• Alair Homes Edmonton
  • February 15, 2018

Do You Have Questions? Ask Your Custom Home Builder

The builder you decide to hire plays an important role in your custom home building process. This professional is not only the most informed person on the site, but they are also responsible for ordering different supplies and working with each sub-contractor. When questions arise during construction or you want to make changes, there are several benefits in going straight to your home builder for help.

Avoid Confusion

Working solely with your builder helps you to avoid confusion. This simple step makes it easier to stay organized with changes and feel confident that your finished home is on schedule to meet your vision. Asking multiple craftsmen to perform different changes causes details to get lost in the process. Certain tasks are also sometimes left incomplete. Working with your builder empowers you to keep everyone on the same page and avoid miscommunication. This often saves both time and money.

Stay Within Your Budget

Many people end up spending more money when building a custom. This happens when they request changes and address their needs with sub-contractors onsite. Unfortunately, sub-contractors are commonly unaware of the exact cost of performing changes. As a result, they offer clients a false sense of hope by agreeing to the requests. Only the builder is prepared to provide accurate cost information for the changes. They will then ensure that you feel comfortable with spending more on the construction or have a plan to make up for the changes in cost in other areas of your home.

Avoid Extra Charges

Homeowners sometimes ask the plumber to make a change to the home if they want a new showerhead or the toilet in a different location. This leads to extra charges if the plumber instructs an electrician to move a junction box or a drywall professional or flooring expert to assist with other changes in the bathroom. The electrician can All sub-contractors then charge the builder. The costs are passed along to the client, and the end result is extra costs that were not anticipated or agreed to in advance. By communicating with the builder, the real cost of each change is fully understood.

Respect the Tradespeople

Contacting different tradespeople about changes to your Alair Homes Edmonton property interrupts the workflow. Most sub-contractors prefer not to be asked multiple questions by the homeowners. Rather, they understand the importance of dealing exclusively with the project manager. They may also want to respect the policies outlined in their contract. They understand the importance of regulations dictated in the chain of contact. Although the tradespeople want to remain polite and helpful, they will often ask clients to direct questions to the builder. This helps prevent complications and strained business relationships.

It is common to have questions when you are in the process of building a new home. By understanding the importance of working directly with the builder when you’re looking for answers, you allow the team to work quickly and avoid common delays or unexpected costs.

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