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What are the Benefits of a Turn-Key Architecture & Design Team

Whether you are a homeowner looking to embark on your first ever home renovation, or a seasoned developer adding a new property to your portfolio, the stresses of dealing with many subcontractors can be daunting. With high fees, many points of communication and lack of continuity - the stress of a construction project can be seen throughout the industry. Many turn to project managers to see through the project from start to finish, but even they can have difficulty in dealing with external consultants, and they often take a large % of the contract value.

All of the above combined lead to the following, sensical solution. But what is a Turn-Key Service, and how can it help me?

3 April 2024
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Eugene Kim

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To begin, I want to educate you about the disadvantages of the more traditional method.

We understand that with a full-time job, you may not have the time or resources to spend on your project. Furthermore, communicating with a variety of people can be tiresome, sometimes not knowing who you are talking to or what their role is within your project. 

Some of the many important roles that you will need to play when embarking on your construction project are:

  • Finding the right design teams
  • Liaising with a team of consultants
  • Organising the project schedule
  • Ensuring all specialists are collaborating effectively

While this may sound exciting to some, it can begin to take its toll on you, and you may lose passion for what you have started designing in the first place.

This is where a turn-key provider comes in.
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What is a Turn-Key Service in Architecture Terms?

As the name would suggest, imagine a long hallway split into segments by a series of locked doors. Each key can only be obtained once the door in front of it has been opened, allowing you to pass through to the next stage.

By incorporating specialists from many different disciplines within the same field and creating a systemised workflow for each of them to stick to, a practice declares themselves, ‘Turn-Key,’ but what exactly does this mean?

Here at Extension Architecture, our team consists of Architects, Planning Consultants, Structural Engineers, Interior Designers, Kitchen & Bathroom Specialists & Project Managers, who can see through the latter stages of a design project and plan ahead of time for all eventualities.

By having specialists from each field in-house, this means that we can all collaborate efficiently to bring your project to life and advise you from the start to achieve the best results on time and within budget.

The Key Benefits:

  • Accountability: Guaranteed expertise from start-to-finish
  • Time Efficiency: Streamlined workflow and set-up project milestones
  • Quality Control: Strong collaboration to effectively design and manage your project
  • Streamlined Process: In-House communication to avoid subcontractor delays
  • Single Point of Contact: One project coordinator who will remain by your side
  • Reduced Risk: Optimised process for cost efficiency & assurance of feasibility
  • Cost Savings: Lower fees & designing to a budget
  • Client Satisfaction: Our end goal – ensuring you are satisfied with the journey!
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A trustworthy build partner from A-Z and beyond….

By partnering with Extension Architecture, you will be investing in a partner from the initial consultation right through to the final results.

With all of the necessary specialists in one place, you can be sure that the advice you receive has been thoroughly researched and put forward with a clear understanding of your individual project objectives. Be it a small detail in your kitchen or a complex planning submission, we are here to help.

From day 1, one of our team will visit your property to conduct an initial, measured survey. From then, either through a series of online meetings or in-person visits, your allocated designer will guide you to securing all of the necessary consents and sign-offs before commencing on site. Furthermore, they will remain just a call away to discuss the finer details as your project progresses into the interior design stage, in doing so ensuring that no detail is overlooked and the final product is exactly what you envisioned.

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Designed for home-owners and developers:

We understand that no project should be a direct copy and paste, and unlike other architects we strive to bring individuality for all of our clients. Having a streamlined workflow and advanced specialists within reaching distance enables us to consult with them at a moments notice, to bring you things like cost estimations, structural feasibility, interior perspectives.

Whilst you are working with our team, we absorb knowledge from our counterparts enabling us to give you the best possible service and recommendations. Finally, the effects of a fully turn-key service begin to show, and everyone is a winner.

For developers and homeowners alike, our workflow has been specifically designed to allow complete integration and efficient, yet personalised design and construction. If you have a project in mind, speak to one of our specialist advisors today to find out how we can help turn your vision into a reality in the most efficient and effective way possible!

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Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim, Founder and Managing Director of Extension Architecture, has led the firm for over 14 years, consistently delivering quality solutions. His dedication has been key to the company's growth and success.

Steph Fanizza, Architectural Design & Team Manager

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