When you start a construction project, you would need to work closely with a contractor and it is important that you know what subjects are worth discussing with him. A good contractor is a key to any home construction project. In the Philippines forklifts are not strong enough to haul bad eggs – in the form of accidents and unforeseen delays – away from projects but sometimes they go unnoticed because contractors let them slip. This is why you should talk to your licensed contractor before, during, and after the project. This will ensure a sound partnership between both of you and it will also be a wise idea to do so. Here are few of the important points that you should keep in mind when talking to a contractor:
Timeline for Completion
The reality of it all is, there will be unexpected circumstances during a project but this can be prevented by efficient planning and scheduling. It will be a great idea to ask about the timeline for completion so that you could manage your expectations and act according to this timeframe. If you would like to stick to a schedule, it is important that you make this clear to your contractor. Establish a start date and an approximate finish date that your contractor needs to stick to. If you would need your job to be finished at your preferred date, such as remodeling the living room in time for a birthday, then you need to let your contractor know upfront that you need the project to be doable by then.
No project is perfect and you will surely encounter a problem or two with it. A contractor that takes on a project is sure to encounter certain things that they may doubt about the project. These things should be handled with care and talked about in advance in order to create a course of action to take if the original plan would not push through. If you are planning to deal with minor issues only, then you may talk to your contractor about a shorter timeframe. It is also imperative that you ask your contractor about the steps he will take in order to protect your property. This may seem tough but you will need to ask it in advance to make sure that you will have a sound construction project.
The Flow of the Work Progress
As a contractor and contractee, both of you should be well aware of the process work from beginning to end. It will be uncommon for projects to go without a hitch but if there isn’t common knowledge about what is going on in the entirety of it, then this will bring on even more problems than before. You should also discuss changes with your contractor and the measures you need to take in order to handle them. Document changes in writing and formulate a plan that will accommodate whatever these changes may be.
These are just some of the most important points that a contractor and contractee should tackle during a project. Just like an efficient forklift in the Philippines, the project would be successful if you know how to carry each other during the course of it. Cooperation is key and you should know all throughout the duration of the project.