Building a home is incredibly exciting and very stressful. The truth is that it’s a long process which starts with a dream of having your own home.
You’re not alone, thousands of Australian homes are built every year and many are done as custom projects. It starts with finding the perfect plot. Then, you’ll need to design your home, work out the landscaping, and get planning permission. That’s all before you can start any building work. It’s the reason many people look at the best house and land packages available. It makes the process easier to handle.
But, if you are set on having a home built for you and our paying good money for builders, etc. You’re going to want to make sure they are doing it properly. It’s simply not a good idea to leave them to complete the build and turn up to get the keys.
The truth is, no matter how well you plan, there will be unforeseen issues. If you’re not on-site to look at and deal with these issues then the builders will decide for you. That is likely to be what is easiest for the build, not necessarily what fits your dream house. Remember, once the house is built it is much harder to change features.
The Best Approach
If you want to make sure that the house is done to your specifications then you need to visit daily. It’s the only way you’ll see what has been done in the last 24 hours and what they have done right or wrong.
However, if you’re not close to the site you may prefer to have an independent supervisor keeping an eye on the build. It costs slightly more but they will make sure the plans are followed and advise you of any issues.
In most cases, a trusted supervisor will sort the issue without you needing to attend the site. They will also advise when a site visit is essential to ensure you understand the issue and choose the best solution.
It should be noted that, even with a supervisor, you should be visiting once a week.
The Importance Of Communication
When choosing a building contractor you must be comfortable talking to them and making sure they understand what you want. If you are not able to communicate with the contractor you won’t be able to make sure they follow your plans and there will be no guarantee that the house will look like you want it to.
If you can’t talk to the contractor there is little point in visiting daily, as this is the time you need to tell them of the issue and make sure they resolve it before it becomes too complicated to do so.
That’s why, you need to choose a building contractor that is reputable, and easy to talk to. Then, along with daily visits, you’ll get the home of your dreams.
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