Working With the Builder
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The best way to have a good relationship with the builder is to have a complete understanding what is expected. Double check your spec plan. Review it with the builder. Make sure there aren't any surprises. This will save you time and money.
Start with Proper Planning
To ensure a successful home building project, make sure you define your construction specification plan
specifications should include all supplies that will be used in the construction and what services will be rendered
Step3: link to the spec plan for information
Specifications should list the brand, make, model, number, style, type, color and any other descriptions;
plus is should list whether the materials used in construction will be new or used
ensure that the specifications are exact in detail to protect you from inferior use of products and to compare "apples-to-apples" specs among contractors and lenders
be as detail as possible for every room in the house
About Building Permits and Codes
Your construction project may require a building permit from your local jurisdiction
it will either be up to you or the contractor to obtain each permit if required —
All about permits:
Lookup county and city governments for permit information:
Also note that building codes specify how each project should be completed
Local inspectors will ensure that the construction meets code. It will be helpful to understand these codes when assembling your specs.
About building codes:
Lookup county and city governments for building code information:
If you moving into a Homeowners Association, you might want to check with the Association on your building plans.
Some Associations may impose design specifications on your construction. You may need to have a variance or approval from the homeowner's association.
Pay particular attention if your construction is situated in a historic section.
Historic preservation laws may restrict certain home construction designs.
Managing the Project
managing changes to the original construction specification plan on design, upgrades and other
managing problems as they arise and getting them resolved within budget
managing the costs of the home construction including changes to the plan
inspecting the work, building codes, and structure prior to finalizing payment
view our project management for a review of these construction management issues