The KPD Process

Home Builder VS Contractor

When carrying out construction work there are generally two approaches you can take to hiring someone to do the job for you. Hiring a builder or hiring a contractor.

A builder is typically someone who will join the project at the build stage, leaving the architecture and design part up to you. They may also need to subcontract certain parts of the job, such as plumbing and electrical. A contractor, on the other hand, can handle the whole project from start to finish, covering all aspects, from design to build, through the use of subcontractors at each stage.

Both options are very similar in nature, each with their unique pros and cons.

Our Unique Approach

KPD Construction is generally considered a builder, with most of the projects we undertake beginning at the build stage of the project. What makes us different from other builders is that we have an in-house team covering all stages of the build, including plumbing, carpentry and electrical. This means that we have no need for subcontracting, making the process a lot more simple, efficient and cost-effective.

However, some of our clients ask us to get involved right from the beginning. We are happy to do this too, in which case we subcontract the architectural and design work to specialists with whom we have been working very closely for many years.

Taking this approach gives us the versatility to satisfy our client’s needs no matter the situation.

Build

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    Initial Consultation

    At this stage one of our professionals will:

    - Review your architectural drawings and design plans
    - Make sure everything is feasible
    - Produce a quote for the project. Once it has been accepted, we’ll be ready to move to the next stage.

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    Build

    It’s that simple - we’re ready to begin working!

    - You will be assigned a dedicated project manager, who will provide you with weekly updates on how the project is progressing and answer any questions you have about the build
    - We’ll run a project assessment once work is finished and remain available to you even after completion

Design & Build

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    Initial Consultation

    At this stage one of our professionals will:

    - Visit your property and discuss your ideas to gain an understanding of what you require
    - Photograph and take precise measurements of your property
    - Assess the feasibility of the project and whether everything can be achieved within your budget

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    Concept Design

    Once the given quote has been accepted we will begin to:

    - Dive into design details such as your desired style, materials and fittings
    - Come up with a perfect design based on your specific requirements
    - Produce architectural drawings and a 3D model to help you visualise the concept

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    Planning Permissions

    Finally, we will take care of all the legal aspects of the build and:

    - Make sure that all aspects of the build comply with local building regulations
    - Obtain any necessary planning permissions on your behalf
    - Provide you with a detailed plan of the project with highlighted milestones and timeline leading to completion

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    Build

    That’s it, we’re ready to get started!

    - You will be assigned a dedicated project manager, who will provide you with weekly updates on how the project is progressing and answer any questions you have about the build
    - We’ll run a project assessment once work is finished and remain available to you even after completion

Why not take the first step? Give us a call today and let us know how we can help!