Five Common Problems Faced by House Builders
November 28, 2019
House builders in Auckland oftentimes require top notch problem-solving skills to help overcome issues that may arise. It’s not surprising that roadblocks can suddenly appear along the way; with so many critical decisions to make and design elements to stay on top of, there’s bound to be difficult situations throughout the process. That’s why it’s important to work with a reputable builder, who can guide you through these trials.
In this blog, we’re going through the top five most common issues builders face.
Design mismatched with budget
There will be times when the design will be incompatible with your budget, and this can prove difficult for builders if you want to scale things down to your budget, but construction is already underway. The best fix is to make sure everything is clear from the very beginning.
Being sure of your budget is vital. If you’re not, you can wind up in a stressful and frustrating situation once you finalise plans and find out the hard estimate for your home is one that you can’t actually afford. The solution is to work with a team of quality builders from the very beginning of the architectural design phase. This way, they can provide a more accurate estimate that will suit your plans.
Permits are an essential aspect of construction. If your builder doesn’t have the necessary paperwork, construction will inevitably be halted. One thing to remember is that your builder is responsible for taking care of all permits, licenses and other important construction documents. As a client, you should talk to your builder and discuss permit processes and timelines.
With that knowledge, you should also remember that paperwork isn’t that easy to secure. There is bureaucracy involved in issuing permits, so you need to keep in touch with your builder as much as possible. To avoid unnecessary delays, choose a builder who has experience in securing proper documentation to keep things on schedule.
Limited material selection
Because they’re building your home from the ground up, everything from the flooring to the light fixtures should be decided on and ordered early in the process. Some orders can take weeks or even months to be fulfilled!
Because decision-making can get overwhelming, make sure you work with professional builders who can guide you and help you make your final decisions early. With a comprehensive selection sheet, you should be able to choose your fixtures with given deadlines, so you and your builder can stay on top of your schedule together.
Another common problem faced by builders is when clients change their minds about something during construction. These changes will most likely cause delays and additional costs. The best way to go about this is to consult your builder first, and if your idea or request for change is realistic enough to push through, it may be viable, but professional builders can guide you towards coming up with the best possible solution without the major change.
No matter what, every build project hits a few snags. You can guarantee that the build will uncover a problem no one thought to account for, and ultimately, there’s nothing you or the builder can do to avoid this—it’s just part of building a home.
The only way to tackle this is to talk to your architect before construction and discuss the sorts of things that can come up, and how much to set aside to cover unexpected costs.
Work with builders who can tackle the challenges head-on!
These problems aren’t uncommon, but choosing the right home builder who can tackle these challenges with professionalism and a positive mindset can go a long way in reducing stress. With LD Construction, we will provide the highest standard quality of home seamlessly – on time and on budget. Request a consultation today!