5 Construction Pitfalls To Avoid

Get it right the first time with T.Y.D Construction

The construction of any new home is always a simple, stress free or seamless process. At T.Y.D Construction, however it is our aim to make the building of your dream home, office or extension as straightforward as possible. In order to do so we aim to make our clients aware of the most common pitfalls during construction projects, so that you can go into this phase of your life fully aware of any potential risks and challenges that could arise. Get it right the first time with T.Y.D Construction.

1. Good communication is critical
We can’t stress the importance of good two-sided communication enough. Talk to your building contractor as often as needed and ask them to keep you in the loop when making important decisions, during any and all cost implications, time management challenges or simply any occurrence that could affect your expectations. Make sure you have everything in writing and that you have proper legal contracts in place.
2. Know your “real” budget
Building a home or office or the construction of any renovation, extension or addition to a house is expensive. Before starting the process, calculate your available budget. Don’t forget things like VAT and unforeseen costs. Make sure there is wiggle room inside your budget. Let your contractor know your budget from the get-go so that they are able to manage accordingly.
3. Be realistic
Even the most professional and expert building contractor cannot control the unforeseen. Sometimes things happen that are out of anyone’s control. Unexpected conditions can affect timelines and expectations. Realistic prospects should also be applied when it comes to the design of your dream home. Some ideas might not be doable on your budget or be allowed by the Body Corporate of the particular estate.
4. Choose carefully
Choosing the right building contractor is a make or break. Building a property is an investment, and you should therefore invest in a construction company that won’t cut corners, is NHBRC-approved and has a track record for professionalism, expertise, integrity and reliability. Ask and browse around and view candidates’ previous projects. Meeting up with a prospective building contractor is also a good idea to establish whether or not you are on the same page.
5. Think “team”
The building process is by no means a one-man operation. It is a team effort. Architects, project managers and building contractors work together to deliver the most professional, most functional and affordable result. There is no point in building a beautiful house that simply isn’t functional or cost-effective. Likewise it is no use in spending a lot of money on a home that isn’t pleasing to the eye. All the parties work together to make your dream home, office, factory or renovation as near to the mental picture you have in mind.