The answer to this is the same thing as what sets all companies apart in various industries: quality. Quality is the thing that you should be driving for in construction. Contrary to what a lot of unimaginative builders and developers believe, constriction is not a matter of shallow or narrow parameters, a matter of ticking boxes the way that they’ve always been ticked until your building goes up, it’s a constant exercise in imagination and innovation, it’s an exercise of limitless possibility and potential. Although building and construction is governed and controlled very closely by government regulations and laws, and every building must adhere to the codes that apply to the area that it’s built in, that doesn’t mean that you can’t always be looking for newer, different, better ways of doing things. All it means is that good solid old-fashioned quality control has to be at the very front of your mind at all times in your thinking. A competent architect, engineer or construction planner will be committed to getting every detail exactly right in every aspect of the construction.
Construction work is so very variable. From restoration to new buildings to renovation to repair and beyond, all the best practices that we use today have been thought up and honed by constant experiment and testing, to make each process more refined and more perfect and efficient. The very best kind of construction is solid, is long lasting, is beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, is sustainable and leaves no traces or damages to the environment, tells the story of the era in which it was built, is liveable and practical and creates ideal conditions for habitation (insulation, ventilation, relative size, location, and design), and also functions perfectly to the human conditions for which it was built.
The thing about construction is that encompasses every element of the building that it is relevant to, so, the consequences are grave and far reaching, and will seep into every aspect of the habitation of the house or building. The construction of the house will have material effects on the experience of living in the house, so choosing a construction company should be an exercise in searching for quality an value, rather than a quick fix.