If you have purchased a property and want to build onto it, you may be looking into working with a construction team. If you do want to work with a team, then there are some things you can do to make the process easier.
Let’s say that you want to build an extension on your home. To start with, it’s easier to show the team images of what you imagine or a layout that you’ve decided on than to try to verbalize what you want. Images can help you and the construction crew get on the same page.
The next thing to do is to talk about the cost per square foot. By getting an estimate, you’ll have a better idea of how much the extension will cost and what to expect. You can do this before meeting with a builder, too, so you know how much you can afford to spend per square foot compared to what they say it will cost. This will also help if you tend to build based on feelings instead of with your budget in mind. The crew can step in and tell you if you’ve gone over budget with certain changes or if they can make those changes work within the confines of what you expected to pay.
Finally, remember to leave extra cash for additional costs. There might be unexpected problems on your land that have to be addressed, like removing trees or stone. Taking those potential expenses into account can help you avoid going overbudget or having to cut back on the things you want in your new extension.
When you work with a construction team, having a contract is key. Your attorney can help you guarantee that your contract protects your interests during the construction process.