23 Hubbards, NS 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 Hubbards, NS project, from initial sketches through final construction. Learn more about how to choose the right design-build professionals for your home project below: More 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2K1, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
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We are a full-service Renovator/Remodeler for Kitchens, Bathrooms and Additions, with certified and experienced professionals at your service
Hantsport, Nova Scotia, B0P 1P0, Canada
31 miles from Hubbards
TimberhArt specializes in Timber Frames/Post & Beam using heavy timbers traditionally joined with pegs ("Tree Nails"). Our homes can be found where there is a desire for fine... Read More
MRB Contracting (902) 455-3202
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 3W7, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
Our story begins with a long family history in carpentry. Company frontman Mike Burns learned the craft of carpentry from his grandfather. He honed his skills under the mentorship... Read More
A Cut Above (902) 252-9371
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B4E 3B4, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
Your Lindal Independent Distributor specializing in Custom Cedar homes, Cottages & Sunroom Additions for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.... Read More
Core Outdoor Solutions (902) 830-1442
Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
21 miles from Hubbards
Core Outdoor Project Solutions is Halifax's leading landscape design and build company. We spend a lot of time with our clients in the design phase so that we have a real... Read More
Topsail Projects Inc. (902) 209-4215
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3P 1N6, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
Building on over 30 years of excellence in Nova Scotia's construction industry, Topsail specializes in general contracting and renovations for commercial and residential... Read More
Streamline Construction (902) 225-5572
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B4A 0A7, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
Design and build custom homes and projects Read More
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 1R7, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
Gillis & Company Timber Frames is a group of skilled craftsmen and award-winning designers that have combined talents to create great homes. Gillis & Company Timber Frames... Read More
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
Development of residential and commercial properties. Read More
Oxherder (902) 452-2535
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 1B5, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
Bruno Group designs, develops and manages real estate property including custom homes, multi-unit residences and mixed-use properties that are as stunning as they are smart and... Read More
TCM Incorporated (902) 444-8256
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K1B6, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L1A1, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
Design Works (902) 444-4256
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1S7, Canada
23 miles from Hubbards
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lindsay construction (902) 468-5000
dartmouth, Nova Scotia, b3b1e2, Canada
25 miles from Hubbards
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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 Nova Scotia 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 Hubbards, NS design-build firms. You may also look through Hubbards, NS photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Halifax, Bridgewater, Windsor, Lunenburg and Chester.
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