What Can Homeowners Do to Speed Up a Construction Project?
Building a custom home should be a true team effort. You are an essential member of the team as a homeowner, and you have more effect on the project’s timeframe than you may realize. While you may not be on site every day, there are a number of things you can do to assist limit your construction time to a minimum.
Choose the best contractor.
It’s the most crucial decision you’ll make, as it will have the most impact on the length of time it takes to complete the project. What happens in the office can be just as essential as what happens on the job site, so pay attention to how your builder manages their business.
Choose a builder who has clear, organized, and proven tracking procedures for the project’s timeline and budget, for eliciting selections and ordering materials, and for communicating with the architect, subcontractors and vendors, the interior designer, and you, the client.
Check to see if your builder has a solid network of dependable subcontractors. One lousy sub can cause major delays for everyone else, triggering a domino effect and leading a project (and its timetable) to fall apart. Check out or friends over at Stone Creek Building!
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Employ the Services of an Interior Designer
Don’t go it alone, even if you have an incredible design eye. A good interior designer does a lot more than select tile samples and paint colors. You can be as hands-on or as hands-off as you want, but there are hundreds of design decisions to be made during the custom homebuilding process, both big and minor. The promptness with which those judgments are made can make or break a schedule. You’ll require someone to keep things moving forward. An interior designer with knowledge and organization who can help you stay ahead of the builder’s selection timetable is worth their weight in gold.
Budget for some wiggle room.
The construction of a custom home is a fluid process. Even if the right builder gives you precise budget forecasts at the start of the project, unforeseen costs can arise. Having a buffer can help smooth everything out, whether you fall in love with a certain finish or run into an unexpected difficulty. You can absorb the expenditure and continue without having to stop and make last-minute adjustments.
Recognize the length of time it takes for certain products and materials to arrive.
This argument relates to the value of a well-organized builder and interior designer, as well as the importance of being as decisive as possible while making decisions. Some goods (such as windows, doors, and custom-designed items) may require several weeks of lead time. A typical but avoidable cause of construction delays is waiting for a missing piece to arrive before the project can move forward. Make your decisions as soon as feasible and have your builder and subcontractors order materials.
Make sure your builder takes you on site walks and visits on a frequent basis.
Not only will this allow you to ensure that everything is going according to plan, but it will also allow you to see any necessary alterations or adjustments as soon as possible. This can assist you prevent having to redo work.
As much as possible, stick to the original design.
We strongly advise collaborating with your architect and builder from the start to ensure that you have a design and layout that you enjoy and that is buildable. It’s critical to get this right from the start, because the worst moment to change a design is in the middle of a project. We’re realists, so we understand that late in the game, when a homeowner realizes they want or need something different from the original concept, alterations must be made. Indecisiveness, on the other hand, costs time (and money) since modification orders can swiftly derail a schedule.