Why Choose The Design And Build Procurement Route?

Choosing a procurement route can be challenging if this is the first refurbishment project you’ve ever planned.

That said, selecting the right procurement route is essential to the success of any refurbishment project.

What Is A Procurement Route In Construction?

In short, a procurement route is ‘the approach taken by a construction project team to purchase construction services, materials, and equipment’ to complete a project. 

There are a variety of procurement routes to consider, from traditional procurement to design and build procurement

That said, this guide will cover the latter, exploring some of the most common reasons why you might wish to choose the design and build procurement route.

Why Choose The Design And Build Procurement Route?

There are numerous reasons why people opt for the design and build procurement route for a range of refurbishment projects.

Reasons to choose the design and build procurement route include, but are not limited to:

  1. It’s cost-effective
  2. There is one point of contact
  3. Works can begin immediately after design work
  4. Mitigated risk for the client 

1. It’s Cost-Effective

One of the main reasons to choose the design and build procurement route is that it’s cost-effective.

Unlike a traditional model that often results in architects increasing the cost of the build to increase their fees, when choosing a design and build model your chosen contractor will be hired for a fixed price to design and build the project in question. 

Design and build specialists have a vested interest in keeping costs low to win the construction package, meaning clients have more control over costs.

As such, you’re more likely to have greater cost certainty, allowing you to stay within budget when choosing the design and build procurement route. 

To learn more about how to choose a design-build firm, read our blog here. 

Design and build procurement route
You’re more likely to have greater cost certainty, allowing you to stay within budget when choosing the design and build procurement route. 

 

2. There Is One Point Of Contact 

Another reason to choose the design and build procurement route is that there is one point of contact.

A design and build firm simplifies the construction project as the client only has to deal with a single entity, the contractor. 

As only one firm is responsible for delivering the project, this eliminates the need to hire multiple parties and allows a clear line of communication between the client and contractor to be established to ensure the client’s expectations of the project are met.

The superior communication that comes with the design and build procurement route also allows the client to collaborate and have their input in creating their dream project. 

At Rose Line Premier, we believe that each project is unique and we pride ourselves on prioritising your needs, lifestyle, and overall vision. 

Visit our website or get in touch at enquiries@roselinepremier.com to discuss your project today.

3. Works Can Begin Immediately After Design Work

The design and build procurement route is a great option for clients who wish to start the work as soon as possible.

In the majority of cases, ‘planning applications are decided within 8 weeks’. However, if you’re on a tight deadline and wish to begin the construction process quickly, it’s possible for design and build firms to commence work before planning permission is approved.

This is particularly true if your design and build firm is confident of securing planning approval for the project.

That said, as there is risk involved with this, it’s generally recommended that you wait until planning permission has been acquired to ensure you don’t run into any complications once work has begun.

 

Refurbishment project built with a design and build model
The design and build procurement route is a great option for clients who wish to start the work as soon as possible.

4. Mitigated Risk For The Client 

Each property refurbishment project carries an element of risk, which is why it can feel so daunting to take on a project. 

An excellent thing about the design and build procurement route is that you’re hiring one firm, and both the consultant and contractor are tied into the same contract for a pre-agreed price.

That said, a large part of the risk is thus carried by the firm you choose. The design phase will allow your chosen team to identify and address risks before they develop. This proactive approach ensures design errors and reworks are kept to a minimum.

As any design issues are the design and build contractor’s responsibility and not the responsibility of the client, the risk tends to be lower.

How We Can Help 

We at Rose Line Premier have over 20 years of experience designing and building stunning properties. 

Based in London, our experienced team are dedicated to creating spaces that are not only beautiful but are also functional and sustainable.

Our design and build process is designed to streamline every step of the project, from concept to completion.

Property refurbishment project using design and build model
At Rose Line Premier, we have 20 years of designing and building stunning properties.

If you want to find out more information about our work at Rose Line Premier Construction, contact us today for any questions or queries you may have.

Written by Jemima Thomas for Rose Line Premier Construction.



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