For any common man, a home is a dream. Majority of the common man wants to have a good house and want to live there with their family happily ever after. A common man cannot afford to build their homes for two to three times, for them it’s just once. Well if there is any mistake in the home construction or it is not up to the mark then this regret will stay for the life time. While home construction, for sure we appoint a constructor whom we trust and assign our home in his hands. Those constructors have so many homes to build and hence he would take care and pay attention but after all it’s your home, no one care for it more than you can. You cannot turn your hands up just by assigning the work to a contractor. After all it’s your home, it’s your dream and if something goes wrong, it’s you who have to suffer. Even if you are not a constructor, you should always be taking care about several things about home construction to get the home which you have desired. If you are new to the process of home construction and you are not really aware as to what things to be take care of during home construction then here are some of the tips for hassle free home construction.
- Choose the constructor carefully
One of the most essential parts of the home construction process is choosing the constructor. You need to make proper research about the constructor that you are going to hire. Constructing a new home is like raising a baby and you have to be very careful while doing so. Before you go for choosing any constructor, the basic thing you should be doing is to check the history of your constructor. Check out the past records of the constructor that you are going to choose and you can also try and consult their past clients and take their review about their work. Take each and every detail from the past clients whether the home construction was completed on appropriate time, whether the work was completed in budget or not? Was the quality of work as good as they promised? If you get positive response of all these things then consider choosing the contractor. Also check out the relationship of the contractor with that of subcontractors and also with other supply houses. Also check whether they pay their bills correctly in time or not. Payment of bills on time will also affect your home construction process as the contractor who does not make payment of bills on time is likely to get materials and supplies late. Such contractors would also not be able to maintain a qualitative and trustworthy crew.
- Investigate the area
One of the essential steps of your home construction process also involves making investigation of the area. Before you buy the area for home construction, you must make proper research about the crime rate prevailing in that area and also search about the schools in the area. You will not want to reside in an area where murder happens very often or every second day there is news of robbery as this is not safe for you and your family members. Also check that there are better travelling facilities along with good restaurants and shopping centers.
- Don’t build too much
Have a deep glance on your home construction plan before you go and finalize the plan and start its implementation. You must make comparison of your home construction plan with that of other homes in your area. If you are planning to resale your home in the future then building too much will not be a good option. If you are building way too much and making your home the most expensive house on your street then you will face extreme trouble in recovering the amount back while selling it. The buyers will always make a comparison that the other homes are not as much costly as that of yours and hence you will have to decrease your price and have to lower it.
- Appoint a lawyer
You must appoint a lawyer and make him review the contract with the constructor. You are putting up a major investment in home construction project and this thing makes very essential to cover up all the bases and aspects of the contract. Paying up certain bucks in the initial stage of the process and save up plenty of bucks which you would have to pay in case if anything goes wrong during the home construction process.
- Don’t pick a constructor for price
When you are selecting the right constructor to undertake your home construction process, you must have taken bid from several constructors and then you will make a comparative study of the services they provide and the price they charge. Well there are many homeowners who would just fall for the lower price. Well this should not be the case, several times constructors keep lower price to tempt the clients and then during the course of construction, they will add up several charges due to extra need of supplies or increase in prices of materials or on the grounds of some uncertain conditions happened on the site of construction. However you will end up paying the same or even bit more. Before you choose any constructor, check the service they offer along with the price and also clarify about the extra charges during the course of construction. However in other case the high price is not a guarantee of the qualitative work and hence there also you have to check the service and quality before hiring.
- Choose locally
Word of mouth is a great proof of the reputation of the constructor. Hence check out for the reference of the local constructor as he is more reliable. You can hold his neck in case anything goes wrong after completion of the project. Also the local constructor will have great contacts with the nearby subcontractors and the work will be completed more sooner.