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10 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Building Contractor

by Yours Tyleau Webmaster

It is important to choose wisely when selecting the best building contractor for your project.  Construction projects are pretty expensive, and they are quite disruptive. You just don’t want to risk your construction falling apart within a few short years or being cheated out of your money. 

 

If you want to make a safe, risk-free investment, you should ask your building contractor these questions before you decide. 

1.       What Is Your Company’s History?

Ask your Northern Beaches builder about the company’s history. You are basically requesting verification to see if the company is, in fact, licensed in the area and you are also finding out about previous successful projects and their surrounding circumstances.

2.       Who Is The Site Supervisor And How Will Supervision Occur?

The hands that do the physical construction work aren’t the ones with the qualifications.  Find out who the site supervisor is so you can see whether he is qualified or equipped to steer the builders in the right direction.  A good supervisor should be on-site most of the time.

3.       What Is The Project Timeline?

Experienced builders in Northern Beaches know exactly how long specific projects will take to complete.  Your contractor should be able to give you a good timeline on how long the project will take. This timeline usually also includes tasks such as strip-outs, construction and installation projects and site clean-up.

4.       What Guarantees Can You Give Me?

It is always best to avoid signing a contract or agreement until the project includes everything you want and until you can establish that the work you received is guaranteed of quality.  Your contractor can guarantee certain tasks such as local building approving, a site signoff, and building permits.

5.       What Is The Bottom Line Estimation?

Your contractor should be able to give you price estimation on the project.  Carefully examine the quote you receive to see if your quote is all-inclusive, to ensure that you are not overcharged with certain projects and to see if your quote is fair.

6.       What Is The Work Routine Like?

The work routine of a contractor involves their usual practice when taking on a building project.  What tasks do they complete first? What deposit fees do they charge? What is the project feedback like? The routine will give you lots of info on the way the contractor goes to work.

 

7.       What Can I Get In Writing?

Most contractors will have you sign off on an agreement or request a specific deposit amount before the project is started.  These writing works are invaluable when it comes to security.

8.       What Do I Have To Put Down?

Contractors require a deposit fee before the project is started after which your contractor might request certain amounts to be allocated when certain milestones are reached.

9.       Who Do I Write The Cheque To?

Don’t just fork over the cash to anyone.  Secure building contractors have business accounts to which money is deposit where paying individuals might be risky.

10.   Do You Have Referrals?

Ask the contractor for referrals so you can collaborate with them with regards to the quality of the work or ask about the business licensing and permits so you can ensure project safety.

 

Once you’ve done your homework on all of the above, you’re sure to find a contractor that will be professional, easy to work with and totally competent of meeting your requirements.


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Created on Aug 19th 2019 08:23. Viewed 179 times.

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