Feeling exciting and a mind-boggling experience feels within you to build a house on your own, and the builders routinary works. These two feelings often tend to clash. Not as a passive exercise your house be build. A final decision should be made by you. If you’re not on the state of giving the final decision, then ask your builder to do his own. In order to make sure that your dream fulfills your vision, the following guidelines below is suggested.
You are part of the party to do legal document in whatever contract you sign involving large amount of money for the construction of the house. By doing so, you have the legal rights and therefore exercise them fully.
By reading your contract and fully understood, your builders are paid by their knowledge, experience and ability. Your builders are bound to follow whatever decisions you made with regards to building your house.
Expect a defects free and substantially built house in accordance with the applicable codes and regulations. Ask for a certificate of occupancy and require them to issue a proof of compliance at the closing of your mortgage.
Be sure to everything are done smoothly especially the virtually unchangeable things. Specially the properly sized and constructed foundations and the installed structural system. An impartial advice from outside other person regarding your building even if he is not a builder.
Prepare to be more flexible and prepare to compromise in order to resolve the situations. Understanding and examining carefully to both side and be aware to whatever tobe giving up. Be careful also the unique and inordinate far-out request, the new technology and the untested material and equipment. Bear in mind that construction is not a perfect science and might be able to face the situation of something needs change and encounter some exceed in capabilities. Plan your ideas to achieved into a perfect plan to avoid drastic changes.
Record not clearly understood must be written, described shown and specifically noted should be interpreted by both sides. If this issues are fixed well, expect the dispute, confrontation, anger, frustration and perhaps even litigation are going to happen. Leave nothing to change, be a redundant. Make a follow up discussions and a verbal instruction. Most importantly, keep records and receipts, and all corresponding samples that you approved are kept. Invest a lot of time spending up the front in programming, planning, designing and understanding and most importantly establishing specification of the projects for a chance for a smoother construction and satisfactory result.
Be professional enough in dealing your business with your builders. Builders are not your friends, hence they are working for you. If you have a relative or a friend working for you, then treat them the same as your builder.