Common Mistakes People Make When Renovating Or Having A New Home Built

Author: Farwes Homes Ltd. | | Categories: Custom Home Builder , New Home Builder , New Home Design

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Building your dream home is a huge step forward and is both an exciting journey and a challenging one. You could be looking to renovate your existing property, in the market for a custom-designed home, or want to choose your new home from a standard catalog. Nevertheless, the services of a professional home builder are always useful. Professional home builders or developers are construction industry professionals who specialize in the renovation and building of energy-efficient, comfortable homes, as well as upscale estates.

It’s not every day that we get the opportunity to construct a new home. The decision on which builder to hire to build your dream home is critical and can have significant consequences if you get it wrong.

To help you avoid basic errors that could prove costly. Farwes Homes Ltd has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when renovating or having a new home built. 

1. Not understanding the specification sheet
A project specification sheet lists all the materials to be used and in the construction of the house and any special installation requirements that might be necessary. Always make sure you understand the building’s specification sheet to avoid miscommunication and make sure your dream home is exactly what you always imagined.

2. A disconnect between client expectations and budget
When renovating or starting construction on your new home, it is important to have a realistic budget that covers all aspects of the build. To avoid disappointment and confusion, it is equally essential to research into exactly what your hard-earned money is going to get you and make informed decisions on what and what-not to include in your home construction.

3. Not clarifying all charges and fees
Construction can be a costly affair if you are not aware of all the charges or additional fees involved in the project. For example, making changes after certain stages of construction can incur additional charges and should be included in the initial budget and paid along with the service fees at the beginning of the construction project. Being aware of these charges can help you save your resources and make wise decisions.

4. Undermining the builder by approaching the tradesman to enquire about prices
When deciding on a professional building company, you should research the numerous building companies and their credentials before making any decisions. However, after your decision is made and you have hired a professional builder to construct your dream home, it is important to trust that the builder will keep your best interest in mind and provide you the best quality home with-in your specific budget. 

5. Not maintaining a channel of open communication with your builder
When you see minor issues developing in the construction or renovation of your home, we understand that this can cause you to worry. However, we want to assure you that any issues or unforeseen developments can be handled if you communicate efficiently with your professional home builder at the opportune time and explain your concern clearly. Always keep an open line of communication with your builder to avoid undue stress and aggravation.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the home construction experts at Farwes Homes Ltd.

Farwes Homes Ltd is a family-owned and operated business since 1985. We have successfully completed many homes in the Quinte/Belleville area, A full subdivision located north of Cobourg (Cornish Hollow), and have developed a new upscale estate called Westview Park just north of Port Hope. We serve clients across Port HopeBellevillePeterboroughQuinte WestNewcastleGraftonBrightonRice LakeFraserville, and Campbellford, ON.

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