WHAT IS DESIGN & BUILD?

Design & Build is a construction delivery method that provides owners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project.

One entity, namely Kingfield Developments Ltd, holds single-source responsibility and contractual risk for every aspect of the design and build process — from estimation, assessments and pre-construction to architecture, schematics, engineering, subcontracting, construction and post-construction.

Kingfield, the Designer-Builder, manages all contracts with companies, such as subcontractors, equipment hire and supply of materials.

WHY DESIGN AND BUILD?

Design and Build offers a number of benefits and advantages when compared to other construction methods. This is why most  KDL projects are Design and Build. Some of the great benefits of Design and Build are:

Rapid delivery

Design and Build offer rapid delivery because design and construction happen concurrently and because there’s only one selection phase instead of two. You do not have to find an architect, who then either recommends a builder or puts your project out to tender. The delivery method can turn otherwise impossible timeframes into reality.

Smooth process

Time and again, Design and Build leads to far fewer headaches and greater client satisfaction. The single-source responsibility afforded by Design and Build means there is no conflicting recommendations from contractor and architect. Instead, one entity has total accountability for any and all construction and design elements. Owners know where the buck stops, and the way is paved for a smooth owner experience.

With our decades of experience and our experience in both designing and building, you will be in safe hands.

Better solutions and better value

In Design and Build, there’s no need to limit solutions to traditional ideas. Teams are only limited by what’s right for the job. As ideas or problems come to the table, we work as one unit to analyse them, with your involvement so that you, the Client, are getting the best materials, the best design for your budget. This innovative process makes it possible for you to see more options, make better-informed decisions and realise greater value for your money.

Better communication and fewer problems

Delivering any successful construction program requires open collaboration between all team members. Design and Build facilitates teamwork. All team members stay on the same page because everyone is working under one contract. Owners are kept informed and up to date by the Design and Builder.

HOW IT WORKS

Our Design & Build service helps us provide a service that is second to none. Kingfield Developments LTD will be with you every step of the project.

Kingfield Developments LTD will arrange an initial meeting to discuss your ideas and visions. This is your opportunity to tell us in greater detail what your goals and targets are.

We believe this initial meeting is not only beneficial for ourselves but for you. Here you will be able to get a feel for how we work and if we are perfect for your project.

Once we are confident we are able to complete the task at hand we will visit the site to get a feel for the project and whether we believe it is viable. The all important budget expectations will need to be discussed as well as technical issues such as planning, building control and timeframes.

Often referred to as the “Concept Design”, this is the first phase of the design process. It forms the base design upon which the project will proceed.

This is an opportunity for us to test your ideas and for you to challenge our interpretation of your vision. The design will give a good indication of where your budget can take you.  

There will be a fee for this work. Prior to commencing the work, we will discuss this fee with you.  At this stage, other than a preliminary design, there is no contractual commitment to use us. Until our fee is paid then the design rights remain with us.

Kingfield Developments LTD will assist and support in any applications for planning consent that you need for the project. With our experience and knowledge of over 30 years, we aim to ensure a smooth passage through the red tape.

  • We finalise the drawings to the standards required for construction.
  • We prepare detailed work programmes and schedules.
  • We make arrangements with the suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • We keep you updated with regular meetings.
  • If we identify issues we will let you know immediately and sort out any problems.
  • If you have any issues then you know exactly who to talk to - Kingfield.
  • You sit back and relax while we crack on with the work of turning your dream into a reality.

Snagging is where we go around, more often than not with you, and fix any minor issues. More often than not a tweak here, a squeak there…

As a result of our attention to detail and our experience, we do not expect too many snags, and certainly, none that will affect your use of the final building at the allotted handover date. 

"Practical Completion” now concluded, we formally hand over the building to you.