Article - property refurbishment
By Brad Zaza
Have you ever attempted to complete a property refurbishment project working with a builder, only to find that
it always takes longer than expected, their sub-contractors are undependable or messy, and in some cases the work
is sub-par? You want someone who will come in and monitor and manage the work so you don't have to do it because of
lack of time and experience but also you want your contract manager that will take your project to have the
Who wants to spend all their free time checking in on a refurbishment project?
Your refurbishment project, whatever it is, needs to be done on time and this needs the proper work force and
dedication. A building project, if taking too long, can cause other problems for you, such as lost rent or
business, project price increases, clearly this is to be avoided.
The reason that the cost will probably increase is the high likelihood that there will be changes to your
refurbishment project. Some of the changes may come as a result of changes you make and enhancements to the
refurbishment project, but the unexpected often happens. Through no fault of your contractor, unexpected problems
will likely crop up. Things like a wall being opened up to reveal termite damage or pipes that can't be easily
relocated or an interior wall that turns out to be load bearing.
That's why when shopping around for a building refurbishment company you should see where their location and how
long they have been in business, surly they have not got to where they are at if there doing something wrong.
From experience in some cases, the weather can put a damper on your building refurbishment project and remember
that many independent contractors work with a lot of sub-contractors who fail to show up when they are supposed to
pushing the refurbishment project to take more time. Although we can't understand how it is that those
sub-contractors are staying in business working that way as building refurbishment requires prompt workers in order
to be completed on the refurbishment project on time and on budget. Some glitches in timely work can occur, but if
you can hire someone to manage and follow up on these items who has experience and dedication, treats your project
as their own, your property refurbishment is much more likely to be completed on time with the budget you planed
Quality work is integral when building refurbishment is in progress. Everyone knows somebody who has hired
someone to complete a property refurbishment project, only to find that they have paid someone to do the job that
has clearly been unqualified to do so. If you find yourself with a poor quality job that can sometimes mean a
domino effect of other problems. For example, if your building refurbishment project involves installing some new
plumbing and it is sealed shut, develops a slow leak, you can have plumbing repairs, rotting wood, and other
consequential damages needing repair.
Experience has shown that hiring a management company to oversee the entire building refurbishment project from
start to finish is ideal. When you use this type of service, you do yourself a number of favors. First, if you
don't have experience in property refurbishment, you don't need to worry about things you don't know. Second
everything will be managed on time and budget. Also, you won't have to spend all your free time trying to check on
the status of your building refurbishment project, making sure it's on schedule, that the work is being done
correctly, or that you are getting the job you paid for. You can take it easy while your investments are being