While we don’t offer bids for free, we do provide a way to get started with less cost and less risk, the Preconstruction Service Contract. While other builders offer an often wildly inaccurate price-per-square-foot number or total cost guestimate, we prefer to provide something a little more substantial: an all-inclusive, hard-bid, line-item budget with estimated costs and material budgets.
A Preconstruction Services Agreement allows you to explore your options and gather essential information before making a big commitment to tear down your house and build new, sell and build on a new lot, or remodel your existing home. A preconstruction services agreement will provide valuable information that will save you money by starting you on the right foot, solving problems in design, before construction.
We will provide an itemized and annotated soft budget for the initial plans and engineering.
Newcastle has been building in Austin’s urban core for more than 20 years, so we’ve found solutions to meet tight budgets in every setting. We will provide a detailed report suggesting specific areas of the soft budget to value-engineer.
We can provide assistance with coordinating between your architect and engineers to ensure designs are structurally sound and code compliant.
We can coordinate with your architect for permitting or we can submit for permit once plans and engineering are complete.
We can perform project management duties, record keeping and inspections to ensure your project is rated by AEGB.
We can provide coordination with your bank to facilitate financing. We maintain good relationships with preferred lenders and can help make the connections necessary to finance a project.
We can provide an optimal investment and resale value for your property or potential property.
We have our own on-staff comptroller, sophisticated accounting software and can provide real-time cost/expenditure bookkeeping.
If you choose to build with us, the cost of your preconstruction services agreement is rolled over into your build contract. Even if you choose another builder, you will have developed invaluable information to guide the construction of your project.
With 20+ years of experience in Austin construction, we’ve done just about everything.