Construction Consulting Advocate Services

While our typical construction consulting requests come from folks considering the purchase of a home or trying to find the right architect or builder to rely on, often requests come from those needing to resolve conflicts after the fact.

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” lives on especially in the design and construction of a new custom home.  Investing in our construction consulting advocate services helps families vet their designer, builder, and consultants providing an enjoyable and rewarding experience with peace of mind.

There is a vast range of information and knowledge that comes with years of experience in understanding design elements and their application. This experience and knowledge also provides understanding of design and build costs, short-term and long-term dependability of building systems, and the effect design and construction choices have on the value of your home.

An example of an “after the fact” construction consulting request was the result of a homeowner who attempted to build his own home in order to save money.  The results were not good.  How could he possibly know whether the framing, waterproofing, electrical or plumbing was correct if he did not know what to look for or how to negotiate and word the contracts without years of experience or a legal team?  Hence the value of utilizing an experienced builder and home designer can increase the quality of design along with saving you money and protecting your long-term interests.

Far too often homeowners that attempt to build their own home underestimate the extent of expertise required and fail to realize that they also assume the liability of any construction defects per local laws as a builder would.  In California that construction liability is ten years. Therefore, if you need to sell your home for any reason, by law you are the builder of record assuming the builder’s liabilities.

Design and construction experience cannot be taught in a class, nor can it be learned online from a “build-it-yourself” guide.  When you hire an experienced builder and/or custom home designer, their fees can be offset by what they can save you through their abilities and experiences while also increasing the quality of design and construction. The investment of your home deserves advocates looking out for your best interest.

Our construction and design consulting services are provided throughout the United States, Canada, and Central America.

Written by Matthew Talbot for Avalon Construction Corp

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