Building a new custom home in New Jersey is a long and detailed process. Solid communication with your builder is necessary to ensure you get the home of your dreams. You will need to have several pre-construction meetings with your builder to plan the custom home. Once construction starts, communicate with your contractor daily to check on the status of the build. Phone calls and emails are a suitable means of daily communication. You also want to visit the construction site and have in-person meetings often.
Frequent Communication with the Builder
Homeowners need to fully understand the costs, timelines, and technicalities of their custom home build project. That only comes with consistent communication with the design-builder. Also, delays can happen due to weather, shipping issues, or various other factors. Consistent contact with the builder means you know when and why delays occur. Finally, regular communication will help you feel comfortable and confident throughout the project. This is your dream home, after all.
While phone calls and emails are effective forms of communication with your builder, the homeowner also needs to be present on the site as needed. No construction project goes precisely as planned. The builder may need you onsite to make decisions about red-line changes. Be prepared to set appointments with your builder onsite so you can visit the site when they are present.
These general discussion points for communication with your builder will help you stay up to date on the progress of your custom home build.
- A general overview of project status
- Any decisions you need to make
- Timeline for finishing the current stage
- What is the next phase of construction
- Any changes to the original plan
- Unexpected costs or delays
Effective communication with your builder leads to better outcomes. Many details arise during the construction process, and it’s vital for the homeowner to be involved as much as possible every step of the way.
Far Hills Design Build is here to help with your custom home build or major renovation project. Give us a call 908-781-0777.