Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Regular Contact Is Vital

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Regular Contact Is Vital

Article excerpt

Now that your new home is under way, there are a few things to remember to ensure a smooth building process.

In our last article we talked about poor contractual documentation and how it can lead to disputes.

The next biggest cause of problems is poor communication.

Communication is the key to a successful building project.

Make sure you keep in regular contact with your builder during construction.

To avoid any confusion, all communication must be with your builder only a[pounds sterling] not with subcontractors.

Before building can commence, your builder will need to make preliminary arrangements such as organising building approvals and the necessary subcontractors, materials and labour that are needed for the job.

As soon as these preparations are made you will start to see work commencing.

Once your builder takes possession of the site, they are responsible for everything on the site.

Builders must meet strict workplace health and safety requirements for anyone entering the site, so you should always talk to you builder before you visit. …

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