Building your new home should be an enjoyable experience, not a stressful one. The first step is choosing a builder carefully. And the second step is to ensure that once your project has begun that you work closely with your builder.
Four tips for working with a builder to make sure your project runs smoothly
Make sure you have a contract in place
Before you start working with your builder make sure you have a contract in place. This sets out the scope of the project, deadlines and payment terms. A clear contract ensures that both parties understand what will happen during the build.
Make sure your consents are in order
Most building work requires some form of consent from the local authority. You should ensure you have these in place before building work commences to avoid any penalties. If your builder is experienced in your local area they will likely be able to advise you on how to apply.
Let your builder project manage
Many people think they can project manage their own build, but it is often more difficult than you think. Unless you have lots of experience or you can dedicate a lot of time, it is better to ask a professional to project manage the build for you. Your builder can deal with material deliveries and sub-contractors and will know exactly when everything is required, so asking them to project manage makes things simple.
Have clear communication
Even if you are not project managing your build, it is important to be in regular communication while working with your builder. This starts right at the beginning of the project when you discuss your plans and ideas and continues throughout the build until final sign-off. If you need to make any changes during the build you should let your builder know as soon as possible.
Build Right can help with your building project from start to finish
Build Right has been working on new homes and home renovations in Auckland for more than 15 years. We bring all that experience to your project so working with a builder is easy when you work with us.
Whether we are working from your plans or you would like us to recommend an architect or other professionals for you to work with, we’ll be there every step of the way. We’ll manage every aspect of your build with our trusted network of subcontractors on hand to help.
Arrange a quote or give us a call to discuss your plans.