Frequently Asked Questions
What are the beneifts of new home construction?
The main benefit of new home costruction is your ability to choose your own design, style, and layout. You also have the ability to choose your own property and the layout on that property.
How do you charge for your services?
As a builder/designer our fees can either be hourly or by the job. We work with the client to get the best price on materials and subcontractors. Not many people realize that in New York a written contract is required on any work that exceeds $500. This protects both parties and keeps the project running smooth without major suprises that can arise during the project, especially renovation projects.
Are all builders basically the same?
As in any idustry, you'll find a wide range of vendors. Each builder has his/her own style of architecture and quality standards. Be sure to check on your builders reputation and make sure that they are currently covered for general liability, workers compensation, and are certified to work on your home. It is especially important to get the best quality builder for homes built prior to 1978 due to new laws set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Do I need a contract?
Absolutely. No matter the size of the project, a reputable contractor should always prepare a written contract, which should be read, understood, and signed by all parties.