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Building a new home or renovation involves engaging so many different professionals, from designers, architects, building surveyors, engineers through to builders and a varying number of different tradesmen.
When each of these professionals get involved changes from job to job. But one questions that is commonly debated on home renovations and custom-built homes is…..
When should the builder get involved?
To answer this question, I think you need to consider what involvement the builder has in your new home or your homes renovation?
Unsure..... let me shed some light on how much involvement a builder will have on all new builds or renovations and home extensions.
In some cases the first point of contact with a home owner is when the builder is given a set of plans and asked to provide a full fixed price to build a home or renovations based on plans drawn up by their selected designer or draftsman.
If the homeowner is happy with that price and they are comfortable with the builder, they will engage that builder to construct their home.
Therefore, the builder jobs are to:
So, the builder has two particularly important and crucial jobs, the first one is to advise you how much your build is going to cost.
Now, VERY often the worse can happen, the homeowner presents the plans to several builders all of which price the job too high, going above and beyond the homeowner’s initial budget which then results in a failed attempt to renovate their home or build a new custom home.
Now, without even delving into the builders most important role of building your home, ask yourself the question- When should a builder get involved?
Should it be the initial design stage, or should it be at quoting stage once plans are finalised?
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