Interestingly enough, the actual construction is the most predictable part of the entire process because in many ways it is repetitive. The challenges arise in the area of communication, since a custom home requires so many custom features. With Sienna Building we give you access to our online system and we provide you a copy of our copyrighted “Home Owner Manual.” We keep communication flowing and all of the little details under control by using this system, which allows us to have a complete database of your project and increases our efficiency and accuracy in construction.
This is where you get to “test drive” us as your builder. Before you have to commit to a building contract, we have you sign a professional services agreement and pay a nominal fee (about one half a percent of your building budget.) With this agreement in place, we work together to develop all of the specifications and provide you a line item budget for your future home. If for some reason you no longer want to work with us, you have not wasted your money because you can take this information to any other builder knowing your home’s construction cost.
Lot Review/ Lot Selection
If you own a lot we will provide a lot review report giving you information on how best to construct a home on the property. If you do not own a lot, we will assist you in finding one that meets your budget and lifestyle.
If you have building plans we will provide a plan review report giving you information about the challenges or advantages of your plan. If you do not have a plan, we can design permit ready building plans for you.
Specifications Development/Line Item Budget
This is where we choose every detail of home from roofing to light fixtures. Properly written specifications are probably the most important things you can do when it comes to custom home construction because it will limit questions and clear up discrepancies before they become a problem. Because we have given you the tools like the “Home Owner Manual” and access to our online system we have made this difficult task much easier. Once the specifications have been developed we take the building plans and specifications and get “real world” estimates from all of the suppliers and subcontractors it takes to build your home.