When you first began dreaming of your getaway home, you probably had an idea of its location. Maybe you had a piece of land already picked out. Or maybe you were looking for a mountain or lake setting. There is a chance you will be completing a long distance build.
Building a custom home outside your immediate area can be cause for concern, and rightly so. If your project is not planned or managed properly, the overall quality, construction timeline, and cost of your home may be adversely affected. This is why your choice of a custom home company is vitally important. It is important to select a company that can deliver:
- design and specific materials, and
- a proven technique for planning and managing long distance build projects.
Getting the Right Team in Place
To build a unique and beautifully constructed custom home takes thorough and methodical planning. This is particularly true for projects with absentee owners. Engaging an architect from the beginning is perhaps the most important thing you can do. This will help ensure a successful project. An architect will understand your vision and has the ability to transfer your desires into a complete design while also meeting your budget.
Your architect will master plan your home’s design. In addition, they should remain available through the entire construction process to address any issues that occur. It is particularly important for long distance builds to find an architect that is familiar with the area where you plan to build. If they can recommend and help vet builders local to your build site, it will streamline your process and give you peace of mind.
In addition to design and project leadership, your architect should provide a detailed estimate of the cost to build your home. The detailed estimate is important for two reasons. First, it will give you a more accurate understanding of the real cost to build your home. Second, you can use this estimate to monitor spending throughout the entire build process. Remember, it is easier to manage the cost of each project stage than to manage a single overall cost.
Completing a Long Distance Build with PrecisionCraft
PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes and M-T-N Design use their team-based Total Home Solution(SM) (THS) to help manage long distance builds for their clients. THS was developed over the last 25 years to help our clients design and build their custom homes with confidence even when they cannot be on the construction site every day.
This process starts with M-T-N Design. The degreed architects will creatively design your home to meet your needs and desires as well as your budget. During the design process, a project manager will join your team to oversee the fabrication and construction of your project. The construction solution you select will determine the project manager’s level of involvement in the construction of your home, and the level of detail in the turnkey cost analysis provided. Rest assured that your degreed architect and project manager will remain available to you and your builder throughout the long distance build of your custom home.
Our clients put their faith and trust in us to ensure that the job gets done as planned, at the highest level of quality and in a timely manner. When the proper steps are taken upfront, constructing a custom home long distance does not need to be a leap of faith. In fact, it is fun. Learn more about PrecisionCraft’s and M-T-N Design’s Total Home Solution.