4 Things To Discuss With Your Contractor Before Work Starts
By Jose Grimbot
After going through all the available properties and the contractors, you’ve made all the choices, signed the contracts and finally, you are ready to start on your construction project.
You shouldn’t be hasty and jump into the project without covering all of your basis. You need to make sure that your contractor is on the same page as you about how the project will go. This will come in handy when specifically, if you have a lot of furniture to move.
Here are a couple of things you should go over with the contractor.
Many construction professionals have a standard work schedule. It may vary if the property is occupied or not. Make sure that you are aware of the contractor or if the subcontractor plan on working into the evenings or during the weekends. Have this conversation before the project starts so that the expectations are set accordingly.
A schedule isn’t just limited to the starting and the end date. Understanding the sequence of all the projects steps happening is very important.
Trash pickup and parking
Depending on the location of your property, there may be ample space for parking or none to begin with. The neighbors might be territorial about their parking spot. You might end up needing a permit from the local authorities to park your dumpsters and any other equipment.
Make sure to communicate the schedule for trash/recycling pickup to your contractor. You don’t want to have the road/alley blocked on those days.
Get a list of all the contact details you’ll need, for all the employees and building contractors ballarat involved in your project, including the on-site point of contact. Ensure that the contractor has all of your contact details as well, including details to be used in emergencies.
Inquire about daily updates, will those be communicated via email or a daily/weekly meeting, or you could ask them to enter the updates in an online tool. If you were expecting updates from the construction company and they hadn’t planned on it, speak up before starting the project to have the necessary arrangements made.
Any part of the project that concerns them
There is always a part of the project that prompts immediate action for change. Having worked on multiple projects before yours, it is probable that your contractor already knows about it. Talking about it before the project starts could prepare you well for what lies ahead. Discuss some worst-case scenarios and get more information about the risks involved in your project. In the long run, it saves you a lot of hassle and money, and the contractor gets to know the intricate details about your project before they invest any effort into it.