Is your builder planning to fail?
Ever heard the saying:
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
It’s certainly the case when it comes to builders.
The reason for this is simple: there are a lot of moving parts that need to be co-ordinated.
Let’s take one component of a house – the bathroom for example:
There are up to seven different tradespeople required including:
What’s more, most of these jobs are dependent on specific materials.
And often, one is dependent on the other (for instance, the plumber may be unable to complete his job until after the electrician has worked on the wiring).
It’s way more complicated than most people realise.
And that’s why, when it comes to building your home on time and on budget…
ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS ARE CRITICAL
But if you ask most builders what their plan is, and exactly what’s going to happen… they won’t be able to give you an answer.
This can be a major problem, particularly if you…
1. Want everything done within budget.
2. Need to hit a deadline.
3. Are concerned about quality.
Unless a builder has shown you a plan of EXACTLY how they’re going to deliver on their promise, please…
DON’T SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE
It needs to be all mapped out, showing you exactly how he’s going to do it and the number of days each project will take.