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Why You Should Consult A Builder Before Carrying Out Major Home Improvements

How Practical Is The Project

Why You Should Consult A Builder Before Carrying Out Major Home Improvements

Renovating or carrying out major home improvements can be an emotional rollercoaster as well as a huge financial obligation. It is important to begin the process in the right way, right from conceptualization, to prevent any headaches or regrets along the way. With this in mind, you should always consult a builder before undertaking a major home improvement. The builder is a skilled professional in this field, and the advice he gives will be in line with the following pointers.

  • Budget: You may have come up with your own budget for the home improvement you want to do. This may include the layman’s perspective of building material costs, cost of licenses, labor and so on. However, without consulting a builder, you may leave out very important details in your budget. These costs could come up halfway through your project causing it to stall or, forcing you to dip into savings not meant for the home improvement project. Safeguard your costs by consulting the experts.
  • How practical is the project? Building a swimming pool in your backyard may seem like a great idea to you as the homeowner. Among other advantages, it’s bound to push your property value higher. However, a builder may not agree with your choice of location for the pool, or he may not agree with the size you want to put in. The feasibility of different projects varies from location to location due to factors such as topography. Consulting a builder will save you the trouble of having to stall mid-project when you hit a major roadblock you had not anticipated.

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  • Timelines vs. expectations: What are the timelines you have given yourself from the inception of the home improvement project to its time of completion? You should take a lot of factors into consideration such as the weather, availability of materials and so on. Create your own timelines but check your expectations. A builder is able to give a realistic timeline within which you can manage your expectations.
  • Do you need any special permission? A reliable and professional builder will be able to establish for you what permission you need from your local council as well as neighborhood associations. Without consulting a professional builder, you may overlook some of these, as you would not be familiar with laws that govern home improvements in your area. Talking to your builder saves you unwanted stress and unprecedented financial loss. You will safeguard yourself from having the local building inspector asking you to pull down your project mid-way or years after finishing it.
Before Carrying Out Major Home Improvements

Other reasons you should talk to a builder before any major home improvements are to find out if you need any kind of insurance, which architects to work with, which contractors to contact and so on. A major home improvement is often a major investment, therefore make sure all the necessary requirements are in place by consulting a builder, before embarking on the project. This will save you a lot of headache and maybe even loss of money in the long run.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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