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Why Your Approved Projects Might Not Get Built: The importance of early builder engagement

For homeowners, designing and building a house is often a dream come true. After months, maybe even years of planning and designing, they finally receive the approval to start building their dream home. However, the truth is that the majority of approved projects never get built. Why is that? It’s because, as builders, we know that the traditional approach to designing a house often overlooks one crucial component: engaging a professional builder early in the process. In this post, we will discuss why it is critical to engage a builder in the concept design stage and how this can help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure that your dream home gets built.

The traditional approach to designing a house often has its flaws as homeowners tend to engage an architect or designer without consulting a builder early in the process. After months of work and spending thousands of dollars on designs, they finally approach builders to tender the project. Unfortunately, this approach can lead to budget issues, misunderstandings, and the project becoming unfeasible.

Building a home is a collaborative effort that requires the input of everyone involved. That is why it is essential to engage a builder early in the process. A professional builder can contribute valuable insights about the buildability of the design and feasibility regarding budget and timeline. By engaging a builder early in the process, homeowners can avoid costly mistakes and ensure that the project is feasible.

One of the significant benefits of engaging a builder early in the design process is that they can identify potential risks or roadblocks that could impact the project’s success. Furthermore, a builder can also help identify building materials and techniques that can save money and time without compromising on quality.

Finally, engaging a builder early in the process can help homeowners set realistic expectations regarding timelines and budgets. Builders can provide estimates of costs based on previous projects, which can help homeowners make more informed decisions about what they can achieve for their budget. Furthermore, builders can also help identify potential areas where costs can be reduced without compromising on quality.

Involving your builder early in the planning process, effective communication, setting realistic expectations, and trusting your builder are all key factors in ensuring a successful building or renovation project. By following this approach, you can work together with your builder to create a home that is both functional and beautiful and meets your needs and budget. Remember, building or renovating a home is a collaborative effort, and by working together in a transparent and communicative way, you can achieve your dream home. So, embrace the process and enjoy the journey towards creating your perfect home. Happy building or renovating!

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If you have a block of land just waiting for your dream home, a dated property you’d like to knock down and re-build, a home that needs a little TLC and a new lease of life with a full renovation – or even if you’re not exactly sure which way to go, and would just like some advice, we’d love to hear from you, and we’re here help.