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Hard, But Meaningful Work

Over the years, as we have observed contractors working on our home, one thing has become clear: this is not easy work. Whether the contractor is replacing pipes, framing a new room, or installing flooring, they are always working really hard to get the job done. We admire this. Many other professionals could benefit from observing this work ethic. As soon as we realized how hard contractors work, we had to share that fact on the internet. In fact, there are lots of other facts about contractors that we feel are worthy of sharing, which is why we continue to post on this blog.


What Can You Do To Help Keep Your Custom-Built Home On Schedule?

So many custom homes are not completed by the original, projected completion date. Sometimes, this is due to circumstances outside of the builder's control. A material might be backordered, or the builder may have to wait for a permit to complete a certain part of the project. There's really nothing you can do to 100% guarantee that your home will be built on time. However, there are a few tips you can follow to keep things moving along and increase your chances of an on-time completion.

Don't make late changes.

Before your builder even starts working, you should be completely settled on a home design with all of the details. This includes paint colors, the type of counters you want, and how you want the basement to be laid out. Making changes during the building process almost always slows things down, and in ways you may not expect. For instance, if you change the size of the counter at the last minute, your builder may need to order new slabs of granite and an extra sheet of cabinet material, which adds time. The fewer changes you make during the process, the faster your builders will be able to move along.

Return calls ASAP.

If you get a call from your builder, designer, or anyone on your home building team, pick up the call or call the person back ASAP. They may need an answer from you in order to keep moving along with the project. If they don't get that answer, they may have to set your project aside until you get back to them. Answering right away will allow them to stay in the flow and keep working.

Get your financing lined up early.

Your home builder does need to be paid for their work. If there are hold-ups in your financing process, this may force the builder to delay. So, do your best to get your construction loan approved before your builders start working. If your builder typically works with a certain bank, it's often a good idea to use that bank. This will help streamline the process and cut down on the number of phone calls and appointments that you have to navigate.

If you follow the tips above, you will be doing your part in helping your home build progress at a good rate. Will your home be built on time? Nobody can guarantee that, but by following these tips, you're improving your chances. 

For more info, contact a local custom home builder