A list of the steps you need to take and a checklist of your responsibilities to make sure your building project goes as smoothly as possible.
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Once the plans are drawn, the materials have been chosen, and your finance is arranged, the next steps in the building process are likely to be:
Often these steps happen together, or in a different order, depending on your circumstances.
It is recommended that you have active involvement during construction. Before work begins:
While work is in progress:
When the work is complete:
Tip: The building phase will go more smoothly if you can establish good communication between everyone involved in the project.
Get the builder and designer together right at the start, even before you buy the section if its not too late to do so. Make sure they keep talking to each other throughout to avoid a breakdown in the processes, or misunderstandings about what should be happening.
You must be able to have confidence in the person who is managing the project to keep the communication channels between you, the designer, the builder and the subcontractors open and flowing to achieve the best possible outcome for your new house or renovations.
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