You probably can’t wait to start building your new home, or renovating your current home. But, is this the right time? There is much to arrange and sort out before construction can begin.
Considerations that may impact your home construction start
Planning permissions – is the red tape sorted?
Most construction work requires planning permissions from the local authorities. Usually there’s a fee payable to get your building plans assessed. Unfortunately some authorities work slower than you expect. Verbal promises of when you can expect to receive the permissions are often broken. Then, when you finally get feedback it’s to say that there’s a problem which you have to fix before the permission can be granted. Invariably this delays the start of the project.
Starting the project before permissions are received could result in work being stopped, even work having to be torn down, or monetary fines to pay.
If you’re responsible for obtaining all the permissions ensure that these are submitted timeously, in the correct format and with all the required supporting documentation. Employing an expert could speed up the process and prevent mistakes which cause delays. Talk to the authorities and ensure that you thoroughly understand their requirements. Give them exactly what they want – even more. Continually stay in touch with them to see that the process stays on track, and that paperwork hasn’t been lost.
Don’t give your contractor a start date, only to find that you haven’t received permissions by this date. Your contractor may charge you standing time waiting for the permits and permissions.
Conclusion - ensuring everything is ready for home build project
We all want to get our project started as soon as possible, but, it's important to check that everything is ready for construction so that the project isn't held up.
Sometimes delaying the start of your building project may even make it cheaper.
Carefully consider the best time to start your project.
For more valuable tips and advice read: 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses - Volume 1 Hiring Contractors, Managing Construction and Finishing Your Home' and 'Volume 2 Finding Your Ideal Property and Designing Your Dream Home'
This is an extract from: 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses Volume 2' by Paul Netscher. Available in paper or eBook from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU and all online bookstores. To read more
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