Know these things before Hiring a Contractor

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Congratulations! Now that you have finally decided to build your dream, when you are determined to take the next big step, when you are so ready that no one can stop you then no one actually can. We are glad you thought of this. We understand it took you long to reach here, we know you have put in all that you had been it your hard work, your time or your money.

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So, now that we know this so well how can we let you not know what all should you know before hiring a contractor for building your dream be it your house, your project or your plant. It’s your dream and that what matters us the most. Moreover, for the new home you better check out these loft bed designs for kids.

Know these things before hiring a contractor

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So, before you hire a contractor, please keep this in mind:

Your Project -Your goals!

It is your project, you are the driving force. Before taking any step you need to be clear as to what do you want. Pen down what you exactly want in terms of:

• The design

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• The amenities

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• The interior

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• The exterior

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Get bids from several contractors:

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The more the bids, the clearer picture is what you will get! You will tend to understand the market more clearly and most importantly a clear perspective about the appropriate cost. You will know whose ready for a bargain or may be that a higher would you indicate better quality.

Background check of the selected bids:

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It is very important to conduct a deep background study of the proposed bidders. You need to know whether they have previously worked on similar projects and how far did they cater their commitment. Bidders themselves will obviously praise their work and pose that they have a very strong background all will try to impress you with those filmy lines, but you have to conduct a study yourself of what is fake and what is real.

Investigate into the working habits of the contractor:

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Please please please! Analyse the work habits of the contractor. Visit his ongoing and previous work sites. Take reviews from people he has already worked with. Check whether he completed his earlier projects on time he committed or were there any delays. Contractors generally are good at influencing people, but you are a smart man! Please don’t let yourself be fooled.

Pay for the worth:

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Be clear with the contractor about the specifications. They should be 100% clarity about various issues like labour, material, fees etc. What products will be used, where they will be purchased from? Whether you will be charged on cost-plus basis or in a lump sum. If there is any cost overrun, how will it be dealt with?

A clear cut agreement:

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The agreement you enter into should be totally clear with no ambiguities involved. Read the agreement, even 10 times if need be. Ensure that your terms and conditions are being adhered to. You are the boss sir! You have to rule! The control has to be yours. Don’t let a contractor overpower you by mere his words. Each and everything should be mentioned in the agreement. God forbid if anything goes wrong who shall be responsible is to be clearly stated.

Plan a strategy to deal with differences:

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It’s usual to have differences, its normal! Just be safe and devise a strategy to deal with it beforehand.

Usage of sub contracts:

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One cannot do everything. Everything needs help. So, if your contractor outsources or sub-contracts any specific work, he probably is going right.

These are the things which have to be rest assured, except these, please check:
• Billing procedure and a must check on over billing
• Availability
• Off time of labour
• Whether job site instructions are being followed or not

This all is a must know before hiring a contractor. Just go as we say and take a back seat as we will leave no stone unturned in helping you and you may please thank you later! Drop us your suggestion and tips to consider before hiring a contractor, in comment section.

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