General contractor

What is a general contractor?

Frame Paris is a General contractor. This name comes from the Anglo-Saxon exercise of the building act where, in majority, the architects are referred to as “Constructors General Contractor”.

The general contractor provides a comprehensive benefit. It supports all the design work to be carried out. He is your unique contact person who drives your project from start to finish for a privileged communication.

Like a liberal architect, the realization of the works is entrusted to partner companies each specializing in the dedicated profession. The general contractor is responsible for the success of the project. Framework Paris is committed to the quality of the work, prices and deadlines.

Why is a general contractor?

The general contractor ensuring all missions, you have freed from the constraints to dealers, administrators and suppliers. We take care of everything: administrative authorities, choice of control offices, supplier and business management. The Financial management is also facilitated by centralized billing. A key project in hand ensures respect for the budget. Faced with you, the general contractor is responsible for the design of your project, prices, deadlines and quality of the work. Risks are totally covered by the general contractor, guarantor of the success of the project.

Imagine that you wanted to make realise not a real estate project but a boat for example. You would address a builder who, after discussion, would propose a finished project. But in no case would you be in charge of the research of the materials most adapted to your needs, the monitoring of companies and the control of them. In other words, choosing a general contractor is to give time to concentrate on the essentials, the project.

General company or general contractor?

As a general enterprise, the general contractor architect entrusts the realization of the works to partner companies, each specialized in the dedicated profession.

But unlike a general company, we commit ourselves to the project, deadlines and prices. We always carry out our separate state bodies and choose companies whose size is adapted to the project. Costs are therefore optimized because not increased overhead costs often high in a general company.

Economy and flexibility Make the difference.

General contractor or masterpiece?

Both have equal skills, but their commitment is not the same. Indeed, the architect-maître d’oeuvre only makes estimating a financial envelope. As its schedule is forecast, it depends on the commitments of each company. He cannot guarantee a period of time and a contractual commitment to a firm and final work price.


What is work on the busy site?

Doing work on the occupied site allows maintenance of establishment activity duration of work.
This organization draws on a detailed planning of our interventions and an adaptability that we implement during each renovation project.
Thus, this operation allows the company to carry out its work refurbishment limiting loss to gain that a complete closure of the establishment would have engendered.

Will the work harm the business?

A conductor of work is regularly present on the site to ensure the smooth running of the work.

The phases requiring large deployments are communicated upstream to the operator of the work in order to inform the owner of the work. Both parties can then join together in order to put in place various solutions to minimize inconvenience related to this phase.

We we also ensure the tranquility of your customers by adapting the interventions to the times you have previously communicated to us.

Work on a busy site and security?

In case of work on the occupied site, safety standards are respected.

Changes in the facility’s work-related activity are also observed.

Example: As part of a renovation of the common part of a hotel’s entrance hall, new temporary access is created.
This construction site is validated upstream by the security committee to ensure the safety of all staff and customers.


What is the obligation of result?

During a contract between the master of work and the master of work, the obligation of result corresponds to the obligation of the master of work to put in place all necessary measures to achieve the expected result.

Difference between obligation of result and means?

In both cases, the provider must every effort to achieve the target. The difference will be at the project's end.

Indeed, the obligation of result commits the provider to achieve an expected result. While the obligation of means does not anticipate no guarantee on the finality the project.

So, the obligation of result is an indispensable condition for companies wishing to implement and deliver their project.