Before you do renovations on your home or building, there are things that you must consider and follow in order to have legal and uninterrupted renovation project.
Remember, for you to be a home builder, you either use your skills in building, extending and renovating your home or you may prefer hiring and employing sub-contractors in doing the job and use sub-contracted elevated platform such as cherry pickers. Also only a licensed builder can construct, make an extension or renovate a home or a building on your real property.
If you choose to be a home builder and you qualify as one, you will have more control over the project that may include added job such as designing. You can save from your pre-determined budget, the cost of hiring a licensed home builder and use the saved money for hiring machines such as boom lifts when there’s elevated work to be done. You can expect to have more flexibility in your project because you’re the one who shouts the call.
However, just like in any endeavors, there are also some risks if you intend to be a home builder. The risks comprise spending much money and wasted time for the project and being answerable for the works and finances as well as facing complex situation such as safety measures involve in using large machines like scissors lift. Make sure you are ready to face the risks and are prepared to take in the responsibilities like having insurance and permits and licenses.
If you intend to be the builder of your own home, you should have a building permit that is given only once for a single home and associated work on your property. This permit can be only issued every three years. If you have more questions regarding this permit, you can contact your local Building and Construction Practitioner Board. Also make sure you schedule for inspections during specific phases of the work as a requirement by building laws.
Doing renovations on your building or home requires you to have written contract for all works no matter how small the job is. It is vital and it serves as your protections as well as with the people you’ll be working with. This contract will balance yours and the people’s right and obligation and it will settle any issue that might arise. Also make sure you have enough time to review the contract.
With a builder contract, it pays a lot to be prepared and well-equipped.