The Importance of Pre-Construction Services when Building or Renovating a Home

Having a contractor on board during the pre-construction phase of building or renovating a home is essential, especially when you partner with seasoned professionals who understand the unique intricacies of Cape Cod. The good news is that here at Meyer and Sons, we have over 30 years of experience with a team of experts well-versed in these practices. We can assist with the following PRECON services: Surveying, Historic/Zoning/Conservation/Zoning applications and representation, House Designs, Septic Design, Sewer Connection Plans, HERS Ratings, Real Estate Sales, Construction (all types) &  Solar. 

Why is this so important?

We begin the process through a feasibility study conducted by our team. Drawing upon our extensive expertise in local landscapes and regulations, we tailor our assessment to meet the specific demands of building on Cape Cod. From risk evaluation to project timeline establishment, compilation of engineering documents, and preparation of equipment/supply lists, we ensure that every aspect of your project is meticulously planned.

  • Our expertise extends to evaluating energy efficiency goals and selecting appropriate products for your project (taking into account the region’s climate and environmental considerations). This ensures that your home not only meets, but exceeds, the stringent standards expected on Cape Cod that enhance sustainability and reduce long-term costs.
  • We play a crucial role in conducting essential survey work, perc tests & soil evaluations, all done while navigating the unique terrain and environmental factors prevalent to Cape Cod. By identifying any potential challenges early on, we develop proactive solutions that mitigate risks, reduce costs and ensure smooth project progression.
  • Zoning constraints and compliance with local, state and federal building requirements are also meticulously addressed, with our intimate understanding of Cape regulations – ensuring full adherence and seamless approval processes.
  • We collaborate closely with you to produce a detailed schematic of your building’s projected appearance and function while incorporating elements that reflect the coastal charm and historical character of Cape Cod. This includes septic and sewage – which is equally as important! Through design consultations, we will help you make informed decisions about construction details that will ensure your vision for the home can come to life.
  • We assist in considering essential factors such as solar orientation to optimize heating and cooling efficiency, drawing on our expertise in maximizing the benefits of the Cape’s abundant natural resources. By providing solar-ready design plans and addressing other design considerations specific to the region, we ensure that your home exceeds all expectations.

How do we get started?

Following the feasibility study and schematic design phase, we’ll schedule a comprehensive design consultation to delve into the specifics of your building project. During this session we will collaborate closely with you to outline the construction details and develop detailed design/elevation plans that are tailored to your preferences and requirements. We will also address key considerations such as the impact of sunlight on your home’s heating and cooling systems, offering expert insights and providing solar-ready design plans to optimize energy efficiency.

Once we’ve meticulously incorporated all the intricate details into the design, we’ll prepare a comprehensive proposal and building agreement with everything needed to proceed to the permitting stage.

Navigating the process of building a home, remodeling or an addition can feel overwhelming. Rest assured  that we are here to support you every step of the way! Our team will provide continuous guidance and clarity, ensuring a smooth and transparent process from start to finish. With each project parameters being different, we tailor proposals to fit exactly what your end goals are.

Contact us to learn more today!