When you’re building a custom home, you choose the contractor that you want to help you. You have the option of going with a custom home builder or an architect to help you out. But what’s the difference between them?
- Home Builders work with your budget, plan, and time-frame to construct your home. They bring in electrical lines, sewer lines, and everything else that your home needs. They also work to obtain all of the proper permits and build your home within legal codes. They do this using blueprints or a floor-plan that is already designed.
- Architects, on the other hand, are the ones that draft your plan. They design your home from the ground up, using parameters you’ve given them for what you want. They don’t build the home directly, but they usually are available for consultation during the building process. If you don’t have a plan yet, using an architect is your first step for a custom home.
In other words, if you have a blueprint or a plan already drawn up, then you can go straight for a home builder that will work with you to begin construction.
However, if you don’t have formal blueprints or you need some help with a custom home design, then you should work with an architect first. This way, the plan can be established before the project moves into the construction phase.
We Offer BOTH!
At John Falvella Construction Services, we are a custom home builder and we work closely with our in-house architect. This means you can come to us with an idea, and our architect will create a sophisticated design plan using advanced CAD technology. Then, our home builders will assess your budget and time-frame to make an overall plan for your complete home construction.
This makes us your one-stop shop for custom home design and building. When you work with a qualified architect and custom home builder who are on the same team, you avoid any miscommunication or poor collaboration that often result from working with two separate firms. With John Falvella Construction Services, designing your custom home will be a happy, seamless experience!