We give all of our clients 4 simple tips to have a higher chance of a successful, smoothly run project. Of course, this is not by any means a guarantee that all projects will go without any problems at all, these tips will just help you to avoid the unnecessary hiccups which happen all too often due to poor planning. So our 4 tips to you are as follows:
Tip #1 – Have a well thought out scheme.
If you have carefully considered all aspects of your plans, and decided upon a final design then you can start the process and begin to make the design a reality.
If you don’t consider everything carefully, and change your mind about something part way through the work, you will be causing a lot of unnecessary hassle for yourself and your builders, it could cost you more and would probably take more time to complete.
Tip #2 – A good set of technical plans which explain to the builder how it should be built.
Getting a reputable architectural company to create a good set of technical plans for your project is key to getting everything built exactly as you’d like it.
The technical plans will tell the builders how the design should be built, and it can also act as a communication tool, and a contract between the builder and the client.
Tip #3 – Choose your builder with care.
You may have seen some of the TV programmes on TV showing builders who do a botch job on clients builds. These are not staged and this does happen very often if you’re not careful! So choose your builder with care and be sure that you do not end up on one of these shows.
Tip #4 – Don’t change your mind about anything once the work starts.
If you change your mind about anything whilst the builders are on site, you will cause unnecessary hassle for everyone. The project will probably become delayed and perhaps more expensive.
If you follow these tips, you are more likely to have a hassle free, smoothly built project.
Written by Jade Turney – Building Tectonics Ltd.