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How to Choose and Work with Your Builder: Tips from NestWood Home

Choosing the right builder is crucial for a successful construction project. But with so many builders out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Here are some tips from NestWood Home to help you choose the right builder and work with them effectively for a smooth and stress-free experience.

Timing is Key!

It's important not to approach a builder too soon. Wait until you have a set of drawings and a list of what will (and will not) be included. This way, you can avoid basing the project on a figure that could be miles off the eventual cost.

Find the Right  Builder

Not all building companies are the same. The kind of contractor suitable for a luxury retail project may not be suitable for a kitchen addition or an attic conversion. Look for the most appropriate balance of low price, high quality, and good organization.

Choose a Specialist

Establish whether you need a specialist or just a general builder. A good general builder is perfectly capable of converting an attic or building out a basement. With a clear design, a good builder will be able to coordinate the right people (cabinetmakers, electricians and so on) to build exactly what you want.

Aim for One Point of Responsibility

Having one contact person who will take responsibility for the project overall is crucial for avoiding blurred responsibility if things go wrong.

Let the Builder Manage the Project

While an independent architect or project manager can play an important role acting as an expert to look after your interests, it’s important that the builder is allowed to run the project on a day-to-day basis. So choose a builder who’s professional and let that person do his or her job.

Why Choose NestWood Home?

At Nest Wood, we have a team of architects, construction engineers, builders, and interior design firms under the same roof. With massive experience in commercial builds, we bring valuable knowledge and skills to residential home building projects. We use highly advanced digital tools to measure cost-effectiveness, manage bids, tenders, timelines, and communication between all people involved. We have the power and ability to customize each project from architectural facade choices and house orientation down to cabinetry details and special design features. As sustainable, modern, luxury, and energy-efficient home builders, we are a design-build firm and home building consultant with building project management expertise.

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