Cape Cod’s Custom Builder of luxury and quality

Eastham Office:
4665 Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
Phone: 508-240-2114

Chatham Office:
PO Box 806, N. Chatham, MA 02650
Phone: 508-945-1950

Building A Custom Home

Getting Ready

The Design Build Advantage

Whether you're in the market to build a new home, remodel a kitchen or bath, or create an addition for an existing home, working with Coastal Land Design "design-build" services may be just right for you!

Who uses design build services?

Design-build is for people who want a more active role in planning the remodeling or construction of their homes and who appreciate the convenience and consistency of working with one firm from start to finish. If you want to build your dream home, Coastal Land Design can work with you at each stage of design and construction to create the home that best matches your desires and your budget. If you are contemplating a makeover of your present home, we can help ensure that your specific concerns from the preservation of existing landscaping and views to the safety of children or pets during construction are factored into the design of your project right from the start. The efficiencies of the design-build process help ensure that your time and your money are well spent.

Foundation

How are fees charged for design-build services?

The fee structure for design and construction services varies from job to job, depending on the scope of the work involved. We separate the charges for the design and construction phases of the project. Generally the design fee covers the company's time and costs for developing your ideas into a buildable plan. Design charges may be based on an hourly rate or a fixed fee (for the entire design or for each stage). During the design phase, fees may include a non refundable administrative fee; costs for design time (client meetings, preliminary sketches, design development, and specification development); and research and drafting time (measurement and drafting of existing site or home conditions, material research, construction cost estimating, and drafting and blueprinting). Construction fees often are charged on a cost-plus (time and materials) or fixed fee basis. Cost-plus contracts may be used when the scope of work is uncertain, for example, if the exact location of utility lines is uncertain. A fixed fee arrangement may be used if the scope of the work can be more precisely determined.

You are part of the design-build team.

As the client, you are the most important member of the design-build team. Your wishes and ideas drive design, materials selection, and budget. You bring to the table your specific design concerns and desires. Coastal Land Design provides the building management and design experience, knowledge, and skills that turn your ideas into reality. We as your project manager can show you examples of similar projects and present a menu of economical, practical, and aesthetic solutions to frequently encountered design problems. Your design-build team can counsel you in choosing materials and finishes for your home that represent good values within your budget and that complete your vision of your new or remodeled home.

Construction

Your priorities drive the project.

In addition to your tastes, Coastal Land Design will consider your space needs, building code requirements, and any other applicable factors, and combine these elements to create a pleasing, structurally sound home. At or shortly after your initial meeting, we will generate a ballpark estimate for your new home or remodeling project. Based on this initial estimate, and with your "okay" to proceed, we will then produce a preliminary design, including the first set of preliminary sketches and a more detailed estimate. The decisions and selections you make guide us in refining these sketches into a final design, accompanied by a more polished estimate. When all design decisions, allowances, and selections have been made, a set of complete construction drawings can be created and a final contract price established.

The Cape Cod Design Style

We work closely with interior designers and follow the current trends in design styles. Our homes feature traditional Cape Cod style design all the way to complex modern design.

Complete

Design & Build A Thoughtful & Creative Process

After all of the paperwork is done the exciting part begins. We begin your project and commit to a completion date. We communicate with your throughout the process and have a whole team working together to insure quality and on time performance. When the project is complete and the town has issued a certificate of occupancy we schedule a final walk through. At this time we explain all of your homes systems and most importantly which light switch works what. It is our commitment to deliver you a home that is defect free, should we find any during walk through it will be taken care of prior to you moving in. After this our 1 year guarantee begins.