Ask Serene : what home builders don’t what you to know

Are you curious about the secrets builders keep hidden from homeowners? Today, we’re lifting the veil and revealing some valuable insights that can help you navigate the world of home construction with confidence. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to make better-informed decisions and ensure a smooth building process. Let’s dive into some of the secrets builders may not want you to know.

Understanding the True Value of Materials and Labour

Builders often charge more for materials and labour than they need to. This is why it’s important for homeowners to shop around and compare prices before settling on one contractor or another. This can help ensure that they are getting the best deal possible. Furthermore, homeowners should always ask contractors for detailed estimates and cost breakdowns.  By requesting cost breakdowns, you can ensure fair pricing and make informed decisions when it comes to selecting the right contractor for your project.

Types of Labour Used 

When hiring a builder, it is important to understand what types of labour they use. Some builders may hire unskilled or unauthorized workers, jeopardising the quality and safety of your project. It’s crucial to ask about the qualifications and experience of the laborers involved. By ensuring that qualified professionals with the necessary credentials are working on your project, you can have peace of mind and confidence in the outcome.

Prioritising Sustainable Construction Practices

Construction waste poses significant environmental challenges, yet many builders neglect recycling or reusing materials. Homeowners should inquire about their builder’s waste management practices, ensuring that efforts are made to minimise environmental impact. By choosing a builder who prioritises sustainability and waste reduction, you can contribute to a greener future.

Conclusion: Empowering Homeowners for a Successful Build

It pays to know your builder or developer and being well-informed about your builder or developer is invaluable. Armed with insights into labour costs, the types of labour employed, and construction waste management, you can confidently select a builder for your project and even save money along the way. Remember to ask questions, read reviews, and compare prices. With this newfound knowledge of key industry secrets, you’ll be equipped to make informed decisions and embark on a successful building journey.

Knowledge is power, and at CBR Gals, we’re dedicated to empowering you every step of the way.

Happy building,

Serene Teoh and the The CBR Gals Network

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The CBR Gals Network
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The CBR Gals Network is a feminist not-for-profit organisation established in 2018.