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Choosing Your Builder 1- Essential Intangible Qualities

This post is part of a series of 6 listing 30 checks to consider when selecting a building contractor.  Every building project involves a number of massive financial transactions. For all clients the stakes are incredibly high, and for many construction is a new experience. In this context successful builders with established reputations and good careers are defined by strong personal character, communication skills and honesty. In my experience as an architect, good main contractors for domestic renovations are some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They have excellent interpersonal skills, are natural leaders and incredibly trustworthy. This isn’t surprising, because with so much...

Different projects need different skills and services- your architect will help you decide

What Professionals do I need and When? Your Design Team FAQ

This is a very basic list of your professional services needs for a home renovation project; please read the descriptions in the FAQ section of what each professional does. Let your architect advise you on how to select these important advisors: Check that you really need the extra consultant: will they add value through increased certainty and more elegant design? Are there alternatives? Some sub- contractors include design services for some building elements. Ask your architect to suggest 2-3 options for each role Your architect/ Assigned Certifier will apportion design and certification duties to them. They may need to sign statutory forms under Building Control Regulations Ensure that all these...