While a remodel can change an overall aesthetic, or revive an outdated concept, a home addition can completely redefine a home from the ground up. Here at Green Builders, we work with our clients as well as a highly-skilled team of engineers and architects to bring these large-scale renovation projects to life. Each addition project we do is a completely unique and custom solution to your home's needs. Below you will find a general overview of the construction process for an addition. For more detailed information about this process and to find out if a home addition is right for you, please visit our contact page and reach out today for a free consultation!
Basic Plan & Consultation
Whether you already have a detailed drawing or a napkin sketch idea, we can work with you to rough in a floor plan and provide a ball park estimate early on in the process. Cost $0
Architectural Plans & Structural Engineering
We work with our architects to draft up the building plans, site plans, and any other required documents from the governing jurisdiction. Once the plan sets are complete, it is then reviewed by structural engineering who will spec out all structural and prescriptive requirements. Depending on the complexity of the project, this phase can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Costs are project-specific, but can typically run $3k-$10k.
The package is then submitted to the governing jurisdiction for review. It is not uncommon for the governing jurisdiction to make a small change or two to satisfy some specific local requirement. This phase typically takes a few months but can vary widely based on the resources of the jurisdiction. Permit fees are project-specific, typically anywhere from $500 up to $10k for a large addition.
This is the fun part. Watch your vision come to life with confidence knowing that our team has the skill and dedication to complete your project in a timely manner with attention to detail.
Q: When do I need to have my down payment?
A: We require the total estimated architectural and permit related fees after the planning and consulting phase in order to draft up plans and submit for permitting. We only require the down payment once the permit package has been approved by the governing jurisdiction. We will not order materials until a down payment is received.
Q: As the homeowner, what am I responsible for during this process?
A: As the homeowner, we will rely on you for selecting finishes, answering questions as they arise, and generally sitting back and enjoying the show (margarita optional).
Q: Does an addition require a permit?
A: Yes, all jurisdictions require a building permit for any amount of additional heated space added onto your home. Freestanding smaller buildings may not require a permit, we will check with your city/county for local permit requirements.
Q: Can I do my own electrical and plumbing?
A: Technically the homeowner is allowed to do their own electrical and plumbing, however it must be designed and installed according to all current electrical and plumbing codes. It is also the responsibility of the plumber and electricians to pull their respective permits. We advise against it in most cases.
What Do Our Clients Have to Say?
Dan and his team were very responsive from the estimating to conclusion of the project. The team proactively made valuable and relevant suggestions for solutions with our project and worked with us on changes to the scope of the project as it progressed. Our project required multiple subs and inspections - Dan kept us informed of the work and inspection schedules throughout. I highly recommend Green Builders, LLC.
— Cyndee E.
Dan and his crew were amazing and incredibly helpful during our remodel. He was the first and only Contractor who answered his own phone without fail when I would have a question. Professional, courteous and responsive is how I would describe GreenBuilders, LLC. I have no hesitations at all about recommending this group to work on your home.
— Robert S.