Building a new home is a multidimensional investment in terms of emotion, time and of course money. It is advisable to be aware of all the pros and cons before you kickstart your home project. This will enable you to prepare and make decisions wisely and calmly. Breeze through the following questions that you must ask your building contractor before initializing a home project.
ARE YOU INSURED AND LICENSED?
Builders must have a home builderâ€™s license along with a local business license. The builder along with all the subcontractors must carry their insurance cards and license at all times.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS DO YOU DO?
Look out for direct and crisp responses; you want a builder with clear communication skills. You want someone who is specialized in doing what you exactly need. Some builders might be better at re-constructions and some with brand new ones. Match your needs with the builder and his area of expertise. Also consider the budget that he mainly focuses on. If he is the sort that churns out extravagant castles, he wouldn’t be appropriate for building a humble cottage by the woods and vice-versa. So, choose your pick wisely.
IS IT OKAY FOR ME TO SEE SOME OF YOUR PROJECTS?
Reputed builders enjoy flaunting their work. Hunt for someone who can demonstrate projects that are similar to your blue print suggestions.
CAN I TALK TO SOME OF YOUR PREVIOUS CLIENTS?
â€˜Word of mouthâ€™ is like a trial run before purchasing a new car. Never miss out on this one!
HOW MUCH WOULD YOU CHARGE?
It is not possible to cite the exact cost of expenditure before you work out the entire blue print with all the specifications but any experienced builder will be able to give you a rough estimate of your total expenditure. You must also clarify the payment schedule of your builder. Avoid builders who work on full payment basis before initializing any project.
How do I contact you during emergencies?
You need a builder who is more than willing to fix potential problems that might arise after the construction is complete. Therefore it is important to keep the mode of contact open to ease emergency situations after the project is over or while it is still on.
Who will I be working with on the job site?
Some contractors supervise projects themselves while others employ assistants to execute daily operations. Find out who will be on site and keep his number with you to communicate your needs and queries regularly at ease.