There is a great deal involved in managing a house-building project, including major renovation projects. Whether you are managing the project yourself, or leaving it all to someone else, the main tasks include:
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Tip: We talked to a lot of people who have been through the building process and the point that came across time and time again is how important it is to have 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 possible. 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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