The Importance of Preconstruction Consultation
According to the United States Census Bureau, there were 1,674,000 building permits issued in July of 2022. Furthermore, the same month saw 1,446,000 housing starts across the country and 1,424,000 completed homes. With this enormous demand for new home construction (not to mention major existing home renovations), it should not come as a surprise that many custom home builders and other contractors are rushing through home building projects as quickly as possible. Though some people may think it advantageous to have a complete new home planned, built, and the keys handed over within a one to two year time frame, rushing through the design and building process leads to unforeseen problems down the road.
Here at Conrado Home Builders, we believe wholeheartedly that building a custom estate for our clients requires a careful, meticulous, and thorough planning process. Whether you are building a custom home from scratch or are undergoing a complete luxury remodeling of an existing home, we take the indispensable time to sit down with our clients and understand their vision and ideas for their custom estate. We also take the time to share our expertise that has been gained from over three decades of being the leading custom builder for the most luxurious and highest quality homes in Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley, Woodside, and Atherton.
One of the main things that sets us apart from other custom home builders is our persistent and determined commitment to a systematic, exhaustive, and in-depth pre-construction consultation. In this short article, we will take a quick look at why our methodical pre-construction process is so important and explain why this stage in the construction process can help to avoid many common pitfalls down the road.
What Happens During the Pre-Construction Phase with Conrado Home Builders?
After decades of building the highest quality custom estate, we know that the pre-construction phase is easily the most important part of the entire home building process. Whereas some builders might rush straight into bidding the project, we take the necessary time and energy to meticulously plan out every detail of the home we are going to build. Essentially, before the first concrete truck shows up on site to begin laying the foundation, we will have completely built your home on paper and in our minds. Our meticulous pre-construction phase prepares for everything from potential supply chain issues to scrupulous cost estimating and planning..
Our thorough pre-construction consultation helps save time by avoiding many common pitfalls, delays, and unforeseen consequences that can occur without proper planning and preparation. Our job is to look ahead for our clients and create a thorough plan that prepares them for the construction project.
When you hire Conrado Home Builders for the construction of a new custom estate or a major luxury remodel of an existing home, we start by making the time to sit down with our clients to hear about their vision for the home of their dreams. We want to hear about that amazing luxury Airbnb that you stayed in during your most recent vacation and what other luxury elements you want to include in your final floor plan. Our executive manager that will be in direct contact with you from day 1. For our building teams, the pre-construction relationship that we build with our clients is fundamental for building trust, transparency, and an overall smooth building process.
Throughout the pre-construction consultation process, we will meet with you to share our ideas, brainstorm potential solutions and enhancements, and anticipate difficulties before they appear during the actual build. The end goal is through the preparation, dialogue, and planning, by the time we actually get to building your home, we’ve essentially already built it in our heads.
Our pre-construction consultation also allows us to be transparent with the budget for your custom estate. We believe unequivocally that we have a fiduciary responsibility to our clients. Building a multi-million dollar home is a very large expenditure, and our determined focus on the pre-construction phase ensures that every last cent is spent in the most transparent, and best way possible.
The pre-construction phase also offers us an opportunity to share with our clients the newest developments, products, building techniques, and smart home technologies that have recently hit the market. Our building teams are continually educating themselves on the latest energy efficiency techniques, the best smart home gadgets, and the most luxurious and lavish building products to hit the market. We pride ourselves on building the most sustainable and “green” custom estates possible, and the pre-construction consultation allows us to share our expertise so that you can reduce the carbon footprint of your home. Even for the largest and most lavish custom estates, we can often help homeowners find ways to achieve close to net zero status while simultaneously lowering the embodied energy footprint of the home. Learning about all the different building alternatives is empowering for a custom estate to truly be uniquely your own, and our pre-construction phase is designed to allow this shared education to take place.
Common Pitfalls that can be Avoided with an Exhaustive Pre-Construction Consultation
Most importantly, the pre-construction phase allows us to understand our client’s vision, share our decades of experience and expertise to help refine the design, and building your home in our minds before we build it on the ground. Another benefit of Conrado Home Builder’s meticulous pre-construction phase is that it also allows us to avoid or mitigate several pitfalls, drawbacks, delays, and other unintended snares that can occur throughout the building process.
Pre-Construction Planning allows us to develop the Best Team for your Custom Home Build
Throughout our pre-construction consultation, we are also able to create the best possible team for your custom home build. We know that the most capable and experienced contractors build the best custom homes. Instead of simply recommending a random architect or interior designer, our team-centric approach is focused on tailoring a program to help our individual clients achieve their dream home.
Depending on the individual case, your custom home construction team might include a project coordinator, a project manager, the field operations manager, the architect, the interior design team, lighting specialists, energy efficiency auditors, and more. In this sense, every custom home building team member contributes their expertise to ensure the smoothest and more comprehensive building process. Furthermore, all of our sub-contractors are rigorously evaluated and vetted to ensure that we are able to deliver legendary quality in the homes we build. Legendary quality is our hallmark, and we are committed to delivering quality custom homes that look perfect and will last a lifetime.
How to Hire Conrado Home Builders
When you hire Conrado Home Builders, you know that you will be getting the absolute best building teams that can deliver the most legendary quality custom estates on the market. Even better, however, is that you will also be getting a team of builders committed to learning what exactly you desire for the custom home that will be uniquely your own. Lastly, you will also be creating enduring relationships with your building team. We care about the homes we build, and we will always be here to help our clients with whatever issue that might come up down the road. Contact us today to find out how we can help you design and build the most legendary custom estate for you and your family.