Category Archives: Rhino Design Build LLC Videos

Build an Extra Room to a House

Building an extra room to your house can be a bit more complicated than you think.  The first thing you need to do is look at the Property Survey (or Plat) and see what the building setbacks are.   Building Setbacks tell you where you are not allowed to build.  Look for any type of Easements…

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Do I Need a Building Permit?

A building permit basically ensures that your new construction is going through the proper channels in regards to building codes and construction guidelines.  This will normally require some sort of plan review by a city official, a building permit application, project description, permit fee’s and inspections by a building inspector.  I know that this  can…

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Why Are Contractors Full of Excuses? A Contractor Speaks on the Issue

I hear this from almost every new client I meet.  It is amazing to hear all the different excuses that are given as to why the contractor can’t show up that day.  I’m a contractor myself and have been working in San Antonio for my entire career.   I will be the first to admit that…

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Where Do I Begin When Considering a Remodeling Project?

Rhino Design Build gets this question quite often.  The answer is quite simple.  Start by answering this question:  What kind of a remodeling project am I considering?  (a bathroom remodel, a kitchen remodel, a room addition, upstairs addition, more square footage, tearing down walls to open up the floor plan)  Begin with making a list…

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Choosing a Contractor

There is not a 100% fool proof system to choosing a contractor.  I’ll be completely honest here…I’ve made many mistakes on jobs before and it will happen again.  Construction is a very rough business to be in.  Things happen that a lot of time we don’t have control over: material delays, weather delays, delivery problems,…

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How to Choose a Contractor

Hiring a contractor can be a very difficult thing to do especially if you have never been through the construction process before.  My advise is to first talk to people who been through a home remodel, room addition, kitchen or bathroom remodel, or built a custom home.  Not only will they be able to give…

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What Kind of Permit Do I Need?

If you are building more than 100 sq ft or moving walls or doors, a building permit is required. Homeowners (owners) can obtain building permits and hire licensed contractors to perform the work. Homeowners can obtain a home repair permit, plumbing and mechanical permit to perform repairs or replace fixtures in a single family home….

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When do I need a building permit?

As a home builder and remodeler in San Antonio, Texas, Rhino Design Build gets this question a lot.  When do I need a building permit? If you are building more than 100 sq ft or moving walls or doors, a building permit is required in the City of San Antonio.  If your contractor tells you…

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