Mar 28, 2023 | Our Process, The Construction Industry
The upcoming Denver Mayoral Election is nearly over with the last day to vote on April 4 by 7 PM (Mail-in Ballots must be sent today, March 27th). Michael Hancock has been the long-time holding incumbent of the office for the last 12 years. This term, 17 candidates have their hats in the ring to become Denver’s new Mayor. With those candidates, a handful of them is calling for reform or improvements when it comes to Denver’s own construction and permitting process. For years now, the City and County of Denver have been plagued with increasingly long review and permitting times. A problem that has extended into both commercial construction and residential construction. Many argue (including these 4 candidates) the barriers in place are causing unnecessary delays, especially for a city that is combatting record lows in housing inventory and impressive highs in costs. Until something is done, the ever-growing backlog in the City’s Community Planning and Development Department will never be resolved.
Mar 23, 2023 | Our Process, The Construction Industry
Sustainable Design Build is committed to providing Denver and the surrounding communities with a higher level of service when it comes to building homes. That also includes providing a better sense of security through tried and true safety protocols. Many of the home Sustainable Design Build work on with clients can be older homes that contain hazardous materials, commonly this comes in the form of asbestos. As one may know, asbestos was originally used for providing insulation to buildings but is now removed from homes and replaced with safe options. However, demolishing any part of a home can run the risk of increased exposure to asbestos. Therefore, there are certain safety procedures that Sustainable Design Build follows to safely build a custom home or finish a home remodel.
Mar 21, 2023 | Our Process, The Construction Industry
Many of the homes throughout Denver’s neighborhoods share a quality that can be described as balanced and well-proportioned. Generally small in footprint and size while placed on a spacious lot, these homes are known as Bungalows. With beautiful front porches, these homes give Denver’s residential areas a warm and inviting face. However, despite their ubiquity, these homes still have a lot more to be desired when it comes down to space and modern day home utility. Which is why we at Sustainable Design Build have seen a large influx of clientele looking to start a Denver Bungalow Pop Top project. A home improvement that is perfect for a growing family or one that is looking to get more square footage without selling and moving. By adding a second-story addition to a Denver Bungalow, residents can still enjoy the timeless charm of their home and be in Denver without sacrificing space. Let’s take a closer look into what a Denver Bungalow Pop Top project is all about.
Mar 16, 2023 | Our Process, The Construction Industry
Denver residents who want to enhance or construct their homes can turn to Sustainable Design Build (SDB) and take advantage of their Full Service Design Build service. SDB puts sustainable and eco-friendly practices at the forefront of its construction and renovation process, starting from the initial design phase to the final build. They work closely with clients to create homes or buildings that meet their needs while minimizing their environmental impact.
Mar 7, 2023 | Our Process, The Construction Industry
There are some key differences between a design-build company like Sustainable Design Build and a traditional General Contractor. However, at our core, SDB operates just as a general contractor would – someone who is responsible for overseeing a construction project but with more added benefits to clients in a singular package.
Mar 2, 2023 | Our Process, The Construction Industry
ADU building is not an easy home improvement project here in Denver. Despite its recent efforts to make it more streamlined, Denver’s Community Planning and Development department still has significant hurdles for homeowners to clear for the ADU building. These come in the form of several regulatory barriers to residential construction. Properties zoned to allow for the construction of ADUs must consider adequate setbacks, building height limits, minimum lot size requirements, maximum square footage, reuse of existing accessory structures (when applicable), and owner occupancy, among other factors.
Feb 22, 2023 | Our Process, The Construction Industry
Construction in Denver has been hot in the last couple of years and the sheer volume of Denver’s Development and Planning Department is immense. But the increase in demand for more housing has developers breathing down the neck of the city’s review teams, expecting permit approvals in a timely manner. Unfortunately, a culmination of supply issues, workforce shortages, and shortsighted considerations Denver has been put in the spotlight for failing to deliver a service to help the development of its growing city. There does seem to be a fire lit underneath Denver’s review teams with more dedicated efforts to review plans for permits but the present pain can be felt all across Denver’s construction industry.
Feb 16, 2023 | Our Process, The Construction Industry
Building a home, remodeling, or performing any kind of home renovation can be an emotional task. It is easy to get carried away with ideas, inspirations, vision boards, and HGTV-fueled dreams. But when it comes down to the actual design and construction of your home renovation reality can be quite harsh. That is why we at Sustainable Design Build aim to be honest and transparent with the financial, emotional, and practical realities of your home renovation project. Let’s break down some of the most challenging aspects of a home renovation project and how one can prepare for it by setting good expectations
Oct 11, 2022 | Our Process, The Construction Industry
Denver zoning covers various categories and requirements for all structures, homes, and businesses to fall under when it comes to community planning. That said, a large amount of information can be overwhelming for the casual homeowner and un-initiated developer. First and foremost. What is Denver Zoning? Denver zoning in the simplest terms is the criteria Denver’s community planning and development sets to determine what can be built and where. For a homeowner, builder, or developer to confirm these criteria and see what their property lot is zoned for, they will need to request a Denver Zone Lot Verification from the Community Planning and Development Department.
Apr 11, 2022 | Our Process
There is plenty of work that goes into a home improvement project such as a home addition or ADU build. As such, to begin a large project – requires a solid foundation. Literally. The purpose of a concrete foundation is two-fold, for structural conditions and weatherproofing.