Superior Design-Build Services in Pittsburgh
Our design-build process makes it easy to have the home addition you’ve dreamed of.
Have you been dreaming about turning your current space into a gorgeous, spacious home? Now you can! We know transforming your current house into the home you have always dreamed about can be an intimidating process. The idea of taking on the major remodel or addition needed to make your home everything you want can seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be.
Design and build your addition with expert craftsmanship.
At Action Builders, we specialize in additions and whole home remodels, and with over 20 years of experience transforming houses to meet our clients’ needs, we are ready to help. While every project is unique, our experienced craftsmen know how to approach renovations with expert skill and a respect for your existing home. We have seen it all, so no matter how dysfunctional your current space may appear, we can truly transform it into the home you desire.
Trusted, Reliable Service
Get help pulling all your design ideas together.
At Action Builders, we are excited to help dream up all the possibilities of your home and then turn them into a reality. We have found that most of our customers have been thinking about a new great room, kitchen, game room or master bedroom for at least a year or longer. So, we know our customers are informed. You know what you want and simply need help putting it all together. Our designers have a keen understanding of construction and excel at integrating beauty with functionality.
Clear communication keeps you in control.
We believe the design and building process should not be intimidating or overwhelming. And, we know building the perfect home addition begins with clear communication and understanding. Communication remains the key to ensuring your space is completed how it was envisioned. You know best what your home needs, so we desire that every one of our projects fit your lifestyle and budget. And by listening to you, they will. It is important to understand what that process will look like.
The Design Process
Design is where it all begins! Building a home addition can be both exciting and intimidating. At Action Builders, we believe that great planning and design eliminates those worries and creates a smoothly running project. Our team will tackle your home’s challenges and uncover its potential.
1. Initial Consultation
During the initial consultation, we walk through your home, discussing your initial thoughts on where an addition makes the most sense. While some homeowners already have an idea of what they want, this is our time to open the lines of communication with you as a homeowner, figuring out your space and your needs.
2. Ballpark Pricing
After the initial consult, we put together some ballpark pricing, based on our discussion of your needs and wants. Since most homeowners have never done an addition project before, this general pricing can help you make an informed decision regarding if the remodel make sense for your home.
3. Review Costs & Financing Options
Homeowners either pay cash or find financing for their additions. After receiving the ballpark pricing, it’s time to evaluate your personal finances or speak with banks about financing options.
4. Design Agreement
After receiving financial verification, we move to the design agreement. This agreement allows us the time needed to research the existing conditions of your home and begin drawing the floor plans. Typically, we complete one or two revisions to get to the final floor plan for the project.
5. Scope of Work & Project Costs
Upon completion of the final floor plans, we complete a scope of work with the actual costs involved. The scope of work (SOW) is essentially the contract for the project and requires homeowner approval.
6. Signed Contract, Deposit & Schedule
Once the scope of work is approved, we require a signed contract and deposit to hold your spot on our schedule. (Typically, projects are scheduled 3 to 4 months in advance.) We finish our current work before starting any new projects, meaning any start date is an estimate.
7. Permit Drawings
Upon contract signing, permit drawings are completed and engineering is stamped. We then apply for the permit and work directly with the municipality on any revisions they require.
8. Material & Finish Selections
Between contract signing and the start of construction, the goal is to select as many finishes as possible. The exact layout is completed and tile, flooring, cabinets and finishes are selected. This helps projects run more smoothly, without the rush of decision-making during construction.
9. Construction Start
Once our current projects have ended and all permits have been received, construction will begin!
The Build Process
Once design is completed, the building process can begin. This is where you get to see your dreams come to life. Our expert craftsmen bring the highest quality of work to renovations, from demolition to the finishing touches, and we work with the area’s leading product distributors to ensure a superb job every time.
Let’s Get Building
It’s time to give the home you love the attention it deserves, with intimidation-free design build services. Let us partner with you to imagine your home’s potential and see it come to life.