When it comes to building, no city is more expensive or more confusing than New York City.  It’s a zoo to navigate and impossible to know if you’re getting the right information. With Building In Manhattan, Contractor and Designer James Mansfield of West Village General Contracting wants to demystify the process, to make you feel like you’re sitting down with someone that’s got your back, that understands your needs, and will give you straight forward and sage advice.

Feel free to reach out and contact James here if you don’t see your questions answered in the videos below.

STARTING A PROJECT

James talks about what you need to know if you are starting a project in your home.


THE DOCUMENTATION PROCESS

James talks about the documentation process every homeowner must complete.


ARCHITECT OR DESIGNER?

James talks about the differences between an architect and a designer and which one may be right for your home.

 


BUILDING/MOVING A WALL

James talks about the process of building or moving a wall in your home.
 


KITCHENS & BATHROOMS PART ONE

James talks about what you need to know if you are remodeling your kitchen and bathroom. and staying within it’s current walls.

DESIGNER READY APARTMENTS

James talks about the influx of designer ready apartments in Manhattan.
 


WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE TO BUILD IN MANHATTAN?

James explains why NYC is the most expensive city to build in.


Expeditors

James discusses why expeditors exist and the importance of hiring one to get your project through the NYC DOB.

 


FILING WITH THE NYC DOB

James discusses the who/what/when/where/why/how of filing with the NYC Department of Buildings.


KITCHENS & BATHROOMS PART TWO

James talks about what you need to know if you are remodeling your kitchen and bathroom and moving and/or enlarging it.