If you’re looking to renovate your existing space to create the home of your dreams, you should of course spend adequate time researching and planning your project. However, as we mentioned in our previous blog, this process doesn’t need to be unpleasant or excessively time consuming.
We believe that a building project can be done right andcompleted within a select time frame, as long as you are well prepared. To help guide you along the way, here are 5 ways to ensure your home renovation project is delivered on time.
1. Avoid Making Changes
When building or renovating, you want to ensure that you’ve worked out every last detail before you begin the project. Any major changes to your design should be made as early on as possible to avoid adding an extended period of time and money to your project. In some cases, you can be just as responsible for delays as your builder.
As we mentioned in our previous post, our planning and quoting process is comprehensive here at King Builders. We ensure that we accurately understand all works involved in your project before we begin construction. That way we minimise variation and delays and ensure that your home is built on time and to your unique specifications.
2. Choose a Quality Builder
Ensuring that you’ve chosen a quality builder is essential to the completion of your project. To avoid delays and disappointment, you want to clarify the following with your builder:
- Are they licensed? Ask for evidence.
- Are they insured for this project?
- Can you talk to previous clients to ask about their experience
3. Collaboration is Key
Collaboration is integral to any renovation project being completed on time. At King Builders, we offer a custom design and full project management service which takes the stress out of building and cuts the length of the project right down. This service also means we can oversee and foster collaboration between all parties.
If you have a designer, architect, engineer, certifier or other industry professional already in mind, we can collaborate with these bodies, looking after back and forth communication on your behalf. Allowing your builder to be your project manager in this way is a great way to reduce delay and ensure your home renovation project is delivered on time.
At King Builders, we use a project management system called Buildertrend to ensure we’re on top of your renovation project at all times. In addition to being a centralised location for all project communication, Buildertrend also saves time on decision making by enabling digital signatures for changes and updates.
4. Build a Strong Relationship with your Builder
By working closely with your builder, you can streamline processes and improve timelines. At King Builders we believe this is essential, which is why we make sure that we are building a close relationship with all our clients right from the beginning.
You want to ensure that you and your builder are on the same page and that they understand your personal requirements, including when you want the project to be completed by. As mentioned in our previous blog, engaging a builder early on and building a strong working relationship with them, will allow them to guide you through the process from the initial scope and into construction, thereby reducing your project’s timeline.
5. Have Everything Ready
You want to ensure that you and your builder have selected and ordered all of your fixtures, fittings, appliances and other materials before you start your renovation. Ideally, you’ll have all of these items delivered before certain stages of the project begin.
Renovating a home is a delicate balance and many tradesmen can’t start their work until other parts of the project are complete. Therefore, if your builder is not prepared with the correct equipment and materials, you may end up waiting around for things to arrive, which may delay the completion.
If you’re in the market for a quality builder who will strive to complete your project on time and to the highest standard, get in touch with King Builders today. We combine knowledge, experience and superior workmanship, therefore ensuring a high level of satisfaction from our clients.