BUILDING YOUR OWN HOUSE-
SOME COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID
Commonly people think hiring a professional contractor increases the cost. A general saying, “My neighbor Mr. Sharma has built his House on his own, even I can arrange a team of plumper, mason, electrician, labor etc. then why should I pay 10-15% more to a professional contractor.” Remember a thing you are building your home 1st or maximum 2nd time but a professional has built a number of homes as he is in this business from long ago. We have seen a number of mistakes made by the owners in building a home which later costs thousands of rupees for its correction.
Unplanned budget is always a common mistake whether you are planning a party event, shopping for an important event, travelling etc. and it generally happens that a house construction ends up with an over budgeted cost. Make a detailed estimate of the construction cost, if you can’t hire an expert. Check your pockets before starting the construction of the project. Another point to be considered is the completion date of construction. Always discuss clearly about the completion date of the project with your contractor before starting the project and stick to it. It will also save your money.
Planning a space is not an easy task. People think that they themselves can make their own house plan and there no need of buying a perfect house plan. Trust me it’s a big mistake. I can assure you on this, the cost of buying a perfect house plan will always be 10 to 15 times less than the cost of the mistakes you make. One more thing, never copy a house plan of any other person, you’re needs, you’re requirements, you’re thinking, you’re planning, you’re cost will always be different from the other guy.
Always settle your payment schedule with your contractor before starting the project. A scheduled payment builds a healthy relation between a client and a contractor. If you need your work to be perfect and on time you have to keep the payments on time. Ultimately it’s not only the contractors it’s your loss too. On the other hand never make excessive payment to the contractor, as if you trust the contractor the contractor should also trust you. As per the terms agreed upon by both the parties, payments should be made after the completion of various stages of the project.
Even if you are falling short of the budget do not compromise with quality of construction material. Sometimes people use low quality construction materials as they have to spare some money for the expensive furniture. It’s a big No. Always remember, you can any time change the furniture present in your living room, but you can’t change the bricks in the walls.
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