Monday, April 11, 2011

Get The Most From Your Builder


One of the most visited pages on our masterbuilders.co.za website is an article that essentially provides a guideline, on how to get the most from your builder.

The following points summarise it nicely:
  • Check the question of planning permission and the submission of plans with your Local Authority.
  • Choose a reputable building contractor, preferably a member of Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal
  • Obtain written quotations and read them carefully.
  • The cheapest price isn't necessarily the best one. There could be hidden costs.
  • Don't be tempted by special cash deals to ‘save VAT'. This is illegal.
  • Beware of paying money upfront before any work is carried out.
  • Use a standard contract for substantial work. Protect yourself and your builder beforehand by making sure that the rights and obligations of both contracting parties are clear.
  • Check your insurance liabilities.
  • Avoid impulsive changes of mind and/or extra work. These may be costly.
  • "Caveat Emptor" - Buyer beware.
For detailed information relating to the above points, click through on the following link:

http://www.masterbuilders.co.za/public_services/getting_the_most_from_your_builder.htm

Ernest Roper
Webmaster
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