or storage? Look for Manitoba design-build firms that specialize in the areas you're looking for. Budget is obviously a determining factor in the outcome of your project. To make sure you stay within your means, consider making a must-have list and a wish list. Gauge where the estimates are falling to determine which design-and-build contract can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-builder:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Who is your designer, and what are his or her qualifications?
  • Are your employees licensed and insured?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • When can this job get done?
  • What happens when cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Gretna, MB design-build firms. You may also look through Gretna, MB photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Altona, Bathgate, Cavalier, Walhalla and Plum Coulee.
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