Step 2: Contract and deposit
The Collective Homes contract with Collective Carpentry should be signed by your general contractor, so that your Collective Home package can be delivered as a component of your complete home construction contract. This allows your general contractor to be involved early and throughout, to coordinate the overall process and to include the building envelope as part of a comprehensive home warranty. If you have experience with general contracting and will be acting as the general contractor, then we can engage in contract directly with you.
The contract will cover the Collective Home drawings, 3D & 2D fabrication documentation, fabrication, delivery, and installation (not including foundation, services, and finishes). 20 hours of design time for minor design modifications are included in the standard agreement. If you require more significant design changes, the additional architectural and 3D panelization design time can be incorporated into your Collective Home contract.
The most cost-effective scenario for a Collective Home project is to utilize the standard plans as provided. If design modifications are required, we offer a 30-minute complimentary consultation with one of our in-house designers to discuss the design, engineering, and construction cost-implications of your desired changes. If you decide to proceed with modifications to our standard plans, we first engage in a design services contract, then produce a corresponding tailored pricing and construction services contract for your customized Collective Home package to be signed by your general contractor.
If you’re happy with the standard Collective Homes design but wish to budget the entire build with your general contractor before proceeding, the full architectural set may be released to you for a small fee prior to contract signing with Collective Carpentry. This fee will be rolled over into the Collective Home total cost if you decide to move forward with the design. Architectural set drawings remain the property of Collective Carpentry and are not to be used to construct the structural, insulated building envelope without the involvement of Collective Carpentry.