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What is Design-Build and is it Right for You?

Updated: Jan 5

A term you may be hearing a lot about lately is design-build. This relatively new style of construction management is transforming the industry and homeowners’ experiences throughout the design and construction process.

Design-build assembles all of parties necessary to build your dream home on one team, let’s call it your “Dream Home Dream Team.” Working together, this team offers you a single point of contact and a collaborative process with one goal in mind: building a custom home to your specifications and within a predetermined budget. So who’s on this winning line-up? Everyone you need to build your dream home: an architect, a designer and a builder.

It may be helpful to understand the design-build process by considering the alternative: design-bid-build. In this process, owners first contract an architect to design a home. Then, builders bid on the project, a builder is selected, and construction begins. At some point in the design-bid-build process, an owner may choose to enlist the support of a designer. The owners have contracts with each of these three parties and each party acts independently of the other.

Some of the challenges inherent in the design-bid-build process can be increased cost, and lack of collaboration and communication leading to errors and delays. In this process, the homeowner becomes the single point of contact and is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the architect, designer and builder.

Sider Bros. is pleased to offer full design-build services, bringing all of these specialties together under one roof. Our team will work together, from the beginning, to design and construct a home to your schedule and budget. We believe this process makes for a much more enjoyable build, better results and fewer frustrations for you.

As our motto suggests, we believe a design-build process is how a custom dream home is truly “built from the ground up.” To learn more about this process, call us today at 905-894-9999.


5199 Michener Road, Sherkston ON, L0S 1R0  |  Tel: 905-894-9999  |  Fax: 905-894-2919 


"Sider Bros have reliably looked after all our construction and renovation needs for the past 24 years. They have undertaken a wide variety of projects from new construction to major and minor renovations always completed professionally, thoughtfully, with care, creativity, artistry and exactitude. Their business is conducted with honesty and integrity to the highest standards. Our lake estate in Port Colborne is itself the best testamonial of the fine work they have done for us over the years."

-- John & Linda Lamacraft

“When you build a new home, it’s critical to have the right team in place. Engaging Sider Bros. as our builder was the best decision we made. Shawn Sider and his team were highly organized, displayed a strong attention to detail, and exhibited a terrific instinct for quality. Partnering closely with us and our architect, Sider Bros assured a final product that exceeded all expectations.”

-- Bill & Mary Gisel

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"We have worked with Shawn Sider and Sider Bros. on quite a few projects over the past 10 years. We have always been very happy with the results! Shawn is the ultimate professional . . . knowledgeable, thorough, honest and fair. The projects have been completed on time, on budget and with exceptional quality. We would highly recommend Sider Bros. and look forward to working with them again."

-- Bob & Mindy Rich